Card Or Tile Games, Cards Or Tiles Therefor Patents (Class 273/292)
  • Patent number: 11210907
    Abstract: In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Lee Amaitis, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 11189126
    Abstract: Embodiments related to conducting a wagering game according to the rules of a base game includes defining a finite set of game indicia. In some embodiments the player plays multiple sequential game hand by placing a wager, receiving game indicia from the finite set cumulatively excluding any game indicia previously dealt, playing the game hand to completion, collecting the game indicia from the player and excluding the dealt game indicia from further play, and displaying at least the excluded game indicia or any winning combinations precluded by the excluded game indicia. In some embodiments the game hands continue in sequence until a restoration event, which may include a manually triggered restoration or an automatic restoration event that restores the excluded game indicia. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Mark A. Miller
  • Patent number: 11183031
    Abstract: An auxiliary blackjack game to a conventional game of blackjack is played before the conventional game of blackjack is played at a casino or remotely by secure communication to a remote player terminal. A Lucky High Low auxiliary blackjack game is dependent on a special purpose computer processor for determining a card value of an artificial intelligence determined dealer face-up card value and a two card conventional blackjack card hand played by a player. The auxiliary game may be played with as few as one deck. To win a suited three wager, at least three decks of cards may be utilized for play of blackjack and Lucky High Low game. A special purpose computer determines a winning player hand by summing the dealer face-up card value and the two card conventional blackjack player card hand. If the total card value total is 3, 4, 5, 30, 29, 28 or 27, the player wins currency as physical items which may be free game plays or comprise currency or fractional currency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ten Stix Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony A. Cranford, Cory A. Cranford
  • Patent number: 11183026
    Abstract: The gaming system of the present disclosure provides a Class II bingo game with a corresponding Class III game outcome presentation. For a play of the Class II bingo game and for a player, the gaming system simulates the game play and appearance of a traditional Class III game by displaying a Class III game outcome presentation associated with the outcome of the bingo card. If the matched spots on the player's bingo card form one of multiple winning patterns, the gaming system displays one of multiple winning Class III game outcome presentations. If the matched spots on the bingo card almost form one of the winning patterns without forming any of the winning patterns, the gaming system displays an anticipatory losing Class III game outcome presentation that almost forms one of the winning Class III game outcome presentations without forming any of the winning Class III game outcome presentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dylan SeLegue, William Bussick
  • Patent number: 11173405
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of the present disclosure are directed to providing a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) based distributed games that allows two or more teams of players to develop mathematical and problem-solving skills. Game controllers allow each team to submit a number to a game device that performs one or more arithmetic operations on the set of numbers to compute a guess that is compared to a puzzle solution. If the guess equals the puzzle solution prior to a timer time period expiring, then the players win a reward, such as deploying a shower of confetti, providing candy, display of lights, conspicuous sounds, vibrations, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Arrow Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Pruett
  • Patent number: 11148039
    Abstract: Methods of playing commission-free pai gow poker games are disclosed. The commission-free pai gow poker games have multiple features, including a novel push mechanism and a novel copy-fostering mechanism, that provide a gaming establishment with an adequate house edge without the need to charge a commission on player wins. The features of the commission-free pai gow poker games may be incorporated in one or more instruction sets or software configured in one or more mechanical devices and/or electronic devices. Furthermore, the features may be configured in one or more displays in communication with one or more servers as desired. Furthermore, the commission-free pai gow poker games may be offered in a non-gaming media environment as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel C. Lubin
  • Patent number: 11141092
    Abstract: A method of providing physiological self-regulation challenges prior to participating in a series of activities or exercises at a series of predefined locations includes determining a physiological goal associated with each location. A sensing device measures a physiological state of a user, and a mobile communication device communicates to a user whether or not the user has achieved the physiological goal for the challenge. The level of difficulty of the physiological goal may be reduced if the user does not meet the goal. The physiological goal may comprise a brain state that is conducive to learning, and the sensing device may be configured to measure brain state values representing cognitive engagement. Upon achievement of each physiological goal, the participant is provided with a reward such as information concerning the current predefined location and/or information concerning the next predefined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Chad L. Stephens, Alan T. Pope, William Hollingsworth
