At online casinos it is possible to play Sic Bo both online and live.
However, the problem with playing online Sic Bo is that you miss out on many of the sights, sounds and excitement that a real casino game would offer. The live version of Sic Bo, on the other hand, offers you the chance to experience all the excitement of a game taking place in a real casino, in the comfort of your own home.
Live Sic Bo
Unlike online Sic Bo, in Live Sic Bo, players do not have to play against a pre-programmed game, which makes the whole experience more authentic.
Live Sic Bo offers a real professional dealer that the player can interact with, and a real time broadcast of the game, which allows the player to see all of the game action taking place in front of them as it happens.
While playing Live Sic Bo is fairly straightforward, it may not be easy to choose which software provider to play with. In fact, casino software giants such as NetEnt, Microgaming and Playtech have created their own versions of the game. The most important thing to do when faced with this choice is to find out which provider best suits your tastes and needs.
There is no difference between the rules in the Sic Bo live and in a stone and mortar casino.
Live Sic Bo Rules
When you play Live Sic Bo, your luck will depend on the outcome of the 3 dice. The bets you choose will depend mainly on whether you opt for low risk, balanced risk or high risk play. There are eight types of bets you can place:
- Triple Bet
In this bet, the player bets on a specific number that must appear on all three dice at the same time. This bet will pay 150 to 1.
- Double Bet
The player bets on a number that must appear on two of the three dice. This bet pays 8 to 1.
- Any Three of a Kind
The player bets that the same number from 1 to 6 will appear on all three dice (this number can be any number and is not specific as in the triple bet). This bet pays 24 to 1 and has a 6 times greater chance of winning than placing a Triple bet.
- Small Bet
The Small bet is a wager that the sum of the three dice combined will add up to 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 (excluding a result of three of a kind, in this case 3).
- Big Bet
A Big bet is wagering that the sum of the three dice will add up to 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, or 17 (excluding a result of three of a kind – 18).
The player must bet on two different numbers (which must appear on at least two of the three dice). In this bet, the two numbers bet cannot be the same.
- Single Bet
In a single bet, a single number must appear on 1, 2, or all 3 dice. The payout table for this bet depends:
If the number of your choice appears on one of the three dice, you are paid even
If the number of your choice equals two of the three dice, the bet is paid out in the ratio of 2 to 1
If the number of your choice is three of the three dice, the bet pays 3-to-1.
- Numbers 4 to 17
These numbers are the totals you can get on the roll of the three dice. Therefore, when betting on a number from 4 to 17, you can expect the following payout odds:
4, 17 – pays 50 to 1
5, 16 – pays 30 to 1
6, 15 – pays 18 to 1
7, 14 – pays 12 to 1
8, 13 – pays 8 to 1
9, 10, 11, 12 – pays 6 to 1
You should notice that because there are varying versions of Live Sic Bo it is important to read the payout odds and RTP of the version you choose to play, as they may differ from those above.