Sic bo

Sic bo, also known as Tai sai or Dai siu, is a Chinese game of chance played with three dice. Sic bo is means “precious dice”, while Tai sai and Dai siu both means “big small”.

Sic bo is a popular casino game in South-Eas Asia, and today you can also find it in casinos in many other parts of the world, such as Europe and North America.

There are a lot of different betting options in Sic bo with various house edges. Below you will find a table outlining the bets offered by legal Sic bo tables in the United Kingdom. In other countries and online, the rules can be different, and the rules can even vary from casino to casino. It’s always important to check the rules of the specific table you wish to play at.

Bet name Description Probability  

Odds

 

House Edge
Big () The total score will be between 11 and 17 (inclusive) without being a triple 48.6% 1 to 1 2.8%
Small () The total score will be between 4 and 10 (inclusive) without being a triple 48.6% 1 to 1 2.8%
Odd The total score will be an odd number without being a triple 48.6% 1 to 1 2.8%
Even The total score will be an even number without being a triple 48.6% 1 to 1 2.8%
Specific ‘Triples’ or ‘Alls’ (圍一 圍二 圍三 圍四 圍五 圍六) A bet on a specific triple (e.g. three 2s) 0.46% 180 to 1 16.2%
Specific Doubles A specific double (e.g. two 2s). You do not win on this bet if the double is part of a tripple. 7.41% 10 to 1 18.5%
Any Triple or All ‘Alls’ (全圍) Any of the triples 2.8% 30 to 1 13.9%
Three Dice Total

 

A total score of 4 or 17 1.4% 60 to 1 15.3%
A total score of 5 or 16 2.8% 30 to 1 13.9%
A total score of 6 or 15 4.6% 18 to 1 12%
A total score of 7 or 14 6.9% 12 to 1 9.7%
A total score of 8 or 13 9.7% 8 to 1 12.5%
A total score of 9 or 12 11.6% 7 to 1 7.4%
A total score of 10 or 11 12.5% 6 to 1 12.5%
Dice Combinations Two of the three dice will show a specific combination of two different numbers (e.g. a 3 and a 4) 13.9% 6 to 1 2.8%
Single Dice Bet The specific number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 will appear on one, two, or all three dice 1: 34.72%
2: 6.94%
3: 0.46%
1: 1 to 1
2: 2 to 1
3: 3 to 1
7.9%
Four Number Combination Any three of the four numbers in one of the following specific combinations will appear:

6, 5, 4, 3

6, 5, 3, 2

5, 4, 3, 2

4, 3, 2, 1

11.1% 7 to 1 11.1%
Three Single Number Combination The dice will show a specific combination of three different numbers 2.8% 30 to 1 13.9%
Specific Double and Single Number Combination Two of the three dice will show a specific double and the third dice will show a specific, different number 1.4% 50 to 1 29.2%

 

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