Riva
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May 13th, 2015 at 12:39:37 PM permalink
On the standard let it ride wager, the player is paid 1:1 on a pair, however, the pair must be 10's or greater made up from all 5 cards (3 player, 2 dealer).

On the "3-card bonus bet", the hand is determined solely upon the player's 3 cards (no dealer cards) and is paid 1:1 on "any pair", not 10's or greater.

Is this correct?
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May 13th, 2015 at 12:41:41 PM permalink
That's correct. It's the exact same thing as the Pair Plus bet in 3 Card Poker.
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May 15th, 2015 at 1:46:54 PM permalink
Quote: Riva

On the standard let it ride wager, the player is paid 1:1 on a pair, however, the pair must be 10's or greater made up from all 5 cards (3 player, 2 dealer).

On the "3-card bonus bet", the hand is determined solely upon the player's 3 cards (no dealer cards) and is paid 1:1 on "any pair", not 10's or greater.

Is this correct?



The reason for that is probably that the player can get a pair in their 2 cards dealt to them and win even money all the way through all 3 bets. So to reduce the amount of times this happens they make it 10's or better.


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May 15th, 2015 at 5:15:31 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

The reason for that is probably that the player can get a pair in their 2 cards dealt to them and win even money all the way through all 3 bets. So to reduce the amount of times this happens they make it 10's or better.


ZCore13



Not really, I'm quite sure Let it Ride was around before 3CP (and the pair plus side bet), but they are two independent bets. There is no connection between the two in terms of the logic that was used to create the payouts.

There's a lot of math that goes into this stuff, but the house has to have an edge on both bets, whether or not they hit at the same time is irrelevant. If a game pays on 10s or better, etc, it probably means that if the player was paid on 2's or better the house would not have an edge. Conversely, if the pair plus bet only paid 10s or better, the house edge would soar from about 7.2% to 28% on the 1/3/6/30/40 paytable and no one would ever touch it. Of course, the other payouts could potentially be adjusted- a pair plus table at 1:1 for 10s or better, 6:1 for a flush, and 8:1 on a straight for example would bring the edge back down to near 7%, but you can play these mental exercises with any paytable. The point is different bets/games operate independently of each other.
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May 16th, 2015 at 9:36:05 AM permalink
Another question....does the 3-card bonus bet have to be equal to the 5 card wagers?
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May 16th, 2015 at 10:03:50 AM permalink
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Another question....does the 3-card bonus bet have to be equal to the 5 card wagers?


No.

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May 16th, 2015 at 10:09:11 AM permalink
Quote: Riva

Another question....does the 3-card bonus bet have to be equal to the 5 card wagers?


No.
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May 16th, 2015 at 10:33:35 AM permalink
Quote: Riva

Another question....does the 3-card bonus bet have to be equal to the 5 card wagers?




My local casino requires it be equal or less, but this is not standard nor is there a good reason for it. As I said before they are two independent bets both with a house edge.
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May 16th, 2015 at 3:38:00 PM permalink
Quote: cmc0605

My local casino requires it be equal or less, but this is not standard nor is there a good reason for it. As I said before they are two independent bets both with a house edge.



Well, if you saw our payouts, you'd agree that we have somewhat of a "favorable" house edge! :)

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