  • Patent number: 11145167
    Abstract: A system and method for conducting a card game including a player v. dealer arrangement involving a comparison of HI and LO hand values. Players declare a three-card hand as either HI or LO and a dealer forms three-card LO and HI hands using five cards with a shared card being used in both the LO and HI hand. Aces have a value of 1 point when used in a LO hand and 11 when used in a HI hand, face cards have a value of 0 points and cards 2 through 10 have values matching their rank. Match and poker bonus features may also be incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Lemanski, Daryl P. Jendraszkiewicz
  • Patent number: 11127261
    Abstract: Methods, Systems and apparatuses for playing a regulated casino wagering game with poker or blackjack cards. Disclosed is a trade-in 21 game where a player gets a payout if they have under 21 or exactly within a quantity of cards and a payout if they receive multi 21's within that game. Those same features can be used in a casino table apparatus played electronically or as a lottery game. Also disclosed is a place card poker game where a player selects the position of the poker zone. Also disclosed are place card games for poker and a numerical objective that that can be played as a tournament or a social game. Also disclosed is a baccarat table game where a player wagers on the specific numerical additive value of the cards with payouts specific in general correspondence to the probability of winning that said value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Ahmnon D. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 11127256
    Abstract: A method of simulating a heads up gaming tournament utilizing at least one game server and a plurality of personal communication devices includes receiving value from a plurality of participants using the personal communication devices, providing the participants with wagering units, pairing unpaired first and second ones of the participants to play a heads up game, initiating the game by generating a game state, for example, dealing the private cards of a hold'em poker game, and transmitting the game state to the participants for display on the personal communications devices, whereupon the first participant transmits an action to the game server in response to the game state, receiving the action and updating the game state, receiving a second input in response to the first participant's action from the second participant, continuing play until the outcome of the heads up game is determined, updating the number of wagering units held by the first and second participants, repairing the participants for the n
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Malcolm B. Davis
  • Patent number: 11117045
    Abstract: A method for playing a hold 'em card game with two hands provides a variant to a standard hold 'em card game by dealing four hole cards to a player, and splitting the hole cards into two sets of hole cards, with each set of hole cards being independently played, bet, raised, or folded in relation to the same community cards. An initial round of wagering occurs, followed by dealing four hole cards to each player. The hole cards are split into two sets of hole cards that are played independently of each other. There is another round of betting, before a turn and a river are also dealt. If the dealer's best of five hands exceeds a poker hand ranking of the player's, the player forfeits the wager. If the player's best of five hands exceeds the dealer's, the player receives an equal amount of units to the wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: 2 HH, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Chiang, Jarom Severson
  • Patent number: 11120660
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a display, an indicator display device, a symbol selector, a function allocator, and an award allocator. The display includes display positions. The indicator display device is configured to visually display the indicator symbol for visually identifying a single display position. The symbol selector is configured to randomly select symbols from a set of symbols and, after display of the indicator symbol, place the selected symbols on the display with at least one of the selected symbols placed in each of the display positions including the single display position. The function allocator is configured to determine which symbol is placed in the single display position and perform a game function in response to the identity of the selected symbol in the single display position. The award allocator may be configured to allocate an award based on at least one of the placed symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: T. Grant Bolling, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11087589
    Abstract: This concept is directed to methods of operating a gaming device to analyze game information that is part of a gaming event having a player interaction in advance of the player interaction to make a determination about the game play. These methods may be used for a variety of gaming devices such as slot machines, video keno devices, video poker machines, electronic table games, internet gaming terminals, etc. In each type of gaming device, these operation methods evaluate future game information during game play to determine one of multiple manners by which the game play will continue. These continuation manners may include changing the speed of game play, determining display characteristics of the game and outcome, providing tips or information to the player about the future game information, automatically initiating a subsequent game, or otherwise altering an aspect of the game play parameters in response to the evaluated game information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ACRES TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: John F. Acres
