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iCeeLo

$0.99
iPhone / iPad
Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Board
  • Dice
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iCee-lo is a gambling game played with three six-sided dice. There is not one standard set of rules. There are some constants that hold true to all sets of rules. The name comes from the Chinese Sì-Wŭ-Liù (四五六), meaning "four-five-six". In America it is also called "See-Low," "Four-Five-Six," "The Three Dice Game," "Chinchirorin," and by several alternative spellings, as well as simply "Dice." In China it is also called "Sānliù Bàozi" (三六豹子), or "three-six dice".
The constants include the number of dice used, which is always three. All rules describe certain winning combinations that can be rolled, and 4-5-6 is always treated as a winning combination for the first player who rolls it. One player serves as a banker, who covers the individual bets of the other players, each of whom competes directly with the bank.
This game was first brought to the United States by Chinese immigrants, who played it with their black colleagues.
Recently Cee-lo has had resurgence in popularity in American urban settings. A 2003 Associated Press article "Kids Gambling - And Losing" identified Cee-lo as a current fad at inner-city schools, "played for money even by preteens."