Let It Ride is a different type of casino poker game that is offered by many Australian online casinos. Generally in poker you place additional wagers if you have a good hand. In Let It Ride you reduce the bets if you have a bad hand. This article explains the game with specific reference to the Playtech version of the game that is titled Let Them Ride. It can be played at online casinos like Omni Casino and Mansion Casino.
After the game loads you start by placing three equal bets on the areas provided on the table. The permissible range is between AU$5 and AU$200 for each bet. You will be dealt a five card poker hand, but only three cards will be face up. Two of the cards will be face down and unknown to you. Based on the face up cards you make your first decision. You can remove one of the bets or let all three bets ride. After that, one of the two face down cards is turned over. Now you know four of the five cards of your final hand. Again you face the same two options – to remove one bet or let the remaining bets ride. After this decision you could have one, two or all three of the original bets, depending on how many bets you pulled out. The last card is then exposed. Your final hand is matched with the payout table. If you hold any of the winning hand rankings then all the remaining bets will be paid out according to the payout table.
The Playtech Let Them Ride payout table starts with tens or better, which pays even money. The hand rankings then follow the usual poker rankings sequence with the higher ranked hands awarding bigger payouts. The highest ranking is royal flush that pays 1,000 to 1. One thing is absolutely clear, that if you already hold a winning hand you should let the bets ride. If not, then you have to assess the possibility of ending up with a ranked hand and take the decision accordingly. Hence you will realise that Let Them Ride requires not only luck but a fair bit of skill as well. Playtech Let Them Ride Poker also offers a $1 side bet. This is paid according to another payout table. The payouts start from 6 to 1 for two pairs and go to 20,000 to 1 for a royal flush. This is a sucker bet and should never be played.