US20020074725A1 - Concepts for playing poker - Google Patents

Concepts for playing poker Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20020074725A1
US20020074725A1 US09/734,527 US73452700A US2002074725A1 US 20020074725 A1 US20020074725 A1 US 20020074725A1 US 73452700 A US73452700 A US 73452700A US 2002074725 A1 US2002074725 A1 US 2002074725A1
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
cards
straight
line
playing
poker
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Abandoned
Application number
US09/734,527
Inventor
Max Stern
Original Assignee
Max Stern
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Priority to US17036199P priority Critical
Priority to US69358300A priority
Application filed by Max Stern filed Critical Max Stern
Priority to US09/734,527 priority patent/US20020074725A1/en
Publication of US20020074725A1 publication Critical patent/US20020074725A1/en
Application status is Abandoned legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • 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
    • 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
    • A63F2001/005Poker

Abstract

Concepts, methods and apparatus for playing poker, in which an individual participant has an equal opportunity for winning, notwithstanding that other participants have previously-acquired poker sills. Rectangular-periphery, symmetrical-arrangement patterns establish straight-line locations for display of playing cards to be distributed. Locations for play and wagering are selected by a participant before distribution of cards. Symmetrical patterns, as taught, enable play of multiple hands by multiple players while relying on a single deck of playing cards.

