binary128
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August 18th, 2013 at 3:04:16 PM permalink
I am with Galewind Software. We are building a Sic Bo game, about which I have some questions for which various searches have yet to provide any clear answers. For example:

1. You can "Bet On Total" by selecting one of the table spots labeled 4 through 17. Can you place more than one of these types of bets before the dice roll? That is, in the same round can you bet on a Total of 5, a Total of 10 and a Total of 15?

2. You can bet on a "Fixed Pair" (pair of 1s, pair of 2s, pair of 3s, etc.) Can you bet on more than one "Fixed Pair" per round?

3. You can bet on a "Fixed Triple". Can you bet on more than one "Fixed Triple" per round?

4. You can bet on "Any single number" - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Can you bet on more than one per round?

5. You can bet on "Any two numbers". Can you bet on more than one of these combinations per round?

At the moment it is our conclusion that the bets Big, Small, Odd, Even, "Any Triple", "Any Three" and "Any Four" can only allow one bet per round. For the bets enumerated above, what I have read is not absolutely clear regarding my questions.

Thanks.

Chris Colby
rdw4potus
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August 18th, 2013 at 3:17:22 PM permalink
Each of those bets has a built-in house edge. Is there a reason why you'd limit the betting?
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binary128
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August 18th, 2013 at 3:43:30 PM permalink
My intent was not to limit the player's bets. My intent was to discover whether the "typical house rules" allowed the multiple bets that are included in all of my questions.

That is, if multiple "Bet on Total" bets are typically allowed, then I have no problem allowing them.

Chris
Paigowdan
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August 18th, 2013 at 3:46:52 PM permalink
Multiple player bets are allowed.
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tringlomane
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August 18th, 2013 at 3:52:49 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Multiple player bets are allowed.

Yep, they are all independent wagers with various house edges. Sic Bo would be more boring if you couldn't bet on more than one number. :)
beachbumbabs
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August 18th, 2013 at 3:55:51 PM permalink
I've only played a few times, but in my experience, it's most comparable to roulette, in that you can place any bets you want, including those that seem counter to each other, as long as you bet the house minimums on whichever bet.
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24Bingo
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August 18th, 2013 at 4:03:32 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Yep, they are all independent wagers with various house edges. Sic Bo would be more boring if you couldn't bet on more than one number. :)

Massive house edges.

(Except the "big" and "small" bets, which only rise to the level of "hefty.")
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tringlomane
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August 18th, 2013 at 4:09:58 PM permalink
Generally yes, but odds could be adjusted to be better than typical B&M casinos if Galewind wished to do so. On some of the wagers, I'd definitely recommend it.
binary128
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August 18th, 2013 at 4:39:10 PM permalink
OK then, I will allow for the possibility of:

- The "Bet On Total" could have 14 separate bets.

- The "Fixed Pair" and "Fixed Triple" bets could each have 6 separate bets.

And so forth.

We have yet to finalize our returns for the "Any one Number" (1 occurrence, 2 occurrences, 3 occurrences). The rest of the bets will pay (x to y) as follows (HE in parenthesis):

- Big/Small = 1:1, with Push on Triples (1.39%)
- Odd/Even = 1:1, with Push on Triples (1.39%)
- 4, 17 = 70:1 (1.39%)
- 5, 16 = 34:1 (2.78%)
- 6, 15 = 20:1 (2.78%)
- 7, 14 = 13:1 (2.78%)
- 8, 13 = 9:1 (2.78%)
- 9, 12 = 7:1 (7.41%)
- 10, 11 = 6:1 (12.5%)
- Fixed Pair = 12:1 (3.7%)
- Fixed Triple = 200:1 (6.94%)
- Any Triple = 34:1 (2.78%)
- Any two unique numbers = 6:1 (2.78%)
- Any three unique numbers = 34:1 (2.78%)
- Any four unique Numbers = 15:2 (5.56%)

Chris
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