Chuck a luck, also known as bird cage, is a variant of sic bo that is often played in an informal environment. It has a unique dice randomization system. Three dice are kept in an hourglass shaped wire cage that is rotated around its center. When the cage comes to rest with the dice at the bottom, the numbers on the top face of the dice are the numbers called. The cage is welded so that the dice cannot be taken out or replaced. Normally the cage is kept on the dealer’s right, which makes it easier for him to rotate the cage.
The players are not allowed to rotate the cage. Once the bets are paid out and the lost bets taken by the house, the dealer announces that players can place fresh bets. Till the dealer calls “No more bets”, the players can withdraw or change their bets. Once “No more bets” is called the bets stand as placed. There is usually no seating arrangement for the players, who stand and play. This leads to a quick turnover of players.