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Table Games LIR

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by flyguyfl, Mar 14, 2015.

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  1. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl Low-Roller

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    Are there any let it Ride players here. For some insane reason I feel this game will pay me big bucks if I bet the bonus and play for the dealer. I do use WOZ play for what that is worth.
     
  2. sindustry

    sindustry VIP Whale

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    I have played it a couple times, but generally it is too slow for me. The local Harrah's has a shared progressive amongst the carnival pit games...The top jackpot has been won on the LIR table for the past two hits. The top progressive jackpot was hit at another local casino by LIR's sister game...Mississippi Stud. If you feel payday coming from this game...go for it!
     
  3. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    It's all in your head and its a poor bet. But if you have fun doing it go ahead, have fun. :drunk:
     
  4. Elf70

    Elf70 Low-Roller

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    DH and I have done really well at LIR on our last two trips. Most of my luck has been on the 3 Card bonus bet which is kind of strange since I never win when I play regular 3 Card Poker! I enjoy LIR as a slow, relaxing game.
     
  5. Jspigare

    Jspigare Tourist

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    I spend quite a bit of time playing Let It (fully understanding the incredibly high house edge) and often find myself on the plus side. It's a bankroll game, if you're willing to buy in for $500+ playing $10 a spot you have hope. Like anything other game, when it's cold, it's cold. I tell my buddies all the time you've gotta know when to use your legs!
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I've tried it a few times long ago, but after never getting trips or better on any of my hit and run attempts, I ran away for good.
     
  7. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    I felt like it was a death by a slow bleed.... pai gow is similar but slower...
     
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    had some luck playing it..... long before the bonus bet was available was playing $5 a spot at Ballys... held 10 Q K of hearts, first dealer card was Jh, last was Ah... $15,000 bingo....
    chips paid, no w2-g.... pit critter came over and asked if i wanted anything like a room,etc. said just the cash please.

    one time at harrahs was just killing time playing $10 a spot... look at my first 2 cards, pair of hooks so i slide them under the end bet... first card over is a jack so i'm pretty happy...last card was a 7...dealer comes around to me to check cards...holy crap i held 3 hooks....

    i'll sit in now and then on a $5 table for 100, but not much more
     
  9. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    You hit the Royal and didn't get a W2-G??? That's extra lucky!
     
  10. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl Low-Roller

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    Now that is the only reason I play this stupid game. Thinking that will happen to me someday and I hold all three bets.
     
  11. news423

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    I'll play, but not for too long. As wanker751 said, it can definitely be a 'slow bleed'. Once you get that good hit, it takes discipline to get up, because it's rare it'll come again. I'll also play the three-card poker bonus and if I can't get anything in about seven or eight hands when I sit down, I'll walk. Got 3OAK out of the gate playing the 3 card bonus, so got paid $150 on my $5 bet. Usually play at the place I'll be staying .... by this time next week!!!
     
  12. DeadManHand

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    I started playing LIR when it first came out around 20 years ago. Had a few 4OAK's and then got a royal holding AQJ of hearts with the dealer then turning over the K then 10. Nickels on the spots for $15k and the $1 bonus paid $19,999 (they keep your $1 buy in). Best part was I stopped to fill up the rental car at the ARCO station that used to be near Excalibur and wandered in to kill an hour. Lost every hand prior and this was my second to last hand before losing my $100 buy in. Got cash (less W2G contribution) and went straight to the airport.

    Played it for a while afterwards with limited success and now play rarely with the bonus bet up to $5 due to the progressive pay out. I've now moved on to UTH as my new table carny game when taking a break from my BJ play.
     
  13. Sam in Ut

    Sam in Ut High-Roller

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    I love carnival games and LIR was the first that hooked me! 3cp is another, and now I'm enthralled with High Card Flush. I know all the naysayers will crucify us because of the poor odds but I feel if you enjoy something.... Go for it! I still maintain, if you enter into a game with a positive winning attitude... Good things will happen, may not be your fat wallet but only just the fun factor.
     
  14. Vanessa24

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    I get sucked in too. I can usually win enough to play for awhile but I've definitely had times when I sit and win nothing. Last trip I had three twos in my hand and the fourth was in the dealers hand, so that was a nice win! And enought to make my come back for more.
     
  15. breanna61

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    I usually play once per trip; I've had a few big wins at LIR over the years to hook me.
     
  16. NickyDim

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    It not a bad game to fill the time. Last weekend I was waiting for a seat at UTH to come available at BallyAC so I sat and played LIR. $1 bonus $10 per spot. Figured for $11 bucks a hand it wouldn't hurt too much. 3rd hand in I get dealt KK10 and to my amazement the dealer flips a 10 then a K for a boat and $530 payout (11-1 on the $10-$10-$10 for $330 and the $1 bonus paid $200).

    LIR is not my first choice of games, but it's not my last choice either.
     
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    As others have said, LIR is a game were you can expect to lose multiple hands in a row before hitting anything. I got hooked when playing for the first time ever and getting a full house and a flush within about 3 hands of each other. I don't play as often anymore, just when a break is needed from BJ, but nothing beats the excitement when peaking at those first 3 cards and seeing 3 OAK and having a no-brainer.
     
  18. dfeltman

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    I tend to give it one session each visit, but it's very much beginner's luck for me. My first time playing I hit a 4OAK and a boat - since then, nothing more exciting than the occasional 2 pair or trips.
     
  19. rhinoman7

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    I have always been strictly a blackjack player, but over the past couple of years, I have been playing LIR more and more. I would say that I split my time between the 2 games 50/50 now. LIR is a really fun game when the table is full, and the 3 card bonus bet has kept me at the table a lot longer many times. If I am extremely bored and just trying to kill a little time, I may play at the table alone, but normally I won't join a table unless there are at least 2 other players. The slow bleed turns into a gusher when alone at a LIR table! I have been dealt 3OK and 3 card straight flush many times, and have also gotten many Full Houses, but have yet to hit 4OK or above.
     
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