Rules and Strategy

Sic Bo: Player profiles

While some people like to pull levers and watch the slots rattle away frantically, you have some that simply love the buzz of the bingo hall and others that couldn’t live without the adrenaline they get from the roulette table. There are those however that prefer the soft finish of the green cloth under their fingers and the feeling they get from launching three dice into the unknown.

These players are the disciples of Sic Bo, a typical game of chance that requires patience, forethought and a little bit of luck thrown into the mix. It’s also a game in which secrets are still to be revealed, one such secret is the personalities that make the game what it is today, the types of players that you find frequenting Sic Bo tables around the world in land based and online casinos. We take look at the most common types of Sic Bo players you tend to find.

The novice

We always find this type of player in every casino game we look at. The newbie, who’s trying their luck and who most of the time, doesn’t even know the rules of the game that they’re playing. Discreetly awkward but ever smiling, this type of gambler injects a certain type of fun into the game which helps to relax the atmosphere at the table and can also go some way to prove everyone has as much chance as each other when it comes to winning. Beginner’s luck you might say, and it wouldn’t be just you, as this type of player is often fodder for the more experienced player who will try to eliminate them first from the outset.

The strategist

An excellent tactician and in general a very experienced player, the strategist knows the rules of Sic Bo like the back of his hand. A keen observer, they know what actions to take at any given moment and enjoy a flawless gaming experience. They are able to switch strategies through the good and bad periods of the game in order to survive, and also use every advantage possible to eliminate other players. They draw their experience from countless hours of play, both losses and wins; and as such they are usually an older category of player.

The psychologist

The perfect actor, the psychologist hides his both his game and emotions extremely well. Opponents have great difficulty in reading him and his movements. He varies his game strategies well enough to keep people guessing and in this way t-has a psychological advantage over their opponents, who cannot read their game and as a result will suffer frustration that will lead to them making a critical mistake which he will capitalize on and exploit for his own gains.

The defensive player

Found in the majority of casinos, the defensive or efficient player fills the gaps they have in strategy and mental weakness with excellent money management. They are efficient in that they generally play a low risk strategy type and win small, never being able to risk losing large sums of money. This is a difficult player to beat as they have a lot of patience and can simply sit and wait, effectively blocking you. They can play loose sometimes to throw you off balance but in general thy will play very tight, this type of player is often seen participating in tournaments as it requires the types of characteristics that this player exudes in bounds.

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