If you’ve walked around the floors of the big casinos in the last couple of decades, you’ve probably seen a new table game on the scene called Let Em Ride.  While many salty casino game aficionados turn their noses up at new casino games, this one is a real winner.

While it is extremely easy to learn, the strategy is a touch more involved, so I will lay it all out for you right here in the Let Em Ride Strategy Guide!

How To Play Let Em Ride

With extremely simple game play, and a very straightforward betting strategy to match, Let Em Ride Poker is a fantastic game for beginners and old salty casino games players alike.  All you need to be successful in this new casino game classic is knowledge of how poker hands are ranked, this strategy guide, and a good clicking finger.

The object of the game is to make a poker hand of at least a pair of 10’s or higher.  The better the poker hand you make, the more you get paid for the winning hand.  In this way, it is much like playing video poker, except this game is played at a table with real cards and casino chips.

The easiest way to learn Let Em Ride Poker is to just play a hand, so let’s give it a try!

Example Let Em Ride Poker Hand

To start, let’s take a look at the Let Em Ride game screen (to follow along, you can download the Let Em Ride game for free here):

To start the game, simply place a bet by clicking on the chips in the lower right hand corner.  The minimum bet is usually $5, so let’s click on the $5 chip.  Your screen should now look like this:

Now, click on “Deal” in the lower part of the Let Em Ride screen to receive your first cards.  Your screen will now look something like this (your cards will probably be different!):

At this point, the original $5 you bet is a given, there’s no getting it back.  However, you now get to choose whether you want to raise the bet on this hand another $5 before seeing the next card.

Remember, the goal is to get at least a pair of 10’s or better, so we only want to raise if we think we have a good chance of making at least a pair of 10’s.  If I thought I had a good chance of making at least a pair of 10’s, I would click on “Raise”, which would  double my bet before showing the next card.

Since making at least a pair of 10’s does not look very likely at this point, I am going to simply click on “Continue” to see the next card without raising the bet.

Once I click on “Continue”, another card is shown, and the Let Em Ride screen now looks like this:

After clicking on “Continue”, I now have a 6 of hearts.  At this point, I have to make the same choice as I made above.  Should I raise my bet or should I stick with my original $5 bet?

Since the 6 of hearts does not help my chances of making at least a pair of 10’s, it’s best to click on “Continue” rather than raise the bet.  After I click on “Continue” the Let Em Ride screen looks like this:

The final card is a King of hearts.  Since I didn’t make at least a pair of 10’s, the house wins, and the game can be started over by clicking on “Rebet”.

While I didn’t win on this turn, the potential to win money quickly is very high.  Let’s say I had a pair of 10’s from the first 3 cards.  This way, I would have been 100% sure that I would win in the end, and would have clicked on “Raise” on each turn.

By clicking on “Raise” on both turns, I would have bet a total of $15, and would have won at least $15 from the pair of 10’s (or I would have won even more if I got a second pair or another 10 to make three 10’s).

Simple enough, right?

Let Em Ride Poker Strategy

As you can see from above, the game is fairly simple… raise when you think you will make at least a pair of 10’s and click on “Continue” when you think you won’t.

The whole trick of the game lies in knowing when you should raise, and when you should hit “Continue”.  Well you’re in luck, because in a couple of days I will share a Let Em Ride strategy with you that will ensure you make the perfect bet every time!

Check back later this week for the complete Let Em Ride strategy guide.

If you want to get started playing Let Em Ride yourself, simply click on the “Play Now” button below to download an absolutely free Let Em Ride game.  If you think you can come up with the perfect Let Em Ride strategy before I post it later this week, write it in the comment section here and you may win a nice exclusive prize!  Good luck!

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Jeff White

Jeff has been an active gambler from the age of 18 when he won a small local poker tournament in San Jose, CA. He moved on to playing other casino games shortly thereafter, with a great interest in the statistics and mathematics involved. He has studied the historical gambling systems of nearly every popular casino game played today, and has written strategy books for several of them including blackjack, slot machines, craps, and roulette. Jeff has been a daily contributor to the Silver Oak Casino blog since the beginning of 2009.