US20080076499A1 - Information display system for Baccarat - Google Patents

Information display system for Baccarat Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20080076499A1
US20080076499A1 US11/519,170 US51917006A US2008076499A1 US 20080076499 A1 US20080076499 A1 US 20080076499A1 US 51917006 A US51917006 A US 51917006A US 2008076499 A1 US2008076499 A1 US 2008076499A1
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
baccarat
hand
information
display system
information display
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
US11/519,170
Inventor
Jeffery Roy Lowery
Randall Wayne Minton
Original Assignee
Jeffery Roy Lowery
Randall Wayne Minton
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
Application filed by Jeffery Roy Lowery, Randall Wayne Minton filed Critical Jeffery Roy Lowery
Priority to US11/519,170 priority Critical patent/US20080076499A1/en
Publication of US20080076499A1 publication Critical patent/US20080076499A1/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
    • A63F3/00Board games; Raffle games
    • A63F3/04Geographical or like games ; Educational games
    • A63F3/0421Electric word or number 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
    • A63F3/00Board games; Raffle games
    • A63F3/04Geographical or like games ; Educational games
    • A63F3/0415Number games
    • A63F2003/0418Number games with a grid, e.g. 'Sudoku'-type games

Abstract

An information display system for baccarat having a multiple columns to indicate for up to a predetermined number of previous hands, the winning hand of each previous hand, including if the hand was won by a natural hand, and if the hand resulted in a tie. The display may also show the number obtained by each side in a hand. Further, the display will indicate the last hand dealt from a shoe or includes a reset to start display of hands from a new shoe. In addition, there is provided input means to a computer for storage of information to display, and a printing device to print at least some of the information displayed on the display.

