Patents Assigned to WALKER DIGITAL TABLE SYSTEMS, LLC
  • Patent number: 10643429
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a physical game element such as a wagering chip or a playing card may be utilized to implement a promotion scheme on an electronic card table (e.g., using RFID or optical imaging technology). During a game it may be determined whether the element is associated with special functionality (e.g., entitles the player to a payout multiplier, special payout table, bonus prize or other benefit). The special functionality may have been previously associated with the element or associated with the element during the game (e.g., dynamically and/or randomly). In accordance with some embodiments a player is not able to readily discern the special functionality by a physical inspection of the physical game element and is only notified of the special functionality once the physical game element is used in a qualifying action (e.g., during a wager at an electronic card table).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Michael Russell, Mark Hettinger
  • Patent number: 10540843
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments there is provided an electronic gaming table system (e.g., a smart table operable to facilitate a card game, such as baccarat, blackjack or poker) which includes (i) at least one detecting mechanism for detecting a plurality of game elements (e.g., wagering chips) placed on, or removed from, a particular physical position of a physical table of the gaming table system to represent at least one wager for a particular game event; and (ii) a game controller operable to identify, based at least on data received from the at least one detecting mechanism, whether the plurality of game elements represent a single wager or multiple distinct wagers placed on the particular physical position and for the particular game event. In some embodiments, the detecting mechanism is an RFID antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Carolyn Moore
  • Patent number: 10490029
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a system which includes a plurality of baccarat tables on which a baccarat game may be played by a plurality of players and a plurality of electronic player devices each playable by an individual player provides for selecting a plurality of outcomes which were dealt on at least one of the baccarat tables, determining whether a trend or pattern has developed in the plurality of outcomes (e.g., a pattern of at least a predetermined length) and, if a pattern has developed, activating a wagering opportunity on one of the electronic player devices, the wagering opportunity allowing a player to bet for or against the trend. In one embodiment, each outcome of the plurality of selected outcomes comprises an outcome originally dealt on the same baccarat table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Michael Russell, John Daley, Keith Atkinson
  • Patent number: 10486054
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a system for facilitating a card game is equipped with RFID antennas or interrogators operable to detect initial wagers placed by players on a table surface of the system. The system is further equipped with an electronic shoe which deals cards for the game and a processor with is operable to receive data both from the RFID antennas and the electronic shoe. Upon receiving data from an RFID antenna that a player has placed an initial wager based on initial odds and receiving data identifying some (but not all) cards dealt for a hand, the processor is operable to calculate adjusted odds for a re-characterization wager that would replace the initial wager, and output on a display of the system an offer for the re-characterization wager that corresponds to adjusted odds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jay S. Walker
  • Patent number: 10304293
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a gaming apparatus provides for an electronic baccarat game in which game elements are placed in a game element matrix within which a plurality of paylines are defined. Each payline consists of a baccarat hand which includes a first subset of game element positions attributed to the Player side and a second subset of game element positions attributed to the Banker side. In one embodiment, a player may place a wager on a game instance of the baccarat game and select one of a Player side and a Banker side for the wager. A payout is determined for the game instance based on which of the Player side and the Banker side the player selected and how many of the paylines resulted in a Player side win and how many of the paylines resulted in a Banker side win.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Michael Russell, John Daley
  • Patent number: 10201745
    Abstract: A gaming table provides for use of RFID technology to track chip movement on a table game and to infer an association between a wager and a player position based on a chip identifier of a chip placed on a particular position of the table. In some embodiments, previous position history of the chip is also taken into account in determining a player position associated with a wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Brian Besterman, Jeff Bischoff
  • Patent number: 9919201
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a system for facilitating a card game is equipped with RFID antennas or interrogators operable to detect initial wagers placed by players on a table surface of the system. The system is further equipped with an electronic shoe which deals cards for the game and a processor with is operable to receive data both from the RFID antennas and the electronic shoe. Upon receiving data from an RFID antenna that a player has placed an initial wager based on initial odds and receiving data identifying some (but not all) cards dealt for a hand, the processor is operable to calculate adjusted odds for a re-characterization wager that would replace the initial wager, and output on a display of the system an offer for the re-characterization wager that corresponds to adjusted odds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jay S. Walker
  • Patent number: 9694272
    Abstract: A gaming table provides for use of RFID technology to track chip movement on a table game and to infer an association between a wager and a player position based on a chip identifier of a chip placed on a particular position of the table. In some embodiments, previous position history of the chip is also taken into account in determining a player position associated with a wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Brian Besterman, Jeff Bischoff
  • Patent number: 9262885
    Abstract: A gaming table provides for use of RFID technology to track chip movement on a table game and to infer an association between a wager and a player position based on a chip identifier of a chip placed on a particular position of the table. In some embodiments, previous position history of the chip is also taken into account in determining a player position associated with a wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Brian Besterman, Jeff Bischoff
  • Patent number: 8961296
    Abstract: A gaming table allows late bets and bet re-characterizations to increase the action available to the player during a single game instance. Such late bets and bet re-characterizations are tracked through the use of an additional token associated with the wager stack of the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jay S. Walker
  • Publication number: 20120252564
    Abstract: A gaming table provides for use of RFID technology to track chip movement on a table game and to infer an association between a wager and a player position based on a chip identifier of a chip placed on a particular position of the table. In some embodiments, previous position history of the chip is also taken into account in determining a player position associated with a wager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: WALKER DIGITAL TABLE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Brian Besterman, Jeff Bischoff