If the thrill of creating 5-card combinations in poker appeals to you, but you’d rather forego betting against other players, you’re going to love the gameplay of Let It Ride.
Let It Ride was first introduced in casinos in 1993, and the game is played with a single 52 card deck that gets reshuffled before every game. You’ll be given 3 cards facing up, and the dealer will deal another 2 cards facing down. You make bets based on whether you believe you have a winning hand or not.
The objective of this game is to create as large of a winning hand as possible, and to bet accordingly. There’s no folding in this game, but you will need to know when to raise the stakes.
To start the game, place a $1 minimum wager on the ante. The maximum you can bet is $500. The dealer will deal you 3 cards and deal another 2 cards facing down. You have two options at this point. You can choose to merely continue or you can choose to raise the stakes. Both of these options will reveal the face of one of the mystery cards; however, if you raise your real money bet, you double your bet. Once the face of the 1st card is revealed, you’ll have a better idea as to whether you have a winning hand. You can then choose the same choices to reveal the second mystery card.
If you create a hand that has a pair of 10s or better, your wager will be doubled. If you don’t, the house will take your bet. This includes the ante wager and any raised stakes. Once you place an ante wager, there’s no backing up. You’re going to have to see it through.
The payouts are calculated as follows:
The payout will be paid for not only the raised stakes, but also for the ante wager as well.
There’s a side bet that is optional. You can only bet on the side bet if you place a bet on the standard bet. Minimum bets start at $1 and go up to $500. The progressive payouts are quite generous, and are as follows:
The progressive jackpot can grow to quite large. It had grown to $60,000 at the time that this article was written. The odds of landing a Royal Flush is at 1 in 649,740 while the odds of getting a Straight Flush is 1 in 72,193. The odds are 1 in 4,165 for a 4 of a Kind, 1 in 694 for a Full House, 1 in 509 for a Flush, 1 in 255 for a Straight, 1 in 47 for a 3 of a Kind, 1 in 21 for a two pair and 1 in 2 for any pair.
Let ‘Em Ride is a great game that puts a twist on regular poker games. It can be played with just one-player.