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Live Dealers Sic Bo
This page breaks down the sic bo odds for all known live dealer providers of the game. Many of them follow the same stingy pay table. My compliments to Asia Gaming and SA Gaming for beating the standard Asian stingy odds with better pays. Don't overlook Gameplay Interactive with their version of sic bo, played with 12-sided dice.
Be very careful where you play and what you bet on. Many providers pay 18 to 1 only on a total of 5 or 16, which carries a house edge of 47.22%! That is simply player robbery. By comparison, Asia Gaming and SA Gaming pay 30 to 1, for a house edge of a more reasonable (by comparison) house edge of 13.89%.
My advice on playing sic bo anywhere is to stick to the even money bets (high, low, even, and odd), which carry a house edge of 2.78%. Every other bet carries a significantly higher house edge.
Asia Gaming offers the second best live dealer sic bo odds. They differ from the best, SA Gaming, on bets on a total of 9 or 12 only, paying 6 instead of 7. The following table shows the pays and house edge on all the bets where the odds vary from one live dealer brand to another.
Asia Live Tech
Asia Live Tech offers the stingy pay table in sic bo, as shown in the table below.
eBet follows the "stingy" pay table above. They also allow what I will call hop betting, which is a roll on the exact combination of the dice. An "easy hop" on a specific three-face outcome, like 1-3-5, pays 30 to 1, for a house edge of 13.89%. A "hard hop" on a specific two-face outcome, like 3-3-5, pays 60 to 1, for a house edge of 15.28%.
Evolution offers a game called Super Sic Bo, which randomizes what a winning bet pays. They only give a range of the possible wins for each bet, as opposed to a probability distribution or an average. For this reason, I can't quantify the odds of this one.
As a general piece of advice, I would not play any game where the full rules are not disclosed.
Gameplay Interactive offers a sic-bo game played with three dodecahedrons (12-sided dice) they call Super Color Sic Bo. You can find all the odds in my page on that game. All things considered, the exotic bets carry a lower house edge than all other brands listed here. However, the simple even money bets like small and big carry a higher house edge at 3.82% than the 2.78% in conventional sic bo.
My compliments to Gameplay Interactive for doing something different.
Ho Gaming offers the stingy pay table as seen in the section for Asia Gaming.
Oriental Game offers the same stingy pay table as Asia Gaming.
We congratulate SA Gaming for having the best live dealer sic bo odds online! The following table shows they equal or beat Asia Gaming, their nearest competitor for the best odds.
Written by: Michael Shackleford