Description

    RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • This application claims the priority of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/170,361; and, is a continuation-in-part of copending and co-owned U.S. patent application Ser. No. 09/693,583.[0001]
  • INTRODUCTION
  • This invention relates to methods and apparatus for playing a new game. More particulary, this invention is concerned with enabling a novice player to learn about poker and providing an equal opportunity of succeeding at the game, notwithstanding that players with more poker experience may be participating. [0002]
  • OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION
  • An important object is to enable a beginning card player to avoid the financial risk associated with engaging in playing poker with seasoned poker players. [0003]
  • Another important object is providing a random chance for a winning poker hand while establishing the atmosphere of a casino in any setting. [0004]
  • A further object is to facilitate play of the game by increasing the number of hands which can be played, and the number of players who can participate, while limiting the game to use of a single deck of cards. [0005]
  • The above and other objects, features and contributions of the present invention are described in more detail with references to the accompanying drawings.[0006]
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a plan view of a symmetrical pattern of the invention with locations for nine playing cards; [0007]
  • FIG. 2 is a plan view of a symmetrical pattern of the invention with locations of sixteen playing cards; [0008]
  • FIG. 3 is a plan view of a symmetrical pattern of the invention with locations for twenty-five playing cards; and [0009]
  • FIG. 4 is a flow chart for describing procedures, method and apparatus for playing the new game of the invention.[0010]
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • Previously, a single poker hand was dealt to a participant; some poker games permitted a player to discard one, or more, cards which were replaced, followed by various exchanges and repetitive betting opportunities. Success at poker depended on acquired skills, such as: learning the value of card combinations, judgment on the likelihood of completing certain card combinations, and a demeanor, during play of a round, which disclosed nothing about individual player's hand. [0011]
  • Also, a player could play solely one hand during a round; otherwise, that player would have had to play against himself, or herself, and would have had to face the impossibility of mentally separating the cards of one hand from those of another hand being played. [0012]
  • Present concepts make it possible for an individual player to select to play one or multiple hands during play of a round; there are no discards and no replacements of cards. A participant selects a “location” in a symmetrical pattern display for receiving cards; such a selection is made after wagering and before distributing playing cards. There is no delay after distributing the cards for other betting opportunities. [0013]
  • A plurality of straight-line locations (for hands) are provided in a symmetrical pattern of the invention, which enables multiple selections per participant, and play by multiple participants. However, the invention enables a round to be played with a single deck of standard playing cards. [0014]
  • Agreement on card pattern is reached among all participants before start of a round; and, selections of locations for a hand, or hands, are made before the cards are displayed. [0015]
  • Symmetrical-arrangement patterns of the invention are shown in FIGS. [0016] 1-3. Each pattern defines a rectangular periphery of columns and rows which establish unidirectional straight-line locations for display of poker hands.
  • FIG. 1 illustrates a symmetrical pattern embodiment of the invention with locations for display of nine cards; that pattern provides for selection of locations for eight poker hands of three cards each. Three vertical-column locations are represented by straight-line arrows [0017] 10, 12, 14; three horizontal-row locations are represented by (straight-line) arrows 16, 18, 20; and two diagonally-oriented hands are represented by arrows 22, 24.
  • Symmetrical-arrangement patterns of the invention multiply uses of individual cards during a round, enabling use of a single deck. Playing card [0018] 27, of FIG. 1, is included in three hand locations; those three straight-line locations are represented by arrows 10, 16, 24. Playing card 29 is included in three hand locations represented by arrows 14, 16, 22; playing card 31 is included in three hand locations represented by arrows 10, 20, 22; and, playing card 33 is included in three hand locations represented by arrows 14, 20, 24. Playing card 36 is included in four hands represented by arrows 12, 18, 22, 24. Participants select one or more such straight-line locations for a poker hand before playing cards are played for the round.
  • FIG. 2 illustrates a symmetrical pattern embodiment of the invention played with sixteen cards. Ten straight-line locations for poker hands of four cards each are provided in FIG. 2. Four vertical-column poker hand locations are represented by arrows, [0019] 40, 42, 44, 46; four horizontal-row poker hand locations are represented by arrows 48, 50, 52, 54; and two diagonally-oriented poker hand locations are represented by arrows 56 and 58.
  • Playing cards [0020] 60, 61, 62 and 63, at corner locations of the pattern of FIG. 2, are each included in three separate locations for a four-card poker hand, and centrally-located playing cards 65, 66, 67 and 68 are each included in three separate straight-line locations for a four-card poker hand; that is, distribution of sixteen cards from a single deck, into the display of FIG. 2, will provide multiple four-card hands for multiple players.
  • FIG. 3 presents a symmetrical pattern display embodiment of the invention with locations for twenty-five cards. Twelve unidirectional straight-line locations for poker hands of five cards each are displayed; five vertical-column straight-line locations are represented by arrows, [0021] 70, 72, 74, 76, 78; five horizontal-row hand straight-line locations are represented by arrows 80, 82, 84, 86, 88; and two diagonally-oriented straight-line locations are represented by arrows 90, 92.
  • Corner locations of the FIG. 3 pattern provide for cards [0022] 94, 96, 98 and 100 to be included in three separate five-card poker hand locations. The next inboard positions display card locations 102, 104, 106 and 108; card location 110 is centrally-located of the pattern. Twelve separate straight-line locations for a poker hand are provided; that is, five vertical columns, five horizontal rows, and two diagonals.
  • Multiple hands for multiple participants would have, before present teachings, required hundreds of playing cards; but the patterns of FIGS. [0023] 1-3 enable use of a single deck and that contributes to the simplicity of conducting the game of the present invention. Also, the hands are more readily evaluated due to the straightforward and orderly display.
