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GB2169737A
GB2169737A GB8600187A GB8600187A GB2169737A GB 2169737 A GB2169737 A GB 2169737A GB 8600187 A GB8600187 A GB 8600187A GB 8600187 A GB8600187 A GB 8600187A GB 2169737 A GB2169737 A GB 2169737A
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Brian Benedict Orr
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F17/00Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
    • G07F17/32Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
    • G07F17/326Game play aspects of gaming systems
    • G07F17/3267Game outcomes which determine the course of the subsequent game, e.g. double or quits, free games, higher payouts, different new games
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F1/00Card games
    • A63F2001/008Card games adapted for being playable on a screen

Abstract

A gaming machine offers a player a gamble on a number of alternatives, for example which of two cards displayed on a screen will be chosen. If the player is successful, the number of alternatives is increased or decreased normally by one, and the player can bet again, and so on, possibly up to a fixed limit of alternatives, as long as the player wins. This may be an extra feature of a machine, operational at random or when the player has been successful with a regular, main feature, such as achieving a winning hand on a poker machine.

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SPECIFICATION Improvements relating to gaming machines This invention relates to gaming machines. It is primarily concerned with a gambling feature which can be made occasionally available to increase the interest and excitment in playing such a machine. Generally it will be supplementary to the main game which could, for example, be based on the game of poker.

According to the present invention there is provided a gaming machine with a gamble feature in which alternatives are offered on which a player can bet, and in which, if such a bet is successful, the machine adds to or subtracts from the alternatives and gives the player a further opportunity to bet.

The addition of such alternatives and corresponding opportunities to bet may continue indefinitely as long as the player is successful, although normally a predetermined maximum win or maximum number of gambles will be imposed. With subtraction, there will be a natural limit when the feature is down to two alternatives.

This gamble feature may become available at random or when a win has been achieved in the main game. For example, when a poker hand of some value turns up, there may then be an opportunity to gamble the win.

The gamble feature in one preferred form may commence with two playing cards, electronically randomly selected, being simulated on a video screen. They will either be of different colours (red and black) or both of the same colour. They will be alternately distinguished, as by enhanced illumination or an associated arrow, until one is selected. Previous to this, the player will have bet on either 'red' or black', by pressing associated buttons. He may have to do this before the cards appear, in which case he has no guidance, or he may be allowed to decide after the cards are shown. Then, if both cards are the same colour, provided he presses the correct button he will of course be assured of a gamble win.

If that gamble is successful then a further card will appear on the screen, and the process is repeated. Again, a win is assured if the cards are still all the same colour. However, as cards are added and progressive gambles are taken, this becomes correspondingly less likely although there still may be more cards of one colour than the other, making selection of the preponderant colour the obvious choice for a successful gamble.

A limit may be imposed on the number of gambles. For example, five cards could be the maximum. In that case there may be an additional prize if the hand that then shows is itself a poker hand with a combination of value such as a pair, three of a kind or a full house. This extra prize may be related in value to that of the combination.

It will be understood that the initial gamble may be on more than two alternatives and that these alternatives may increase by more than one at each successful gamble.

It is also possible that, instead of progressively increasing the alternatives on which to gamble, they may be progressively decreased.

1. A gaming machine with a gamble feature in which alternatives are offered on which a player can bet, and in which, if such a bet is successful, the machine adds to or subtracts from the alternatives and gives the player a further opportunity to bet.

2. A machine as claimed in Claim 1, wherein a limit is set on the number of further bets allowed.

3. A machine as claimed in Claims 1 or 2, wherein the gamble feature is subsidiary to a regular feature and is offered at random.

4. A machine as claimed in Claim 1 or 2, wherein the gamble feature is offered as a result of a win on another feature of the machine.

5. A machine as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the alternatives are presented on a video screen.

6. A machine as claimed in Claim 5, wherein the alternatives are representations of playing cards.

7. A machine as claimed in Claim 6, wherein the gamble is on the colour of the selected card.

8. A machine as claimed in Claim 6 or 7, wherein when successful gambles produce a corresponding number of cards on the screen, and when those cards are in certain combinations, a prize is awarded independently of any gambling prize.

**WARNING** end of DESC field may overlap start of CLMS **.

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**WARNING** start of CLMS field may overlap end of DESC **. SPECIFICATION Improvements relating to gaming machines This invention relates to gaming machines. It is primarily concerned with a gambling feature which can be made occasionally available to increase the interest and excitment in playing such a machine. Generally it will be supplementary to the main game which could, for example, be based on the game of poker. According to the present invention there is provided a gaming machine with a gamble feature in which alternatives are offered on which a player can bet, and in which, if such a bet is successful, the machine adds to or subtracts from the alternatives and gives the player a further opportunity to bet. The addition of such alternatives and corresponding opportunities to bet may continue indefinitely as long as the player is successful, although normally a predetermined maximum win or maximum number of gambles will be imposed. With subtraction, there will be a natural limit when the feature is down to two alternatives. This gamble feature may become available at random or when a win has been achieved in the main game. For example, when a poker hand of some value turns up, there may then be an opportunity to gamble the win. The gamble feature in one preferred form may commence with two playing cards, electronically randomly selected, being simulated on a video screen. They will either be of different colours (red and black) or both of the same colour. They will be alternately distinguished, as by enhanced illumination or an associated arrow, until one is selected. Previous to this, the player will have bet on either 'red' or black', by pressing associated buttons. He may have to do this before the cards appear, in which case he has no guidance, or he may be allowed to decide after the cards are shown. Then, if both cards are the same colour, provided he presses the correct button he will of course be assured of a gamble win. If that gamble is successful then a further card will appear on the screen, and the process is repeated. Again, a win is assured if the cards are still all the same colour. However, as cards are added and progressive gambles are taken, this becomes correspondingly less likely although there still may be more cards of one colour than the other, making selection of the preponderant colour the obvious choice for a successful gamble. A limit may be imposed on the number of gambles. For example, five cards could be the maximum. In that case there may be an additional prize if the hand that then shows is itself a poker hand with a combination of value such as a pair, three of a kind or a full house. This extra prize may be related in value to that of the combination. It will be understood that the initial gamble may be on more than two alternatives and that these alternatives may increase by more than one at each successful gamble. It is also possible that, instead of progressively increasing the alternatives on which to gamble, they may be progressively decreased. CLAIMS
1. A gaming machine with a gamble feature in which alternatives are offered on which a player can bet, and in which, if such a bet is successful, the machine adds to or subtracts from the alternatives and gives the player a further opportunity to bet.
2. A machine as claimed in Claim 1, wherein a limit is set on the number of further bets allowed.
3. A machine as claimed in Claims 1 or 2, wherein the gamble feature is subsidiary to a regular feature and is offered at random.
4. A machine as claimed in Claim 1 or 2, wherein the gamble feature is offered as a result of a win on another feature of the machine.
5. A machine as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the alternatives are presented on a video screen.
6. A machine as claimed in Claim 5, wherein the alternatives are representations of playing cards.
7. A machine as claimed in Claim 6, wherein the gamble is on the colour of the selected card.
8. A machine as claimed in Claim 6 or 7, wherein when successful gambles produce a corresponding number of cards on the screen, and when those cards are in certain combinations, a prize is awarded independently of any gambling prize.
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