There are a lot of similarities between Sic Bo and craps, except for the number of dice – in Sic Bo it’s three, while in craps it’s two. Similarly to craps, in Sic Bo there are various bets with different house edges. The simple strategy is avoiding those with a high house edge and picking those with a low one.
House edge takes away a specific percentage from your bets so that the casino can make a profit. Players who don’t know how it works, especially new players, might not realize that the house edge changes. That’s why it’s a good idea to memorize bets with high and low house edges.
The number called in Sic Bo is the outcome of three dice, which means it can vary from 3 to 18. The Small bet will win when the number is between 4 and 10, and the Big bet wins when it’s between 11 and 17, with the exception of all dice rolling the same number. They both pay out even money and their house edge is 2.78%. The Odd and Even bets work exactly the same way and has the same house edge. Those bets are good to choose.
An example of a bet with a high house edge that should be avoided in this strategy is Two of a Kind. You bet on two numbers and not on the total. You win if they appear on the dice at the same time (any two dice out of the three). It pays out 5 to 1, and its house edge is 16.67%. If all three numbers show up, you win Three of a Kind, which pays out 7 to 1 with a 11.11% house edge.
In this strategy stick to smaller but more likely winnings and don’t chase the big payouts because they’re risky.