Title:
Baccarat game with jackpot
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A casino baccarat game includes a jackpot betting area and payout based upon pre-established consecutive outcomes. In the preferred embodiment, players wager on whether the Player or Bank hand will win, for example, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 consecutive times and are paid a pre-established payout amount for the outcome when they have wagered correctly.



Inventors:
Lowery, Jeffery Roy (Grand Prairie, TX, US)
Application Number:
10/957291
Publication Date:
04/06/2006
Filing Date:
10/01/2004
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F1/00
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Primary Examiner:
LAYNO, BENJAMIN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Robert M. Mason;Mason & Petruzzi (13601 Preston Rd., 402W, Dallas, TX, 75240, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A casino baccarat game comprises the steps of: a jackpot betting area and payout from the jackpot bets based upon pre-established consecutive outcomes.

2. A casino baccarat game as claimed in claim 1 wherein payout is made based on House consecutive wins.

3. A casino baccarat game as claimed in claim 1 wherein payout is made based on Player consecutive wins.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates generally to the field of gaming, and more specifically to the field of the game of baccarat with a jackpot.

There are several variations on baccarat play, depending upon the venue. A basic set of rules follows. Baccarat begins after the croupiers, or dealers, make the shoe, i.e., shuffle the predetermined number of decks of cards and place them in the plastic box. The players, i.e., you and the other customers at the table, place a wager on either the Bank's hand or the Player's hand. After wagers have been placed, two cards are dealt to each hand: The first two being the Player's hand's cards (those betting the players hand); The second two cards for the Bank's hand. A third card may be drawn by either side in accordance with the rules below. The Player hand can never receive more than one additional card, i.e., the Player hand must stand after the third card, regardless of its value at that point. The winning hand is the one with the point total closest to nine after all the cards are dealt. Tens, cards totaling ten, and picture cards count as zero. An ace counts as one, numbered cards one through nine count at face value. If the cards total a two digit number, only the last digit counts. For example, a 5 and 7, or 12 count as 2; and a king and 7 count as 7.

Bank and Player bets are paid even money but there is a 5% commission charged on all winning Bank bets, because the rules give the Bank a slight advantage.

A bet on the tie hand pays 8 to 1.

Rules summarizing when a third card is to be drawn.

    • A. If either the player or the bank have a total of 8 or 9 on the first two cards no further cards are drawn. The resulting hand is called a natural and the hand is over.
    • B. If the players total is less than or equal to 5 the players hand draws a third card.
    • C. If the player does not draw a third card, then the banker's hand stands on 6 or more and takes a third card on a total of 5 or less. If the player does take a third card then the rules below will determine if the bank takes a third card.
    • D. If the banks total is 2 or less then bank draws a card, regardless of what the player's third card is.
    • E. If the banks total is 3 then the bank draws a third card unless the player's third card was an 8.
    • F. If the banks total is 4 then the bank draws a third card unless the players third card was a 0, 1, 8, or 9.
    • G. If the banks total is 5 then the bank draws a third card if the player's third card was 4, 5, 6, or 7.
    • H. If the banks total is 6 then the bank draws a third card if the player's third card was a 6 or 7.
    • I. If the banks total is 7 then the bank stands.

It is not necessary to memorize the rules to play; They are automatically followed and implemented by the dealer. A player should not to be confused with the Player's hand or the Bank, being the casino. A player may bet either side, i.e., either that the Player will win, or that the Bank will win.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is an advantage of the present invention to provide a casino baccarat game that generates increased enthusiasm from players, the house and onlookers.

In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a casino baccarat game comprises a standard baccarat table wherein the improvement comprises a jackpot betting area and payout from the jackpot bets based upon pre-established consecutive outcomes.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent from the following descriptions, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein, by way of illustration and example, an embodiment of the present invention is disclosed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL DRAWINGS

The drawings constitute a part of this specification and include exemplary embodiments to the invention, which may be embodied in various forms. It is to be understood that in some instances various aspects of the invention may be shown exaggerated or enlarged to facilitate an understanding of the invention.

FIG. 1 is an overhead view of a baccarat gaming table in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Detailed descriptions of the preferred embodiments are provided herein. It is to be understood, however, that the present invention may be embodied in various forms. Various aspects of the invention may be inverted, or changed in reference to specific part shape and detail, part location, or part composition. Therefore, specific details disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting, but rather as a basis for the claims and as a representative basis for teaching one skilled in the art to employ the present invention in virtually any appropriately detailed system, structure or manner.

Turning to FIG. 1 there is shown a modified baccarat table 10 in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention. The table 10 is in all respects the same as a conventional baccarat table, except for the jackpot betting area 15, 19. Jackpot betting area 15, 19 provides for gambles to wager on particular consecutive winning outcomes. In the preferred embodiment, the jackpot payout is made in any game when the player bets that the Player's hand will win a pre-established consecutive number of times 15, or when the player bets that the House hand will win a pre-established consecutive number of times 19.

If the player bets the jackpot bet that the House will win consecutively, payout odds of 2 to 1 can be paid if the House wins two times in a row; 4 to 1 if the House wins 3 times in a row; 8 to 1 if the House wins 4 times in a row; etc. Similar payouts may be established if the Player hands wins in consecutive games.

It will be appreciated that the number of consecutive wins may be varied, as may be the amount of the wager, or the particular outcome scheme for jackpot payoff without departing from the invention.

It will also be appreciated that the present invention is applicable to in-person baccarat games, as well as video, internet and other virtual based baccarat games.

While the invention has been described in connection with a preferred embodiment, it is not intended to limit the scope of the invention to the particular form set forth, but on the contrary, it is intended to cover such alternatives, modifications, and equivalents as may be included within the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims.