Let it ride is a poker variation. The object of the game is to get a pair of 10s or better using three cards dealt to the player and two “community” cards given to the dealer. In this game, everyone plays against the casino. Although, not the most popular game played in the casinos, it’s a nice “Specialty Game” to add to a large Casino Event. Of course, our dealers can teach all the rules and like the other casino games, offer suggestions and tips how to play!
To start with, each player makes three bets of equal amount. Then the dealer gives each player three cards and takes two community cards placed face down. After seeing their first three cards each player has the choice to take one of their three bets back or to leave it out and ‘let it ride’.
Then the dealer turns over one of the two community cards, which apply to all hands on the table, and each player has the option to take out another bet or to ‘let it ride’. The player may leave their bet in or take it out the second time irrespective of their first decision.
The dealer then shows the second community card. Winners are paid based on hands which have a pair of 10s or better with a pair of 10s paying even money, as follows:
- Tens or better 1 to 1
- Two pair: pays 2 to 1
- Three of a kind: pays 3 to 1
- Straight: pays 5 to 1
- Flush: pays 8 to 1
- Full house: pays 11 to 1
- Four of a kind: pays 50 to 1
- Straight flush: pays 200 to 1
- Royal flush: pays 1,000 to 1