Patent Number: 8,794,628

Title: Method and apparatus for playing a poker-style game

Abstract: A method and apparatus for playing a poker-style game including dealing cards to an initial dealer hand with one card face up and one card face down, and dealing cards to an initial player hand. The method may include receiving a further wager from the player that comprises a call wager from the player or a surrender by the player of a fraction of the raise wager, and dealing at least one community card face up. The method may include determining a player hand ranking by forming a best player hand as a subset of the initial player hand and the at least one community card, determining a dealer hand ranking by forming a best dealer hand as a subset of the initial dealer hand and the at least one community card, and comparing the player hand ranking and dealer hand ranking to determine a winner.

Inventors: Fousteris; Marc (Jupiter, FL), Zarcadoolas; George (Pompano Beach, FL)

Assignee: George Zarcadoolas

International Classification: A63F 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018