ApplicationNo. 238961 filed on 01/27/1999
US Classes:463/13, Ultimate outcome dependant upon relative odds of a card or tile combination (e.g., poker, etc.)273/292CARD OR TILE GAMES, CARDS OR TILES THEREFOR
ExaminersPrimary: Layno, Benjamin H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA63F 001/00
AbstractAn electronic video draw poker machine is provided with a multi-hand screen display that can show a plurality of five card draw poker hands. A separate five card poker hand is displayed in each quadrant of the screen display with each five card hand being dealt from its associated, separate deck of playing cards. The initial deal of each five card hand is two cards face up and three cards face down. The player selects one of the sets of two face up cards to continue play. After the player has selected which set of two face up cards he wishes to play, the selected two face up cards are duplicated into the other three hand positions to replace the two face up cards in that hand position. The remaining face down cards in each hand are then revealed. The game then continues in the conventional manner with the player discarding and drawing replacement cards with respect to each of the four separate five card hands in an attempt to improve each hand. After the draw step is completed, each of the final five card hands are compared to a pay table based on poker hand ranking to determine if the player has achieved a winning combination. The amount of the payout to the player for a winning combination is based on the number of coins, tokens or credits wagered by the player and the type of winning hand achieved.
Field of SearchCARD OR TILE GAMES, CARDS OR TILES THEREFOR
Betting or wagering board (e.g., casino)
Game supporting tables or surfaces
Ultimate outcome dependant upon summation of plural card or tile values (e.g., blackjack, etc.)
Ultimate outcome dependant upon relative odds of a card or tile combination (e.g., poker, etc.)