Once the ante has been bet the dealer delivers three cards to the casino poker player face up, and three in front of the dealer position, face down. The player can now choose to withdraw the first of the three ante bets (Pull Bet) or “Let It Ride’ by keeping all bets on the table. The dealer then discards the fourth card (i.e. the first of the three ‘face down’ cards on the table) and turns over the fifth card. Now the player can choose to Pull the second bet of his /her ante or continue to Let It Ride before the dealer turns over the remaining face down card and the player’s hand must be evaluated.
Providing the player’s final hand has at least a pair of tens in it, the casino poker player has won and their payoff is determined by the quality of the winning hand and the value of the ante bet that has not been ‘Pulled’.
|Royal Flush||Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 from the same suit.|
|Straight Flush||Five cards in consecutive order from the same suit.|
|Four of A Kind||All four cards showing the same number or picture.|
|Full House||Three of a Kind and a Pair (see below).|
|Flush||Five cards of the same suit.|
|Straight||Five cards in consecutive sequence in any combination of suits. Highest ranking Straight is A, K, Q, J, 10 and lowest 6,5,4,3,2.|
|Three of a kind||Three cards showing the same number or picture.|
|Two Pairs||Two groups of two cards showing the same number or picture.|
|One Pair||One pair of cards showing the same number or picture.|
|Nothing||A hand with no matching cards.|
Payouts For Qualifying Hands (i.e. at least two 10s in the hand)
|Royal Flush||1000 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 Pairs||2 to 1|
|One Pair||1 to 1|
It’s worth noting that it’s common for online casinos to also put a cap on the maximum payout possible on a table, e.g. £50,000.
Bonus Bet and Payouts
Online casino’s which offer Let It Ride often allow a player to place a one-off fixed value Bonus Bet at the time they wager their ante. This bet pays off if the player wins with a specified hand – an exampleof a typical jackpot payout scheme is as follows:
|Four of a Kind||£400|
|Three of a Kind||£5|
Bonus bet payouts are independent of the results of the ante/play wagers.