You may have noticed that the more card and casino games you play, the more overlap between them you start being able to spot. That will definitely be the case with Let It Ride! You will notice elements of 3-Card Poker, Caribbean Stud, and Casino Hold’em in this version of the classic card game.
Or maybe it’s those games that have Let It Ride features in them?
This variation is loosely based on 5-Card Poker because it uses community cards. It is owned by SHFL Entertainment Inc., previously Shuffle Master, which has been acquired by Bally Technologies. It was invented by John Breeding, who founded the original company in 1993.
How to Play
When you play Let It Ride, you will be making all three bets for the game simultaneously, on the markers indicating 1, 2, and $, with the latter being mandatory. That is the ante and functions as your table stakes.
Then, during each of the betting rounds, you’ll choose to withdraw your wager, or Let It Ride. Once the hands are complete, you’ll get paid out according to the paytable, based on both your hand and what stakes are still on the table.
Your objective is to use the five cards available to you to make at least a Pair of 10s. First, you’ll place the ante bet, the only compulsory one, and you can also opt to make a Progressive wager, usually for 1 unit, at this point.
Then the five cards get dealt, with yours facing up. You’ll get three, and the remaining two, the Community Cards, will be hidden from view.
Now you’ll need to make a choice.
You can raise, if you like what you’re holding, to the value of your ante stake. Or you can simply continue if you think you could do better and don’t want to put any more money down.
When you’ve decided, one of the two face-down cards will be turned over. Now you can raise again, to the value of the ante bet, or just continue.
Now the final card will be turned over and if you don’t have at least a Pair of 10s, you’ll lose. The hands are otherwise ranked in the usual order:
- A Pair of 10s
- Two Pairs
- Full House
- Straight Flush
- Royal Flush
The odds for each ranked hand will vary from online casino to online casino, so be sure and review the paytable before you start playing. And bear in mind that you’ll get paid out for each of the wagers you have on the table.
So if you’re looking at 3:1, for Three-of-a-Kind, for example, you’ll get 3 units for every 1 you’ve bet for winning, if you do, and then again if you’ve got the 1 stake on the table, and then once more if you’ve got the 2 bet active.
The Progressive side bet will also pay out at this point if you’ve managed to collect.