PlayCasinoBonuses.com
   Home    |    Hot Promotions    |    US Friendly Casinos    |    Links
Sic Bo - fun in the casino  

I love Sic Bo. I know I shouldn’t – all the ‘serious’ gamblers out there tell me I’m wasting my time, that it’s a mug’s game.

But there’s something about the atmosphere of the game – the colours, the sounds, the lights – that really excites me.

For those who don’t already know, Sic Bo (pronounced See Bo) is an ancient Chinese game and one of the so-called Big Four games beloved of Asian and Far Eastern players. Every casino has an area set aside for its Chinese clientele. These areas are always characterised by their noisy, exciting atmosphere in which huddles of players stake vast amounts of cash on seemingly mystifying games with exotic-sounding names.

Sic Bo literally means "dice pair", but is actually played with three dice. Players have a variety of betting options on the roll of those dice. The dice are rolled in an egg-timer shaped cage to remove any suspicion of foul play. When the cage stops spinning, the results are displayed to the players, amidst much noise and confusion!

If you prefer to gamble online – as I do – you’ll find that Sic Bo is very faithfully represented. The look and feel is right and it captures the excitement very well. Not all online casinos offer Sic Bo, and there are some differences between software platforms and individual casinos. Before you play, consult a guide to online Sic Bo, such as the one at Fortune Palace which tells you what to look out for – and where to find it!

As one of the Big Four, it falls into the category of ‘Fortune’ games. To understand the games, you must understand why Asian and Far Eastern gamblers play them. Unlike the typical gambler, they are not necessarily seeking to get rich quick. Instead, they see these games as a way to test themselves against the world. To the Asian and Far Eastern, luck is considered a moral attribute. If fortune is smiling on you, you are seen as blessed.

This explains why experienced Western gamblers stay away from Sic Bo, seeing it instead as a leisure game for wealthy ladies with no understanding of ‘real’ gambling.

But a deeper look into the odds of the game shows that good bets exist for those looking to apply one of the many betting systems devised over the centuries to take advantage of even money bets ie those with a 50% of occurring. Whilst no casino games has exactly a 50% chance, some lie close. In Sic Bo, these bets are the Big and Small bets.

Big is a bet that the total on all three dice will be 11 to 17. Small is a bet that the total will be 4-10. Neither bet wins if three dice of the same value occur – that’s where the house has its edge.

Strategists can use a system to extract a profit from Sic Bo using these bets. The most popular of these gambling systems are explained and tested at Fortune Palace.

But to me, this is missing the point of the game. As a ‘Fortune’ game, I don’t see Sic Bo as a fast track to riches, but as an enjoyable pastime and a way to see if fortune is smiling on me.

For fun in the casino, I think it’s unbeatable.

About the author: Andy Follin is author of Fortune Palace, an eCOGRA 'reputable gambling portal' that explains how to play the most exciting online casino games, gives you tried and trusted gambling strategies (including a strategy for winning Sic Bo) and recommends the very best online casinos With full, impartial reviews, detailed bonus information and a complete online casino depositing guide, it’s all you need to win!

 
 
Latest Casino Articles  
The 7 worst casino gambling mistakes - Read Now
Roulette and Blackjack are popular, but where's the fun in that? There are loads more games out there. Who cares that you don't know how to play? Half the fun is in learning on the job. Sure, online casinos...
  Sic Bo - fun in the casino- Read Now
I love Sic Bo. I know I shouldn't - all the 'serious' gamblers out there tell me I'm wasting my time, that it's a mug's game. But there's something about the atmosphere of the game - the colours...
  How much is a casino bonus worth?- Read Now
In this article, I want to discuss an aspect of casino bonuses that players sometimes miss - the true cost ie how much the bonus is going to cost you. Nothing, you might say, it's free money...
  Can you beat online casinos?- Read Now
Casinos stay in business because in the long run they always win. This is the golden rule of gambling and is due to what is known as the House Edge. Put simply, the House Edge is the percentage of bets taken by the casino that...
             
Can gambling guide sites help you?- Read Now
Maybe you are helpless when you play online casino games? If you don't know where to start, there is always something what will help you. Between the few million sites where you can find free trial games, there is always...
  How to play Roulette- Read Now
Roulette is a fun and exciting game to play. The strategy stated here requires relatively little money but offers a chance to cash in big while playing roulette. This simple system is easy to learn and fun to play...
  The Monte Carlo Experience- Read Now
We know a lot of you out there are avid online casino buffs, but if you haven't been to Monte Carlo then you are missing out on one of the most magnificent gambling experiences in the world.
  Casino games for women- Read Now
Recent statistics show that the 'average' online casino player is female, aged between 46 and 55. This may seem odd at first glance, but when you think about it, the reason why is obvious - for years, land based casinos ...
             
Course in Pai Gow Poker- Read Now
As poker fever continues to creep into the minds of people all across the world, many of you have asked us to shed some light on a number of different versions of the game. 
  A simple Blackjack strategy- Read Now
I love Blackjack, but if I'm honest, I get a little frustrated having to constantly consult the strategy cards. I know why the strategy cards exist - to lower the house edge (put simply, the house edge...
  Pai Gow - a real alternative- Read Now
Fans of Blackjack will know the current controversy about 6:5 Blackjack. For those who don't, it boils down to casinos offering "Single Deck Blackjack" (the most popular type with players)...
  The only way to win at the casino- Read Now
As Jane Austen said, 'it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, will lose it all at the casino unless he knows what he's doing.'
PlayPokerBonuses.com Casino News

Still accepting US players
USA Players are still welcome at many of the casinos we review. To help you find the best casinos accepting US players we have a created a full list of all US friendly casinos. You can also find a complete list of payment methods available for US players so you can avoid deposit and withdraw problems in the future.

US friendly Casinos
US deposit methods
   
PlayPokerBonuses.com Casino Reviews
Caribbean Gold Casino
CS Casino
English Harbour Casino
EuroGrand Casino
Golden Casino
Royal Vegas Casino
Silver Dollar Casino
Superior Casino
PlayPokerBonuses.com Casino Articles
The 7 worst casino gambling mistakes
Sic Bo - fun in the casino
How much is a casino bonus worth?
Can you beat online casinos?
Can gambling guide sites really help you?
How to play Roulette
The Monte Carlo Experience
A Crash Course in Pai Gow Poker
A simple Blackjack strategy
Pai Gow Poker - a real alternative to Blackjack
The only way to win at the casino
Do online casinos try to cheat you?
Why most players don’t win at Blackjack
Using the House Way in Pai Gow Poker
Why gambling isn't "immoral"
Casino games for women
PlayPokerBonuses.com Top Links
Poker Guide
Casino Guide
Best Online Casino
No deposit poker
Bingo Bonus
First web casino
Casino Bonus

Home   |     Hot Promotions    |    US Friendly Casinos    |    Links

PlayCasinoBonuses.com © 2007 | info@playcasinobonuses.com

Casino 500 Bonus