Simplicity is the name of the game. Let It Ride is a quick-paced card game that is kind of like video poker with a dealer. You are not competing against other players, nor are you meant to best the dealer. You are merely competing for a strong enough hand rank to incite a payout.
Let It Ride – Objective
The goal is to receive a 5-card poker hand that contains at least a Pair of Tens. Any Pair, Tens or higher, will result in an even money payout. A higher hand rank will award anywhere from 2-to-1 up to 1,000-to-1 of your total wager.
Let It Ride – Betting System
Let it Ride has a unique betting system that starts high, but grants the player the option of withdrawing one-third, or two-thirds, of the total bet throughout a hand.
A player begins with three equal bets on the table. There are two betting phases. During each phase the player can withdrawal one bet, or “let it ride”.
Let It Ride – How To Play
Let it Ride is a card game for as many players as the table allots room (generally 5 or 6 players), plus the dealer. In Let it Ride, the dealer does not actually participate in the hand. His role is to deal and turn cards throughout, and of course pay the winners and collect all losing bets.
A hand begins with each player placing three equal wagers in the three circles provided in front of him. The dealer will then give each player three cards, dealt face down. Two more cards are dealt face down in front of the dealer.
Each player will look at his own cards, careful not to reveal them to any other players. Based on the strength of these three cards, the player will make a decision:
Remove one of the three bets, or let it ride.
The dealer then turns one of the two cards in front of him face-up. This card becomes part of each player’s hand. Again, a decision is made:
Remove one bet, or let it ride.
At this point, a player may have one, two or three bets still remaining on the table.
The dealer will reveal the final card, producing a complete 5-card hand for each player. Any hand that ranks as a Pair of Tens or better is paid according to the Let It Ride Pay Table Chart below. Any player whose hand does not qualify for a payout will lose his remaining bet.
Let It Ride – Pay Table Chart
All bets are paid according to the total bet remaining in front of the player. For example, if the player bet $6 ($2 + $2 + $2), then removed one of the bets, his payout would be based on the remaining $4 bet.
- Royal Flush: 1,000 to 1
- Straight Flush: 200 to 1
- 4 of a Kind: 50 to 1
- Full House: 11 to 1
- Flush: 8 to 1
- Straight: 5 to 1
- 3 of a Kind: 3 to 1
- Two Pair: 2 to 1
- Pair (10+): 1 to 1 (even money)