  • Patent number: 11080964
    Abstract: A casino management networked computer system is described. The networked computer system includes a database server computer and an application server computer coupled to the database server computer and to a plurality of gaming devices. The database server processor is programmed to generate and store a program file including a patron logic matrix that includes data records of patron ranking information included in the spreadsheet. Each data record includes a market definition value, a patron ranking value, a theoretical loss value, and a comp reinvestment data. The application processor is programmed to calculate patron comp point values based on the comp reinvestment data and patron wager data included in a patron data record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey George, Michael Crittenden
  • Patent number: 11080965
    Abstract: An electronic gaming system includes a progressive system server configured to establish a tiered plurality of progressive jackpots that includes a first jackpot increasable a first cap value, a second jackpot increasable to a second cap value greater than the first cap value, and at least one intermediate jackpot increasable to at least one intermediate cap value greater than the first cap value and less than the second cap value. The progressive system server is further configured to allocate portions of player wagers to one of i) the first jackpot, ii) the at least one intermediate jackpot, and iii) the second jackpot, whereby the first jackpot is initially incrementally increased to the first cap value, the at least one intermediate jackpot is next incrementally increased to the at least one intermediate cap value, and the second jackpot is next incrementally increased to the second cap value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Walsh, Michael P. Casey
  • Patent number: 11062568
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a processor configured to control a display device to display a plurality of columns of symbol positions, where each column of symbol positions includes a plurality of symbols selected from an associated reel strip of a plurality of reel strips. The processor is also configured to select the symbols for each column, and control the display device to simulate stopping the first reel strip prior to controlling the display device to simulate stopping the second reel strip, whereby a sub-category of prize associated with a prize sub-category symbol is indicated to a player of the electronic gaming machine prior to indicating a category of prize associated with a prize category symbol. The processor is also configured to determine whether a first column includes the prize sub-category symbol as well as whether a second column includes the prize category symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Billy Tam, Lipi Gupta, Matthew Chan, Hiram Yu
  • Patent number: 11045715
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for a method and apparatus for administering a blackjack game. In some instances, administering the blackjack game comprises receiving at least one wager in a designated player wager area on a gaming surface associated with the blackjack game. In some instances, the at least one wager is associated with at least one tangible gaming chip. Furthermore, in some instances, the blackjack game is associated with a physical gaming table with a play surface and at least one deck of physical card. In some instances, administering the blackjack game comprises dealing, after receiving the at least one wager, at least one hand from the at least one deck for the blackjack game; determining that an outcome of the hand necessitates a dice roll of a set of specialized physical dice associated with a secondary game; determining a payout value on the at least one wager based on an outcome of the dice roll; and resolving the at least one wager according to the payout value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SG Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Hall, Roger M. Snow
  • Patent number: 11043080
    Abstract: A method for playing a cooperative card wagering game for a plurality of players and a dealer using a customer cooperative wagering table and a deck of cards with each card having a numerical value, the cooperative wagering table having a dealer table edge, a community table edge, and a community line positioned therebetween, each player has an individual hand, and contributes a card to form a community hand by placing the card upon the community line, the players cooperate to maximize the value of the community hand, while also maximizing their respective individual hands, whereby the players cannot obtain a player win result if the community hand is less than the dealer's hand in value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew Weiss
  • Patent number: 11030856
    Abstract: Games related to the aggregation of information are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Charles Plott, Mark Miller
  • Patent number: 11030852
    Abstract: In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Lee Amaitis, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 11024119
