An Exciting Poker Game with Straight Big Wins
The object of Straight EdgeSM is to get a straight with more cards than the dealer. Straights may “wrap-around” the ace. For example, QKA23 is a five-card straight. In the event the dealer and a player have a straight of equal length, the final card breaks the tie. For example, 678 beats 567 and JQK beats KA2. In this game, the dealer always qualifies.
HOW TO PLAY
To begin, players make the ante bet to play against the dealer. Players may also make the bonus and/or insurance wagers. The bonus wager wins if players have a straight of at least four cards, and the insurance wager wins if they have a straight of less than two cards. The dealer will give players seven cards. Then, they'll have a choice: Fold or stay in the game by making a play bet of 1x their ante. The dealer will then reveal his or her cards.
If players have a longer straight than the dealer, they win. The ante pays 1 to 1 and the play bet pays based on the margin of victory. If the dealer has a longer straight than a player's, the player's ante and play bets lose.
If a player and the dealer have a straight of equivalent length, the final card in the straight breaks the tie. In the event of a “copy hand” (2345 vs 2345), the player wins. The bonus bet wins if the player has a straight of four cards or longer. The insurance bet pays 25 to 1 if a player has a straight of less than two cards.
The minimum hand a player should play is a KQ -- the second-highest two-card straight. Players should fold any hand lower than that.
The optional progressive wager wins if players and the dealer are involved in a Bad Beat. If a player beats the dealer or the dealer beats a player with one of the qualifying hands, the player wins. The top hand triggers an Envy Bonus. Players can win multiple Envy Bonuses in a round, but they cannot receive an Envy Bonus for their own hand or the dealer’s hand.
For more information on this game's paytable or odds, please contact your Bally Account Executive.