US 9,811,980 B1
Blackjack side bet based on poker hand formed from dealer's blackjack hand
Jeffrey Charles Kowalchuk, Henderson, NV (US); Jonathan James Ozark, Henderson, NV (US); and Nathan Ronald Armogan, Las Vegas, NV (US)
Assigned to Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (US)
Filed by Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (US)
Filed on Feb. 25, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/53,844.
Application 15/053,844 is a continuation of application No. 14/218,515, filed on Mar. 18, 2014, abandoned.
Int. Cl. A63F 13/00 (2014.01); G07F 17/32 (2006.01)
CPC G07F 17/3293 (2013.01) [G07F 17/3244 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A gaming system comprising:
a processor;
a plurality of input devices including an item accepting device, a cashout element, and one or more wager receiving elements;
a display; and
a program memory storing a pay table indicating a set of predetermined winning poker hands, each predetermined poker hand having a predetermined payout, and further storing program instructions corresponding to rules of blackjack, and further storing program instructions executable by the processor to cause the gaming system to:
display graphical representations of cards in a virtual card game;
establish a credit balance based, at least in part, on a monetary value associated with a physical item recognized by the item accepting device;
receive via use of the one or more wager receiving elements a primary wager from a player on an outcome of a virtual blackjack hand;
receive via use of the one or more wager receiving elements a secondary wager from the player, the secondary wager on whether a dealer's poker hand matches one of the predetermined winning poker hands;
present on the display a randomly selected virtual blackjack hand for the dealer and a randomly selected virtual blackjack hand for a player, wherein the dealer's blackjack hand and the player's blackjack hand are each represented by a plurality of virtual cards presented on the display, wherein the dealer's blackjack hand and the player's blackjack hand cannot share common cards from community cards;
determine whether the player wins or loses the primary wager based on the player's blackjack hand and the dealer's blackjack hand using the stored program rules of blackjack;
form a dealer's virtual poker hand by selecting the virtual cards of the dealer's virtual blackjack hand, and displaying the dealer's virtual poker hand on the display;
determine whether the player wins or loses the secondary wager based upon whether the dealer's virtual poker hand matches one of the predetermined set of winning poker hands indicated in the stored paytable;
responsive to the dealer's virtual poker hand matching one of the predetermined winning poker hands in the stored paytable, increase the credit balance with an amount based on the secondary wager and the payout of the matched predetermined poker hand in the stored pay table; and
cause an initiation of any payout associated with the credit balance in response to a cashout input being received via use of the cashout element.