  • FIG. 4 schematically presents a flow chart for describing concepts and methods of the invention, and considering the type of apparatus for play. At stage [0024] 112, potential participants decide on a wager amount for each selection of a poker hand location (that is, for each “straight-line” lane) to be played. A video, or physical table top-type of display can be employed. At stage 114, participants agree on whether to use a nine, sixteen, or twenty-five card pattern for play of the game. The decisions for stages 112 and 114 can be made substantially simultaneously, or in any order.
  • It should be noted that the selection of stage [0025] 114 of FIG. 4 also selects the number of playing cards which will constitute a hand; for example, a three, four or five card hand is selected by selecting from the symmetrical arrangements of FIG. 1, 2 or 3 of the invention. Each lane has one direction which does not change; and the number of places for cards in a unidirectional straight-line lane of a selected pattern determines the number of cards in a hand.
  • Stages [0026] 116 and 118 of FIG. 4 can be combined by being carried out together. Each player must present his or her wager, which is preferably uniform for each poker hand location selected to be played by any of the players.
  • Wagers can include an administrative fee when management is by a casino or similar commercially-operated establishment. Individual wagers per location selected are preferably fixed for simplifying administration; in particular, for play by a group of individuals in a private home or club. [0027]
  • At stage [0028] 120, playing cards are distributed; for example, in a video display, or by dealing cards face-up onto a table top-type selected pattern formed by symmetrical rows and columns, with the same number of cards in each row and in each column.
  • Whether a holding tray, or a playing surface table cover is used to outline the card location, the nine cards of the embodiment of FIG. 1 are dealt face-up, in three rows and three columns of three cards each; in the four-card embodiment of FIG. 2, sixteen cards are dealt face-up in four rows and four columns of four cards each; and in the five-card hand embodiment of FIG. 3, twenty-five cards are dealt face-up in five rows and five columns of five cards each. Each linear (that is, unidirectional straight-line) lane in a symmetrical pattern, taught by the invention, presents a poker hand when the cards are distributed. [0029]
  • After cards are displayed at stage [0030] 120 of FIG. 4, the poker lane hands are evaluated at stage 122, based on the combination of cards in each such row, column and/or diagonal orientation of cards, as selected; winning hands for each of FIGS. 1-3 are tabulated later in this description.
  • At stage [0031] 124, winning participants are paid. Wagers of non-winning participants are preferably distributed to winners of that round. However, a reserve fund for payment of winning selections could be established with a portion of the losing wagers; for example, when play of the game is private among known participants. When wagers from non-winning players are not distributed in each round, such a reserve could be distributed to winners of a single final round, when a group of players in a private home or club are terminating play; or the reserve could be distributed uniformly, after the final hand, to the players who had participated throughout.
  • Present teachings enable play independent of previous poker playing experience or previously-acquired poker playing skills. The invention presents an equal opportunity for choice as to a location of a hand which could be a winning hand. The cards are shuffled for each round, and are not seen when a player is selecting a lane location for a hand. [0032]
  • As described above, a single card can be included in more than one hand, and up to four poker hands. The multiple of uses of cards during play of a round, made available by present teachings, enables a plurality of hand locations to be selected by a plurality of players, while using solely a single deck. Use of single deck improves the opportunity for teaching and learning of winning poker combinations. The patterns taught provide an opportunity for multiple hand locations for multiple players, which multiple hands are available for evaluation substantially simultaneously; that is, without further delays. [0033]
  • There can be advantages in playing the game by video, or on hand-held game machines using computer software; for example: shuffling and distribution of cards can be carried out rapidly. [0034]
  • But, there are also significant advantages and entertainment value, in private play of the game by couples or families, in which all participants engage with equal opportunity. [0035]
  • Winning poker hand combinations for the pattern of FIG. 1, for a three-card hand, are shown in TABLE I. [0036]
  • Winning poker hand combinations for the pattern of FIG. 2 for a four-card hand are presented in TABLE II. [0037]
  • Winning poker hand combinations for the pattern of FIG. 3, for a five-card hand, are presented in TABLE III. [0038]
    TABLE I
    (3 card poker)
    Royal Flush A, K, Q of Same Suit
    Three Aces Any 3 Ace Cards
    Straight Flush Any 3 Sequential Cards of Same Suit
    Three of a Kind Any 3 Cards of Same Value
    Flush Any 3 Cards of Same Suit
    Straight Any 3 Sequential Cards of Different Suit
    Jacks or better Any 2 of A, K, Q, J
  • [0039]
    TABLE II
    (4 card poker)
    Royal Flush A, K, Q, J of Same Suit
    Four Aces All 4 Ace Cards
    Straight Flush Any 4 Sequential Cards of Same Suit
    Four of a Kind Any 4 Cards of Same Value
    Flush Any 4 Cards of Same Suit
    Straight Any 4 Sequential Cards of Different Suit
    Three of a Kind Any 3 Cards of Same Value
    Two Pair Any 2 Cards of Same Value and
    2 Other Cards of Same Value
    Jacks or better Any 2 of A, K, Q, J
  • [0040]
    TABLE III
    (5 card poker)
    Royal Flush A, K, Q, J, 10 of Same Suit
    Four Aces All 4 Ace Cards
    Straight Flush Any 5 Sequential Cards of Same Suit
    Four of a Kind Any 4 Cards of Same Value
    Full House Any 3 Cards of Same Value and
    2 Other Cards of Same Value
    Flush Any 5 Cards of Same Suit
    Straight Any 5 Sequential Cards of Different Suit
    Three of a Kind Any 3 Cards of Same Value
    Two Pair Any 2 Cards of Same Value and
    2 Other Cards of Same Value
    Jacks or better Any 2 of A, K, Q, J
  • While specific values, method steps, and apparatus have been described for purposes of disclosing the invention, it should be recognized that, in the light of the present teachings, variations in those specifics are made available which do not depart from the principles taught; therefore, it is submitted that the scope of patent protection afforded to the present invention is to be determined by reference to the appended claims in combination with the teachings of the above disclosure. [0041]