    Abstract: Method (300) and control unit (6) for monitoring shuffle quality of cards (4) during a card game. The method (300) comprises: identifying (301) each card (4) of a first round of cards; storing (302) a first sequence of the identified (301) cards (4) of the first round of cards, in the order they are discarded; identifying (303) each card (4) of a second round of cards (4), after shuffling but before being provided to one or more players; storing (304) a second sequence of the identified (303) cards (4) of the second round of cards, in the order they are provided to the one or more players; comparing (305) the stored (302) first sequence of cards (4) with the stored (304) second sequence of cards (4); detecting (306) a predetermined pattern in the second sequence of cards (4), originating from the first sequence of cards (4); and providing (307) an alert (8) when the predetermined pattern is detected (306) in the second sequence of cards (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Janis Krastin{hacek over (s)}, Tania Johannisone-Melkvista, Sne{hacek over (z)}ana Lipovska
  • Patent number: 10991210
    Abstract: A substrate for playing a community poker-type card game having a seven card layout in a Z-pattern of a first row of three card frames, a second row of one single card frame, and a third row of three card frames. The first row may include a card number 1 spot, 2 spot, and a 3 spot. The second row may include a card number 4 spot that is positioned directly below the card number 2 spot. The third row may include a card number 5 spot, a 6 spot, and a 7 spot. The Z-pattern may be defined by the card number 5 spot being below the card number 1 spot, the card number 6 spot being below the card number 2 spot and directly below the card number 4 spot, and the card number 7 spot being below the card number 3 spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: John Labiak
  • Patent number: 10964165
    Abstract: In a wagering event based on dealer versus player poker ranks, initial player hand card ranks or combinations qualify a player for a value-enhancement activity that carries through to conclusion of the wagering event as a wager enhancement. The value-enhancement activity may include a non-redeemable marker placed adjacent to at least one wager, the value of which wager is increased or multiplied by the marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Garry Hamud
  • Patent number: 10964171
    Abstract: Systems and methods of conducting wagering games involving, among other things, a modified Blackjack wagering game in which a card in a player hand may be exchanged with a card in the dealer hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Sam Brett
  • Patent number: 10953311
    Abstract: A system enables a method of executing a game of baccarat with a side bet event. The system includes a gaming table with at least two distinct player positions. The gaming table having positions thereon for placing an initial wager on the game of baccarat and for placing a second wager on the side bet event from at least one of at least two player positions at the gaming table on the game of baccarat, the side bet resolved by final playing cards at the player hand position and the banker hand position. Each of the at least two player positions has a secondary random outcome indicator display. The gaming table has a random event generator providing distinct random event outcome indicators to the secondary random outcome indicator displays at each player position and each distinct random event outcome indicator represents a single digit number value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Golden Tie, LLC
    Inventor: Jamie Abrahamson
  • Patent number: 10915979
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for location-triggered remote dispensing device activation. Various types of dispensing devices as described herein, for example, may be triggered to provide output goods or services based upon location-based data of a user of a centralized system. In some embodiments, such remote dispensing device activation may be conducted in a manner that is less taxing on memory, data processing, and/or network communications bandwidth than previously known or practicable. In some cases, the dispensed goods/services may be provided via remote dispensing in response to location-specific data pursuant to variable game results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventor: Nick Jamieson
  • Patent number: 10916090
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for transferring funds from a financial institution account to a cashless wagering account and then to an electronic gaming machine without utilizing any physical forms of currency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Sina Miri, Erik B. Petersen, Kevin Higgins, Dwayne A. Davis, Matthew Levin
  • Patent number: 10909815
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are set forth for playing a token collecting game based upon Blackjack. Using a card reading device the dealer completes their hand first according to the rules based on Blackjack before the players have to act. The card reading device reads the cards of the dealer's hand and instructs the dealer whether to draw another card for the dealer hand until the dealer's hand is completed. Thereafter the players compete their hands armed with the knowledge of the exposed card of the dealer's initial two-card hand and the number, but not the values of, cards required to complete the dealer's hand. After the players have completed their hands each player's hand is resolved against the dealer according to the rules of Blackjack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SG Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark N. Donadio
  • Patent number: 10898792
