If you ever were to run into Lady Luck herself, you might not be surprised to see her ears adorned with glittering rubies… and as you peered closer, mesmerised, you’d notice they are perfectly cut and weighted, cube-shaped and marked, oh-so-precisely, with tiny, white dots. Why, of course, you think to yourself as the jewels detach from her perfect earlobes and jumble and tumble in the air, wreathing her magic around them as they spin; of course she wears dice. No object in this world embodies the essence of luck like a pair of dice.
Bac Bo Live by Evolution Gaming is an exciting hybrid live dealer dice game that combines the classic baccarat and sic bo games. With an RTP of 98.87%, it is easy to play a house edge of 1.16%. Players can wager between 0.50 and 10,000 coins, and the game is set in an Asian-themed atmosphere for an authentic experience. The game consists of four dice that are shaken one at a time, enhancing the anticipation. Players can bet on either the player or banker positions, and the hand with the highest two-dice total wins. With its simple gameplay, potential for high tie bet payouts, and great statistics, Bac Bo is sure to excite and entertain.
The setup for this game couldn’t be any simpler. The live dealer sits at a table with four circular pockets arranged in two adjacent lines at the centre of the table. Each of these pockets is, in fact, a shaker into which one of four dice is placed. Two shakers represent the player, while the other two represent the banker.
To begin, players bet on banker, player or tie. Like baccarat, one of the games this is derived from, the goal of Bac Bo is to try to predict which hand will have a higher two-dice total, the banker (dealer) or player, or whether they will draw.
After betting, the dealer sets the shakers in motion. The four dice are shaken one at a time, enhancing the anticipation. When the dice stop tumbling, the banker’s dice stop first, followed by the player’s dice.
Players can stay on top of their game through live betting statistics and interactive roads. There are a variety of roads to choose from, including Big Road, Big Eye Road, Small Road, Cockroach Road, and Bead Plate. These roads provide players with an overview of the hands that have been played and the results, allowing them to make informed decisions on their betting strategies. Additionally, the roads also provide an indication of the hot and cold hands, allowing players to adjust their bets accordingly.
A unique feature of Bac Bo is the variable payouts for a winning tie bet. Depending on the dice value of the tie, these payouts can range between 4:1 and a pretty impressive 88:1.
Placing bets in Bac Bo is simple and straightforward. Players can choose to bet on either the banker or player, or alternatively on the tie. All bets must be placed before the four dice are shaken, and each round begins with players placing their bets.
Unlike with traditional, card-based baccarat, the banker doesn’t have any edge over the player in this version of the game. Therefore, if you stick with banker/player bets, you’re statistically likely to come out even over time. This often leads players to adopt one of the betting strategies, like Martingale, that are used for baccarat and other table games. You can check out our full article about these betting strategies here.
With Bac Bo, however, the real risk and reward lie in the tie bets. While a tie is statistically less likely than a player/banker win, these at least present the possibility of higher payouts, depending on the dice total. There are great opportunities for hedging in this game, to help you keep a positive bankroll and keep going for the bigger wins.
Player/banker win 1:1
2 or 12
3 or 11
4 or 10
5 or 9
This game is compatible with desktop, laptop and mobile devices, and can be played on all standard operating systems.