Description

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention relates generally to the field of gaming, and more specifically to an information display system for Baccarat.
  • There are several variations on Baccarat play, depending upon the venue. A basic set of rules follows. There are two hands played in Baccarat—the “player” hand and the “banker” hand. You can bet on either one. If the hand you bet on wins, you receive an even money (1:1) payoff. There is one other bet you can make—the tie bet. If you make this bet and the two hands tie, you receive typically an 8:1 payoff. Ties, however, occur less than once out of every ten hands.
  • At the start, each hand receives 2 cards. When necessary, additional cards are drawn according to the rules. The hand closest to 9 wins.
  • 10s, Jacks, Queens, and Kings all count as 0. The ace through 9 cards have face values of 1 to 9, respectively. To determine the value of each hand, you simply add the cards. If the total is over 10, the first digit is ignored. So an 8 and a 6 would normally equal 14, but since we disregard the first digit, we instead have a hand of 4. Similarly, a 6 and 4 would equal 0, and a 10 and 9 would equal 9.
  • If the first two cards total 9, the hand is called a “natural” and automatically wins. Two cards totaling 8 is also referred to as a natural, and it wins automatically too, unless the hand it is playing against has a natural as well. When both hands contain a natural, the higher natural hand wins (9 beating an 8). If the hands have equal value, it is a tie.
  • When neither hand has a natural, there is no automatic winner, and additional cards are drawn to determine the outcome of the hand.
  • The Player Hand
  • The player hand is played first, according to the following rules:
  • When the first two cards
    equal . . . . . . the player must
    6, 7, 8, or 9 Stand
    Any other value Draw one card
  • The player hand can never receive more than one additional card. The hand must stand after the third card, regardless of its value at that point.
  • The Banker Hand
  • The banker hand is a bit more complicated. How the banker hand gets played is usually determined by what the player hand's third card is. If the player did not draw a third card (i.e. had a 6 or higher), then the banker draws a card only if its first two cards total less than 5. Otherwise, the banker stands.
  • If the player did draw a third card, then the banker plays as follows:
  • When the
    banker's first two . . . the banker draws if the player's
    cards equal . . . third card is:
    3 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
    4 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    5 4, 5, 6, 7
    6 6, 7
    When the
    banker's first two
    cards equal . . . . . . the banker will:
    2 or less Always draw
    7, 8, or 9 Always stand
  • Wins, Losses, and Ties
  • The hand closest to nine always wins. If there is a natural, it is an automatic winner, and no further cards are drawn.
  • Banker and player bets pay even money when you win. A winning banker bet, however, is subject to a 5% house commission. So, if you made a $5 banker bet and won, you would receive $5.00 minus 5% ($0.25), which would actually be $4.75. If the two hands tie, neither bet wins nor loses any money. If you made a tie bet, however, you would receive typically an 8:1 payoff.
  • Although banker bets must typically pay a 5% commission when won, they are still good bets to make since banker hands actually win more frequently than player hands. All things considered, the banker and player bets give you about the same odds. In both cases, the house edge is quite small—in fact, it is only 1.17% on banker bets, and a 1.36% on player bets. From a statistical standpoint, you are slightly better off wagering on the banker, albeit not by much.
  • It is not necessary to memorize the rules to play; They are automatically followed and implemented by the dealer. A player should not be confused with the Player's hand or the Bank, neither of which is the casino. A player may bet either side, i.e., bet either that the Player hand will win, or that the Banker hand will win.
  • When a new player approaches a table where Baccarat is being played, it is very often the case that the new player wants to know the outcome of a number of the immediately preceding dealt hands, and wants such information in a written format to refer to at later times. It is customary that play stops while the new player is informed from the dealer and/or the existing players about the historical outcome of hands. Such suspension of play takes time and effort, disrupts existing players enthusiasm, and stops the flow of play, a condition not advantageous for the casino.
  • There is currently a system shown at web site http://www.gripsusa.com/html/bacarrat.html. However, such system is limited in the information that can easily and quickly be conveyed to new players. The present invention addresses such limitations and provides more information to the new player.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • It is an advantage of the present invention to provide a casino baccarat display system to convey the outcome of a predetermined number of immediately previously hands in a lesser amount of time and disturbance to existing play.
  • It is a related advantage of the present invention to convey the outcome of a predetermined number of hands to new players that lessens the time interruption of play for existing players.
  • In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention, an information display system for baccarat comprises a multi-column display to indicate for up to a predetermined number of previous games, the wining hand of each previous game, an input control to indicate the winner of each hand and a printer to print at least part of the information displayed. Further features include an indication of a tie in any previous game for which information is displayed, an indication of the last hand dealt from a shoe and indication if the win was by a natural for any previous game for which information is displayed. In addition, the display and print out may contain information about the number obtained by the Player and the Banker of each hand dealt
  • Other objects and advantages will become apparent from the following descriptions, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein, by way of illustration and example, an embodiment of the present invention is disclosed.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL DRAWINGS
  • The drawings constitute a part of this specification and include exemplary embodiments to the invention, which may be embodied in various forms. It is to be understood that in some instances various aspects of the invention may be shown exaggerated or enlarged to facilitate an understanding of the invention.
  • FIG. 1 is detailed view of an information display system for baccarat in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 2 is a detailed view of a print out of an information display system for baccarat in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 3 is a perspective view of an input panel in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • Detailed descriptions of the preferred embodiments are provided herein. It is to be understood, however, that the present invention may be embodied in various forms. Various aspects of the invention may be inverted, or changed in reference to specific part shape and detail, part location, or part composition. Therefore, specific details disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting, but rather as a basis for the claims and as a representative basis for teaching one skilled in the art to employ the present invention in virtually any appropriately detailed system, structure or manner.
  • Turning to FIG. 1 there is shown an information display system for baccarat 10 in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention. The display system 10 includes in the illustrated embodiment a main display area 15 having eight columns 17 of ten rows 19 each. Each row represents a hand of play. Each column 17 has two sub-columns 21, 23, where sub-column 21 is filled to indicate that the hand was won by the Banker hand and sub-column 23 is filled to indicate that the hand was won by the Player hand. It is understood that any number of rows and columns can be used, and that the illustrated embodiment is only on example. However, in the illustrated embodiment, the anticipated number of hands in a shoe is able to be displayed, rather than only a limited number of preceding hands.
  • In the illustrated embodiment, the symbol X is used in the sub-column, whether sub-column 21 or sub-column 23, to indicate a win, as described above. In addition, a circle around the X-symbol, the actual score numbers, or some other chosen indicator, indicates that the win was by a ‘natural’, though it is appreciated that any number of indicators could be used, such as the letter N, or the X-symbol of a different color. Further, a tie is indicated by a dashed line in both the sub-column 21 and sub-column 23 in the illustrated form, though alternate ways may be used, such as by using the X-symbol in a third sub-column labeled T for tie, leaving both sub-columns blank, butting the X-symbol in both sub-columns, etc.
  • In the illustrated embodiment, the display is re-set after the last hand dealt from one shoe, or stack of cards. Alternately, a designator symbol may be used to indicate where one shoe ends, and a new shoe begins, such as the X-symbol in both sub-columns, a blank in both sub-columns, or otherwise.
  • In the illustrated embodiment, additional areas are shown on the information display system 10. Area 31, for example can be used to indicate table betting limits, payout odds, and a longer history of Banker and Player win percentages, such as the percentage win rates for each in the last shoe, or the last 48 hours, or other defined periods. Further, area 33 may be used as advertisement space, and area 35 indicates by whom, Banker or Player, the last or most recent hand won, or tied, and which hand had what score.
  • When a new player wants to have a print out of the display 10, pressing button 41 or otherwise will activate a printer that will print out much, if not all, the displayed information on card 45, as illustrated in FIG. 2, where similarly placed information conveys similar information as described above in connection with FIG. 1. To activate the printer, alternate form as may be used such as dealer activation, a card insertion, code, or otherwise.
  • It is to be understood that the information about each hand is input into a data information system that will store for display on display 10, the information. FIG. 3 shows an input control panel 51 with areas to indicate the Player, Banker or Tie, as well as the number obtained by each in any hand, and if a win was by a natural, as well as a re-set button to indicate the last hand had been dealt from a shoe. Statistical manipulations are direct and can be executed by computer. Such systems are well known in the art. The remaining display statistics can be calculated by simple mathematical calculations. Connections between input control panel 51, computer and display are not shown, though are well know in the field.
  • It will be appreciated that the present invention is applicable to in-person baccarat games, as well as video, internet and other virtual based baccarat games.
  • While the invention has been described in connection with a preferred embodiment, it is not intended to limit the scope of the invention to the particular form set forth, but on the contrary, it is intended to cover such alternatives, modifications, and equivalents as may be included within the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by the issued claims.

