Celloman
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April 25th, 2014 at 2:33:48 PM permalink
Hi, I play let it ride at the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, they have of course your standard 3 equal bets, but they also have a "3 card bonus" bet that is just the 3 cards in your hand, players there were telling me that they double the bet from the 3 equal bets with the "3 card bonus" does that make sense odds wise?
Also it is a progessive game (for all five cards) that the wager is $1, I know you called the 5 card side bet a sucker bet, but what about as a progessive game?
It is very similar to the game at the following link
Thanks a lot
dwheatley
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April 25th, 2014 at 3:30:38 PM permalink
Don't play let-it-ride. So boring. Don't play side bets, they have high house edges. Finally, the progressive is also a sucker bet, unless the progressive gets really high. Then it's just a lottery and is probably still not worth it.

Check this out for a start: http://wizardofodds.com/games/let-it-ride/
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SkittleCar1
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April 25th, 2014 at 3:44:44 PM permalink
If you really like the three card bonus bet, just go play Three Card Poker. With that you are likely to win something with a pair of 2's through 9's.
Celloman
Celloman
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April 25th, 2014 at 4:01:40 PM permalink
I am wondering if it is worth the 3 card bonus (by the odds) in addition to the standard 3 equal bets.
Mission146
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April 25th, 2014 at 4:08:35 PM permalink
Quote: Celloman

I am wondering if it is worth the 3 card bonus (by the odds) in addition to the standard 3 equal bets.



I don't understand this question, it's a negative expectation bet (as is the main game) so whether or not it is, "Worth making," is simply going to be a function of the expected loss of the bet and whether or not you determine that the entertainment value you get from making the bet makes it, "Worth making." Same thing as the main game, you can expect to lose $x for each time you bet $y, is that or is that not worth playing the game for you?

It's worth it for me to play Craps, at least a limited amount of Craps, even though I am making a negative expectation bet because of the amount of enjoyment I personally derive from the act of playing Craps. It's worth it for me to play the Baccarat machine at the Rio because the minimum bet is $1.00, and I thought it was fun. It's not worth it for me to sit at a Baccarat Table and play $5+ per hand because I don't like it that much.

It's not worth it for me to play Three-Card Poker, for any amount, because I personally hate Three-Card Poker.

That's all it is, how much you expect to lose is a function of the House Edge, so if you determine your expected loss is x, then you decide whether or not the game is worth playing to you.
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Celloman
Celloman
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April 25th, 2014 at 4:29:52 PM permalink
What I am asking is not about the enjoyment of the game, on "The Wizard of Odds" website, under "Let It Ride analysis and expert strategy" they state that the 5-Card Bonus Bet is a "sucker bet" and a few lines down from that there is the 3-Card Bonus Bet payout chart, with no opinion whether or not to place this additional bet. And as I stated, players told me that they double up ( double their 3 equal bets) their bet on the 3-Card Bonus Bet, What I am asking is the 3-Card Bonus Bet a sucker bet?
Ibeatyouraces
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April 25th, 2014 at 4:47:34 PM permalink
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Hunterhill
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April 25th, 2014 at 4:52:16 PM permalink
Never believe what you are told by players at the table,regarding strategy.For that matter don`t believe the dealers either.
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SkittleCar1
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April 25th, 2014 at 5:06:38 PM permalink
"All side bets are sucker bets." -- Wizard
Celloman
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April 25th, 2014 at 5:08:37 PM permalink
Is there a good source to find out the best betting options?

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