Let It Rider

Let it Ride games was developed by Shuffle Master Inc., the company that makes the automatic shuffling machines that you see at online blackjack games, Caribbean Stud, and Let it Ride tables. Like Caribbean Stud games, Let it Ride games is an easy games to play and features a large jackpot. The difference is that players do not compete against the dealer as they do in Caribbean Stud games, and that you have the opportunity to take hack up to two-thirds of your bet.

The rules are simple and easy to learn. Each player is dealt three cards. There are also two "community" cards which are common to all players. The five cards make up each online poker games player's hand. The objective is to end up with at least a pair of tens or higher. If you do you will win, and the payoff depends upon the ranking of the hand. The higher the rank the greater the payoff-up to one thousand to one for the royal flush-as is illustrated by the following chart:

Hand Payoff
Pair of tens or higher 1 to 1
Two pair 2 to 1
Three of a kind 3 to 1
Straight 5 to 1
Flush 8 to 1
Full house 11 to 1
Four of a kind 50 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1
Royal flush 1000 to 1
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Playing the Flop: The Second Betting Round
You want to hit the flop and hit it hard. Forty cards are dealt to the players and most of the cards are accounted for. It's very likely the flop hit someone, and if that someone isn't you, then don't get involved.

But sometimes it can look like the flop hit you hard, but it's not as strong as you might think after only a superficial view. An example of a situation where you're strong enough to bet but probably not strong enough to get carried away with a lot of raising would be if you limped in from the big blind with K? K? Q? 5? and a flop of K? Q? 5?. With this dangling 5 and no Ace, this isn't a hand you'd usually want to voluntarily put money in the pot to play, but sometimes you just have to go with what you have.

How hard did that flop hit you? You do have top set, with no possible straight, and only backdoor flush and low draws. But look ahead to the next card. You have one of the Queens and one of the 5s blocked. And if any other card falls, it puts either a possible straight on the board or a combination possible straight and9.ow draw. Take a moment to look at that.

It's very likely you aren't going to like the next card. By all means, bet the hand, you're best at the moment. But if you: pet raised, don't get real carried away until you see the turn.
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