Sic Bo Strategy & Playing Tips
The first thing you need to take into account when playing Sic Bo is the fact that all of the bets have a house edge. That is the casino has an automatic edge over the player. House advantages on the Sic Bo table range from 2.78% to over 30%.
The second feature of Sic Bo that must be considered is the fact that there is no way to predict the outcome of the dice. Casinos take great care to ensure that all dice are exactly the same and therefore there will be no bias towards any particular numbers.
Best Long Term Sic Bo Strategy
Over the long term your best bet is to go with the betting options that have the lowest house edge. While these might not have the highest pay offs on the table over the long term they will keep the casinos edge low.
The best bets are either Big or Small, both of which have a house edge of 2.78%. If the Odd / Even bets are available they also have a 2.78% edge.
High Risk Strategy
If you are going to be playing only a small amount of games then you might like to do the exact opposite of the betting strategy above. Going for the bets with the highest pay offs in the hope of hitting and getting a big win. In this case the highest wins are for the specific triple bets.
The house edge on the specific triple bets depend on the pay off for the win. This can range from between 30.09% (Pays 150 to 1) to 16.20% (Pays 180 to 1) depending on where you play.
A Note About Probabilities
A common mistake that many gamblers make is reading too much into patterns. For example it the outcome has been Big for the last five rolls they bet a lot on Small in the theory that since there have been five Big that Small must be next. This is not the case and a lot of strategies are based on this.
Every roll is in no way related to the last. So while you might get a run of the same outcome that in no way means the outcome has to change the next roll. Every roll is independent and has exactly the same chance of any particular outcome occurring.