What is Bo Bo
Sic Bo is a well known card game that can be played with 2 to 8 players and a dealer. The goal of the game is to have a card that sums up closest to 9, or 10. If the sum goes over 9, the hand is called a “natural” and the player receives even money or 1:1 on their bet. If the sum is under 9, the player has to draw another card. The sum of the cards can be as high as 17 and nothing else. This is also called a “natural.”
As for the name, originally it was played in France and the name of the game was “vingt-et-un” (means 21 in French) when the game was brought to America it was renamed and formalized as baccarat.
There are a lot of ways to play Sic Bo, including some casinos that offer online gaming. Though the game is quite simple, the variety in the game makes it easy to learn and exciting to play.
The Dealer Shops
Two decks of cards are used in the game and the dealer will be dealt 8 cards one deck at a time. As with poker, the most important person at the table is the one sitting to the left of the dealer. This person must decide if they want to hit or stand.
Before the dealer receives the cards, each player at the table must bet. So far each player has bought or bought none of the cards that have been dealt to you, but now it’s time to start dealing the cards out.
When the hand is completed all players must turn their two cards face up on the table so everyone can see the value of the cards. The best hand wins the bet. If two hands win, then the ante is shared between them. When the cards are dealt all players’ bets are returned to them, and the next hand begins.
The Flush Draw
In Sic Bo you will see a couple of different flushes, but the three that are possible are straight, which are not too difficult to achieve, and four of a kind, which is very hard to achieve. The easier flushes are the ones that are hard to achieve.
Four of a Kind
The player three types of cards that are possible with any of the face cards. Each card is worth a certain amount, and once you have all of the face cards, the fifth card is determined by the second highest card. Each card is worth a certain amount
This is the best hand in Sic Bo and a royal flush will win the game for you. This hand consist of all 5 cards and face should be included when determining the hand. If the player has aces, queens, kings or jacks, then the hand is a lot richer and will win.
Three of a kind when three cards are of the same number. Also takes the second highest card in determining the rank of the next card.
When 5 cards are the same suit, but not in sequence. The highest card in the sequence determines the winner if two players have a flush.
The cards are of the same rank, but not in the same suit. Should a player have 5 cards in sequence, they win if the next card is higher than the previous one.
Three of a Kind
Also known as “azzahr,” it involves taking 5 similar cards and making a strong hand. Three aces, three twos, three tens, would be three of a kind. Should two players be able to have similar three of a kind, the tie breaker is each of the players’ pairs. If both players have the similar three of a kind, the players with the higher second card to the tens or the higher first card to the tens are the winners.
The cards are of the same rank, but not in the same suit. The highest pair wins, and if there is a tie, the second highest pair wins.
This is the highest five card hand you can have, and consists of 2 pairs of cards that are unrelated cards. The highest rank counts, so 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 is the highest. If two players have a tris, the player with the highest pair wins.
This hand is triplets. Three cards of the same rank. For example 6, 7, 8, 9. The winning hand is three of a kind.