Sic bo is one of the most popular games in casinos in the world, attracting by its simplicity and high stimulation. Corona Casino – the first legal casino for Vietnamese also offers this attractive game. This article will give you all information you need to know about Sic Bo before playing the game.
What is Sicbo?
Before joining the game, players need to know what it is. This betting game has been around for a long time and originated in China, then was introduced to many other countries around the world where there are legal casinos, with many variants depending on the rules of each casino.
Among the variants, Sic bo was the most loved one, in some places Sicbo became an alternative name for Dai Siu. By retaining basic fundamental rules of the game and adding more reasonable options, Sicbo has gained great popularity.
Basic rules of Sic bo
The outstanding feature of Sic bo is its simplicity, consisting of 3 dices placed in a shaker (tube or bowl) and shaking. Players can choose to bet either before or after the shake.
Initially, Sic bo had only two options of Even or Odd number of the total score of the 3 dice, but now, to make it more appeal and customized, the bet options have been extended, depending on the rules of each casino (refer to betting rules, betting options and award rates for the Sic bo at Phu Quoc Casino).
There are many variations and betting options, but they can generally fall into four main categories:
Big / Small Bet
The Big / Small bet is the most popular bet in Sicbo. They are based on the total score of the 3 dices. Big if the total score is between 11 and 17 points, Small if the total score is between 4 – 10 points with a 1 to 1 payout odd.
Single dice bet
You bet on a specific number that will appear on one, two or three dice. You can bet from 1 to 6. If the number you bet appear on 1 dice then the payout odd is 1 to 1, if the number you bet appear on two dice then the payout odd is 1 to 2, if the number you bet appear on three dice then the payout odd is 1 to 3.
Three dice total
You bet the total score of 3 dice. You can bet on numbers from 4 to 17. Each number will have a different chance of winning according to the house’s rules.
You bet on whether the total score of the 3 dice is an even or odd number. If the total score of the 3 dice is even, you will win if you bet even, you will lose if you bet odd. The same applies to the case of even number.
In addition, Sicbo also has a double bet, a triple bet, and pair bet. All have brought various bet options in this fascinating game.
Strategy to play Sic bo with the highest chance
Like every other game, common goal of players is to win. Sic bo, similar to other games in the casino, is purely a game of chance, but it does not mean the game relies entirely on luck.
In fact, there are severval techniques and strategies, along with a good computational mind. Two common strategies are: Follow Bridge and Break Bridge.
Normally, when opening the shaker, there are many cases that can occur, with n results, there is still a cyclic repetition. The player needs to know how to observe and idenfify that cycle. Once the cycle has been mastered, for example, B-S- B – B -S-S- B – B -S- B, thenat the beginning of the cycle, the player can use the same strategy as playing Baccarat to follow up and achieve the desired result.
Break-up means that instead of follow-up, you bet the opposite. If the result of the next opening of the shaker is Big then bet Small and vice versa. The bridge will have the high repetition rate, the long bridge will have the low repetition rate. Experienced players will know when the bridge break and choose when to break up.
Note: Player must determine whether to break until the bridge break. If the bridge is not broken, then wait until the next.
Identify bridge in Casino Sic-bo
In order to be able to apply the two strategies mentioned above, the player must have a certain understanding of bridge identification. In fact, it is not too difficult, just mastering the following 3 steps, players can confidently bet and make change according to their tactics, calculations and judgment.
Step 1 – Determine the number of spans in the bridge
Depending on the target and the player’s fund: fund and time. The more fund and time you have, the higher your chance of win. However, for beginners, the ideal is to choose a bridge from 2 to 4 spans.
Step 2 – Determine the bridge structure
After determining the number of spans, players begin to find their own bridge structure or hit bridge 2 and bridge 4, sit and wait for the next spans:
Bridge 2: BBSS or SSBB or BSBS When this bridge appears 4 times, start on the bridge at the 5th span and apply the formula 1-3-4-1 until the bridge breaks.
Bridge 4: BSBB or SBSS or BBSB, SSBS this bridge appears 2 times, enter in the 3rd SPAN after the 2nd span appears and stop at the last span.
Flat Bridge: A continuous apperance of B or S, in this case you should apply 6 number of fibonanci (1,1,2,3,5,8) when you win. Whenever you lose, you should return to 1:
- Round 1: Bet X
- Round 2: Bet X
- Round 3: Bet 2X
- Round 4: Bet 3x
- Round 5: Bet 5x
- Round 6: Bet 8x
- Return to X
Note: During the bridge whenever the bridge is broken, immediately return to X do not try more.
Step 3 – Jump or break
For those who do not have much experience, jumping will be a more appropriate choice. Jumping may sound dangerous, but actually this is a wise decision. Each time following a bridge, players only follow 3 to 5 rounds and then stop and wait for the new bridge to follow.
For experienced players: Depending on their experience and style, they can feel how long a bridge will last and the rate of resumption after the break to make the right decision in each situation.
Where can Vietnamese play Sic bo?
Vietnamese people can play Sic bo directly at Corona Casino Phu Quoc after meeting the requirements. Corona Casino Phu Quoc is located at Dai beach – one of the most beautiful beaches of Phu Quoc and the Asia-Pacific region. With 100 tables and 1000 slot machines, this is one of the largest and most modern casinos in Vietnam currently. In addition to Sic bo, players can test their luck with many other interesting games such as scratch cards, roulette, blackjack, etc.