Patent Number: 6,332,839

Title: Electronic poker device and method for operating same

Abstract: An electronic gaming device and method for operating the same is disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, the device is a video poker machine that displays an initial hand of cards to a player. The player considers the initial hand and executes a game strategy by selecting certain of the cards to hold and others to discard, if any. A player's selection of cards causes a signal to be received by the device. The signal indicates which of the of the cards in the initial hand are to be held and which are to be dicarded. Based on the signal, the device determines a number of cards to be drawn. For each discard card, the device displays an additional draw card in place thereof and determines a payout based on a ranking of the final hand and the number of cards drawn.

Inventors: Walker; Jay S. (Ridgefield, CT), Jorasch; James A. (Stamford, CT), Mik; Magdalena (Wallingford, CT)

Assignee: Walker Digital, LLC

International Classification: A63F 1/00 (20060101); A63F 009/24 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018