Let it Ride
If you’re a regular poker player comfortable with Texas Hold’em, then the chances are you’re going to pick up Let It Ride pretty quickly as the main aim of the game is to make as strong a poker hand out of five cards as possible.
The main difference between the two games is that Let It Ride is played against the house rather than individual opponents.
Indeed it’s the house who determines how much a player will receive in winnings once he/she achieves a particular hand.
Let it Ride Rules
At the beginning of a hand of Let it Ride, you are asked to place a bet on the table. With the initial wager placed, three cards will be dealt face up with another two cards dealt face down.
Having seen the cards which have been dealt face up, you can then decide whether you want to ‘Continue’ or ‘Raise.’
If you chose to raise the bet, you will need to place a second bet (matching your initial wager) on the table. If you’d rather ‘continue’ you won’t need to do anything. With your first decision made, your first face-down card will be turned over.
Once again, you will be asked whether you want to Continue or Raise before your final card is revealed. If you chose to Raise, your initial bet will need to be matched again.
Once the final card is shown, your overall hand is evaluated and you will be paid out depending on how strong it is:
|Final Hand||Description of hand||Payout|
|Royal Flush||A, K, Q, J, 10 all of the same suit||1,000:1|
|Straight Flush||Five sequential cards of the same suit||200:1|
|Four of a kind||Four cards of the same face value||50:1|
|Full House||Three cards of matching rank along with two matching cards of another rank||11-1|
|Flush||Five cards of the same suit||8:1|
|Straight||Five sequential cards of different suits||5:1|
|Three of a kind||Three cards of the same rank||3:1|
|Two Pair||Two cards of the same rank with another two cards of a different rank||2:1|
|Pair||Two cards of the same rank||1:1|
Betting on the Progressive Jackpot
When playing Let it Ride, most casinos will allow you the option of betting on a Progressive Jackpot as a Side Bet. Every time a player places a bet, a small proportion of their wager will be placed into the progressive jackpot which will be paid out when certain hands are hit.
The longer play goes on without a player hitting these hands, the larger the progressive jackpot grows.
Each casino will have their own payout structure for progressive jackpots, but a standard pay chart will look something like this:
|Hand Held||Progressive Jackpot Payout|
|Royal Flush||100% of Jackpot|
|Straight Flush||10% of Jackpot|
|Four of a Kind||$1000|
Ready to play?
If you’re new to the game, then try out our free Let it Ride game which will allow you to hone your skills and get to grips with the way that the game is played. Alternatively, you might want to check out a site like letitride.org which is a great resource for Let it Ride Poker.
Once you’re ready to play for real cash, Bodog Casino will give all new players a welcome bonus worth 10% of their first deposit with no limit.