What is ‘Hot Dice’?
Hot Dice is a game that can be found in some casinos. It works by players rolling dice combinations and continues until one player reaches the ‘game score’ or more which is 10,000 points. Points are awarded depending on the combinations, with some combinations scoring higher than others. Although Hot Dice may seem completely random, players can use strategy to slightly increase their chances of winning a game.
‘Hot Dice’ Explained
The game begins with a player rolling six dice. The player has the option of holding any or all of the dice, and rolling the remainder of the dice. If all the dice are ‘held’ then all six of the dice can be rolled again. The player continues with the process of rolling until they opt to keep the points that they have managed to gain. If a player decides to stop rolling and passes the dice to the next player, they keep the points they have managed to accumulate. If however they roll a non-scoring combination, the dice are automatically passed along and the player loses their points for that turn. In order to get ‘on the board’ and start play, each player has to score 1000 points.
If a player manages to hit 10,000 points (game score) before passing the dice along, the other players have one chance to beat that score. So if, for example, a player scores 10,200, the other players will have to score at-least that much in order to stand any chance of winning. This is where luck and strategy comes in. Just because a player hits 10,000, they have no guarantees of winning. They have to carefully judge just how far past ‘game score’ they must get in order to give themselves a good chance, once they have hit that, they will choose to stop scoring.
There are many different combinations that can earn players different levels of points. For example, rolling one one, two twos, one three, one four and a six would earn the player 100 points. This is called a ‘single 1’ roll. For a ‘single 5’ roll (one one, two twos, one three, one five, one six) the player gets fifty points. All other types of ‘single’ rolls are not counted, meaning a player would lose their points. Another combination is ‘three 1s’ which unsurprisingly has three ones, one two, one three and a four – this nets the player three hundred points. If they manage to roll the three ones simultaneously they get 1000 points.