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A shuffle through the gambling mailbag

20 August 2012

QUESTION: If I want to toke the dealer in Let It Ride, does it matter which spot I tip on, first, second or third?

ANSWER: Assuming you have options, the place to toke is on the final bet. That’s the one that has to stay in action, whereas you can choose to pull either or both of the first two bets back.

When Let It Ride was new, if I was on a winning streak I used to put tokes on the line on all three spots. I’d put $1 in front of each of my three bets. If I didn’t like my cards and pulled bets back, I got the bet for the dealer back, too. The last bet always stayed in action. We were guaranteed to either win together or lose together.

One day I was told I could no longer toke in that way. The casino now would allow bets for the dealer only in front of the final player wager. Policies may be different at different casinos -- I don’t play that much Let It Ride. If in doubt, ask the dealer about house policy.

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John Grochowski

John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.

Listen to John Grochowski's "Casino Answer Man" tips Tuesday through Friday at 5:18 p.m. on WLS-AM (890) in Chicago. Look for John Grochowski on Facebook and Twitter @GrochowskiJ.

John Grochowski Websites:

www.casinoanswerman.com

Books by John Grochowski:

Winning Tips for Casino Games

> More Books By John Grochowski

John Grochowski
John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.

Listen to John Grochowski's "Casino Answer Man" tips Tuesday through Friday at 5:18 p.m. on WLS-AM (890) in Chicago. Look for John Grochowski on Facebook and Twitter @GrochowskiJ.

John Grochowski Websites:

www.casinoanswerman.com

Books by John Grochowski:

> More Books By John Grochowski