This is a casino table game Let It Ride (Card Game) that is based poker. The player placed his/her bet on a 5-card poker which is formed by their own 3 cards and 2 cards which are community cards. This game is a commodity of Bally Technologies. Players played this game at a relaxed pace when compared to other casino cards game. This reason has cause old players being attracted to it.
Invention of the game was initiated by Shuffle Master who was the founder of the game. His objective was to stimulate the demand for the shuffling device of the company.
Let It Ride (Card Game)
The game is based on three cards which are cards of the players and two community cards. This game allows the players to withdraw exactly 1/3 of the risks placed. One of the opportunities comes after the players looks at their hands before the 1st community card is being revealed and the second one comes after the first community card has been revealed but before the second community. During these occasions the players have the chances of reducing their money gambled by either of the occasions or on both or neither of them.
After the second community card is being revealed, in an attempt of winning the hand, what remains of the player’s money gambled is paid out depending on the payout table. The least payment in Let It Ride is of pair 10s. Any pair which is less than 10s indicates the player has a losing hand and thus this result to the player losing his left money gambled to the casino house.
Payout schedule for Let It Ride (Card Game)
|Royal flush||From 1000 to 1|
|Straight flush||From 200 to 1|
|Four of a kind||From 50 to 1|
|Full house||From 11 to 1|
|Flush||Ranges from 8 to 1|
|Straight||Ranging from 5 to 1|
|Three of a kind||Ranges from 3 to 1|
|Two pair||Ranges from 2 to1|
|Pair of 10s or better||1 to 1|
The players money gambled should be divisible by three and thus to ensure this all the players must distribute their money to be gambled over the three gambling spots with the same chip value. The gambling spots are always given symbols 1, 2 and dollar symbol. 1 and 2 show the thirds the player is allowed to withdraw before the first and second community cards respectively are revealed. Dollar symbol indicates the 1/3 of the money gambled which is never an opportunity to withdraw.
On placing the bet the players are issued with a card each by the dealer from left, then the community card is issued but in facing down. After this the second card is then issued to the players then followed by the second community card then the final card. Players have no permission to neither see nor show their cards to other players before the end of the game.
Decision made in this game have an effect on the house edge. House edge in this game is 3.5% of the final non-withdraw able 1/3 of the original money that was placed during betting.
Examples of the side bets for Let It Ride include;
- Bet on poker hand which is created by a player’s three cards. This bet is similar to that of ‘’pair plus’’ side bet played in casino game of three card poker.
- A fixed payout hand which is created by basing on the 5-card hand and begins with two pairs but because the original money gambled is collected before the hand is issued then the pair is in the ratio 3:1.