Backgammon  Backgammon is one of the oldest board games that are still very popular among players. The game was also played by the people of Mesopotamia over 5000 years ago. It is very similar to chess or other board games which require strategy, but there is an element of luck to it, too. Due to this element of luck, the game is popular in casinos. Other games of strategy like chess have a weaker chance of the weaker player winning over a pro. But the luck element makes it ideal for gambling purposes.

How to play Backgammon

Backgammon is a game of strategy as well as luck. It is a two-player game and each player has fifteen checkers to himself. The board has 24 long triangles on opposite ends, which are numbered as well. These triangles are called points. Each player begins with a specific number of checkers on specific points.

The game begins when both the players roll the dice and the player with a higher number moves first. For a turn, he has to roll both dice. After the roll, he has to move his checkers according to the number he has rolled. After this, the other player takes his turn and the game continues.

In case a checker lands on a triangle with the opposite checker, it is called a blot and the checker moves to the center of the board, waiting to be restricted by rolling the correct number.

The game ends by bearing off all the checkers. A checker can be heard off after all of a player’s checkers are on his side. It is done by rolling a one.

The doubling cube is used to raise the stakes of the game by calling out the opponent.

Gambling using Backgammon

When backgammon is used for gambling, it combines the use of skill and luck. A certain monetary value is assigned to specific points and reaching those points wins you money. The doubling cube is used for its original purpose, doubling the monetary stakes or giving up the game on that point.

Getting better at Backgammon gambling

  • When you are playing for specific points, the goal is simply to reach those points and not much skill is needed except the presence of mind.

  • It is always beneficial to study some opening moves and responses to those moves. These moves go a long way, especially against newbies.

  • If you want to become a pro at Backgammon, you should study some mathematical rules such as the Keigh count, the Matussek’s bear off, etc. A simple concept of Neil’s numbers can help you go a long way.

These tips will make you better at tournament backgammon which will help you make a firm grasp over the game. This way, you will have mastered the skill part of the game and the gambling only remains on your luck.

Sic Bo

Sic Bo  Luck is an essential part of any game which involves gambling. Playing games entirely dependent on skill take the risk out of the game and put the pressure on the player. But games dependent on luck keep the pressure off the player and he is excited throughout the game trying to guess the outcome.

One such game that is very famous in casinos is Sic Bo. Sic Bo is a gambling game that is played using some. It is widely played in Asia and originated in China. It was introduced to the United States by Chinese immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century. Although it was not legal in the United Kingdom until 2002, after which it was offered by only licensed casinos.

Let us learn about some basic rules of Sic Bo and discuss some tips on how to control a dice with your mind. Or simply how to win more at the game. Let’s go with the latter.

How to play Sic Bo

The words Sic Bo mean precious dice. This is apt because the game entirely depends on the outcome of three dice that are rolled by the dealer.

The game requires a table to be played at a casino. The table has various markings on it that indicate betting variations. The players, before the beginning of the game, place their bets on the designated area. After the bets are placed, the dealer takes out a case that has three more in. The case is shaken vigorously and then opened. The outcome of the dice decides the fate of the bets.

There are multiple aspects to bet on in Sic Bo. You can bet on a Big meaning that the dice will roll a number between and inclusive of 11 and 17. Betting a Small means predicting the outcome will a number between and inclusive of 4 and 10. You can also get on the outcome being an odd or an even number.

The higher payout bets are predicting the done will roll a perfect triple, a specific number on all the dice, or a combination of a single and double-digit number on the dice.

How to win more at Sic Bo

Sic Bo is more a game of luck than it is of skill. The outcome of the dice decides the winner and the dice are pretty random. But, in games dependent on luck, you should keep an eye on probability. Place your bet on something which has a higher probability of occurring than something which has more house edge.

  • You should prefer betting on big or small because the house edge is low and the probability of winning is high.

  • Refrain from betting on a triple. The house edge is way more and the probability is low. It might not be worth the risk.

  • Combination bets have a higher chance of winning.