Online Let it Ride Poker
Let it ride poker is a casino card game based on five card stud where the aim is to get the best possible poker hand. A the beginning of the game you make three equal bets and then as the cards are dealt you have the option of removing bets or letting it ride. The game offers some big payouts with a 1,000 to 1 pay for a royal flush being the biggest.
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Let it Ride Information
Let it ride poker is a relatively recent casino game having been developed by Shuffle Master in the mid 1990's. Its quite a popular game online due to the fact that it offers some impressive winning opportunities including up to 1,000X your bet for a royal flush. It is also the only casino game where you can actually remove bets from the table. Some casinos also offer a side bet where you can win a progressive jackpot.
How to Play
To play a let it ride game you place three equal bets on the betting spots. You are then dealt three cards and can either remove one bet or leave the bet on the table. Another card is then dealt and you can again select to remove a bet or let it ride. The final card is then dealt and any winning hand is paid according to the table rules. The lowest winning hand is a pair of 10's and the highest is a royal flush. The hand ranks and typical payouts are listed below.
Hands & Payouts
The hand rankings in Caribbean Stud are the same as regular poker hand rankings. Below we list the hand rankings and the typical payouts for each hand. Please note that the payouts vary from casino to casino with the royal flush, four of a kind and straight flush pays often being where the differences are.
- Royal Flush (100 to 1) : An ace high straight flush (10, J, Q K and A of the same suit)
- Straight Flush (200 to 1) : Any hand consisting of five consecutive cards all of the same suit
- Four of a Kind (50 to 1) : Any hand with four cards of the same value
- Full House (11 to 1) : A hand consisting of a pair and a three of a kind
- Flush (8 to 1) : Five cards of the same suit (Non consecutive cards)
- Straight (5 to 1) : Five consecutive cards of mixed suits
- Three of a Kind (3 to 1) : Three cards of the same value and two other non matched cards
- Two Pair (2 to 1) : Two cards of the same value and three other non matched cards
- Pair of 10's or better (1 to 1) : A hand consisting of a pair of tens or higher (J, Q, K or A)
Due to the fact that you can remove two of the best that you have placed on the table there is some strategy involved if you want to keep the house edge at the minimum. A simple strategy for the first and second chance for removing chips are is as follows.
On the initial deal you should let it ride if you have any of the following hands.
- Any winning hand
- Three cards to a royal flush
- Three consecutive suited cards
- Three non consecutive cards to a straight flush
On the second deal you should let it ride if you have any of the following hands.
- Any winning hand
- Four cards to a royal flush
- Any four suited cards
- Four cards to a straight
Side Bet Bonus and Jackpot Games
Some casinos offer an additional £1 side bet option that gives you a chance at winning a progressive jackpot or bonus pays for hands of a flush or better. In most cases the side bet pays 100% of the progressive jackpot for a royal flush and 10% of the total jackpot for a straight flush.