Method for progressive jackpot gaming

  • US 6,485,368 B2
  • Filed: 11/16/2001
  • Issued: 11/26/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of including a jackpot component as an additional feature in a card game, said jackpot component including at least one progressive amount and at least one non-progressive amount, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) a player making at least one game wager to participate only in the card game;

    (b) the player optionally making at least one jackpot wager to participate in the jackpot component, wherein no portion of said at least one jackpot wager contributes toward the play or winnings of said card game;

    (c) playing said card game only after the player has made said game wager and decided whether to optionally make said jackpot wager;

    (d) determining whether a player who has made said least one jackpot wager has won according to a predetermined set of rules; and

    (e) paying to said winning player who has made said at least one jackpot wager at least a portion of said at least one progressive amount.

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