Let It Ride
Let It Ride is based on 5 Card Stud Poker, but in this game you are not playing against other players or the house.
Here you only play against your own luck.
Starting out you have to make three equal bets.
This is done by placing one of your chips in each of the three circles located at your playing position. Those circles will
be marked as "$", "1" and "2". The chips in 1 and 2 may be called back later on but the chip in the $
circle is the minimum you have to risk. After placing the bets each player and the dealer gets three cards face
down. The dealer then will discard one of his cards immediately. Those cards are not a hand; they are later being used for
every player to create a five card poker hand out of his own three cards.
Once all the cards are dealt the players can pick up their
first three cards and look at them. After you looked at your cards and you don't think you are going to have a winning hand,
you can ask for your first bet back. This is done by dragging the cards on the table the same way as if you were taking
a hit in Blackjack. The dealer will then give you back one of your three bets. In this case the one bet is out of the game
regardless if you win or lose. If you think you have a winning hand just slide your cards face down under your bet. This signals
to the dealer that you want to Let it Ride. After every player chooses between "Let It Ride" or taking back one bet
the dealer turns one of his two cards over. You now have to use the dealers upcard with your own three cards to make a good
hand. At this point the betting, as explained before, starts over.
Each player is again given the choice to Let it Ride or
take his second bet back. In either case, whether you let it ride or take back your bet, the decision you made on the
first bet will not be affected. For instance: If you after the first bet thought that you were going to have a winning
hand and let it ride, but now you don't think you will be a winner anymore you could take your second bet back - but the first
bet still remains on the table. Once everybody has made their decision on the second bet, in the same way as explained above,
the dealer will turn over his second card. Now you have to use both of the dealers upcards together with your three
cards to make the best hand. You are a winner if you have a Pair of Tens or better. The payout is based on the bets
you left on the table. For each bet you left on the table you will get the following odds.
The ranking of the hands are the same as in regular
Pair of Tens
or better / 1:1
Pair / 2:1
of a Kind / 3:1
House / 11:1
of a Kind / 50:1
Flush / 200:1
Flush / 1000:1