OBJECT OF SIC BO: The object of Sic Bo is to make and win bids.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: Any number players

MATERIALS: Three 6-sided dice, a Sic Bo bidding mat, and chips for bidding.

TYPE OF GAME: Betting Casino Game



Sic Bo is a casino bidding game. There is a dealer who takes bets and rolls the dice and players who can make bids on the mat. There can be any number of players making bids at a time as long as each player has their own colored chip to distinguish them.

Sic Bo is a gambling game and is usually played for money. This means there are usually minimum and maximum bids allowed for each bet placed.


The is composed of the different bids that can be placed. Once you place a chip on the mat the spot you choose tells the dealer what bid you are making and payouts if you win.  


To bid a player will place their chip on the mat. Where they place their chip is placed determines the bet being made and the odds and payouts of the bet. Multiple bets can be placed at once by players as well.

Bets and Odds

There are several bets that can be made. The most common two are small and big bets, but there are many others. These include sum bets, single, double and triple dice bets, and combination bets.

For small and big bets, you will be betting the sum of the dice will either be 4 to 10 (for a small bet) or 11 through 17 (for a big bet). These bets have payouts 1 to 1. If the dice roll 3, 18 or the opposite of the bid you made you lose the bet, otherwise you win. Bet on specific

For sum bids you will choose a specific number between 4 and 17 that you believe will be rolled. Each number has its own odds and payouts. 4 has a 60 to 1 payout, 5 has a 30 to 1 payout, 6 has a 17 to 1 payout, 7 has a 12 to 1 payout, 8 has a 8 to 1 payout, 9 has a 6 to 1 payout, 10 has a 6 to 1 payout, 11 has a 6 to 1 payout, 12 has a 6 to 1 payout, 13 has a 8 to 1 payout, 14 has a 12 to 1 payout, 15 has a 17 to 1 payout, 16 has a 30 to 1 payout, and 17 has a 60 to 1 payout. You win if the dice rolled equal your sum, otherwise you lose.

For single, double and triple dice bids you will be betting that a specific number will be occurring one 1, 2, or all 3 of the dice. If you make a single dice bid the payouts are 1 to 1 if one dice has the face value you chose, 2 to 1 if two dice do, and 3 to 1 if all three dice show the face you chose. For double bids and triple bids, you bet that 2 or three of the dice faces will be the same number. For double bids the payout is 10 to 1, and 30 to 1 for triple bids. For triple bids you can also bet on specific numbers to show up, but you do not have to and it does not change the payout amount.

For combination bets you can bet on specific combinations you believe will appear in the rolled dice. These payout 5 to 1.


Once all bets are made the dealer rolls the dice. Once the dice are rolled on the table the dealer announces the numbers of the dice face and the sum of the dice. All nonwinning bets are collected and the dealer pays out all the winners.

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