Let it ride is a casino card game developed by Shufflemaster. It is a relatively new game when compared to other games as it was only introduced to land-based casinos in 1993. Since then it has become a popular game both in land casinos and online. It is a poker style game that often has a side bet option.
Aim of the Game
To make the best possible poker hand using your three cards and the dealers two cards with a pair of tens the lowest paying hand. Also see : Poker Hand Rankings
The game is played with one 52 card deck. You are playing to get a hand on the payout table with the lowest paying hand a pair of tens or better. There are three betting spots on the table and you have to place a bet on all three to start a game. You are then dealt three cards and can choose to remove one bet or leave all three on the table. The dealer is then dealt one card.
You then have the choice of either removing one bet or leaving the remaining bets on the table. The dealer gets one more card and any winning bets are paid off according to the pay table. It should be noted that many tables have a maximum win limit so even if your bet would give a bigger win you can only win up to this amount. Online the common win limit is $50,000. The pays are as follows;
- Royal Flush : 1000 to 1
- Straight Flush : 200 to 1
- Four of a Kind : 50 to 1
- Full House : 11 to 1
- Flush : 8 to 1
- Straight : 5 to 1
- Three of a Kind : 3 to 1
- Two Pair : 2 to 1
- Tens or Better : 1 to 1
You will often find that you can make a $1 side bet. This bet has a high house edge but does award bonus pay outs. The actual pays vary widely from casino to casino. Below is a common example of the pay offs.
- Royal Flush : $30,000
- Straight Flush : $300
- Four of a Kind : $400
- Full House : $200
- Straight : $50
- Flush : $25
- Three of a Kind : $5
Some casinos such as Microgaming casinos have a progressive jackpot as part of the side bet pay table. To win the jackpot you need a royal flush. You will also win 10% of the jackpot if you have a straight flush.
How to Play
You begin a Let it Ride game by placing a bet on all of the three betting spots. At this time you must also decide if you want to place the side bet. You are then dealt your initial three cards. You then have the choice of pulling one bet or letting all three bets ride.
The dealer then draws on card and again you have the choice of pulling one bet or letting the remaining bets ride. Finally the dealer draws the final dealer card and any winnings are paid out. At this point any winnings on the side bet are also paid.
Sequence of Play
- Player places three bets on table (Optional side bet)
- Player receives three cards
- Player can remove one bet or leave all bets on the table
- Dealer draws one card
- Player can remove one bet or leave all remaining bets on the table
- Dealer draws one more card
- Wins are paid
- Start again
Where to Play Let It Rider Poker Games Online
If you want to play for free or try out your luck on the real money Let it Ride tables then the casinos listed below are all great choices. They all have at least on Let it Ride table and severl have an optional jackpot side bet.