Last Updated on 19 August 2016 by Nicholas Lim
Sic Bo, meaning dice pair is a very popular dice game which is played with 3 dice and is an uneven game of chance, played mostly in Asia ans Singapore but now gaining popularity in the US and Europe. Sic Bo is also known as Tai Sai and Dai Siu. Its history began in China, and it’s said that Sic Bo was originally played out by brick layers in China. They used their bricks and 2 plates and 2 bowls to complete the set for playing. The game board is exceptionally lit and can be found in certain special sections of a casino.
A little history of Sic Bo
Sic Bo made its debut in the West in United States; casinos in 2002. It was played by Martial artists in their spare time and they added a little style of their own to the game by playing it with things like stones and shells that were engraved with numbers. The game became more complex with its introduction in many different areas and many more players so another dice was added to play the game, making the number of die 3.
Sic Bo depends upon pure luck and there aren’t many people in the world that have discovered a way to predict correctly. Players have to predict the result of the die and if they guess correctly they win!
How is it played?
The game is in itself very simple to play. The objective of this game is to guess a number or the combination of 3 numbers. These numbers should match the numbers that appear when the 3 dice have been rolled. The possibilities of betting and the amount that you will receive, is displayed on the board. The numbers can be from a single die, 2 dies, or 3 dies or a combination of all of them.
Actual playing of the game
The game starts when the players place a set of chips on the dice board and call the wager. The dice are then given a shake and the player has to guess the outcome of the dice throw. If the player is correct he wins a certain amount based on the winnings stated on the board.
Compared to the old times, the dice are shaken mechanically and the numbers are stored in a computer. Its most popularly played in the casinos in Vegas. If you are thinking that this is an illegal casino game, then rest assured that it isn’t, the game was legalized first in UK casinos.
Sic Bo is now a very popular game throughout the world and is a popular addition to the various casinos around the world both on and offline.