A Taste of Casino Culture with iPad Sic Bo
Sic bo, which may literally be translated as ‘dice pair’ or ‘precious dice’ is a dice game of ancient Chinese origin. It is popular in land-based casinos in Asia, particularly in Macau, and is often found in the Asian gaming rooms in other casinos the world over.
Online, however, the game may generally be found in casino establishments, and sic bo is a much-enjoyed game on modern devices such as smart phones or tablets such as the iPad. The move from land-based to online has livened up the casino world and players can now easily enjoy games from all over the world at the mere click of a button.
Enjoying Sic Bo
Sic bo is a relatively easy game to learn. In iPad sic bo, as in the general game, players use three dice and have the choice of a variety of betting options on the result of the roll of the dice. The odds, table layout and payoffs vary from casino to casino, but the general gist of the game is the same.
Players place their bets in the marked betting areas, or, as in the case of iPad sic bo, state their bet in the designated field and then click on the relevant area, and then roll the dice, either physically or at the click, or touch, of a button. After the bets have been placed and dice rolled, the electronic table will light up to indicate the winning areas or the winning roll will otherwise be displayed. The winning bets are then paid, the losing bets are removed, and the game begins again.
It is purely a game of chance and every roll of the dice will result in a win or a loss. There are no complicated rules and strategies to learn, and players can simply enjoy the game. While some sub-categories of sic bo, such as Grand Hazard and Chuck-A-Luck have been developed, these all rely on the same basic set of rules and game play as sic bo.
The Online Version
As sic bo is already so reliant on electronics and technology, given the table and lit-up areas, it is particularly well-suited for online play. Playing iPad sic bo, then, is no different than playing it in a land-based casino, except, of course, for the lack of other players in the online scenario.
To play iPad sic bo, players firstly need to find an online casino that offers this game and then sign up to and register with that particular online casino.
Playing iPad sic bo offers numerus advantages over playing land-based sic bo in that online games tend to offer more favourable odds, and there may be further bonuses or promotions available in the online game.
Furthermore, players choosing iPad sic bo may have the opportunity to play free games, which will give them the chance to become acquainted with the game, learn all the rules and betting options, and become completely comfortable with it before moving on to playing with actual money. This will ensure that players will have the best winning chances as they are already familiar with the game and will not be making avoidable errors. Free games are only available in the online games, and this makes iPad sic bo particularly attractive, particularly for new and inexperienced players.