    Abstract: A learning game platform, system and method, for an electronic device executing an app comprises a server for reading medium and storing user information and games, scores, and user progress within a play and learn app platform. The server communicates through the Internet with electronic devices having Internet access operated by at least one player. Registration means allows the player to register with and logon to the play and learn app. Preference selection means enables the player ability to enter user preferences, including age, game selection, skill level. Performance review means determines strength and weaknesses of the player. The platform provides a plethora of game play variations to facilitate learning in a fun inclusive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Lucille A Lucy
  • Patent number: 10891830
    Abstract: Gaming devices and systems are configured to present a game in which players place a game wager on either a banker hand or a player hand. Initial two card player and banker hands are dealt, and if either or both comprise a blackjack, the outcome of the game and associated wagers is resolved relative to those initial hands. If not, final banker and player hands are completed based upon predefined rules. The outcome of the game and the associated game wagers are then resolved relative to those final hands. In one embodiment, the final hands are resolved in similar fashion to a blackjack game with the winning hand being the one with a point total closest to 21 without going over. One or more side bets may also be available to each player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Joni Renee Johnston
  • Patent number: 10878655
    Abstract: A computer-implemented platform and associated method for conducting a competitive poker-based event, for example, in the form of a league of teams each made up of individual team players, incorporates a unique and unconventional methodology of resetting competitor chip stack sizes prior to the commencement of each dealt hand, such that each player begins each new hand with an identical total chip stack unit value. Players may participate remotely via portable electronic devices. Player rankings are determined based upon a unique skill set including statistical variables such as match success rate, uncontested chips accrued, and equity quotient. Competitive matches incorporate a unique event format featuring predefined time intervals (i.e. Quarters) and a betting time clock limiting a competitor's time to act when action is on that player. Events may be broadcasted over the Internet as well as via a television network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew A. Waxman
  • Patent number: 10872505
    Abstract: A method of playing and presenting a game, such as at an electronic gaming device, offers players the opportunity for multi-tier wagering and side or proposition bets. In one embodiment a card game offers an ante, secondary, tertiary and quaternary wagering options on a player hand against a dealer hand and proposition bets on the player and/or dealer hands. The game may comprise a card game in which initial cards are dealt to each player and the dealer and then community flop, river and turn cards are dealt, with each player and the dealer forming a best five card poker hand from seven cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventors: John Hemberger, Ofir Ventura, Jeff Kowalchuk, Zbigniew Czyzewski, Michael Skvorzov
  • Patent number: 10861291
    Abstract: In one implementation, an electronic gaming system includes: a plurality of physical playing cards that are dealt by an automated or human dealer; a scanner that is configured to identify each physical playing card of the plurality of physical playing cards as they are dealt; a plurality of player computing devices that are configured to provide individualized gaming interfaces for a plurality of players; and a gaming computing device that is communicably connected to the scanner and the plurality of player computing devices. The gaming computing device may select different sets of dealt cards to provide different types of games to players at different ones of the gaming computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Generation Z, LLC
    Inventors: Tom W. Bowling, Jr., Taro Ito
  • Patent number: 10789809
    Abstract: In the present invention, a player makes a basic bet, chooses whether to make an additional bet on an additional bet element, and executes, by utilizing a control unit, the following steps: allocating a fixed proportion of an amount of the basic bet and an amount of the additional bet to be accumulated into a payoff value; choosing to perform an additional raising game flow or a basic game flow according to the presence or absence of the additional bet; in the absence of the additional bet, performing, by the control unit, the basic game flow to generate a basic payment value; in the presence of the additional bet, performing, by the control unit, the additional raising game flow to generate an additional raising payment value; and when a game result generated by a game host conforms to the bet of a player, giving the value to the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Tien-Shu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10786727
    Abstract: Methods of playing commission-free pai gow poker games are disclosed. The commission-free pai gow poker games have multiple features, including a novel push mechanism and a novel copy-fostering mechanism, that provide a gaming establishment with an adequate house edge without the need to charge a commission on player wins. The features of the commission-free pai gow poker games may be incorporated in one or more instruction sets or software configured in one or more mechanical devices and/or electronic devices. Furthermore, the features may be configured in one or more displays in communication with one or more servers as desired. Furthermore, the commission-free pai gow poker games may be offered in a non-gaming media environment as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lubin-Jones, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel C. Lubin
