Let It Ride Poker Strategy

If you like to play Let It Ride, it is a good idea to play with a strategy at all times.  What we like to call the Prime Strategy, will get you a Casino’s Advantage of 3.5%.  The key to using this strategy is to know when to let your bets ride, and when to pull them.  The fate of your first two bets should always be considered by a set of principles specific to your hand.  After receiving the first three cards of your hand, you must decide on the fate of your first bet. 

For the first bet, Let It Ride if your hand is:

  • A winning pair of at least Ten’s

  • Three cards potentially forming a Royal Flush

  • An open-ended Straight Flush with at least a Three.  (Do not play an Ace, Two Three)  I.e. 6,7,8 or 10, Jack, Queen.

  • Three cards potentially forming a Straight Flush, containing one hole (a one value gap between ranked cards like 6,8 or 9, Jack) and at least one high-card of 10 or better.

  • Three cards potentially forming a Straight Flush, containing two holes and at least one high-card of 10 or better.

For the second bet, Let It Ride if your hand is:

  • A winning Pair of at least Ten, also including Two Pairs, Three of a Kinds and Four of a Kinds.

  • Four cards potentially forming a Royal Flush.

  • Any four card open-ended Straight.

  • Four high-cards of 10 of better, potentially forming a Straight, and containing one hole.

A note about the £1 Bonus Bet:  It has a very high Casino’s Advantage (up to 30%), and pays off only if you draw either a Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, Four of a Kind, Straight Flush or Royal Flush.

Also be aware of payout limits on a game of Let It Ride.  In other words, even if you get a Royal Flush, you will never be paid out more than the maximum payout.  So, if a casino’s maximum payout is £90,000, do not bet more than £30 a hand.  If you did, you would earn more than £90,000 but only be awarded the payout limit.  To calculate the maximum bet you should ever make in a game of Let It Ride Poker, simply divide the payout limit by 20.