Claims (15)

1. An information display system for baccarat comprising:
a multi-column display to indicate for up to a predetermined number of previous hands, the winning hand of each previous hand;
an input control to indicate the winner of each hand;
a printer to print at least part of the information displayed.
2. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 further comprising:
an indication of a tie in any previous game for which information is displayed.
3. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 further comprising:
an indication of the last hand score dealt from a shoe.
4. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 further wherein:
the input control can indicate the number each of the Player hand and Banker hand obtained, if the hand was a tie, if the hand was won by a natural, and if the hand was the last dealt from a shoe.
5. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 further comprising:
an indication if the win was by a natural for any previous game for which information is a displayed.
6. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 further comprising:
a print out containing at least some of the information displayed.
7. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 wherein the system is micro-processor based providing capability for processing, storage, calculations, MICR capture, scan capture, networking, graphics, uploading, downloading, streaming video, server/internet connection and wireless connection/transfer.
8. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 wherein the system has the capability to swipe applicable Casino Customer Reward cards, with a MICR, and transfer information to applicable Casino system.
9. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 wherein the system has the capability to integrate an automatic card reader, to allow automatic scoring without input from the dealer.
10. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 wherein the display has a graphics area on the display for a period of predetermined time, for the percentage of winning and tie hands for Banker, Player, and Tie.
11. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 wherein the display has a graphics area on the display for the host casino logo.
12. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 wherein the display has an ad space area for sponsored advertising.
13. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 wherein the display can convert to full or part display screen graphics, or full video of in-house advertising/promotions, or sponsored advertising, when the applicable table is not in “play”.
14. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 wherein the display provide audio output for any applicable function.
15. An information display system for baccarat as claimed in claim 1 wherein the display can generate a “Winner Celebration” screen, immediately after a hands' score is input, for full or partial screen display, that will time out under the “program”.
US11/519,170 2006-09-11 2006-09-11 Information display system for Baccarat Abandoned US20080076499A1 (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US11/519,170 US20080076499A1 (en) 2006-09-11 2006-09-11 Information display system for Baccarat

