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Last Updated: April 20, 2015

Yee Hah Hi

Introduction



Yee Hah Hi is simply a version of sic bo played with pictures on the dice instead of numbers. The name means "Fish Shrimp Crab."

Rules



There are six symbols and three colors. Each color is associated with two symbols, as shown in the following table.

Yee Hah Hi Dice

Symbol Color
Fish Red
Scorpion Green
Goard Blue
Coin Blue
Crab Green
Rooster Red


Following are the bets available.

  • All same color: Wins if all three dice are the same color. Pays 7 to 1.
  • Excactly two of specific color: Wins if exactly two dice are a color chosen by the player, for example red. Pays 3 to 1.
  • Excactly one of specific color: Wins if exactly one die is a color chosen by the player, for example red. Pays 1 to 1.


Analysis



The following table shows the probability of winning and expected return of each type of bet. Note how the house edge is 11.11% on everything.

Yee Hah Hi Dice

Bet Pays Probability
Winning
Expected
Return
All same color 7 0.111111 -0.111111
Exactly 2 red 3 0.222222 -0.111111
Exactly 1 red 1 0.444444 -0.111111




  • Sic Bo — The much more popular three-dice game.
  • Hoo Hee How — Another Asian-looking game played with three dice.


Written by: Michael Shackleford

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