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How to Win Sic Bo? A Beginner’s Guide
- March 29, 2021 By Riley Wilson -
In the past, we’ve discussed the various ways in which you can devise a Sic Bo strategy to win. However, there are still a few things we would like to add and more Sic Bo tips to share. This Soc Bo guide will be intended for beginners to help them understand what separates good players from poor ones. That said, it’s not an introduction to the game. We’ll assume you know how to play Sic Bo.
Sic Bo strategies are incredibly numerous, especially when paired with staking plans. However, playing with one is crucial if you want to actually win money.
The Low-Risk Sic Bo Strategy
If you’ve ever tried to look up Sic Bo tips and tricks, you’ve come across this suggestion. Essentially, the idea is to stick to low-risk wagers that are likely to win but pay little. In this game, this generally means stick to even money wagers. As simple as it is, this suggestion is actually fairly decent. However, let’s examine why that’s the case.
Sic Bo even money bets are the simplest to understand, so it’s a good place to start. This strategy comes down to managing Sic Bo house edge, so that’s where we’ll begin. Even money bets, such as Odd, Even, Small, or Big, work in a fairly obvious way. They offer to double your money for an outcome that has a roughly 50% chance of happening. However, the casino’s advantage here is that these bets don’t win on a triple. Now, a triple has a roughly 2.78% shot at appearing each round. This means that 2.78% is the house edge for all even money bets in Sic Bo.
That’s what companies market Sic Bo’s RTP to be, right? So it’s just like any other bet?
Absolutely not. The thing with RTP values in online casino games is that the operators provide them assuming ‘optimal strategy’. In the case of Sic Bo, this ‘optimal strategy’ is simply rolling even money bets over and over again. In other words, the ‘official’ RTP for online Sic Bo games is actually the best-case scenario.
Thinking With RTP
So are even money wagers the best strategy for Sic Bo? Well, yes and no. On one hand, you’re technically minimizing the house’s advantage. As much as is your power, that is. On the other, just doing one wager all the time is boring and likely to lose in the long run. Remember, the house edge works thanks to a statistical advantage spread over many attempts. The low-risk Sic Bo strategy relies on many small attempts.
Casinos rely on the rule of averages to make money. Some players lose, some win, but eventually, it all evens out in the casino’s favor with a margin equal to the House Edge. In other words, RTPs were designed to favor casinos. If you rely on RTP values for your Sic Bo winning strategies, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
That said, there are other good Sic Bo bets besides even money. The first to come to mind are Combination bets, which predict that two dice will show a specific number combination. These have about a 13.9% chance of success and pay out at odds of 6:1. They are somewhat riskier than even money, but boast an equally low house edge of roughly 28%.
Alternative Sic Bo Strategies
So if calculating RTPs is not a viable way to get ahead, what is? That’s a highly debatable question for a game of chance such as Sic Bo. Our advice is to combine the best of both worlds – low risk and high-risk. In other words, you want to make multiple bets covering different bases.
This keeps the advantages of low-risk play – which are a decent RTP and tendency to at least win you back your stake. However, you also want to leave yourself open to the possibility of a huge win. Such an outcome will actually tip things in your favor. Remember how we said that some players win, some lose, but the house comes out on top on average? Well, your objective is not to swindle the house. Your hope is to be one of the players that win.
How do I do that, you may ask? Well, to win Sic Bo games online, you’ll want to learn to think for yourself. Searching online for Sic Bo secret tips and tricks is always useful, but every player can do that. Instead of directly telling you how to bet in Sic Bo, we’ll give you an example and let it guide you.
First of all, divide your stake into 8 equal units. Place two units on a 9 to 12 total, two units on double 1, 2, and 3, and two units on a combination of 2 and 3. This gives you a fairly decent chance of success – close to 40%. However, the absolute worst payout you can get is 12 units on the combination bet. This still turns you a small profit – enough to keep you at the table. However, it leaves you open to a very strong 21:1 payout as well.
That’s a great example of how to win Sic Bo by combining wagers. Place a high-risk wager you’re hoping for, a medium-risk one to increase your odds of coming out on top, and a low-risk ‘safety’ bet. Cover as many bases as possible, and hope for the highest-paying one.