The player is paid based on the rank of the five card poker hand made up of the three player cards and the two community cards.
Each time you left-click inside the designated betting area marked with a dollar sign '$', you will place a chip of the selected denomination on the table -- adding to any chips that might already be there. To remove the selected denomination from the table, right-click inside the circle.
You can change the denomination of the chips you will be adding or subtracting from your bet by selecting one of the chips on the left side of the screen above the status panel. The chip with that is highlighted represents the amount by which you will change your bet.
For example: If you wish to place a $25 bet, make sure the $25 chip is selected by clicking on it. The $25 chip should now be highlighted. You can then left-click inside the betting area to place a $25 bet. If you left-click a second time in the same betting area, you will add another $25 chip to your bet for a total of $50. You could then select the $5 chip and click in the betting area to increase your bet to $55. Right-clicking in the betting area performs the opposite function by removing the amount from your bet.
In order to be eligible for any of the bonus payouts, you must first place a $1 (US) side bet. To place the side bet, first place a normal bet for the hand. The side bet coin slot should then illuminate to indicate that it is available. Now click on the side bet coin slot to place the $1 side bet.
When the side bet is placed, the lights surrounding the coin slot should flash. When the game begins, the coin will be accepted and the lights around the coin slot should remain illuminated.
To remove your side bet before the game begins, simply click on the coin slot a second time.
Once the minimum bet has been placed, the Deal button will illuminate to indicate that it may now be clicked to start the deal. Once the Deal button has been clicked, the game will begin and you can no longer add to or remove from your bet.
You may also notice that the Deal button may be illuminated, but you do not have a bet placed on the table. In this case, clicking on the Deal button will quickly and automatically start the deal by using the same bet used for the previous hand. If, for example, you wagered $10 on the previous hand, you may find that the Deal button is enabled even though you have not placed a new bet on the table. Clicking the Deal button will then start the next deal with the same $10 starting bet (balance permitting).
The player uses the buttons at the base of the Ride'em Poker table to make his or her decisions when playing the game. Buttons will illuminate when you have to option to click them. Your mouse pointer will also change to a pointing hand as you move your pointer over any button that you are allowed to click.
After the initial deal you will have the choice of raising your bet or passing. Once you have made your decision the first of the two community cards will be revealed. You will now have another chance to raise or pass. After your second decision has been made, the second and final community card will be revealed to complete the game.
Raise. If you feel you have a winning hand and you may raise your bet by the amount of your initial bet by clicking the Raise button (balance permitting). You will have two opportunities to raise your bet.
|Pass. If you are unsure of your hand, you may choose to Pass without adding an additional bet by clicking the Pass button. All of the bets currently on the table will remain in play. You have two opportunities to raise your bet and you may choose to pass on either or both.|
If you have made a side bet for a particular hand, that hand is eligible to win an additional bonus payout. Bonus payouts are paid based on the rank of the final five card poker hand consisting of the three player cards and the two "community" cards. Bonus payouts (in US dollars) are paid as follows:
|Four of a Kind||$100|
|Three of a Kind||$8|