Microgaming’s excellent Poker Ride version provides the perfect combination of skill and chance, to bring players an exciting gaming option – with the added bonus of a progressive jackpot that grows in record time, thanks to the popularity of this game.
Poker Ride is very similar to the land-based game known as Let it Ride (Let ‘em Ride). It is played with a single deck of 52 cards, which is automatically shuffled by the house before the beginning of each game of Poker Ride.
The objective of Microgaming’s Poker Ride, which is played against the dealer, is to come out of the game with the strongest hand. The dealer and the player are dealt two cards each, after which time the player needs to either call or raise. At this point, the player can also choose to take out the optional side bet.
This side bet is one of the most exciting features of Microgaming’s Poker Ride. Set at a standard 1 credit (US$, Euros or Pounds, depending on the online casino), this side bet puts players in line to win massive life-changing amounts. Although it is an optional side bet, not many players refuse the chance to invest such a little amount in order to win so much money. As a result, the jackpot grows each time it is added to, until one lucky player walks home with all the cash!
Winning the progressive jackpot on this version of Poker Ride requires that the player get a Royal Flush in his or her poker hand. This will automatically award the player with the full amount of the progressive jackpot. However, this is not an ‘all or nothing’ type of jackpot, and there are other ways to win at least a portion of the jackpot. A Straight Flush, for example, will award the player with 10% of the jackpot – which could also lead to a significant amount!