Dice gambling games have been around for centuries. There are many variants; some played with regular numbered dice, others with different patterns or symbols. All dice games rely on luck, but when playing live the feeling is different to roulette or baccarat. This is probably because most dice games involve a shooter – the person throwing the dice. The psychology is that the player feels their destiny is in their hands. Of course, it isn’t, but still, it’s easy to get that misguided sense of control.
Although players cannot physically throw the dice themselves when playing at Indian online casinos, these games still attract vast numbers of players, particularly in India. These are the four most popular live casino dice games that desi players can’t get enough of.
As this is a local game, it’s no surprise that it has a keen following online. Having originated on the streets in northern India, Jhandi Munda is also known as Crown and Anchor, and in some areas as Langur Burja.
There are a couple of variants available online; however, most players are familiar with Jhandi Munda that’s played with six dice. In this game, the dice have symbols instead of numbers, and players bet on which symbol they think will appear (face-up) the most, or equal most. The payouts vary depending on how many matching symbols the player hits.
Curiously, not too many live dealer casino operators offer this game now, but as the online gambling market in India continues to grow, it probably won’t be too long before it takes off.
Super Sic Bo
Visit any of Macau’s top casinos, and the Sic Bo tables are always buzzing with action. While the regular game offers payouts up to 180:1, Evolution Gaming’s Super Sic Bo has pushed the boundaries by developing a variant with up to 1000:1 payouts.
Super Sic Bo has captured the attention of many Indian players who enjoy dice games because the win potential rivals that of many online video slots.
Fundamentally, Super Sic Bo is no different to a regular game. However, random win multipliers are added to various bet spots before the dice are rolled. If a player has bet on one of these spots, and it’s a winner, the payout is boosted by the multiplier’s value.
Another game that live dealer casino enthusiasts in India enjoy is Lightning Dice. Like Super Sic Bo, this game was developed by Evolution, and it also offers payouts up to 1,000 to 1. You can play it on the JeetPlay App.
The gameplay is fast and furious yet delightfully straightforward. There are three dice, which are dropped into the Lightning Tower. Players bet on the total value (of the dice) 3 – 18. Each point total has a base multiplier, similar to Sic Bo. When the betting finishes, random numbers are hit with a Lightning Multiplier up to 1,000x. All the player needs to do is guess the right number and hope they strike a multiplier too.
For some reason, it took an absolute age before live casino Craps was developed for the online gambling market. Evolution Gaming finally took the plunge with the launch of Live Craps in October 2020.
While it lacks the rowdy cheers and jeers that are synonymous with the Craps’ table in many landbased casinos, this online version has proven to be a massive success. Being based on regular craps, the RTP percentage offers players tremendous value, and the plethora of betting options means players can adopt low-risk strategies or go for a high-risk, high reward style of play.