If you are a rebel by nature and like to do things differently for the sake of it then Let It Ride is the perfect online casino poker game for you. In the usual poker games you start only with the ante bet and then add further bets if the cards dealt later happen to be favourable. In Let It Ride you place the three bets upfront and can withdraw bets if the cards dealt later happen to be unfavourable.
One advantage that Let It Ride offers over other casino poker online games is that you do not compete against the dealer’s hand. Your final hand will be compared against a payout table as in video poker games. If your final hand ranking matches one in the payout table you will receive the corresponding amount.
You start the Let It Ride game by placing three equal bets. You will then be dealt three cards face up and two cards face down. Based on the three cards that you can see you have to decide whether you want to pull out one of the bets or let all three bets ride. Then one of the two face-down cards is turned over. Again you have the option to pull out a bet or let the remaining bets ride. After this the last card is turned over. If your hand matches with any of the payout table rankings then all the remaining bets are paid out according to the payout table.
The Let It Ride payout table starts with tens or better. This hand ranking pays 1 to 1. The hand rankings then follow the usual poker ones, with the more difficult to get hand rankings offering larger payouts. Royal flush pays 1,000 to 1. The decisions whether to remove bets or let them ride should be based optimum strategy. The Let It Ride optimum strategy delivers an average return of 96.5%.
A very basic strategy is described below, without going into the detailed conditions included in the optimum strategy. With three cards exposed you should let the bets ride only if you have a hand that already pays or three cards to a royal flush, three suited cards in a row and three cards to a straight flush. With four cards exposed you should let the bets ride only if you have a hand that already pays, four cards of the same suit or four cards to a straight.