OBJECTIVE OF LET IT RIDE: Earn the biggest pay out by strategically removing bets or letting them ride.
NUMBER OF CARDS: standard 52-card
RANK OF CARDS: A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
TYPE OF GAME: Casino
INTRODUCTION TO LET IT RIDE
Let It Ride is part of the new wave of casino games created in the 1990s. The game is like most traditional poker games which rely on ranking five card hands. This poker variant on Five Card Stud has a twist though, if a player dislikes their cards they may choose to reduce their bet. The strategy of this game is based on knowing when to withdraw a bet and when to Let It Ride…
Before playing, bet three equivalent stakes. The dealer deals you three cards face-down, you may examine them but no other players can see them. You may now decide to pull back one of your stakes or let it ride. This game utilizes two community cards, first the dealer deals a single community card to the table. You have a second opportunity to either withdraw one of your bets or let it ride. After, the dealer deals the second community card to the table. This is your last chance to pull back a bet or let it ride.
Players are paid out according to their hands: 3 cards in hand + 2 community cards.
PAY OUT TABLE
Pairs (10s or better): 1:1
Two Pairs: 2:1
Three of a Kind: 3:1
Full House: 11:1
Four of a Kind: 50:1
Straight Flush: 200:1
Royal Flush: 1000:1