Patent Number: 7,785,182

Title: Wagering game having selectable array for creating multiple hands

Abstract: A method of playing a card-based wagering game. The method comprises conducting the card-based wagering game at a gaming terminal and displaying a plurality of cards arranged in an array. The plurality of cards includes a first set of selectable cards and a first set of non-selectable cards. The non-selectable cards are at least partially protected by others of the plurality of cards. One or more of the selectable cards are selected. A player's hand is created by removing the selected cards from the array, which then creates a second set of selectable cards and a second set of non-selectable cards in the array such that the second set of non-selectable cards are at least partially protected by others of the plurality of cards. It is then determined whether the player's hand is a winning hand.

Inventors: Thomas; Alfred (Las Vegas, NV), Hornik; Jeremy M. (Chicago, IL), Aoki; Dion K. (Henderson, NV)

Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.

International Classification: A63F 13/00 (20060101); A63F 1/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018