  • Patent number: 10783754
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for increasing potential payout opportunities using multiple card indicia representing multiple cards. One embodiment involves determining whether any one or more of a plurality of cards of a poker game having multiple poker hands are to be randomly provided with multiple card indicia representing multiple cards, presenting the plurality of cards of the poker hands, including the one or more of the plurality of cards determined to be randomly provided with multiple card indicia, and identifying a plurality of resulting hands for each of the multiple poker hands that include a multiple card indicia, where each of the plurality of resulting hands includes a different subset of a total of the indicia of the other cards in the respective poker hand and any cards provided with multiple card indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley Berman, Chad Shapiro, Jacob Lamb
  • Patent number: 10777046
    Abstract: Methods for providing gaming advice are provided. For example, regarding a blackjack game, one or more first player cards are identified for a first player and one or more second player cards are identified for a second player. The first and second player cards are displayed to the first player. A probability associated with a first one of the plurality of playing options is determined based at least on a set of predetermined statistical blackjack data, the one or more first player cards, and the one or more second player cards. It is then determined, based at least on the determined probability associated with the first playing option, whether to display a first indication corresponding with first advice regarding the first playing option, a second indication corresponding with second advice regarding the first playing option, or a third indication corresponding with third advice regarding the first playing option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CANTOR INDEX, LLC
    Inventors: Lee M. Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher, James C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10762745
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10755530
    Abstract: A blackjack game provides a side bet that the cards dealt to form the dealer's hand will match one of a predetermined set of winning poker hands. A blackjack hand is dealt to the player and a dealer, wherein each hand comprises a plurality of cards. The outcome of the blackjack hand is determined according to blackjack rules. The cards in the dealer's hand are then arranged to form a poker hand. Furthermore, the dealer's poker hand may be modified using cards selected from the player's hand into the dealer's hand to form the poker hand. Modification can be by substitution or addition of cards from the player's hand. The player wins the side bet if the dealer's poker hand matches one of a set of predetermined poker hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Caesars License Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Charles Kowalchuk, Jonathan James Ozark, Nathan Ronald Armogan
  • Patent number: 10748383
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a secondary player may make a bet that pays based on aggregate data from multiple games of primary players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 10744398
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for online and/or electronic card games such as blackjack that allow at least one card to be dealt from a special deck (e.g., a restricted deck) into a hand, while the remainder of the cards for that hand (and, in some embodiments, other hands involved in the game event) are dealt from a main/conventional deck. In accordance with some embodiments, the at least one card dealt from the special deck is dealt into a hand of the player while in other embodiments it is dealt into the hand of a dealer and/or an opponent player. A special deck may be a deck that includes cards configured to provide an advantage to the player (e.g., in a blackjack game, restricted deck may only include high value cards if being used for a player hand or only low value cards if being used for a dealer hand).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Gamesys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Robeson Mandela Reeves, Hans Elias, Marlon James Dublin, Alexander Sanford Todd Young
  • Patent number: 10741007
    Abstract: A system for allowing players to play a plurality of games is described herein. The system includes a display device for displaying games to a player and a controller that is coupled to the display device. The controller is configured to display at least one of a first game and a second game on the display device, receive an image of a physical gaming table, and display the gaming table on the display device. The controller receives a signal indicative of a first player hand being dealt by the dealer, receives a signal indicative of a second player hand being dealt by the dealer, determines a first outcome of the first game as a function of the first player hand, and determines a second outcome of the second game as a function of the second player hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Progressive Games Partners LLC
    Inventor: Neal C. Andres
