Poker Ride is an online poker game linked to a progressive jackpot. The action takes place on a poker table, follows the rules of five card stud and the player bets against the house. The goal of Poker Ride is similar to that of other online poker table games which is to obtain a better hand than that of the dealer.
Poker Ride is played with a standard deck of 52 cards which are shuffled after every round of play. There are no wild cards in Poker Ride and the player is requested to put up his ante before the hand begins. On the game screen three circles are displayed respectively marked as Ante, 1 and 2 from left to right where the player is required to place his betting chips. The minimum bet on Poker Ride is $0.50 and the maximum is $100.
By clicking on deal the player receives his three hole cards and needs to decide between raising and calling. The fourth card is then revealed and the player again asked to raise or call. The fifth card is flipped over and the outcome of the hand is settled upon.
The hand rankings in Poker Ride start from 10’s or better followed by two pairs, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush and royal flush. The pay table is accessible on the top left hand side of the game screen and indicates wins for the various hands. For example, a four of a kind pays 50 to one, straight flush pays 200 to one and royal flush pays 1,000 to one. In addition, a straight flush wins the player 10% of the progressive jackpot.
Poker Ride’s progressive jackpot can be won by hitting a royal flush, regardless of the suit. For a shot at winning the progressive jackpot, the player is required to place an additional bet at the beginning of a hand in the spot provided on the game table. At the time of this writing the Poker Ride Progressive Jackpot amounts to $35,427.
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