Let It Ride Poker
Let It Ride is a variation of the 5-Card Stud Poker Game played in every Casino in the world, and it was invented and trademarked by an American called John Breeding, owner of Shuffle Entertainment.
Let It Ride Poker has an interesting history. It was invented by John Breeding in the early 1990s for the main purpose of helping him to sell his automatic shufflers to casinos. He achieved his goal as his shuffling machines are now installed in casinos all over the world. He perhaps didn’t expect the game itself to become quite as popular as it has become though.
One of the many casino games loosely based on poker, Let it Ride has one particularly unique feature. You make three bets at the start of each hand, but you can take two of those back throughout the hand if you don’t like the cards you have. This feature is no doubt a major contributor to the popularity of the game, as being able to reduce your stake once you’ve seen some of your cards is obviously appealing.
The game is played on a table similar to the blackjack tables. There are three circles in front of each player on the table. The circles are marked with the numbers 1. 2 and $. To start the game a player places three equal bets in each circle. The Shuffle Master machine deals out cards three at a time.
The dealer places the three-card hand in front of each player. After each player receives his cards the dealer discards one card leaving two cards face down in front of the dealer. The machine counts out the remaining cards into the discard tray.
When this is finished the players are allowed to look at their three-card hand. At this point you have the option to take back your bet in circle number one or Let It Ride. To take back you bet you scrape your cards on the table toward you or make a brushing motion with your hand.
After all the players have made their decisions the dealer will turn up first of the two community cards which is in front of the dealer. This card is used as the forth card for all the players hands. You now have the option of taking down your second bet or letting it ride. You may take down the second bet even if you let the first bet ride but you can not take down or put the first bet back up.
After all the players make their decision for the second bet, the dealer will turn up the second community card.
This card completes the five-card hand for every player. At this point the dealer will pay all the winning bets according to the pay table below.
So, no matter what you do, you should not engage in action with this casino game designed to take away all your money and leave you bankrupt. So, ignore all the advice on websites that tell you they have this new, never-heard-before, miraculous strategy because they simply are lying to get your money.
As you can see from the explanation, Let It Ride is a fairly complicated Game of Poker in which the House has an incredible edge of 10% to 20%. This percentage may vary from hand to hand, but it rarely goes below 10%. This means you should stay away from Let It Ride tables and play lower House Edge games such as Online Poker.