Let it Ride

The casino game shares its name with a 1970s song of the same name by the Bachman-Turner Overdrive and a 1989 movie from 20th Century Fox.

Let it ride is a card game derived from poker, generally played in casinos.

Basic rules

Let it ride poker was designed to offer casino guests an opportunity to control two of their three bets wagered on a Poker game. The game is based on the five card stud poker game, and is generally easy to learn. The players do not play against the dealer or any other player.

Payout schedule

Hand Payout
Royal flush 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1
Four of a kind 50 to 1
Full house 11 to 1
Flush 8 to 1
Straight 5 to 1
Three of a kind 3 to 1
Two pair 2 to 1
Pair of 10's or better 1 to 1

How to Play


All bets must be placed prior to the dealer announcing "no more bets." Each player places three equal bets in the spaces indicated (1)(2) ($).

The deal

Each player and the dealer receives three cards face down.

The play

You are not playing against the dealers or the other players. You are simply trying to get the best possible casino poker hand by using your three cards and two community cards, which the dealer will expose.

Each player is required to keep the three cards in full view of the dealer at all times.

The winners are paid according to the payout schedule (pair of 10's or better, two pair, etc.). After looking at his three cards, each player will be asked by the dealer if he wishes to take back bet number 1 or "let it ride."

The dealer, after burning the community card to his left, turns up one community card. Each player will be asked by the dealer if he wants to take back bet number 2 or "let it ride." After each player has made a decision regarding bet number 2, each player's cards will be placed face down on the designated area of the layout and they may not touch the cards again.

The dealer then turns up the second community card and in a counterclockwise direction, turns the three cards of each player face up. After all losing wagers have been collected, all winning hands are paid by the dealer, according to the payout schedule.

Regardless of the decision made concerning the first or second bets, a player may not take back the third bet. Players are not allowed to show their hands to the other players.

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