Patents by Inventor Roger Snow

Roger Snow has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20130210515
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable storage medium to provide a player versus dealer poker game which allows the dealer to raise based on the contents of the dealers unrevealed hand. The player can then choose to match the dealer's raise or fold. Then, both the player's hand and the dealer's hand are revealed, and the higher hand wins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SHFL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Mark Yoseloff, Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin
  • Patent number: 8387987
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable storage medium to provide a player versus dealer poker game which allows the dealer to raise based on the contents of the dealers unrevealed hand. The player can then choose to match the dealer's raise or fold. Then, both the player's hand and the dealer's hand are revealed, and the higher hand wins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Shuffle Master, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Mark Yoseloff, Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin
  • Publication number: 20130053117
    Abstract: A poker card game in which a dealer deals six cards to a player and six cards to the dealer. Three of the dealer's cards are exposed. The player may fold or continue with a play wager. Preferably, the play wager is 1× the ante wager. The dealer reveals the dealer's best five-card poker hand formed from any of the dealer's six cards, and the player reveals the player's best five-card poker hand formed from any of the player's six cards. The highest ranking hand wins. Preferably pays even money. Preferably, the dealer must qualify with an ace-king. Preferably allows a side wager that pays according to a pay table. Preferably played with one deck of cards. Includes card game method, device-readable storage medium containing device-executable code, and device-executable code stored on a device-readable storage medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Shuffle Master, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20120161395
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable storage medium to provide a player versus dealer poker game which allows the dealer to raise based on the contents of the dealers unrevealed hand. The player can then choose to match the dealer's raise or fold. Then, both the player's hand and the dealer's hand are revealed, and the higher hand wins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Mark Yoscloff, Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin
  • Patent number: 8128091
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable storage medium to provide a player versus dealer poker game which allows the dealer to raise based on the contents of the dealers unrevealed hand. The player can then choose to match the dealer's raise or fold. Then, both the player's hand and the dealer's hand are revealed, and the higher hand wins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Shuffle Master, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Mark Yoseloff, Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin
  • Publication number: 20090302540
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable storage medium to provide a player versus dealer poker game which allows the dealer to raise based on the contents of the dealers unrevealed hand. The player can then choose to match the dealer's raise or fold. Then, both the player's hand and the dealer's hand are revealed, and the higher hand wins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Mark Yoseloff, Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin
  • Publication number: 20080042354
    Abstract: A multi-player automated casino table card game platform enables play of casino table BLACKJACK-type games according to rules effected through a processor. Rules may include games similar to standard blackjack or Twenty-One with an additional bonus event present in the play of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Mark Yoseloff, R. Dunn, Philip Smith, Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20080042355
    Abstract: A method of playing a wagering game is used with symbols or cards. At least a first hand and a second hand are provided. The first hand competes against the second hand. The first hand has a statistical advantage versus the second hand. A player elects to place a side bet on a jackpot game and has an option on wagering on at least the first hand or on at least the second hand to win the jackpot event. A first separate paytable is provided against the jackpot for the first hand and a second separate paytable is provided against the jackpot for the second hand. If the side bet includes a wager on the first hand, at least some winning events against the first paytable for the first hand return a lesser amount or lesser percentage of a jackpot than a same winning event will return from the second paytable for the second hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20070298854
    Abstract: A live casino operated tables, games, video games, automated games with live players, or by having a dealer or banker provided with a casino table poker game utilizes at least one deck of playing cards, the game comprising: each player placing at least one wager to participate in the casino game; dealing a first number of cards to a dealer as a banker's hand, the first number of cards being greater than the number of cards to be used in determination of a poker rank hand for the banker's hand; dealing a second number of cards to each player, the second number of cards being greater than the number of cards to be used in determination of a poker rank hand for each player; the dealer discarding at least one card from the banker's hand to form a resulting single dealer hand; each player discarding at least one card to form a resulting player's hand for each player, wherein the number of cards in resulting player's hands and the resulting banker's hand are equal; and resolving each player hand against the banker'
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Yoseloff, R. Dunn, Philip Smith, Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20070290438
    Abstract: A programmable card handling machine with a display and appropriate inputs for adjusting the machine to any of a number of games comprises inputs including a number of cards per hand selector, a card game selector, a number of hands delivered selector and a trouble-shooting input. These features also provide for interchangeability of the apparatus for many different games, for many types of cards or decks and in different locations thereby reducing the number of back-up machines or units required at a casino. The display may include a game mode or game selected display, and use a cycle rate and/or hand count monitor and display for determining or monitoring the usage of the machine. The card-handling machine is capable of randomly selecting numbers of cards to be delivered in a hand of cards to players and the dealer during a round of a casino table card game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Attila Grauzer, Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20070218968
    Abstract: A method of playing an underlying wagering game using standard playing cards which includes a side bet wager providing players with the chance to win entry to a wagering game tournament, the method comprising the steps of: placing a first wager on a casino card game with specified rules; placing a side bet wager, wherein the outcome of the side bet wager depends on a comparison of the player's hand rank with a plurality of preset criteria; dealing the cards; resolving the first wager; comparing the player's hand with the plurality of preset criteria to resolve the side bet wager, wherein payouts are made on hands meeting the preset winning criteria, and when a player's hand also meets a second criteria qualifying for tournament entry, awarding the winning player a tournament entry voucher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Philip Smith, Russell Dunn, Mark Yoseloff
