Atlantic City Sports Betting and Casino Games The Basics of Let It Ride for Beginning Players

The Basics of Let It Ride for Beginning Players

Let It Ride is an easy casino game to learn. It is a slow passed table game where the player must play 3 bets, but then has the option of pulling back 2 of them as the game develops. This table game is a favorite among slot machine players and new gamblers.

The object of the game is to make a high 5 card poker hand using 3 cards that are dealt to the player and 2 community cards which are dealt to the dealer. The dealer's cards play in everyone's hand. The player is paid odds on the hand if their 5 card poker hand consists of a pair of tens or better. The payout schedule is listed below. If the 5 card hand is not better than a pair of tens, the player loses.

Let It Ride Payout Schedule

5 Card Hand

Payout Odds

Royal Flush

1,000 to 1

Straight Flush

200 to 1

Four of a Kind

50 to 1

Full House

11 to 1


8 to1


5 to 1

Three of a kind

3 to 1

Two Pair

2 to 1

Pair of 10's or Better

1 to 1

The Game:
To start the game, the player must place 3 bets on the table. (Sometimes there is a bonus bet offered as well. The players can choose whether or not to play the bonus. Bonus odds are listed on the table.) Once the bets are placed, the player is dealt 3 cards and the dealer is dealt 2. All cards dealt face down.

Once the player receives his cards, he may look at them to determine how he wants to play the hand. After looking at his cards, the players can either pull back the first bet, or "let it ride". Once this action takes place, the dealer turns over one of his cards. At this point, the player can then choose to put back his second bet, or let it ride.

Once this action is done, the player must place his cards face down on the table. The dealer then turns over his second card and turns over each player's cards to determine their hands. The dealer pays each player based upon the player's hand and the number of bets that they have on the table.

If you need to learn more about Let It Ride, check out the following sites:
Let It Ride - Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
How to Play Let It Ride - Casino Gambling

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