Let It Ride rules
This game is based on 5
Card Stud Poker, but in this game you are not playing against other
players or the house. Here you only play against your own luck.
Starting out you have to make three equal bets. This is done by
placing one of your chips in each of the three circles located at your
playing position. Those circles will be marked as "$", "1"
and "2". The chips in 1 and 2 may be called back later on but the
chip in the $ circle is the minimum you have to risk. After
placing the bets each player and the dealer gets three cards face down.
The dealer then will discard one of his cards immediately. Those cards are
not a hand; they are later being used for every player to create a five
card poker hand out of his own three cards.
Once all the cards are dealt the players can pick up their first three
cards and look at them. After you looked at your cards and you don't think
you are going to have a winning hand, you can ask for your first bet
back. This is done by dragging the cards on the table the same way as
if you were taking a hit in Blackjack.
The dealer will then give you back one of your three bets. In this case
the one bet is out of the game regardless if you win or lose. If you think
you have a winning hand just slide your cards face down under your bet.
This signals to the dealer that you want to Let it Ride. After
every player chooses between "Let It Ride" or taking back one bet the
dealer turns one of his two cards over. You now have to use the dealers
upcard with your own three cards to make a good hand. At this point the
betting, as explained before, starts over.
Each player is again given the choice to Let it Ride or take his second bet back. In either
case, whether you let it ride or take
back your bet, the decision you made on the first bet will not be
affected. For instance: If you after the first bet thought that you
were going to have a winning hand and let it ride, but now you don't think
you will be a winner anymore you could take your second bet back - but the
first bet still remains on the table. Once everybody has made their
decision on the second bet, in the same way as explained above, the dealer
will turn over his second card. Now you have to use both of the
dealers upcards together with your three cards to make the best hand. You
are a winner if you have a Pair of Tens or better. The payout is
based on the bets you left on the table. For each bet you left on the
table you will get the following odds.