Sic Bo Glossary

Any Double – A wager that two of the three dice will match; also known as Any Pair.

Any One Number – A wager that a specified number will appear on at least one of the three dice.

Any Pair – Same as Any Double.

Any Triple – A wager that all three of the dice will match.

Betting Limits – The minimum and maximum amounts that can be wagered at the table.

Big – A wager that total of the three dice will be between 11 and 17.

Birdcage – A game played with three dice that is similar to Sic Bo, but with far worse odds; also known as Chuck-a-Luck or Grand Hazard.

Cage – A device in which the dice are tumbled or shaken before being rolled; also see Cup and Shaker.

Chips – Tokens used to represent money at a casino.

Chuck-a-Luck – An American game similar to Sic Bo; see Birdcage.

Combination Bet – A wager that two of the three dice will match two numbers specified by the player; also known as a Pair Match.

Cup – For games of Sic Bo that do not use a Cage or Shaker, a dice cup may be used to mix up the dice.

Dai Siu – An alternative name for Sic Bo, meaning “Big Small.”

Dice – The three cubes, numbered on all sides with pips from one to six, used to play Sic Bo.

Dice Face – A wager that one or more of the three dice will show a specific number.

Double – A wager that two of the three dice will show a specified number; also see Any Double.

Even – A wager that total of the three dice will equal an even number.

Grand Hazard – A British game similar to Sic Bo; see Birdcage.

Hi-Lo – A version of Sic Bo commonly played in the Philippines.

Layout – The markings on the table that show where bets should be placed.

Lose On Any Triple – A rule that states all small and big bets lose when a triple is rolled.

Lucky Dice – Alternative slang name for the game of Sic Bo.

Odd – A wager that total of the three dice will equal an odd number.

Pair Match – A wager that two of the three dice will make the pair selected; also known as a Combination Bet.

Re-Bet – To repeat the previously made wager(s).

Sic Bo – The name of this Chinese dice game, which literally translates as “dice pair.”

Shaker – A device that looks a bit like a snow globe, used to mix up the dice.

Small – A wager that total of the three dice will be between 4 and 10.

Spin – Refers to when the cage is set in motion, whether shaken in a cup or rotated in a cage; wagers must be placed prior to this action.

Tai Sai – An alternative name for Sic Bo, meaning “Big Small.”

Three Dice Total – A wager on the sum of the pips on the upward faces of all three dice.

Three Single Number Combination – A wager that all three dice will come up three numbers specified by the player.

Total – Same as Three Dice Total.

Triple – A wager that all three dice will show a specified number; also see Any Triple.

Two Faces – Same as a Combination Bet; a wager that two of the three dice will match two numbers specified by the player.

Yee Hah Hi – A variation of Sic Bo played in Macau, which has no numbers on the dice; instead, symbols are used.