It was in early 2020 when Pragmatic Play was giving out hints about releasing a live casino game with multipliers.
Most reviewers expected roulette or blackjack but Pragmatic Play surprised everyone around summertime with a brand new release in the category of dice games. There have been Sic Bo live dealer variants before and certain people have already found similarities between Pragmatic Play Mega Sic Bo and Playtech Sic Bo Deluxe, as well as Evolution Gaming Super Sic Bo.
The game is what it is – it is a traditional Asian game and no developer has yet decided to introduce any radical changes to it. They usually keep the basic gameplay and add a bit of flavour. Clearly, the payout rates do not have to be the same if you compare versions from different providers. Pragmatic Play’s latest addition to the live casino portfolio boasts superior video quality and advanced in-house video broadcasting. Mega Sic Bo is a modern take on an ancient game completely reliant on chance and the outcome of rolling three dice.
Once you launch the game at a Pragmatic Play live casino, you will enter a luxurious studio decorated with red and gold. Dealers will usually wear screaming red dresses and red lipstick.
They will sit in front of a round table with the dice shaker in the middle. The betting layout will be shown below the video stream. It may look a bit scary at first, but as soon as you go over the bets once or twice you will feel more confident wagering. The objective, of course, is to predict, in some way, what the outcome of the dice roll will be. A green bar will indicate the starting of the betting time. You will have 15 seconds to place your bet for the round.
The layout has 52 betting positions and presents players with the opportunity to bet on one or more positions at the same time. Players can choose to bet on the result of one die, two dice or all three dice. Some of the bets include totals, evens or odds, small or big, as well as doubles and triples. The more likely the bet, the lower the payout.
For each game, several betting options are randomly selected. These are referred to as the Mega Lucky Combinations. Their standard odds are replaced with Mega Multipliers that can go up to 1000x the initial bet. Depending on the bet, the game’s RTP ranges from 95.47% to 97.22%.
Sic Bo is a rather suspenseful game as it is. By adding Mega Multipliers, Pragmatic Play increases the suspension to such an extent that you will surely be on the edge of your seat throughout the gameplay.
Seeing the dice dance and waiting for the round to end to see what is the Mega Multiplier and if it is applied to your bet is one of the most satisfying moments you could possibly experience. It can, of course, go the other way, but with luck on your side, you will likely enjoy this game more than you expect.