They say variety is the spice of life, and I really enjoy playing different games each time I go to the casino. The first time I ever played in a casino I stuck to the dark corners where the 5-cent slots were, trying not to look out of place. I was about 16 years old at the time and by 18 I was was cautiously playing blackjack and craps in the quiet parts of the casinos I visited, but I can still remember seeing a Sic Bo table at Caesars in Las Vegas and feeling a tremendous desire to get my chips into action.
The dealer took a large Plexiglass container with three large dice in it, covered it with what looked like a plastic top hat, shook the strange contraption three times over their shoulder, and then placed it back on the table before removing the top hat and revealing the combination of dice. After reading them, the dealer pushed some buttons and the table's layout lit-up in white, green, and red, exposing the many combinations that and won. There were Chinese symbols all over the place and some red dragons. It was really cool.
The layout looked so exotic I couldn't resist. I broke a twenty for chips. I bet a dollar on big (11 to 17) and a buck on the numbers 15, 16, and 17 and then watched intently as the dealer went through the gyrations of shaking the dice again. This time they totaled 16. My total payoff was $31. I rat-holed the green quarter chip in my jeans and kept playing for the next hour on my original $20. I had a blast.
I eventually tapped-out on my buy-in, but walked away happy. The game was fun, and I still had the $25 chip in my pocket. If I had never played Sic Bo again, I could say I was a lifetime winner at the game. I'm sorry to say that's not the case, but I like it more than the Big 6 wheel for an occasional fling. Try it, you might like it!