  • Patent number: 10733843
    Abstract: An electronic gaming system includes a progressive system server configured to establish a tiered plurality of progressive jackpots that includes a first jackpot increasable a first cap value, a second jackpot increasable to a second cap value greater than the first cap value, and at least one intermediate jackpot increasable to at least one intermediate cap value greater than the first cap value and less than the second cap value. The progressive system server is further configured to allocate portions of player wagers to one of i) the first jackpot, ii) the at least one intermediate jackpot, and iii) the second jackpot, whereby the first jackpot is initially incrementally increased to the first cap value, the at least one intermediate jackpot is next incrementally increased to the at least one intermediate cap value, and the second jackpot is next incrementally increased to the second cap value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Walsh, Michael P. Casey
  • Patent number: 10726675
    Abstract: A system and method for playing a competitive wagering domino event using a physical or virtual play surface having positions for from 2-4 players, 28 standard domino tiles and a play rotation sign that is reversible to indicate direction of play in player order for each game executed on the play surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Harold Moret, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10720020
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a secondary contest involving a plurality of players playing a primary award wagering game. The players enter wagers in the primary game, and the results from the primary wagering game determine the outcome of a secondary pari-mutuel contest in which players compete against each other. The results from the primary wagering game resolve the secondary contest where the highest ranking results will win the wagers placed in the secondary contest on a tiered basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: deWaal IP LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Jacobus deWaal
  • Patent number: 10713884
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses of and for playing electronic or electro-mechanical wager gaming devices, including a player interface, of and for playing a poker and “video poker” type game based at least in part upon card-deck games such as but not limited to poker. The methods, systems and apparatuses include a plurality of configurations with multiple rule sets to facilitate the inducement and build game player excitement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Ahmnon D. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 10672224
    Abstract: An improved apparatus, system and method for presenting multiple systems, games, and/or services on a common Player Interface, for example, any component or components of a gaming system, including an electronic or technologic aid—including, but not limited to terminals, player stations, handhelds, fixed units, etc.—that directly enables player interaction in a game, and create, monitor, translate, record, and communicate data such as accounting information, player transactions, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Ronnie Harris
  • Patent number: 10650643
    Abstract: A system and method for conducting a card game including a player v. dealer arrangement involving a comparison of HI and LO hand values. Players declare a three-card hand as either HI or LO and a dealer forms three-card LO and HI hands using five cards with a shared card being used in both the LO and HI hand. Aces have a value of 1 point when used in a LO hand and 11 when used in a HI hand, face cards have a value of 0 points and cards 2 through 10 have values matching their rank. Match and poker bonus features may also be incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: James E. Lemanski, Daryl P. Jendraszkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10607447
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a wagering game with a transforming card feature, wherein thee gaming system initiates a play of a wagering game responsive to receipt of a game-initiation input and determines whether a transforming card triggering event occurred. Responsive to determining that the transforming card triggering event occurred, the gaming system determines and displays a player hand including multiple non-transforming cards selected from a set of non-transforming cards and at least one transforming card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Ernest W. Moody
  • Patent number: 10599256
    Abstract: The present invention is a program for causing an electronic device having a display unit and a contact-type position input unit to execute displaying a screen including objects associated with events on the display unit; detecting, in the case where a touch on the contact-type position input unit is detected and two or more objects are located within a predetermined distance from the detected touched coordinates; selecting candidate objects in the case where the touch is detected, the candidate objects being the two or more objects located within the predetermined distance from the detected touched coordinates; determining weights relating to the occurrence of individual candidate events, the candidate events being events associated with the individual selected candidate objects, on the basis of the candidate events, a sequence of events executed immediately before, and event history information; and executing or presenting the candidate event having the highest weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Cygames, Inc.
    Inventor: Shuichi Kurabayashi