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Let it Ride

Let it Ride casino card game is another variation of poker which is performed rather against the house than the other players (in comparison with the standard poker rules). The game is popular among the amateurs and older players generally due to its slow pace and ability to bring back 2 of the 3 bets.

Let it Ride rules and gameplay was created by Shuffle Master Inc. and now it owns the trademark to the game logo and name both.

Rules

Firstly let's observe the basic Let it Ride rules:

  • The player makes 3 bets of equal size;
  • The dealer distributes three cards for each player and places 2 community cards (face down);
  • After the players see their cards they may back one of their bets or let it ride and stay in the game;
  • After that the dealer turns over one of the community cards and it's okay for a player to pull back another bet or, again, let it ride
  • Payoff charts comments:

    Pay chart 1 - Standard U.S. pay chart;

    Pay chart 2 - Argosy casino pay chart;

    Pay chart 3 - Blackhawk casino pay chart (Colorado);

    Pay chart 4 - Royal Swazi casino pay chart (Swaziland, Africa)

    Pay chart 5 - some casino in Oregon and Washington use such pay charts;

    Pay chart 6 - video version of Let it Ride pay chart.

Strategy

And finally let's consider the strategy tips for Let it Ride (pay charts #1, #3 and #6 in particular) which is being the casino games member.

You should let it ride with 3 cards if you possess:

  • Any paying hand (10's or better, three cards of the same kind);
  • Any three cards which have a prospect of royal flash combination;
  • 3 cards in a row except Ace-2-3 and 2-3-4;
  • Three cards which have a prospect of straight flash combination, spread 4 and at least 1 big card (10 or bigger);
  • Three cards which have a prospect of straight flash combination spread 5 and at least 2 big cards.

You should let it ride with 4 cards if you possess:

  • Any paying hand;
  • 4 cards with the same suit;
  • Any 4 cards which have a prospect of outside straight (at least 1 big card is present);
  • Any 4 cards which have a prospect of outside straight (no big cards are present);
  • Any 4 cards which have a prospect of inside straight (4 big card are present).

Spread 4 - cards span four ranks in a row (e.g. 5, 6, and 8);

Spread 5 - cards span five ranks in a row (e.g. 5, 7, and 9);

Outside straight - the outside card is missed (e.g. 4, 5, 6 and 7);

Inside straight - the inside card is missed (e.g. 4, 5, 7 and 8).

 
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