At first glance Sic Bo looks like a complicated game. The game board is overwhelming, as it’s covered in images of dominoes, dice and boxes with odds. It looks just as complicated to learn as craps does to a beginner.
But after playing the game I found that Sic Bo is much easier to play than it looks. Each die, domino or image is an outcome that can be bet on. All you need to do is place your wager(s) on one of over 40 different outcomes and then the dealer will roll the dice. If your picks come up then you’ll win based on the payout table. Payouts range from 1:1 to 180:1, and depending on the wager(s) you place, the house edge isn’t horrible (3%). But it can be as high as 30%.
Betting on Sic Bo Online
Sic Bo is another casino game that I’ve never played live. But I have played it a handful of times online, and I can’t imagine it’ll be that different. Of course, you’ll be playing from behind a computer and the software will take care of rolling the dice. But aside from that the game should be the same.
One unrelated difference from live to online play will be the process of depositing and withdrawing funds. Depositing money into your casino account usually isn’t a big deal, unless you’re in the USA. Then it could be a challenge, depending on the casino and your banking method. Withdrawals, on the other hand, can take a little longer to process. It can take a couple days or even a few weeks to see your Sic Bo winnings. But as long as you stick to a reputable online casino it shouldn’t be too long of a delay.
Sic Bo Bonuses
When you signup and deposit at an online casino for the first time you’ll be given the opportunity to receive a deposit bonus. The casino will match a percentage of your deposit up to a specified amount. The exact numbers vary significantly from casino to casino, but 100% match bonuses up to $500 or $1,000 is very common.
One thing to be aware of is that in order to withdraw any of your Sic Bo winnings you’ll first need to complete the bonus requirements. The requirement is usually the player having to wager a multiplier of their deposit plus bonus, and sometimes the fees too. So, say you have $500 after your deposit and bonus and the wagering multiplier is 35x. You’ll have to wager $17,500 before you can make a withdrawal. Withdraw sooner and you risk forfeiting your bonus money and winnings.
And this is all assuming the casino accepts Sic Bo as a way to complete the bonus. Some casinos exclude certain games from their bonuses and other promotions, or discount the action heavily (60%). So either you can’t play the games (for the bonus) or you’ll have to bet 2-5x more in order to complete your bonus.
You’ll want to read the terms and conditions before making your first deposit. You don’t want to make a deposit only to later find out you can’t play Sic Bo with your bonus money, or that you’ll have to wager tons of money before you can make a withdrawal.
Sic Bo Variations
From what I’ve researched there aren’t any variations of Sic Bo online. In fact, there are only a couple of them in brick and mortar casinos, and it seems as if they’re slowly being phased out (by Sic Bo). The two (live) variations include Grand Hazard and Chuck-a-luck.
Sic Bo Software Providers
I’ve only played a few Sic Bo games online, and from what I’ve seen the software will vary a little from one casino to the next. There were a few lower end casinos where I played Sic Bo on their free flash software and it reminded me of older video games. The graphics were rough and outdated.