Title:
Method for playing a craps game
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A casino game similar to, or the same as, a craps game is disclosed. On the “Come-out,” the Pass Line betting area is compared against a House position before the Don't Pass betting area; if “the point is established and before a seven is made,” the Come betting area is compared before the Don't Come betting area, the Pass Line betting area with odds is compared before the Don't Pass betting area with odds, and the Come Betting area with odds is compared before the Don't Come betting area with odds; and if “the point is established and a seven is made,” the Come betting area is compared before the Don't Come betting area, the Don't Pass betting area with odds is compared before the Pass Line betting area with odds, and the Don't Come betting area with odds is compared before the Come Betting area with odds.



Inventors:
Godoy, Richard (Lakewood, CA, US)
Application Number:
11/725265
Publication Date:
09/20/2007
Filing Date:
03/17/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F9/04
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Primary Examiner:
KLAYMAN, AMIR ARIE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Richard Jr., Godoy (4067 Hardwick St. # 369, Lakewood, CA, 90712, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A method for playing a craps game for comparing different betting areas against a house position, comprising: means for providing a layout with different betting areas; means for providing a pass line betting area; means for providing a don't pass betting area; means for providing a come betting area; means for providing a don't come betting area; means for providing a come betting area with odds; means for providing a don't come betting area with odds; means for providing a pass line betting area with odds; and means for providing a don't pass betting area with odds.

2. The method for playing a craps game in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing a layout with different betting areas comprises a craps game, having a Pass Line betting area and a Don't Pass betting area and a Come betting area and a Don't Come betting area and a Come betting area with odds and a Don't Come betting area with odds and a Pass Line betting area with odds and a Don't Pass betting area with odds.

3. The method for playing a craps game in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing a pass line betting area comprises an apparatus pass line betting area.

4. The method for playing a craps game in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing a don't pass betting area comprises an apparatus don't pass betting area.

5. The method for playing a craps game in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing a come betting area comprises an apparatus come betting area.

6. The method for playing a craps game in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing a don't come betting area comprises an apparatus don't come betting area.

7. The method for playing a craps game in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing a come betting area with odds comprises an apparatus come betting area with odds.

8. The method for playing a craps game in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing a don't come betting area with odds comprises an apparatus don't come betting area with odds.

9. The method for playing a craps game in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing a pass line betting area with odds comprises an apparatus pass line betting area with odds.

10. The method for playing a craps game in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing a don't pass betting area with odds comprises an apparatus don't pass betting area with odds.

Description:

RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present application is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/724,627, filed Oct. 6, 2005, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.

The present application is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/731,347, filed Oct. 28, 2005, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.

The present application is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/784,066, filed Mar. 17, 2006, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.

The present application is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/793,554, filed Apr. 19, 2006, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.

The present application is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/793,400, filed Apr. 19, 2006, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.

The present application is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/808,934, filed May 26, 2006, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.

The present application is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/808,659, filed May 26, 2006, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.

The present application is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/808,935, filed May 26, 2006, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to wagering games similar to a well known casino game called craps and, more particularly, to the field of the game of craps with a method for comparing different betting areas against a house position.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Craps is a very popular casino wagering game. The standard rules for Craps are very well established, so there is no need to inform those having ordinary skill in the art on how Craps is played. The objective of Craps is to establish a “point” and then remake it before making a Seven. Additionally, Craps provides a variety of alluring bets to choose from depending on what the players or players feel the next two numbers will be exactly or numerically.

Each new game in Craps begins with the “Come Out,” and if the “Point” is made, the game will continue with a new “Come Out.” This will continue until a point is established and a seven is made. The Seven and the Point are the only two numbers that matter. If the player feels like betting with the house then their wager will be placed in the Don't Pass betting area. Don't Pass bets are considered wrong way bets.

Two types of Craps games currently played are House funded games and Player funded games. A House funded game is played in a casino where the casino covers all bets. A Player funded game may or not be played in a casino, except the players wager against each other.

A short overview of the standard rules pertaining to: the Pass Line Betting area wins when the number totals either a 7 or 11 on the “Come out,” or when a point is repeated before a 7. The bet loses if the Come out is 2, 3, or 12, or when the number totals a 7 before the point is repeated; the Don't Pass Betting area wins when the number totals either a 2 or 3 on the “Come out” and ties on a 12, or when the number totals a 7 before the point is repeated. The bet loses if the “Come out” is either a 7 or 11, or when the point is repeated before a 7; the Come Betting area is placed after the point is established and is identical with the Pass Line betting area; the Don't Come Betting area is placed after the point is established and is identical with the Don't Pass betting area; the Betting areas with Odds is an additional wager for established Pass Line betting area, Don't Pass betting area, Come betting area or Don't Come betting area.

