Let It Ride Poker Strategy


Let It Ride Poker is one of the newest variations of the basic poker game. It was developed in 1993 in Nevada and it rapidly spread among Las Vegas and Reno land casinos, where it found great acceptance. In Let It Ride Poker, the player simply tries to achieve a winning hand and doesn't play against the house or other players.  The house edge in this game is about a 2.8%. Odds or chances of winning are fixed, but the results depend strongly on the ability of the player for guessing what can be a winning hand by seeing only three or four cards of a five-card hand. Good returns imply to maintain high bets in winning hands and reduce it to one third in losing ones. In order to increase returns, it is advisable for the player to stick to the following guidelines: 

1- After seeing the first three cards, take back your bet except if you have any of  the following in your hand:

Pair of tens or better
Three cards to a flush with a 10 or better
Three cards to a straight flush
Three cards to a royal flush

2- Then, at the sight of four cards, take back your bet except if you have the any of the following:

Pair of tens or better
Two pairs
Three of a kind 
Four of a kind
Four cards to a flush
Four cards to straight flush
Four cards to a royal flush

 

WINNING HANDS OF LET IT RIDE POKER
ODDS AND PAYOFFS

Hand Description Payoff Odds
Royal Flush Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten from same suit. 1000 to 1 625000:1
Straight Flush Five cards in consecutive order from same suit. 200 to 1 68500:1
Four of a Kind Four cards from different suits displaying the same number or picture (same rank). 50 to 1 4170:1
Full House A hand with a Three of a Kind and a Pair. 11 to 1 700:1
Flush Five cards of same suit. 8 to 1 509:1
Straight Five cards in consecutive order, any combination of suits. 5 to 1 279:1
Three of a Kind Three cards from different suits displaying the same number or picture. 3 to 1 47:1
Two pairs Two groups of two cards showing the same number (or picture). 2 to 1 21:1
Pair of Tens or Better One pair of Tens, Jacks, Queens, Kings or Aces. 1 to 1 6:1

 

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