Electronic game table

  • US 7,306,516 B2
  • Filed: 03/29/2004
  • Issued: 12/11/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An electronic game table for at least two players engaging in a completely electronic competitive game that uses both confidential cards and community cards comprising:

  • a table having a surface;

    a plurality of individual player terminals arranged at or beneath the surface of said table, each of said individual player terminals comprising a terminal display and a data input device comprising a plurality of player activated electronic game function buttons including an action button and a betting button;

    a central processing unit connected to the game function buttons of each of said individual player terminals for bi-directional data exchange with each of said individual player terminals, said central processing unit configured to cause the display of at least an electronic representation of confidential cards and a representation of game status on each of said terminal displays; and

    a single common display showing multiple community cards and betting information for each player, the common display located at the center of the table and horizontally mounted in the tabletop surface continuously displaying said community cards and betting information to all the players.

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