Claims (8)

1 Method for playing poker, comprising
(A) providing individual participants with an equal opportunity for winning in a round of poker, regardless of previously-acquired poker-playing skills of participating individuals;
(B) providing a rectangular-periphery symmetrical pattern for distribution of playing cards for display; such pattern presenting:
(i) an equal number of straight-line rows
(ii) an equal number of straight-line columns, and
(iii) a pair of straight-line diagonals, with
(iv) each of such straight-line rows, columns and diagonals defining a location for a poker hand of the same number of cards in each such straight-line location;
(C) selecting at least one such straight-line location by a participant; then
(D) distributing playing cards, from a single deck, face-up into each such straight-line location for receiving playing cards; and
(E) evaluating cards in each such selected straight-line location, in accordance with an agreed-upon poker hand combination of cards to determine if a winning hand exists at any such selected straight-line location.
2. The method of claim 1, in which
a participant selects from one to eight straight-line locations, from such a symmetrical pattern, which provides:
three rows for receiving three cards each,
three columns for receiving three cards each, and
two diagonals for receiving three cards each.
3. The method of claim 1, in which
a player selects from one to ten straight-line locations from such a symmetrical pattern, which provides:
four rows for four cards each
four columns for four cards each, and
two diagonals for four cards each.
4. The method of claim 1, in which
a player selects from one to twelve straight-line locations from such a symmetrical pattern, which provides:
five rows for receiving five cards each,
five columns for receiving five cards each, and
two diagonals for receiving five cards each.
5. Apparatus for playing poker according to claim 1, comprising
symmetrical pattern means for presenting such straight-line locations for distribution and display of playing cards, selected from the group consisting of:
(i) software-operated video screen device,
(ii) table-top holding tray means,
(iii) table-cover playing surface means, and
(iv) software-operated hand-held game device.
6. A poker game providing an equal opportunity chance of winning to participants, regardless of previous poker skills, comprising
(A) pattern means presenting card location arrangements, in which
card arrangement locations are selected from the group consisting of:
(i) a rectangular-periphery symmetrical arrangement pattern for nine playing cards, located in three straight-line rows for three straight-line cards each, three straight-line columns for three cards each, which
provide for two straight-line diagonals of three cards each, so as to provide eight straight-line individual playing hand locations,
(ii) a rectangular-periphery symmetrical arrangement pattern for sixteen playing cards located in four straight-line rows and four straight-line columns of four cards each, which
provide for two straight-line diagonals so as to provide ten straight-line individual locations for playing hands, and
(iii) a rectangular-periphery symmetrical arrangement pattern for twenty-five playing cards located in five rows and five columns of five cards each, and two straight-line diagonals, each such location having five cards, so as to provide for twelve individual locations for playing hands; with
(B) a player designating at least one such location, in a selected pattern for play of a poker hand, with such designation taking place before such playing cards are displayed; and in which
(C) values for poker hand combinations, in each such selected location, are determined based on agreed-upon winning card combinations, after distribution of such playing cards.
7. Apparatus for symmetrical-arrangement displays for card locations, for playing poker as set forth in claim 6, selected from the group consisting of:
(a) computer-operated video machines,
(b) holding trays, and
(c) table cover playing surfaces.
8. A poker game of random chance, comprising
card arrangement pattern means, as set forth in claim 6, used prior to wagering and selection of playing hand locations with such pattern means, in which
a plurality of playing cards are arranged face-up for start of play.
US09/734,527 1999-12-13 2000-12-12 Concepts for playing poker Abandoned US20020074725A1 (en)

Priority Applications (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US17036199P true 1999-12-13 1999-12-13
US69358300A true 2000-10-20 2000-10-20
US09/734,527 US20020074725A1 (en) 1999-12-13 2000-12-12 Concepts for playing poker

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US09/734,527 US20020074725A1 (en) 1999-12-13 2000-12-12 Concepts for playing poker

Related Parent Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US69358300A Continuation-In-Part 2000-10-20 2000-10-20

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20020074725A1 true US20020074725A1 (en) 2002-06-20

Family

ID=26866014

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US09/734,527 Abandoned US20020074725A1 (en) 1999-12-13 2000-12-12 Concepts for playing poker

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US20020074725A1 (en)

