dice-play How to play...

Cockfighting

Known as Ta Ki  in Chinese.  A Chinese gambling game played with six dice and stakes.

Play:

A player is designated banker.  Other players then place their stakes down, up to an agreed limit.  The banker then throws the six dice.  There are winning, losing and neutral combinations.  The banker collects and pays out accordingly.

 Winning combinations for the banker are... Players pay at odds... Six-of-a-kind 7 to 1 Five-of-a-kind 7 to 1 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6 7 to 1 Four-of-a-kind with the remaining two dice adding up to one of the four values. e.g. 3, 3,3, 3, 2, 1. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 3 to 1 Three-of-a-kind with the remaining three dice totalling 5 or 14 and above. 1 to 1 Losing combinations for the banker are... Banker pays at odds... 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3 7 to 1 Three-of-a-kind with remaining three dice totalling 4 or 6 or 7. i to 1

Odds are increased for 4s and 6s.  For example the following combinations pay and lose at the following odds...

5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 4     7 to 1  +  1 to 1 = 8 to 1

6, 6, 6, 6, 5, 1     7 to 1  +  4 to 1 = 11 to 1

4, 4, 4, 3, 5, 6     1 to 1  +  3 to 1 = 4 to 1