Let-It-Ride is based on the poker game Five Card Stud, which means it uses a traditional 52 card deck. The object of the game is to get a pair of 10’s or higher out of the 5 cards that are available for the player to use. Players are only betting that they’ll get a ranking hand and they’re not betting against the dealer or any of the other players. Traditional poker rankings will apply.
Now, the player has 3 mandatory bets that they must place at the start of the game…Oh, but don’t worry, you don’t have to keep all of those bets up if you don’t want to. If you don’t like your hand, you can pull back two of those bets, but you must leave up the one mandatory bet, no matter what hand you have. Make sure that all 3 bets are an equal amount. Place them on the circles with the 2, 1 and cash sign showing. The player also has the option of playing the Let-It-Ride Bonus side bet, which is at max a $1, & if the player qualifies for a bonus, they’ll get paid according to the posted paytable. If you decide that you also want to put a tip out for the dealer, then you can place the chip in front of the betting circle with the 'Cash' $ symbol in it.
The dealer will give you 3 cards, face down. You are the only one allowed to look at your cards, because the casino will normally request that the players don’t show each other their cards. So if you do this then don’t be surprised when the dealer asks you to stop.
If the player gets a pair of 10’s or higher then they’ll place their cards face down, with the corner of their cards under the wager that is on the cash betting circle. This is an automatic winner for all 3 bets that are on the table. For everyone else, the dealer will ask the players if they want to Let-It-Ride or not. If the player didn’t receive a pair of 10’s or higher, then they can scratch the table with their cards and the dealer will push the player’s wager back to them. If the player has a possible straight or flush, then they may want to Let-It-Ride in the hopes of receiving a bigger payoff. However, the risk of it is, if they fail to obtain a pair of 10’s or higher then they’ll lose all of the bets they left up.
If the player wants to Let-It-Ride, then they’ll tuck their cards under the appropriate bet and the dealer will move on to the next player. Once this decision has been made, the player can’t change their mind. After each guest has made their decision, the dealer will flip over one of the two community cards so that way everyone can see and use these cards in their hand.
Now to settle the player’s bet. Using the player’s three cards and the dealer’s two community cards, the player will get paid according to their 5 card poker ranking and the posted paytable. If the player left up all of their bets and they won, then they’ll win odds on all active bets. However, the player doesn’t get paid for any bets that they might have previously taken down.
During this time, the player would get paid for their Bonus bet as well. For example, if the player got two pair, then they would be paid 2 to 1 odds on all of the bets that they left up, plus $3 for their Bonus wager. However, if the player has less than a pair of 10’s, then all Let-It-Ride wagers left in action would lose.