Cited By (33)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20030181232A1 (en) * 2002-03-20 2003-09-25 Peccole Robert N. Eletronic poker style game
US20040033824A1 (en) * 2002-08-13 2004-02-19 Richard Fitzhugh Electronic poker game
US6869359B1 (en) * 2002-08-16 2005-03-22 Marc Mathews Roulette-type gaming apparatus and method for playing the same
US20050282612A1 (en) * 2002-08-16 2005-12-22 Marc Mathews Sports theme gaming apparatus and method for playing the same
WO2006033840A2 (en) * 2004-09-15 2006-03-30 Wagerworks, Inc. Casino card game
US20060073864A1 (en) * 2004-10-06 2006-04-06 Reginald Groves Card game and methods of playing a card game
US20060229123A1 (en) * 2005-04-06 2006-10-12 Multimedia Games, Inc. Video poker system and method with player card selection
US20060252480A1 (en) * 2005-04-25 2006-11-09 Multimedia Games, Inc. Video poker system and method with bet allocation
US20070060305A1 (en) * 2005-07-08 2007-03-15 Amaitis Lee M System and method for wireless gaming system with user profiles
US20090191938A1 (en) * 2008-01-29 2009-07-30 Amy Hill Online Terminal Based Lottery Game with a Slot Machine Theme
US7644861B2 (en) 2006-04-18 2010-01-12 Bgc Partners, Inc. Systems and methods for providing access to wireless gaming devices
US20100105467A1 (en) * 2008-10-23 2010-04-29 Blue Cube Microworks, Llc Card game payout methods
US20100156045A1 (en) * 2008-12-22 2010-06-24 Allyn Kahn Puzzle and game
US7811172B2 (en) 2005-10-21 2010-10-12 Cfph, Llc System and method for wireless lottery
US8070604B2 (en) 2005-08-09 2011-12-06 Cfph, Llc System and method for providing wireless gaming as a service application
US8092303B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2012-01-10 Cfph, Llc System and method for convenience gaming
US8162756B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2012-04-24 Cfph, Llc Time and location based gaming
US8292741B2 (en) 2006-10-26 2012-10-23 Cfph, Llc Apparatus, processes and articles for facilitating mobile gaming
US8319601B2 (en) 2007-03-14 2012-11-27 Cfph, Llc Game account access device
US8397985B2 (en) 2006-05-05 2013-03-19 Cfph, Llc Systems and methods for providing access to wireless gaming devices
US8504617B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2013-08-06 Cfph, Llc System and method for wireless gaming with location determination
US8506400B2 (en) 2005-07-08 2013-08-13 Cfph, Llc System and method for wireless gaming system with alerts
US8510567B2 (en) 2006-11-14 2013-08-13 Cfph, Llc Conditional biometric access in a gaming environment
US8581721B2 (en) 2007-03-08 2013-11-12 Cfph, Llc Game access device with privileges
US8645709B2 (en) 2006-11-14 2014-02-04 Cfph, Llc Biometric access data encryption
US8784197B2 (en) 2006-11-15 2014-07-22 Cfph, Llc Biometric access sensitivity
US8840018B2 (en) 2006-05-05 2014-09-23 Cfph, Llc Device with time varying signal
US20140370953A1 (en) * 2013-06-12 2014-12-18 Ashok K. Singh Method and apparatus for a poker game
US8956231B2 (en) 2010-08-13 2015-02-17 Cfph, Llc Multi-process communication regarding gaming information
US8974302B2 (en) 2010-08-13 2015-03-10 Cfph, Llc Multi-process communication regarding gaming information
US9183693B2 (en) 2007-03-08 2015-11-10 Cfph, Llc Game access device
US9306952B2 (en) 2006-10-26 2016-04-05 Cfph, Llc System and method for wireless gaming with location determination
US10360755B2 (en) 2007-08-15 2019-07-23 Interactive Games Llc Time and location based gaming

