There are a few live dealer sicbo tables from different providers to choose from. Evolution Gaming’s just launched Super Sicbo adds to that list and it comes with a twist.
That twist is random multipliers applied to the various bet options, offering the potential for super-.sized payouts. More on that below.
What is Sicbo?
For those unfamiliar with the game of sicbo, think roulette but with dice instead of a wheel and ball. Rather than betting on what number the little white ball will come to rest on, you are betting on the outcome of the roll of 3 die.
First you place your chips on the bet selector. As in roulette the different bets offer different payouts which roughly correspond to the probability of that outcome (with a little house edge worked in there of course).
Once bets are closed the die are rolled, typically inside a glass enclosed trampoline contraption, and winning numbers revealed.
How to Play Super Sicbo
You play Evolution’s Super Sicbo as you would any other sicbo table.
While bets are open you simply place your chips on the very easy to understand bet selector.
The Bets and Payouts
The bet selector clearly displays the payout for each bet type. It also graphically explains each bet type quite clearly.
These are the regular payouts before any random multipliers are applied. And to be fair, they are not that different from the payouts you find on other sicbo tables. As a comparison, below are the payouts on Opus Gaming’s sicbo game.
Evolution Super Sicbo actually offers a better payout of 15:1 on the three dice total 6 or 15 bet and the three dice total 5 or 16 bet (20:1 v 18:1). The one other difference…on Super Sicbo you lose on any triple with the even money bets (Big, Small, Odd, Even).
Otherwise, payouts are the same. With random multipliers being applied you’d expect some more severe crimping of regular payouts to compensate (ala the reduced 29:1 straight up payout on Lightning Roulette). No complaints this hasn’t been done.
Payouts compared. Below are Opus Gaming Sicbo payouts…
|Winning Wager||Payout (Opus Gaming)|
|Single||1 Die Matches: 1 : 1
2 Dice Matches: 2 : 1
3 Dice Matches: 3 : 1
|Two Dice Match||5:1|
|Three Dice Total – 4 or 17||50:1|
|Three Dice Total – 5 or 16||18:1|
|Three Dice Total – 6 or 15||14:1|
|Three Dice Total – 7 or 14||12:1|
|Three Dice Total – 8 or 13||8:1|
|Three Dice Total – 9, 10, 11 or 12||6:1|
|Big/Small or Odd/Even||1:1|
The random multipliers
Once bets are close, a random number of bet options are selected (in gold above), and random multipliers are applied to them. These override the regular payouts.
So, in the above example, had you bet on a three dice total of 7, and that was the outcome, you would receive a 20:1 payout rather than 12:1. Had you bet on triple 1’s, a mouthwatering 888 to 1 payout would be coming your way.
The highest multiplier possible is 1,000 times (or 999:1) for a specific triple.
Here is the full payout table. The range for each bet shows the default payout and maximum possible multiplier that can be applied.
Complete house rules
Theoretical return to player
The optimal theoretical return to player percentage for this game (taking Big/Small/Odd/Even bets) is 97.22%.
The RTP range for all bets is 97.22% to 95.02%.
Some Video Action
Took a few rounds to win a bet with a multiplier applied, but it did eventually come. Scroll to the last game here for a hit on number 9, with a 25x multiplier applied!
Where to play Super Sicbo
Leo Vegas were one of the first casinos to launch Super Sicbo. No doubt all the majors will soon follow.
We’ll keep track of which casinos add Super Sicbo here in the forums.