Build Your Bank with the Popular Let it Ride!
Let it Ride is one of the most popular variants of poker, and it has been around since the nineties. You play with the same rules and card values as traditional poker, but against the dealer rather than other players. This slow-paced game lets you hone your poker skills will slowly building your bankroll. Thanks to its slow play style and your total control over how much you’re risking makes it one of the most lucrative poker variants there is.
Riding Your Way to Riches
The best part about Let it Ride is the fact there is no live dealer or other players rushing you, allowing you to take your time and think carefully about your decisions. You start up by placing 3x your bet onto the table in 3 ante slots. Then after the flop you can choose to let it ride or pull one of the bets back. Then on the turn you can repeat your bet process – opting to let it ride or pull once more depending on the cards you have. General rule of thumb is if you have rubbish cards, pull the first bet. If you get something on the turn, let your bet ride. Remember, one pair only counts if it’s 10s or better!
Avoid the Bonus Hands
You might get the chance to play a bonus hand, and while the payouts of these bonus hands are incredible, so too is the house edge. If you opt for the bonus round, the house edge increases considerably, meaning it’s going to be an uphill battle for you to take home a win. We have seen it happen, but these miracles are few and far between – think of it like insurance in blackjack.
Watch the Pay Table
On most Let it Ride variants, the pay table will be displayed on the felt. This will give you quick and easy access to the level of payout available on that specific table. Not all tables are the same, so make sure you find a table that pays out fairly based on the house edge of the game. Just like in land-based casinos, flashy tables with all the bells and whistles are likely to have smaller payouts, so opt for the plain Jane table to increase your edge over the house.
Let it Ride can be one of the most lucrative games around if you play sensibly. Don’t be afraid to pull hands, as saving 2x your stake means you can play more hands and win more money. If you blow it all risking a bum hand on the turn and river you will end up bust faster than you can say Let it Ride. Don’t forget, every time you’re playing Let it Ride you will earn points towards the Table Wars leaderboard. Place in the top 30 at the end of the week to win a slice of €1,000. Good luck on the tables, if you play with your head and not your heart you can turn a small fortune!