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US11/519,170 US20080076499A1 (en) 2006-09-11 2006-09-11 Information display system for Baccarat

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20080076499A1 true US20080076499A1 (en) 2008-03-27

Family

ID=39225654

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US11/519,170 Abandoned US20080076499A1 (en) 2006-09-11 2006-09-11 Information display system for Baccarat

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US20080076499A1 (en)

Cited By (18)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20060166726A1 (en) * 2005-01-24 2006-07-27 Jay Chun Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot
US20080230993A1 (en) * 2007-03-19 2008-09-25 Jay Chun Paradise baccarat table
US20080280668A1 (en) * 2007-05-07 2008-11-13 Jay Chun Paradise box gaming center
US20080280667A1 (en) * 2007-05-07 2008-11-13 Jay Chun Paradise box gaming system
US20110140362A1 (en) * 2005-08-05 2011-06-16 Jay Chun Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot with an option for insurance betting
US8210920B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2012-07-03 Jay Chun Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot
US8668564B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2014-03-11 Solution Champion Limited Jackpot method and system
US8956210B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2015-02-17 Solution Champion Limited Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot
WO2015041803A1 (en) * 2013-09-23 2015-03-26 Bally Gaming, Inc. Video baccarat game with a virtual table, outcome history and player selection
US9214060B2 (en) 2005-08-05 2015-12-15 Fresh Idea Global Limited Gaming center allowing switching between games based upon historical results
CN105533924A (en) * 2015-12-10 2016-05-04 邱国辉 Method for fast producing personalized customization shoes at low cost
USD759068S1 (en) 2013-09-23 2016-06-14 Bally Gaming, Inc. Display screen or portion thereof with a baccarat game graphical user interface
JP2016116544A (en) * 2014-12-18 2016-06-30 株式会社ユニバーサルエンターテインメント Game table device
USD775161S1 (en) 2013-09-23 2016-12-27 Bally Gaming, Inc. Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface for a baccarat game
US9704348B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2017-07-11 Igt Jackpot method and system
USD803229S1 (en) 2013-09-23 2017-11-21 Bally Gaming, Inc. Display screen or portion thereof with an animated baccarat game graphical user interface
US9940778B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2018-04-10 Igt System for monitoring and playing a plurality of live casino table games
US9940777B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2018-04-10 Igt Betting terminal and system

Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20050009600A1 (en) * 2002-04-02 2005-01-13 Igt Gaming environment including portable transaction devices
US20050062227A1 (en) * 2003-07-17 2005-03-24 Shuffle Master, Inc. Intelligent Baccarat shoe

Patent Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20050009600A1 (en) * 2002-04-02 2005-01-13 Igt Gaming environment including portable transaction devices
US20050062227A1 (en) * 2003-07-17 2005-03-24 Shuffle Master, Inc. Intelligent Baccarat shoe

