The Sic Bo Game
The words “rice pair” and “dice bowl” became the roots of the term Sic Bo. It’s a translation from a language of the Orient. It is said to be inspired by dice being rolled inside a bowl or even as a reference to the payouts that are given on rolling pairs of numbers. Sic Bo is also known as ‘Tai Sai’ which means ‘lucky dice’ and ‘Dai Siu’ which means ‘Big-Small’. In the Islands of the Philippines, Sic Bo is known simply as “Hi-Lo”.
The History: Ancient China
The whole game and its name harkens back to the age of Ancient China. It’s played with a bowl and two bricks. Nowadays, it’s still very well-known, especially for communities in the Orient. Even casinos in Southern and Eastern part of Asia feature Sic Bo as part of their roster of games. In the early years of the 20th century, the game was brought to the United States of America by immigrants from China. It’s become very popular overseas because it’s enjoyable. Now, even the gaming halls in Atlantic City and Las Vegas have this game.
How To Play
So what is Sic Bo? It’s a game that actually uses three dice. These square pieces are thrown into a bowl or a cage or a shaft that has dissimilar levels. The dice would roll down, making the final verdict more tense as it’s delayed by the cascading levels. It also has a similarity to another game, Grand Hazard. Chuck-a-Luck is framed after Sic Bo and it even has a very similar concept, but the difference is the way its laid out.
The main purpose of the bettors in the game is to bet the numbers that will appear once the three dice have come to a halt and the cage layout given in that game. The possible bets for the game are 50, as well as the payouts. The only thing the player has to do is to call their bets and then wait for the outcome of the game. It’s a chance-oriented game. The possibilities for the bets include chances for Odd or Even totals, pairs, Triples or Raffles for the well-versed, and the total number that comes up, from four to seventeen. What makes the system so intimidating at first is the payout and the varied percentage of payout. The decisive endgame phase after each game could be harrowing for some gamers.
The whole point of the game is still very easy and it’s fun to participate in such a game that offers a lot of possible outcomes.