Cited By (67)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20030181232A1 (en) * 2002-03-20 2003-09-25 Peccole Robert N. Eletronic poker style game
US6976917B2 (en) * 2002-03-20 2005-12-20 Peccole Jr Robert N Electronic poker style game
US20040033824A1 (en) * 2002-08-13 2004-02-19 Richard Fitzhugh Electronic poker game
US6869359B1 (en) * 2002-08-16 2005-03-22 Marc Mathews Roulette-type gaming apparatus and method for playing the same
US20050282612A1 (en) * 2002-08-16 2005-12-22 Marc Mathews Sports theme gaming apparatus and method for playing the same
US8092303B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2012-01-10 Cfph, Llc System and method for convenience gaming
US9430901B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2016-08-30 Interactive Games Llc System and method for wireless gaming with location determination
US10347076B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2019-07-09 Interactive Games Llc Network based control of remote system for enabling, disabling, and controlling gaming
US9355518B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2016-05-31 Interactive Games Llc Gaming system with location determination
US8504617B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2013-08-06 Cfph, Llc System and method for wireless gaming with location determination
US8308568B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2012-11-13 Cfph, Llc Time and location based gaming
US8162756B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2012-04-24 Cfph, Llc Time and location based gaming
US8616967B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2013-12-31 Cfph, Llc System and method for convenience gaming
US8696443B2 (en) 2004-02-25 2014-04-15 Cfph, Llc System and method for convenience gaming
WO2006033840A2 (en) * 2004-09-15 2006-03-30 Wagerworks, Inc. Casino card game
WO2006033840A3 (en) * 2004-09-15 2006-11-16 Mark C Nicely Casino card game
US7614946B2 (en) * 2004-09-15 2009-11-10 Igt Card game enabling separate evaluations for multiple game outcome combinations
US20060066051A1 (en) * 2004-09-15 2006-03-30 Wagerworks, Inc. Casino card game
US20100016051A1 (en) * 2004-09-15 2010-01-21 Igt Card game enabling separate evaluations for multiple game outcome combinations
US7862417B2 (en) 2004-09-15 2011-01-04 Igt Card game enabling separate evaluations for multiple game outcome combinations
US20060073864A1 (en) * 2004-10-06 2006-04-06 Reginald Groves Card game and methods of playing a card game
US7500912B2 (en) * 2005-04-06 2009-03-10 Multimedia Games, Inc. Video poker system and method with multiple concurrent starting hands
US20090137301A1 (en) * 2005-04-06 2009-05-28 Clint Alan Owen Video poker system and method with bet allocation
US20060229123A1 (en) * 2005-04-06 2006-10-12 Multimedia Games, Inc. Video poker system and method with player card selection
US7503846B2 (en) * 2005-04-25 2009-03-17 Multimedia Games, Inc. Video poker system and method with bet allocation
US20060252480A1 (en) * 2005-04-25 2006-11-09 Multimedia Games, Inc. Video poker system and method with bet allocation
US7534169B2 (en) 2005-07-08 2009-05-19 Cfph, Llc System and method for wireless gaming system with user profiles
US20070060305A1 (en) * 2005-07-08 2007-03-15 Amaitis Lee M System and method for wireless gaming system with user profiles
US8506400B2 (en) 2005-07-08 2013-08-13 Cfph, Llc System and method for wireless gaming system with alerts
US8708805B2 (en) 2005-07-08 2014-04-29 Cfph, Llc Gaming system with identity verification
US8613658B2 (en) 2005-07-08 2013-12-24 Cfph, Llc System and method for wireless gaming system with user profiles
US8690679B2 (en) 2005-08-09 2014-04-08 Cfph, Llc System and method for providing wireless gaming as a service application
US8070604B2 (en) 2005-08-09 2011-12-06 Cfph, Llc System and method for providing wireless gaming as a service application
US7811172B2 (en) 2005-10-21 2010-10-12 Cfph, Llc System and method for wireless lottery
US8403214B2 (en) 2006-04-18 2013-03-26 Bgc Partners, Inc. Systems and methods for providing access to wireless gaming devices
US7644861B2 (en) 2006-04-18 2010-01-12 Bgc Partners, Inc. Systems and methods for providing access to wireless gaming devices
US8840018B2 (en) 2006-05-05 2014-09-23 Cfph, Llc Device with time varying signal
US8939359B2 (en) 2006-05-05 2015-01-27 Cfph, Llc Game access device with time varying signal
US8740065B2 (en) 2006-05-05 2014-06-03 Cfph, Llc Systems and methods for providing access to wireless gaming devices
US8695876B2 (en) 2006-05-05 2014-04-15 Cfph, Llc Systems and methods for providing access to wireless gaming devices
US8397985B2 (en) 2006-05-05 2013-03-19 Cfph, Llc Systems and methods for providing access to wireless gaming devices
US10286300B2 (en) 2006-05-05 2019-05-14 Cfph, Llc Systems and methods for providing access to locations and services
US8899477B2 (en) 2006-05-05 2014-12-02 Cfph, Llc Device detection
US8292741B2 (en) 2006-10-26 2012-10-23 Cfph, Llc Apparatus, processes and articles for facilitating mobile gaming
US9306952B2 (en) 2006-10-26 2016-04-05 Cfph, Llc System and method for wireless gaming with location determination
US8510567B2 (en) 2006-11-14 2013-08-13 Cfph, Llc Conditional biometric access in a gaming environment
US9280648B2 (en) 2006-11-14 2016-03-08 Cfph, Llc Conditional biometric access in a gaming environment
US8645709B2 (en) 2006-11-14 2014-02-04 Cfph, Llc Biometric access data encryption
US9411944B2 (en) 2006-11-15 2016-08-09 Cfph, Llc Biometric access sensitivity
US8784197B2 (en) 2006-11-15 2014-07-22 Cfph, Llc Biometric access sensitivity
US8581721B2 (en) 2007-03-08 2013-11-12 Cfph, Llc Game access device with privileges
US10332155B2 (en) 2007-03-08 2019-06-25 Cfph, Llc Systems and methods for determining an amount of time an object is worn
US9183693B2 (en) 2007-03-08 2015-11-10 Cfph, Llc Game access device
US8319601B2 (en) 2007-03-14 2012-11-27 Cfph, Llc Game account access device
US10360755B2 (en) 2007-08-15 2019-07-23 Interactive Games Llc Time and location based gaming
US20090191938A1 (en) * 2008-01-29 2009-07-30 Amy Hill Online Terminal Based Lottery Game with a Slot Machine Theme
US8221208B2 (en) * 2008-01-29 2012-07-17 Scientific Games International, Inc. Online terminal based lottery game with a slot machine theme
US8182324B2 (en) * 2008-10-23 2012-05-22 Blue Cube Microworks, Llc Card game payout methods incorporating scatter awards
US20100105467A1 (en) * 2008-10-23 2010-04-29 Blue Cube Microworks, Llc Card game payout methods
US20130337879A1 (en) * 2008-10-23 2013-12-19 Blue Cube Microworks, Llc Card game methods and systems
US20120196663A1 (en) * 2008-10-23 2012-08-02 Stone Jay B Card game methods and systems
US8535137B2 (en) * 2008-10-23 2013-09-17 Blue Cube Microworks, Llc Card game methods and computer-readable medium for a card game incorporating scatter awards
US20100156045A1 (en) * 2008-12-22 2010-06-24 Allyn Kahn Puzzle and game
US8974302B2 (en) 2010-08-13 2015-03-10 Cfph, Llc Multi-process communication regarding gaming information
US8956231B2 (en) 2010-08-13 2015-02-17 Cfph, Llc Multi-process communication regarding gaming information
US10366562B2 (en) 2012-09-13 2019-07-30 Cfph, Llc Multi-account access device
US20140370953A1 (en) * 2013-06-12 2014-12-18 Ashok K. Singh Method and apparatus for a poker game

