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Table Games Let it Ride

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Mike40, May 7, 2012.

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  1. Mike40

    Mike40 Tourist

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    I have been playing Let it Ride on a simulator online and seem to have got the basic play strategy sorted.

    Is this a Table game in Las Vegas or only a video game?

    If it is a table game is it played with more than one player at the Table?

    If there is more than one player does the basic strategy change depending on what the other player is dealt?

    Are the cards shuffled between hands?

    Not really looked at the table games before except the Roulette, so looking to expand my play at our next visit.

    Sorry if the answers to my questions are obvious to the more experienced...:eek:
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Table game. I've never seen it in a video game. All table games have multiple seats. Yes they only play with one deck so it is shuffled every hand like poker, etc.

    Your best bet is to find a table and hang out and watch for a bit before jumping in.
     
  3. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I believe that cards are dealt face down (someone correct me if I’m wrong, it has been a while since I’ve played). So, other than your cards, the only one’s you’ll be able to see are the community cards. I would imagine, though, that if you were able to see others’ hands, there would be a few changes to strategy. Check out wizardofodds.com. He has odds and strategies for pretty much every game you’re likely to encounter. If there are strategy changes based on cards, I’d think he would cover them or at least point you in the direction of someone who does.
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    they are face down, but people don't hold them very close so it's pretty easy to see other people's cards. obviously it could help you play if you have 2 10s and see that the guy next to you has the other 2 10s or something like that. but for the most part i wouldn't worry about it.
     
  5. Frankr163

    Frankr163 Low-Roller

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    NYNY has Game Maker machines that have VP, BJ and Let it Ride programs.
    A cheap and easy way to introduce yourself to the game.
    Not as fun as live game however.
     
  6. oghuman

    oghuman High-Roller

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    As far as I know there are no video LIR games at the casino. They do have several Apps if you have an iPod or phone. There will be anywhere between 1 – 7 players at the table. I don’t know if the odd change dependent on the number of players. I don’t play this very often anymore but I never liked playing at a table alone, if you’re losing you can lose your buy-in very quickly if you’re the only one at the table.
    It’s very simple to play you can learn in a few minutes. I always play the pair plus bet (same as 3 card) because that’s where I’ve won the most money, though some people don’t play that. Personally, getting that 3 card straight flush makes it for me.
     
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    One thing I wanted to add was that when you are playing this game on your computer or phone it may not come through so much but Let It Ride can be a very volatile game.

    It is possible to go many hands where you don't win anything and then have a couple of big hands where you win all your losses back. Since you are putting out three betting units at the start of each game a little bit of bad luck can really put a beating on your bankroll.

    I'm not saying don't play the game, but sitting down at a $10 table with a $100 buy in can get discouraging if its pretty much gone in 3-5 hands.
     
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    DNA Low-Roller

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    I try to always let people see my cards and I also look. Most give a quick show of them even though it's technically not allowed. It definitely helps to know if the guy next to you has the cards you need. I got my one and only straight flush playing at Four Queens a few years back. Hoping to do it again in 6 more weeks. Haha
     
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    Yes its a table game but seem to see less and less of this game each year.

    I like playing with a full table (same number as other table games). It slows down the game stretches out the play.


    They use one of those automated shuffling machines. As soon as one game ends another is ready to be dealt. When playing at the table, you can't touch your cards until all hands have been dealt.
     
  10. Mike40

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    Thanks for all your replies.

    It looks like a fairly simple table game to learn and one to get me more confident to play other table games.

    Playing the various simulators I have realised it can quickly go through your bankroll if not played carefully.....:cry:
     
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    I love playing Let It Ride, especially when my brain is overtaxed from many hours of blackjack. It is my crack cocaine of gambling, and it is the only game I play regularly with a fairly high house advantage.

    Speaking of house advantage, most LIR games now have 2 bonus bets available. The $1 bonus has a house advantage of like 20%, and depending on the paytable, usually pays out on trips or better.

    The other one is a 3-card bonus bet that pays based on your held 3 cards. It's kind of like adding 3 Card Poker to the LIR game. I played in Shreveport a few weeks back and one lady said the only reason she plays LIR is for the 3-card bet. I held my tongue instead of pointing out the 3 Card Poker table across the way. Check Wizard of Odds for the house advantage.

    It is a social game, and there are a few extra rules that may or may not be enforced by a particular casino: You can only hold the cards in one hand, you cannot stand up and play, you cannot show other people your cards, you cannot look at your hand until the shuffler has spit out the end of the deck and no malfunction is detected. It's fun to cheer on a neighbor's great hand payoff even when getting killed yourself (well, mostly). During my Shreveport trip a different lady who had never played before got 2 full houses in like 6 hands, with all low cards. In her case the $1 bonus bet was a winner. I felt happy for her but still dropped 2 benjamins myself.

    Anyways give it a try. Early on in my LIR playing days I hit quads twice in 2 consecutive Vegas trips which seems to have hooked me forever.

    Have fun & good luck!

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  12. RAWDAWG33

    RAWDAWG33 Low-Roller

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    I love some LIR... always on the look out for the 5.00 variety when I'm in Vegas. :beer:
     
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