Methods of playing poker games

  • US 6,206,374 B1
  • Filed: 08/16/1999
  • Issued: 03/27/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/13/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of playing a casino poker card game, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) affording each player an opportunity to place an ante wager to participate in said card game;

    (b) dealing a dealer hand and a hand to each player, said hands each comprising a predetermined number of cards;

    (c) after step (b), performing only once the step of affording each player an option of either folding in which case the player surrenders the ante wager, or of calling by placing a bet wager while prohibiting the player from placing any wagers subsequent to the bet wager. (d) after step (c), affording each remaining player and the dealer an option to either stand or discard and draw at least one card;

    (e) comparing each remaining player hand with the dealer hand using poker rank as the criterion for comparison;

    (f) if the dealer'"'"'s hand is not at least a predetermined rank, the player wins a preselected amount based on the player'"'"'s ante wager and the player keeps the player'"'"'s bet wager;

    (g) if the dealer'"'"'s hand is at least a predetermined poker rank, and the dealer'"'"'s hand is higher than the player'"'"'s hand, the player loses both the player'"'"'s ante wager and the player'"'"'s bet wager; and

    (h) if the dealer'"'"'s hand is at least a predetermined rank, and the player'"'"'s hand is higher than the dealer'"'"'s hand, then the player wins a first predetermined amount on the player'"'"'s ante wager and the player wins a second predetermined amount on the player'"'"'s bet wager based on the type of poker hand combination the player has.

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