Many of the games of choice for casino aficionados have already been transformed into live dealer versions, from roulette and blackjack to poker, baccarat and much more besides. And now Evolution Gaming, the industry heavyweight when it comes to the development of live casino titles, has announced that another favourite with players – Sic Bo – will be getting the live dealer treatment with its own version Super Sic Bo.
The classic dice game is being given a live casino overhaul, with the traditional rules and gameplay boosted by the opportunity to land multipliers worth up to 1000x the player’s stake, and it might soon sit alongside Aspers live casino games such as blackjack and roulette.
The Rules of Engagement
If you’ve never played Sic Bo before, rest assured that it is a doddle to learn.
The name translates as ‘’, but in reality, the object is to wager on the outcome of three traditional dice as they are rolled by the croupier.
There are lots of different bets that can be placed, and these range from simple small or big wagers for an even money payout right up to combinations that pay out at a handsome 180:1.
The small bet refers to the total value of the three dice – if this is between 4-10, then the small bet wins (except where there is a three-of-a-kind rolled). The big bet is 11-17, except three of a kind, and the payout is 1:1 with a house edge of 2.78%.
You can also wager on totals, pairs and triples, and specific combinations also result in a payout to the player.
As you can probably imagine, Sic Bo is a quick game where the betting rounds come and go in a flash – making it the perfect choice for a live casino re-imagination.
A Game Changer
So how have Evolution Gaming taken the Sic Bo blueprint and brought it into the live casino environment?
Fundamentally, nothing has changed with the basic gameplay, and so fans of Sic Bo will feel right at home. Newcomers too will be up and running in no time at all.
The Evolution magic dust has been added as far as payouts and bonuses are concerned, and the result is that is a far more immersive game as a result.
Just before you place your bets, Evolution adds random multipliers to various betting combinations – unbeknown to players – ahead of placement.
The dice are then shaken and rolled, and if you manage to land a winning turn – and have wagered on one of the multiplier bets – then you will enjoy a handsome bonus as a result.
The multiplier applied can be a small boost that doubles or trebles your win, or it could be the ‘Super’ implied by the game’s title – a whopping 1000x bonus!
All of the live action is filmed in Evolution’s studios in Riga, Latvia, and streamed directly to the chosen devices of players.
Super Sic Bo is sure to be added by gaming sites around the globe following its April release, and so next time you load up a live casino, you might just find this thrilling take on the dice-based classic in amongst the roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker options already available.
Sic Bo is a classic casino game that has been crying out for a live version to be developed, and it’s reassuring to be able to report that Evolution have done a fantastic job of re-imagining this Chinese casino favourite.