Sic Bo is a game of chance in which the winner is determined by the number of rolls on three dice. The game is also known as dai siu, tai sai, big and small, hi-lo, and chuck-a-luck. The name of this unequal dice game derives from the ancient Chinese language, and literally means “precious dice.” The other variants of the name include tai sai and dai sai.
In Sic Bo, the table is the central location. The layout can vary from one location to another, but the basic rules are the same. The players wager on different combinations of the dice. The odds of each combination are known, and the player must use that knowledge to make educated decisions. The most common way to bet on Sic Bo is by placing a small bet on the small dice, which has a 48.6% chance of winning. The payout is 1:1 for this type of bet.
The payouts on a single bet depend on the number of times that particular number appears on the dice. A single-bet will pay out if the number shows up on the dice at least six times. If that number occurs on three dice, the player wins one unit for every unit staked. In addition, a single-bet can win you up to 180x the initial bet. There are also a couple of other betting options.