  • Publication number: 20070111786
    Abstract: A casino wagering game is played with a progressive jackpot and a second bonus event. At least one player places a wager to play a casino wagering game. The at least one player places a second wager that is optionally varying in amount wagered at the election of the player. The second wager enters both the progressive jackpot event and a second bonus event. The casino retains a portion of the second wager to become part of the progressive jackpot, while the second wager also is required to enter the at least one player in the second bonus event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20070102882
    Abstract: A casino game utilizes at least one deck of playing cards, the game comprising: each player placing at least one wager to participate in the casino game; dealing a first number of cards to a dealer, the first number of cards being greater than the number of cards to be used in determination of a poker rank hand for the dealer; dealing a second number of cards to each player, the second number of cards being greater than the number of cards to be used in determination of a poker rank hand for each player; the dealer discarding at least one card to form a resulting single dealer hand; each player discarding at least one card to form a resulting player's hand for each player, wherein the number of cards in resulting player's hands and the resulting dealer's hand are equal; and resolving each player hand against the dealer's hand according to predetermined game rules. The initial player's wagers must be at least matched with a Game Bet (or play bet) to remain in the game after players have received their cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20070069470
    Abstract: A poker-type card game comprises at least one player making at least one ante wager in the poker-type game at least against a dealer's hand. The player receives a first number of cards and the dealer receives a second number of cards that is at least one card more then the number of cards received by the player. A set of community cards is provided that are used by the dealer and the player. One of the dealer's cards is exposed to the table to provide an exposed dealer card. The dealer is compelled to discard the exposed dealer's card if the rank of the exposed dealer's card is within a first range of values and the dealer is compelled to discard an unexposed dealer's card if the exposed dealer's card is within a second range of values. After resolving the status of the dealer's hand, the player may be allowed to amend the initial one ante wager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20070024005
    Abstract: A casino game utilizes at least one deck of playing cards, the game comprising: each player placing at least one wager to participate in the casino game; dealing a first number of cards to a dealer, the first number of cards being greater than the number of cards to be used in determination of a poker rank hand for the dealer; dealing a second number of cards to each player, the second number of cards being greater than the number of cards to be used in determination of a poker rank hand for each player; the dealer discarding at least one card to form a resulting single dealer hand; each player discarding at least one card to form a resulting player's hand for each player, wherein the number of cards in resulting player's hands and the resulting dealer's hand are equal; and resolving each player hand against the dealer's hand according to predetermined game rules. The initial player's wagers must be at least matched with a Game Bet (or play bet) to remain in the game after players have received their cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20070018404
    Abstract: A method of playing a poker-type wagering game is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: a) placing a mandatory Ante bet to participate in a poker-type card game against a dealer hand; b) placing a mandatory Super Bonus bet on the occurrence of one of a predetermined plurality of winning poker hands; c) a dealer dealing at least two hands of cards to the dealer position and a hand of cards to each player participating in the game; d) and when the dealer's first hand meets or exceeds a predetermined high ranking hand value, discarding the first hand and playing the second hand; e) each player placing an additional mandatory Bet after viewing at least the player's hand of cards to stay in the game; f) resolving each player hand against the dealer hand; g) paying the player on the Ante and Bet if the player's hand ranking exceeds that of the dealer; and h) paying the player on the Super Bonus bet if the player hand is one of a plurality of predetermined winning poker hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20060284376
    Abstract: A variant game of Hold'Em poker allows for rules of play of one or all of Players being allowed to remain in game with an option of checking or making specific wagering amounts in first Play wagers, being limited in the size of subsequent available Play wagers or prohibited from making additional Play wagers if a first Play wager has been made, being limited in the size of available later Play wagers if a first or earlier Play wager has been made, and having the opportunity for at least two and as many as three or four distinct opportunities in the stages in the play of hand to be able to make one or more Play wagers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20060284378
    Abstract: A system and method for conducting wagering games utilizing one or more decks of standard playing cards preferably including the steps of: receiving an ante wager from a player; receiving a blind wager from the player; dealing a plurality of cards to the player to form a player's hand; dealing a plurality of cards to a dealer to form a dealer's hand; receiving a play wager from the player or the player folding; comparing the poker rank of the player's hand with the poker rank of dealer's hand to resolve the ante and play wagers, wherein the player wins the ante and play wagers if the player's hand outranks the dealer's hand; and comparing the player's hand with a predetermined winning criteria to resolve the blind wager, wherein the player wins the blind wager if the player's hand satisfies the predetermined winning criteria and outranks the dealer's hand, the blind wager pushes if the player's hand outranks the dealer's hand but does not satisfy the predetermined winning criteria, and the blind wager loses w
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Mark Yoseloff, Russell Dunn, Philip Smith, Daymon Savage, Daniel Charron
  • Publication number: 20060276453
    Abstract: Heterocyclic compounds and analogues thereof and their use as inhibitors of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase-Activated Protein kinase-2 (MAPKAP-k2), and also to a method for preventing or treating a disease or disorder that can be treated or prevented by modulating the activity of MAPKAP-K2 in a subject and to pharmaceutical compositions and kits that include these MAPKAP-K2 inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Goldberg, Asitha Abeywardane, Craig Miller, Tina Morwick, Matthew Netherton, Roger Snow, Ji Wang, Jiang-Ping Wu, Zhaoming Xiong
  • Publication number: 20060276496
    Abstract: Heterocyclic compounds and analogues thereof and their use as inhibitors of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase-Activated Protein kinase-2 (MAPKAP-k2), and also to a method for preventing or treating a disease or disorder that can be treated or prevented by modulating the activity of MAPKAP-K2 in a subject and to pharmaceutical compositions and kits that include these MAPKAP-K2 inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Goldberg, Asitha Abeywardane, Craig Miller, Tina Morwick, Matthew Netherton, Roger Snow, Ji Wang, Jiang-Ping Wu, Zhaoming Xiong