Cited By (30)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20060166726A1 (en) * 2005-01-24 2006-07-27 Jay Chun Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot
US10204475B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2019-02-12 Igt Methods and systems for playing for a jackpot
US10198893B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2019-02-05 Igt Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot
US9940777B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2018-04-10 Igt Betting terminal and system
US9940778B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2018-04-10 Igt System for monitoring and playing a plurality of live casino table games
US8182321B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2012-05-22 Jay Chun Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot
US8210920B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2012-07-03 Jay Chun Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot
US9710995B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2017-07-18 Igt Methods and systems for playing Sic Bo jackpot
US9704348B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2017-07-11 Igt Jackpot method and system
US8668564B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2014-03-11 Solution Champion Limited Jackpot method and system
US8956210B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2015-02-17 Solution Champion Limited Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot
US10204490B2 (en) 2005-01-24 2019-02-12 Igt Jackpot method and system
US20110140362A1 (en) * 2005-08-05 2011-06-16 Jay Chun Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot with an option for insurance betting
US9240095B2 (en) 2005-08-05 2016-01-19 Solution Champion Limited Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot with an option for insurance betting
US9214060B2 (en) 2005-08-05 2015-12-15 Fresh Idea Global Limited Gaming center allowing switching between games based upon historical results
US20080230993A1 (en) * 2007-03-19 2008-09-25 Jay Chun Paradise baccarat table
US20080280668A1 (en) * 2007-05-07 2008-11-13 Jay Chun Paradise box gaming center
US20080280667A1 (en) * 2007-05-07 2008-11-13 Jay Chun Paradise box gaming system
US8323105B2 (en) 2007-05-07 2012-12-04 Jay Chun Paradise box gaming center
US9098981B2 (en) 2007-05-07 2015-08-04 Fresh Idea Global Limited Paradise box gaming system
US8308559B2 (en) 2007-05-07 2012-11-13 Jay Chun Paradise box gaming system
USD775161S1 (en) 2013-09-23 2016-12-27 Bally Gaming, Inc. Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface for a baccarat game
USD803229S1 (en) 2013-09-23 2017-11-21 Bally Gaming, Inc. Display screen or portion thereof with an animated baccarat game graphical user interface
USD809525S1 (en) 2013-09-23 2018-02-06 Bally Gaming, Inc. Display screen with an animated graphical user interface for a baccarat game
USD759068S1 (en) 2013-09-23 2016-06-14 Bally Gaming, Inc. Display screen or portion thereof with a baccarat game graphical user interface
USD835650S1 (en) 2013-09-23 2018-12-11 Bally Gaming, Inc. Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface for a baccarat game
WO2015041803A1 (en) * 2013-09-23 2015-03-26 Bally Gaming, Inc. Video baccarat game with a virtual table, outcome history and player selection
US20150087370A1 (en) * 2013-09-23 2015-03-26 Bally Gaming, Inc. Video baccarat game with a virtual table, outcome history and player selection
JP2016116544A (en) * 2014-12-18 2016-06-30 株式会社ユニバーサルエンターテインメント Game table device
CN105533924A (en) * 2015-12-10 2016-05-04 邱国辉 Method for fast producing personalized customization shoes at low cost

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US5584486A (en) Jackpot pai gow poker
US6220959B1 (en) Floater bonus poker
US6102400A (en) Method of playing a keno game with a bonus payout
US6902167B2 (en) Method and apparatus for playing blackjack with a 3- or 5-card numerical side wager (“21+3/5 numerical”)
USRE46413E1 (en) Gaming machine
US5842698A (en) Accumulated pot for craps qualified by a predetermined blackjack
US6656044B1 (en) Bingo/poker game
US6331143B1 (en) Video numbers game
US6336857B1 (en) Method for playing two casino games and a method and an apparatus for related progressive jackpot
US5743532A (en) Method of making a side bet during blackjack
US6854733B2 (en) Composite payout for casino game
US7980933B2 (en) Method of and apparatus for playing a card game
US5810361A (en) American canasta
US7090579B2 (en) Dice game and gaming system
US6132311A (en) Poker game
US7156397B2 (en) Bonus feature on starting hands
US5791989A (en) Method of playing a blackjack game with a modified betting arrangement
US6802773B2 (en) Bad beat video poker game feature
US6102402A (en) Bad beat stud
US7857696B2 (en) System and method of pausing and restarting wagering games
US6098985A (en) Electronic video poker games
US6582302B2 (en) Automated baccarat gaming assembly
US6605001B1 (en) Dice game in which categories are filled and scores awarded
US6443456B1 (en) Method of playing a video poker game with a multiple winning hand parlay wagering option
US6312334B1 (en) Method of playing a multi-stage video wagering game