Sic Bo, also called chi dau, bao siu, siau lai, han dou and hi-dai, is an uneven game of luck of ancient Chinese origin usually played on a three dice board. “Siau” and “Lai” are derivatives, both of English translation, of the original sic boom, the Chinese word for three. The literal meaning is “sacred dice”. In traditional variations of Sic Bo, the names of the dice, dau, shau and ba, do not change.
There are three possible outcomes in every game of Sic Bo. The first outcome is purely random, so there is no way to predict whether the next result will be good or bad. The second outcome is based on the current situation on the playing surface, and the player can use his dice to transform the dice into one of the following three outcomes: “win”, “draw” and “loss”. If a player ends up with a “draw”, he must replace one of his dice to produce a new set of three dice of the same suit and value. This is the third possibility for the outcome of the sicbo game.
“Wins” in Sic Bo are the amount of actual cash that all the players win and loses. “Payouts” in Sic Bo are the amount of money that each player earns through the normal course of play through winning. For example, if a player has four friends and earns a profit of ten pays. This person receives one payout. In a standard game of Sic Bo, the payout is twenty-one pays.
A “pairing” in Sic Bo occurs when two numbers are rolled together. For instance, the first four numbers are “1”, “2”, “3”, and “4”. If these four numbers are rolled together, it is a probability that either the first number or the second number will match up. A “full house” in Sic Bo is when all four numbers roll exactly the same. For instance, if a player rolls the first number, the second number, the third number, and so on, this means that there is a ninety-five percent probability that at least one of the numbers will match up.
A “smart-bet” in Sic Bo is a special kind of roll that uses a mathematical formula to give a payout rate based on the odds of certain specific numbers. For example, a player may roll a single four and a six. If this roll is made using the “full house” method, there is a thirty-two percent chance that the player will receive a payout of three coins. However, if the roll was made using a more exact mathematical algorithm, there is a ninety-three percent chance that the payout would be increased to four coins.
The final type of game that can be played in the Sic Bo game is a “total number permutations” game. In a total number permutations game, each player receives one die. Players take turns choosing the digit on the top of each face up card by rolling a total number permutations of all the faces up. There is a ninety-three percent chance that each player will have a single face up card that matches up to the correct total number permutation.