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# Sic bo

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Sic bo is a casino game played with three dice. It is played in different countries.

### History

(Sic Bo table in the UK.)

The game is of Chinese origin. The term means “dice pairs”. The game is also called by the region “Tai Sai”. It is imported in the early twentieth century in the United States brought by a wave of Chinese immigration. In Europe, he arrived more recently. It has been authorized in the United Kingdom in 2002. The game is played particularly in Macau, where he is the main game table.

### Combinations

Unlike craps where one game can last several throws of the dice until the shooter wins or loses, Sic Bo is played on a single throw of three dice. Unlike other casino games, the ratio may vary by location. The punters can bet on the following combinations:

• Name >>> Description >>> Probability >>> Ratio (times of the bet) in Macau
• Big >>> The total score of the three dice is between 11 and 17 (inclusive) except triple. >>> 48.6% >>> 1
• Small >>> The total score of the three dice is between 4 and 10 (inclusive) except triple. >>> 48.6% >>> 1
• Triplets >>> Accurate triple >>> 0.46% >>> 150
• Double >>> A precise dual. A treble will be paid as a double. >>> 7.41% >>> 8
• Any triple >>> A triple appears (any). >>> 2.8% >>> 24
• Total Placing on the total of the three dice
• 4 (or 17: same probability and report) >>> 1.4% >>> 50
• 5 (or 16: same probability and report) >>> 2.8% >>> 18
• 6 (or 15: same probability and report) >>> 4.6% >>> 14
• 7 (or 14: same probability and report) >>> 6.9% >>> 12
• 8 (or 13: same probability and report) >>> 9.7% >>> 8
• 9 (or 12: same probability and report) >>> 11.6% >>> 6
• 10 (or 11: same probability and report) >>> 12.5% >>> 6
• A combination >>> Bet on any combination of two dice (1-2; 1-3; 1-4; 1-5; 1-6; 2-3; 2-4; 2-5; 2-6; 3-4 ; 3-5; 3-6; 4-5; 4-6; 5-6) >>> 13.9% >>> 5
• Single Number >>> Bet on one of six numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 of each die >>> The number appears: 1 time: 34.72%, 2 times: 6.94%, 3 times: 0.46% >>> The number appears: 1 time: 1, 2 times: 2, 3 times: 3

Depending on the country other combinations are possible: in the United Kingdom and New Zealand for example it is also possible to bet on the results (sum of the three dice) odd or even.