Slingshot Poker

Slingshot Poker

Be the underdog and win big!

Slingshot PokerTM is a house-banked poker game with a unique strategy choice. In most casino poker games, the player is playing for even money against the dealer and they’re stuck with the hand they started with. In Slingshot, the player starts with five cards against the dealer’s seven cards. The player can play the underdog and try to beat the dealer’s larger hand for big odds, or can draw two more cards to increase the chances of winning.

Rules of Play

  1. The player makes an Ante wager and an optional All Seven Bonus wager.
  2. Slingshot Player Layout
  3. The player receives five cards face-down, with two more cards face-down above the betting area. The dealer receives seven cards face-down.
  4. The player examines the five cards and decides whether to fold or make a Raise bet of either 1x or 2x the Ante bet. If the player folds, the Ante is forfeited but the Bonus bet stays.
  5. If the player Raises, they also decide whether to stand with their initial five cards or draw the additional two cards for a total of seven. Then the hand is placed face down.
  6. The dealer’s hand is revealed. If the dealer doesn’t qualify with at least a pair, the Raise bet pushes and the Ante bet either pushes or wins even money based on whether the player chose to draw or stand, respectively.
  7. If the dealer has a pair or better, the player’s best five cards are compared to the dealer’s best five cards. If the dealer beats the player, Ante and Raise bets lose. If the player draws two cards and beats or pushes the dealer’s hand, both Ante and Raise bets win even money.
  8. But if the player stands and beats or pushes the dealer hand, the Ante wins even money and the Raise bet is paid according to the following paytable:
Winning Five Card Hand Raise Bet Pays
Royal Flush 50 to 1
Straight Flush 40 to 1
Four of a Kind 25 to 1
Full House 8 to 1
Flush 6 to 1
Straight 5 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1
Two Pair 2 to 1
One Pair 2 to 1

All Seven Bonus

The All Seven Bonus bet pays on the poker rank of all seven player cards, even if the player did not draw or folded their hand. The paytable for the All Seven Bonus is:
Best Five Card Hand Bonus Bet Pays
Royal Flush 50 to 1
Straight Flush 40 to 1
Four of a Kind 25 to 1
Full House 8 to 1
Flush 6 to 1
Straight 5 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1

Game Benefits

  • The many possibilities for standing or drawing and raise decisions give Slingshot a meaningful strategic element which will appeal to poker players looking for a more engaging strategy than most other house-banked poker games.
  • Unlike many poker games, Slingshot has a single decision point. This increases hands per hour compared to other, more complicated games.
  • The paytables for the Raise bet’s Stand option and the Bonus bet use the same payouts for equivalent hands, reducing the chances for dealer error and enabling faster payouts.
  • With the paytables above, the house edge on the Ante/Raise bet is 2.51% and the All Seven Bonus bet is 2.74%. These paytables can be changed to increase or decrease the house edge to desired figures.

Other Information

  • Slingshot is described by U.S. Patent No. 7,708,280.
  • Slingshot is a pending trademark in the U.S.
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