The game of Let It Ride is a poker card game with a standard
52-card deck on a blackjack style table. The objective in ‘Let
it Ride’ is to get a pair of tens or better, by "riding" up to
three bets. The players try and achieve this by combining their
three "dealt" cards given to each of them and two "community"
cards given to the dealer. Bets are laid out the right hand side
of the table, so that all the players can view them. Unlike
traditional poker games, players do not compete against each
other in Let It Ride. Instead, they play against the casino
wherein good poker hands are rewarded. It is rather easy and
exciting to play Let It Ride poker. The game suits everyone,
even novices, although experience is always be an added
advantage in any form of online gambling or casino gambling. By
playing Let It Ride, you can let your bets ‘ride’ and win huge
jackpots in no time at all. All you need is your winning
instinct and the blessing of Lady Luck!
Rules Of Playing Let It Ride
The game begins with three bets of equal amounts made by each
player in three circles marked "1", "2" and "$". Then each
player receives three cards from the dealer while two
"community" cards are kept face down by the dealer for himself.
Once the players have had a look at all the three cards, each
player is allowed to cancel one of the three bets placed in one
of the circles by indicating to the dealer to push it back to
the player. Alternatively, the player can let the bet "ride" and
continue in the game. Once a player decides to keep the bet on
and "let it ride", the bet stays on the table until the game is
completed. On the other hand, if the player chooses to withdraw
the bet, it goes out of the game.
Then the dealer turns one of the two "community cards" face up
for all the hands. Now, each player has the second option to
withdraw another of the bets placed or "let it ride". The
previous decision of withdrawing or keeping the first bet in
play does not have any connection to the second decision.
Regardless of whether a player has withdrawn a bet or not the
first time, the player still has this second chance. Once the
choice is made, the betting is over. It is important to remember
that the option of keeping or withdrawing your bet is only
applicable for circles "1" and "2", as the bet for circle "$"
always stays in play. Once the second choice has been made, the
dealer completes the hands of all the players by turning over
the second "community" card.
Then all of the cards are revealed and the winners are paid on
the basis of hands that are equal or better than a pair of tens.
If the combination of the five card hand does not result in a
pair of tens or better, the bet on circle "$" is collected by
the dealer including any of the other bets that the player has
chosen to "ride". On the other hand, if the combination does
give the player a pair of tens or better, the bet on circle "$"
including the other bets left in the play is paid by the dealer.
The amount awarded is decided according to the payout table.
The primary objective of playing Let It Ride is to get a pair of
tens or better. So the most important thing you need to know and
understand is when to let your bets "ride".
Once you have received the first three cards you can reconsider
the option of letting your bet "ride" in case you do not have
three cards to a royal or straight flush. You can also withdraw
your bet if you do not have a pair of tens or better or any
cards that are three of a kind.
When you have seen the fourth card, it is better to take back
your bet if you do not have cards that are three or four of a
kind or are a pair of tens or better. If you do not have a
four-card flush or four-card royal or straight flush, you should
again think about withdrawing your bet. It is important to
remember that you have the option of removing your second bet
even if you have let your first bet ‘ride’ and play accordingly.
On the other hand, you can let the bet on circle "1" ride if you
have the first three cards with a pair of tens or better or a
Ten Jack Queen. While deciding on the bet on circle "2" you
should check whether your first four cards are pairs of tens or
better or four high cards (10 or higher) or are four open end
(straight) cards. You should also let your bet "ride" if you
have two pairs of cards (among the first four).
While playing Let It Ride, a table limit of $25,000 is often
imposed by many casinos in order to restrict you from winning
too much and keep the business interest of the casino intact.
Therefore, you should check the casino’s rules before beginning
to play so that you are not disappointed at the end.
The limit of $25,000 allows you to place 15 bets and let the
bets ‘ride’ on all three betting circles so that even if you win
a royal flush, instead of $45,000 you will receive only $25,000.
You can win $45,000 in a royal flush at casinos that do not have
any table limits.
Aside from the three standard circles of betting some casinos
offer a bonus game of 1$, an optional bet, which is placed
before the actual game begins. Specific hands can yield
additional payouts for this bet.
Tens or better gives a 1 – 1 payout.
Two pair: pays 2 – 1
Three of a kind: pays 3 - 1
Straight: pays 5 - 1
Flush: pays 8 - 1
Full house: pays 11 - 1
Four of a kind: pays 50 - 1
Straight flush: pays 200 - 1
Royal flush: pays 1,000 - 1
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