Prior art craps games suffer from certain disadvantages, for example, a casino compares the betting areas that lost against a House position before comparing the betting areas that won because the House covers all bets. This collect and then pay method leaves much to be desired. What is needed is a craps game that will compare the betting areas that won against the House position before the betting areas that lost.

The present invention provides a unique method for comparing the different betting areas against a House position that is sure to increased enthusiasm from the players.

While several new craps game have been developed, what remains needed is a game with a predetermined method for comparing betting areas against a House position in the event the Casino is unable or unwilling to cover all wagers placed by the player or players.

It is therefore an object of the invention to provide a craps game with a method for comparing different betting areas against the House position.

It is an object of the invention to provide a craps game so that on the “come out,” the Pass Line betting area is compared against the House position before the Don't Pass betting area.

It is an object of the invention to provide a craps game so that once “the point is established and before a seven is made,” the Come betting area is compared against the House position before the Don't Come betting area, the Pass Line betting area with odds is compared against the House position before the Don't Pass betting area with odds, and the Come Betting area with odds is compared against the House position before the Don't Come betting area with odds.

It is an object of the invention to provide a craps game so that once “the point is established and a seven is made,” the Come betting area is compared against the House position before the Don't Come betting area, the Don't Pass Betting area with odds is compared against the House position before the Pass Line Betting area with odds, and the Don't Come Betting area with odds is compared against the House position before the Come Betting area with odds.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is an advantage of the present invention to provide a casino craps game that generates increased excitement from the players and the crowd. In accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention, a craps game comprises a standard craps table wherein the improvement comprises a method for comparing the betting areas against the House position. The present invention solves the above stated as well as other needs and resolves the aforesaid shortcomings of conventional craps games by providing a casino game with a set method for comparing betting areas against the House position.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent from the following descriptions, in connection with the accompanying drawings, on how the invention achieves its results. The present invention follows the standard craps game rules with the exception that on the “come out” the Pass Line betting area is compared against the House position before the Don't Pass Betting area; then once “the point is established but before a seven is made,” the Come betting area is compared against the House position before the Don't Come betting area, the Pass Line betting area with odds is compared against the House position before the Don't Pass betting area with odds, and the Come Betting area with odds is compared against the House position before the Don't Come betting area with odds; then once “the point is established and a seven is made,” the Come betting area is compared against the House position before the Don't Come betting area, the Don't Pass Betting area with odds is compared against the House position before the Pass Line Betting area with odds, and the Don't Come Betting area with odds is compared against the House position before the Come betting area with odds.

The disclosed game may be embodied in computerized gaming equipment.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

A complete understanding of the present invention may be obtained by reference to the accompanying drawings, when considered in conjunction with the subsequent, detailed description, in which:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of a craps layout in accordance with prior art.

For purposes of clarity and brevity, like elements and components will bear the same designations and numbering throughout the Figures.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

A detailed description of the preferred embodiments are provided herein. It is understood the present invention may be embodied in various forms. The present 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.

For a better understanding of the invention and its operation, turning now to the drawings, FIG. 1 is a plan view of a craps layout with different betting areas.

The object of the present invention is the same as a traditional Craps game 85; to establish a point and then repeat it before a seven is made except for the method of comparing the betting areas against a House position 70.

The Craps game 85 is in all respects the same as a convention Craps game 85, except on the “Come out,” the Pass Line betting area 55 is compared against the House position 70 before the Don't Pass betting area 60.

Additionally, when “the point is established and before a seven is made,” the present invention compares the Come betting area 65 against the House position 70 before the Don't Come betting area 50, the Pass Line betting area with odds 90 is compared against the House position 70 before the Don't Pass betting area with odds 95, and the Come Betting area with odds 80 is compared against the House position 70 before the Don't Come betting area with odds 75.

Furthermore, when “the point is established and a seven is made” the present invention compares the Come betting area 65 against the House position 70 before the Don't Come betting area 50, the Don't Pass betting area with odds 95 is compared against the House position 70 before the Pass Line betting area with odds 90, and the Don't Come betting area with odds 75 is compared against the House position 70 before the Come Betting area with odds 80.

Having illustrated and described a preferred embodiment of the invention thereto, it should be apparent to those of ordinary skill in the are that the invention permits of further modification in arrangement and detail. For example, the order can be changed. Fewer or more betting areas can be used. All such modifications and alternatives and equivalents may be included with in the spirit and scope of the invention.

Since other modifications and changes varied to fit particular operating requirements and environments will be apparent to those skilled in the art, the invention is not considered limited to the example chosen for purposes of disclosure, and covers all changes and modifications which do not constitute departures from the true spirit and scope of this invention.

Having thus described the invention, what is desired to be protected by Letters Patent is presented in the subsequently appended claims.