No bust 21 (blackjack)

  • US 6,170,828 B1
  • Filed: 01/27/2000
  • Issued: 01/09/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/27/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a NO BUST 21 (BLACKJACK) game played with a standard deck of cards where cards are dealt after a player posts a wager, two cards of a player hand being dealt to the player and two cards of a dealer hand being dealt to a dealer with one of the dealer cards being dealt face-down and the other being dealt faceup, the improvement comprising the steps of:

  • augmenting the deck with at least two jokers;

    permitting the player to hit, double-down or split a pair to acquire a final player hand when the face-up card of the dealer hand is not a joker;

    dealing an additional card to the dealer hand when the dealer hand total point value is a soft “


    or less whereby the dealer acquires a final dealer hand;

    defining a hand of two or more cards as having a total point value of “


    when one of said cards is a joker;

    defining a natural as two jokers in a hand, said natural outranking all other hands; and

    permitting the player to surrender and recover a portion of the wager when the face-up card of the dealer hand is not a joker.

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