by Pragmatic Play
Mega Sic Bo by Pragmatic Play is a live dealer sic bo game released in 2020. It boasts an RTP of 97.22% with a minimum bet of $0.5 and a $5,000 maximum wager. The game is available on both desktop and mobile and features a fan-favorite multiplier system that adds a new dimension when you play Sci Bo online.
As we’ll discuss in this Pragmatic Play Mega Sic Bo game review, these kinds of supercharged Sic Bo tables have become quite popular. In this case, though, that just means a lot of heavy competition. How does this game hold up?
|Game name||Live Mega Sic Bo|
|Game provider||Pragmatic Play|
|Game type||Sic Bo|
|Bet range||€0.5 - €5000|
|Languages||Bulgarian Chinese Danish English French German +14|
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 with a brand new release in the category of dice games. There have been Sic Bo live dealer variants before, of course. The first to come to mind have a lot of similarities to Pragmatic Play Mega Sic Bo. Namely Playtech Sic Bo Deluxe, and Evolution Gaming Super Sic Bo are quite popular live casino sic bo games with multipliers.
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 flavor. 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 bright red dresses and red lipstick. As with most live dealer Sic Bo games, the studio is heavily influenced by Asian design.
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. However, as soon as you go over the bets once or twice you will feel more confident wagering. The objective, of course, is to predict what the outcome of the dice roll will be. A green bar will indicate the start of betting time. You will have 20 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.
Mega Sic Bo includes all the classic Sic Bo bets. The special multiplier features are what sets this title apart from the rest. We’ll cover those further down in this Mega Sic Bo Pragmatic Play review.
Mega Sic Bo payouts are mostly identical to other multiplier sic bo games such as Evolution Super Sic Bo. On one hand, this means the title is quite competitive. On the other, it means your choice of game is mostly cosmetic. Anyway, the payouts are slightly reduced compared to regular Sic Bo betting odds. However, this is counteracted by multipliers, which can greatly increase your winnings.
|Pragmatic Play Mega Sic Bo Payouts|
|Total 4 or 17||50:1|
|Total 5 or 16||20:1|
|Total 6 or 15||15:1|
|Total 7 or 14||12:1|
|Total 8 or 13||8:1|
|Total 9 or 12||6:1|
|Total 10 or 11||5:1|
|Single||1:1, 2:1 if Double result, 3:1 if Triple|
All of this adds up to a 97.22% RTP, which is also on par with the competition. However, this applies to the four even money bets (small/big and even/odd.) The other bets have varying house edge ratios, though 95.47% is by far the lowest. Also, each of these wagers can pay significantly more if multiplied.
The Pragmatic Play live casino game interface is the same across all their titles. This just makes it easier to navigate, but we’ll point out a few features. You’ll find the complete list of all Mega Sic Bo bets and mechanics in the help menu in the upper right corner. Right next to it are the live chat feed, the settings menu, and various view modes.
The multipliers, however, are the real main draw of this title. 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. There can be up to 6 of these per round, as far as we can tell.
It’s important to understand that these multipliers are not the same for each bet. Firstly, Big/Small and Even/Odd bets cannot bet affected by them and always pay at odds of 1:1
Secondly, while 1,000x is technically the biggest payout, it can only appear for Triple bets. Essentially, the riskier the bet, the higher the multiplier can be. The final payout ends up being somewhere between the base odds and max multiplier. In the case of Triple bets, that would be between 150:1 and 999:1. Conversely, the lowest-paying wagers that can be multiplied are Combinations and 10 to 11 Totals. These pay between 5:1 and 24:1, and between 6:1 and 24:1, respectively.