Title:
Flop poker
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Flop poker is played with each player making an ante bet and a pot bet at the start of the game. Each player is dealt three cards face down and the dealer deals three cards to a designated area on the table face down. Each player plays their hand and determines to stay in the hand by making the flop bet to see the flop cards or by folding the hand and surrendering the ante bet to the house and the pot bet to the player's pot. The players that remain in the game see the flop. All cards are revealed at the same time all at once. They use three cards from their hand and any two cards from the flop. No additional wagering is necessary to use the sixth card to make their best five card poker hand. Any hand that is determined to be a winner will win the house odds that are determined for that specific winning hand. The highest hand on the table also wins the players pot. The game concludes with the dealer revealing all players hands to search for the highest value rank of the poker hands on the table. This game uses a standard 52 card deck. All poker hands are ranked by the standard five card stud poker game. Pair, 2 pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, four of a kind, straight flush, and the royal flush. There are three betting options in flop poker, a pot bet where the players play against each other to win, the ante bet which will be paid even money by the casino if the hand is deemed a winner by house standards, and the flop bet that is paid the house odds by the casino if the hand is determined a winner by the house standards.



Inventors:
Schlumbrecht, Thomas Christian A. (New Orleans, LA, US)
Application Number:
10/224695
Publication Date:
02/26/2004
Filing Date:
08/22/2002
Assignee:
SCHLUMBRECHT THOMAS CHRISTIAN A.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F3/00; A63F1/00; (IPC1-7): A63F1/00
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Primary Examiner:
COLLINS, DOLORES R
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
THOMAS CHRISTIAN ANTHONY SCHLUMBRECHT (NEW ORLEANS, LA, US)
Claims:
1. The method of playing a casino poker game comprising the steps of, A) affording each player the opportunity of making an ante bet and pot bet to play in said card game, B) dealing three (3) cards to each player and three (3) flop cards in front of the dealer, C) after step B, performing once the option of the players to fold their hand and surrendering the ante bet to the casino and the pot bet to the player pot or by making a flop bet to remain in the hand and continue play, D) After step C the dealer reveals the three (3) flop cards for all players in the game to use to make a five (5) card poker hand, players must use three (3) cards from the hand they were dealt and any two (2) cards from the flop, E) The player with the best five (5) card poker hand will win the players pot and if the poker hand is a predetermined rank then the casino will pay the winner house odds on the winning hand, F) Of line B players receive three (3) cards, G) Of line D there are three (3) flop cards, H) Of line D the flop cards are face down, I) Of line B players cards are dealt face down, J) Of line E predetermined hand rank will be set by the house odds, K) Players will be afforded the option to play for the hard loss poker jackpot, L) Said pot will go to person with the least predetermined jackpot hand, M) Of line L predetermined hands will be set by the house odds for the game, N) Jackpot payout will be paid as follows, hard loss hand will receive 50% of the jackpot, highest winning hand will receive 25% of the jackpot, and all players at the table that participated in the jackpot hand by making an ante bet and pot bet will split 25% of the jackpot, O) Method of playing said casino poker game is as follows, P) Affording each player the option of placing an ante bet to play in said poker game, Q) Dealing a three (3) card hand to all betting customers, R) Dealing a three (3) card flop, S) After dealing the player hands affording the players to make a choice of folding the hand or placing a flop bet to remain in the game, T) After players make their decision to stay or fold the dealer reveals the flop cards and exposes each players hand to determine the winning hand for that round and settling all wagers that may be owed to the customer, U) All cards are face down.

Description:
[0001] Object: flop poker is a five card poker game with the advantage of using a sixth card. The player makes his/her pot bet and ante bet to start the game. The dealer deals each player three (3) cards and the player determines to stay in the hand by making the flop bet or decides to fold the hand. The players that remain in the hand by making the flop bet will se the three (3) flop cards that are in front of the dealer. These cards are community cards and are used by all players. The players use the three (3) cards in their hand and any two (2) cards from the flop to make the best 5 card poker hand. The player with the highest hand will win the pot bet from the other players on the table.

[0002] Ante bet: the ante bet along with the pot bet must be made prior to the start of the game. This allows the player to be dealt three (3) cards to play in the hand. The ante bet wins even money when the hand qualifies for the odds set on the table. The ante bet is surrendered if the player wishes to fold the hand before the flop cards are exposed.

[0003] Pot bet: the pot bet is made at the start of the game along with the ante bet. The pot bet is a bet made by the player against all other players on the table. The pot bet winner is determined by the highest five (5) card hand on the table. Each hand will have a pot bet winner.

[0004] *note: in the event of a tie hand, the winner is determined by the next highest card in the players hand called the kicker. In the event of two (2) identical hands the pot bet is split evenly to the winnings players.

[0005] Flop bet: the flop bet is made after the player looks at the three (3) cards in his/her hand and determines to stay in the hand to see the flop. This bet is paid the house odds that are set for the table when the hand is determined to be a winner. If the flop bet is not made, then the player surrenders the ante bet to the casino and the pot bet to the player pot.

SUMMARY OF GAME

[0006] Flop poker is played with each player making an ante bet and a pot bet at the start of the game. Each player is dealt three cards face down and the dealer deals three cards face down to a designated area on the table. Each player plays their hand and determines to stay in the hand by making a flop bet to see the three flop cards or by folding the hand and surrendering the ante bet to the casino and the pot bet to the player pot. The players that remain in the game see the flop cards. All cards are revealed at the same time all at once. They use the three cards from their hand and any two cards from the flop. No additional wagering is necessary to use the sixth card to make their best five card poker hand. Any hand that is determined to be a winner will win the house odds that are determined for that specific winning hand. The highest hand on the table also wins the players pot. The game concludes with the dealer revealing all players hands to search for the highest value rank of the poker hands on the table. This game uses a standard 52 card deck. All poker hands are ranked by the standard five card stud poker game. Pair, 2 pair, 3 of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush, royal flush. There are three betting options in flop poker, a pot bet where the players play against each other to win. The ante bet which will be paid even money by the casino if the hand is deemed a winner by house standards, and the flop bet that is paid the house odds by the casino it the hand is determined a winner by the house standards.

DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

[0007] The drawing is of the table layout. Each betting spot consists of three (3) betting circles.

[0008] The circle below the betting line is the pot bet; this bet must be made prior to the hand being dealt.

[0009] The circle to the right is the ante bet, this bet must be made prior to the start of the game.

[0010] The circle to the left of the pot bet is the flop bet. This bet is made after the player assesses their hand to stay or fold. the card square is where the player cards are placed. The pot money circle is where the pot bet from each player is held until a winner is determined. The flop cards area is where the dealer reveals the flop cards.