This game is based on a five card poker hand. Players do not play against each other or against a dealer. The object is for the player hand to be a pair of 10s or better. Each player places three equal bets and receives three cards. Two cards are dealt face down in front of the dealer, which are common to all players. After looking at the first three cards the player has the option to take back one of his bets or ‘Let It Ride’. Then, one of the dealer’s cards is turned over and the player again has the option to take back the final bet or ‘Let It Ride’. The other dealer’s card is then turned over, and dealer pays all winning hands…the better the hand, the better the payoff odds. A pair pays even money; two pairs pay 2 to 1; three-of-a-kind pays 3 to 1, etc. Below is the complete payout schedule showing the odds:
|( X’s Bet)
|Pair of 10’s or better
The best strategy is to let the first bet ride when the first three cards are the same suit, all 10s and above, or any pair. Let the second bet ride with a working flush or straight, and take it back if pair does not improve or is not 10s or better.