Method and apparatus for playing card games

  • US 6,237,916 B1
  • Filed: 10/13/1998
  • Issued: 05/29/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/22/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of playing only three-card poker card game, comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a first wager that a player'"'"'s three-card hand will exceed a dealer'"'"'s three-card hand;

    receiving an optional second wager that said player'"'"'s three-card hand will be at least a first predetermined rank;

    dealing only three cards each to said player and to said dealer;

    receiving an optional third wager from said player, wherein if said third wager is not received, said player forfeits said first wager and any said second wager;

    determining whether said dealer'"'"'s three-card hand is at least a second predetermined rank, if said dealer'"'"'s three-card hand is not at least said second predetermined rank, paying said player an amount based on said first wager and returning said third wager to said player, if said dealer'"'"'s three-card hand is at least said second predetermined rank, comparing said dealer'"'"'s three-card hand with said player'"'"'s three-card hand;

    if said player'"'"'s three-card hand is higher, paying said player an amount based on both said first and third wagers, and if said player'"'"'s three-card hand is lower, said player forfeiting both said first and third wagers; and

    paying said player an amount in accordance with a predetermined scale when said second and third wagers are received and said player'"'"'s three-card hand is at least said first predetermined rank.

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