Poker Pursuit is Microgaming's version of the popular casino card game Let It Ride. Similar to video poker in a lot of ways, you place bets on the cards that appear on the table and are initially displayed three cards, with cards four and five being revealed to you after you have either called or raised. The object is to keep your losses to a minimum and increase your winnings. It is quite addictive to play.
A hand of Poker Pursuit consists of three parts. At the end of each part you are prompted to either call or raise, so increase your bet or stay as you are. After you have done so you proceed to the next part.
If you call, your bet is not increased and another card is displayed. If you raise, your bet is increased by one coin and another card is displayed. Each time you raise, your bet is increased by one coin and your winnings are increased according to the Payout Schedule.
Before the hand is dealt, revealing three cards you can increase or decrease the coin size you want to bet, this ranges from 0.50 to 5.00. One coin is selected by default when you begin the game and your total bet is always the number of coins you have bet multiplied by the coin size.
You then click the Deal button. A hand of three cards is dealt to you. If you have a winning combination already, the win is highlighted on the Payout Schedule. You can either: click the Raise button, starting the second part of the game, your bet is increased by one coin and a fourth card is dealt to you; OR click the Call button, starting the second part, and a fourth card is dealt to you but your bet does not increase.
The next part is the same, you can choose to call or raise after the fourth card and you are shown the fifth. If you have a winning combination, you are paid out the win amount as reflected in the Win box. If you do not have a winning combination, the game is over and you can play a new hand.