Super Sic Bo (Evolution Gaming)
The dice game Sic Bo is especially popular among Eastern casino players.
The Western casino player has never been really interested in this game. Some European and American casinos offered it but stopped doing that due to a lack of interest. Quite a pity, because Sic Bo is a great casino table game, with many betting options and substantial payouts.
However, Evolution Gaming is not afraid to enter new paths and give a classic twist to classic table games. They already managed to breathe new life into the Money Wheel game with Live Dream Catcher and Roulette also received a successful facelift with the immensely popular Lightning Roulette.
By developing Super Sic Bo, they hope not only to attract Asian players but also to get new players excited about the Sic Bo game.
Super Sic Bo is, therefore, a wonderful move by Evolution Gaming, with which they will undoubtedly get high marks.
How does Super Sic Bo Work?
The basic set-up of the Sic Bo game has remained the same.
Three dice are thrown and players can bet on different outcomes. For example, you can bet on an even or odd number of points, on a triple falling (3 same dice) and on the total number of points.
The throws are made by means of an electronically controlled dice shaker, such as one with a transparent dome.
Super Sic Bo distinguishes itself from regular Sic Bo by the extra multipliers, which are randomly assigned to some bets. The more difficult the bet is to predict, the higher the maximum multiplier.
This multiplier can go up to a whopping 1,000 x, which makes a whole lot more interesting. Also because you can play Super Sic Bo from 0.20 NZD. As a result, you can stake on multiple bets with a relatively low rate, which in turn increases the chance that such a fat multiplier will fall on your bet.
You can bet a maximum of 5000 New Zealand Dollars on Super Sic Bo.
The multipliers never apply to single bets such as Big / Smal or Even / Odd.
Super Sic Bo Bets and Payouts
There is a wide range of betting options at Super Sic Bo, which vary in risk degree.
The simplest bets are the Even / Odd and Big / Small bets. These bets pay 1: 1 with a correct prediction. If you bet 5 NZD on an even number of points and it is, for example, 10 (even so), you will be paid 5 NZ$. Of course, you will also receive your stake back.
If you want to take more risk, you can bet on doubles, triples, any triples, the total number of eyes or a combination of dice. These are the bets that a mystery multiplier can fall on. Suppose the mystery multiplier of 88 x falls on a double (for example two fives) and the outcome of the throw is five, three and five, then you get 87 x plus your bet paid out: 88 x.
The harder it is to win, the higher the maximum multiplier. The most difficult prediction is a triple (for example, 3 sixes). You only win if three sixes are rolled, but you can win a maximum of 1,000 times the bet.
Pay attention! Due to the extra multipliers that can fall, the regular paytable of all non-single bets has been adjusted. These pay out less without the multiplier than with usual Sic Bo.
There is the complete payout table of Super Sic Bo below:
Bet Payout Multiplier *
Big / Small 1: 1 N / A
Even / Odd 1: 1 N / A
Double 8: 1 87: 1
Triple 150: 1 999: 1
Any Triple 30: 1 87: 1
Total 4 or 17 50: 1 499: 1
Total 5 or 16 20: 1 249: 1
Total 6 or 15 15: 1 87: 1
Total 7 or 14 12: 1 29: 1
Total 8 or 13 8: 1 24: 1
Total 9 or 12 6: 1 49: 1
Total 10 or 11 6: 1 24: 1
Combination 5: 1 24: 1
Single Single 1: 1 N / A
Single Double 2: 1 19: 1
Single Triple 3: 1 87: 1
* The multipliers in this table are maximum, lower multipliers may also apply.
What is Super Sic Bo's House Advantage?
The house advantage of Super Sic Bo is between 2.78% and 4.98%. The mystery multipliers are already discounted in this house advantage.
The bets with the lowest house advantage are the Single, Big / Small, and Odd / Even bets. These single bets all have a house advantage of 2.78%. This amounts to a payment percentage of 97.22%. It is similar to a game like Roulette and completely acceptable.
It is striking that the "exotic" bets, with extra multipliers, pay out up to 95.02%. That is somewhat lower than the single bets, but a lot higher than with regular Sic Bo.
For comparison: with the usual Sic Bo a Triple bet has a payout percentage of only 83.8%, which makes an astronomical house advantage of 16.2%.
The Double bet is also a lot more attractive at Super Sic Bo: a payout percentage of 95.02% versus 88.9% with the classic variant.
Super Sic Bo Strategy and Tips
So it is clear that single bets are the lowest house advantage. From a strategic point of view, you should, therefore, limit your game to Small / Big, Even / Odd and Single bets.
But the great appeal of this game is of course in the extra multipliers that you can earn on the riskier bets.
Due to the extremely large multipliers, you can win very high amounts with small bets.
A good strategy could be to stake more vigorously on 1 or 2 single bets and play with lower stakes on risky bets. For example, you will regularly have a winning roll on the single bets , and time by time you can make a good hit with the multipliers.
Whatever you choose, Evolution Gaming has pushed another fantastic product on the market with Super Sic Bo, which is going to be very successful