Sic Bo is an Asian dice game that is available with Microgaming, Playtech, Real Time Gaming, Boss Media, Grand Virtual, World Gaming, and Gambling Federation softwares. The game often is not allowed for bonus play due because it is possible to simultaneously bet on winnings and losing outcomes. It is a good choice for Microgaming Clearplay bonuses, if it counts 100% towards wagering.
Rules and Play
After placing your bets, three dice are rolled. Any winning bets are paid according to the listed payout. Possible bets are listed below. The Small / Big bets typically have the lowest house edge.
Small / Big -- Small pays if the sum of the dice is 4-10. Big Pays if the sum of the dice is 11-17. Both bets lose if any triple is rolled (1/1/1, 2/2/2, 3/3/3, 4/4/4, 5/5/5, or 6/6/6).
Numbers 4-11 -- Pays if the sum of the dice equals the selected number
One Die -- Pays if the selected number is rolled on 1 or more of the dice
Two Dies -- Pays if the selected combination is rolled
Doubles & Triples -- Pays if the selected combination is rolled
A summary of payouts and the corresponding house edge is below. The standard paytable and standard house edge apply to Playtech, Real Time Gaming, World Gaming, Orbis, and Gambling Federation. Microgaming offers improved payouts on many of the bets. Boss Media offers an improved payout on the Two Dies bet. Grand Virtual offers improved pay on 3 of the bets. The other common softwares do not offer sic bo.
There is no strategy to Sic Bo. Simply choose one of the low house edge bets, roll the dice, and see if you have won or not. The lowest house edge bets are Small / Big with the standard paytable. With the improved Microgaming and Boss Media paytables, the Two Dies bets and Small / Big bets have the same house edge.