Most casino games have been around for a very long time. We’re talking centuries. But there are a few that are still quite new. Let it Ride is one such game.
Originally, Let It Ride was designed to help promote an automatic shuffling machine: The Shuffle Master. It was designed by Shuffle Entertainment Ltd. and released to the market in 1992.
The problem? It was a single deck shuffle machine, which was quickly becoming obsolete as more and more casinos were opting toward multi-deck shufflers. Multi-deck shufflers were especially popular for blackjack, as it made it more difficult for players to count cards.
The solution? Invent a new single-deck game… And the rest, as they say, is history. The inventor of the game, Mr John Breeding, realized that although in recent years quite a few poker-like games had joined the typical land-based casino, there was nothing that truly resembled American five-card stud.