Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Let It Ride, Baby!

Very soon - the wife, 2 kiddies and I will be boarding the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas for a well-deserved vacation. The wife went back to work this year for the first time in 13 years - she deserves it more than anyone. 5 days of lounging and exploring, and 5 nights of.... gambling?

Yes, there is a casino on board, but it appears the Texas Holdem is not a regular game there. (reports on the web vary). Anyway, I thought I would learn some the basic strategy of some poker-like table games, in case my game of choice wasn't available.

Tonight's lesson was Let It Ride. Fun game, and fairly easy to play a solid strategy. As a poker player, it's fun to be able to count your outs on the "turn" and "river" and know the basic odds of hitting your hand.

It's also a game with a pretty low house edge, so it seems like one could play for quite a long time and not lose (or win) much money, but have some fun wiling away the hours while the fam is snoozing away in bed.

I finished up the night with 32 hands of Rush poker, and that went well, too, so I took a small win to bed.


Memphis MOJO said...

I've heard that cruise ships that do offer poker take an outrageous rake.

diverjoules said...

Sounds like fun.. ENJOY!!!