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US5639092A (en) Method of playing a casino table game having multiple casino games
US5407199A (en) Interactive games and method of playing
US6299170B1 (en) Higher frequency wild card game and apparatus
US7537456B2 (en) Wagering game with table bonus
US5816575A (en) Expanded blackjack card game and method
US7717783B2 (en) Computer-based, interactive, real-time card selection game
US6808173B2 (en) Blackjack game with side wager on displayed cards
US5810360A (en) Method for playing a non-banking blackjack game
US7246799B2 (en) Method of playing a poker-type wagering game with multiple betting options
US5918884A (en) Method of playing a casino card game
US6938900B2 (en) Method of playing a poker-type wagering game with multiple betting options
US6170827B1 (en) Card game
US7980933B2 (en) Method of and apparatus for playing a card game
US6805352B2 (en) Craps game with progressive jackpot
US7407163B2 (en) Poker game played against multiple dealer hands
US7540498B2 (en) Systems and methods for card games that simulate non-card casino table games
US6575465B2 (en) Card game
US5845907A (en) Method of playing a poker game
US20020034976A1 (en) Game of chance using patterns of symbols having at least two defining criteria
US5368305A (en) Black-jack type wagering game method
US5531448A (en) Poker-style card game
US5445391A (en) Multi-indicia playing cards
US20030075869A1 (en) Bet withdrawal casino game with wild symbol
US5328189A (en) Method and apparatus of playing a new casino game
US7510193B1 (en) Casino flop poker

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
STCB Information on status: application discontinuation

Free format text: ABANDONED -- FAILURE TO RESPOND TO AN OFFICE ACTION