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What Is Sic Bo?

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  1. Sookie

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    What is Sic Bo?
    By Christina Applebaum

    Sic Bo is a very old Chinese game of chance played with 3. dice. Sic Bo literally means "precious dice". It was introduced to America in the early 1900's by Chinese immigrants and now can be found in many American casinos.

    The game play consists of the dice and a table with many betting options and looks like this:

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    The players place their bets on the table and then the dealer shakes the dice. Usually in a chest that the dealer closes and shakes then opens to reveal the dice, OR a Chuck-a-luck from the American variation of Sic Bo known as Grand Hazard. A Chuck-a-luck looks like a bird cage and the dealer turns the cage end over end.

    The betting options are as follows:

    Big - The score will be from 11 to 17 (total) with the exception of a triple.

    Small - The score will be from 4 to 10 (total) with the exception of a triple.

    Odd - The total of the dice will be an odd number with the exception of a triple.

    Even - The total of the dice will be an even number with the exception of a triple.

    Specific "Triples" or "Alls" - A certain number will appear on all of the dice.

    Specific Doubles - A certain number will appear on at least two of the dice.

    Any "Triple" or "Alls" - Triples will appear of any number.

    Three .Dice Total - A specific total score in the range of 4 to 17.

    Dice Combinations - Two of the dice will show a certain combination of two different numbers. (example: a 4 and a 5)

    Single Die Bet - A certain number between 1 - 6 will appear on one, two, or all the dice.

    Four Number Combination - Any three of the four numbers in one of the following combinations will appear: (6, 5, 4, 3) (6, 5, 3, 2) (5, 4, 3, 2) or (4, 3, 2, 1).

    Three Single Number Combination - The dice will show a certain combination of three different numbers.

    Specific Double and Single Number Combination - Two of the dice will show a certain double and the third dice will show a different specified number.

    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014

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