Title:
BLACKJACK STRATEGY
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Disclosed is a chart containing a strategy to play the game of blackjack cards where the chart can clip to your shirt sleeve or watch band or can be worn like a wristband for easy viewing of the card player.



Inventors:
Rosenthal, Gordan Aaron (Chicago, IL, US)
Application Number:
12/389376
Publication Date:
09/03/2009
Filing Date:
02/20/2009
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F1/06
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Primary Examiner:
COLLINS, DOLORES R
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Gordon Rosenthal (Chicago, IL, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A blackjack table strategy play device comprising: blackjack strategy chart connected to a clip, the blackjack table strategy play device by way of the clip attaches to any one or any combination of a player's watch, sleeve of a shirt, blouse, jacket and sweater, attaching the blackjack table strategy play device frees up at least one hand of the player so that the player can use the freed up hand to use for any one or any combination of picking up dealt cards, betting chips, enjoying beverages and smoking, the blackjack table strategy play device is substantially concealed from others at a blackjack table and the player can simply look down at the blackjack strategy chart for a correct strategy instead of holding up a hard to read strategy card and looking like a beginner.

2. The device of claim 1 wherein the chart will tell the player the optimal strategies based on mathematic probability for a selected one or any combination of hitting, doubling down and splitting.

3. A casino blackjack table strategy device comprising: a clip; and a casino blackjack strategy table attached to the clip, the casino blackjack table strategy device is positioned for easy reading by a blackjack player, the casino blackjack table strategy device is positioned to substantially hide the casino blackjack table strategy device from other players at a blackjack table, the casino blackjack strategy table will tell the player the optimal strategies based on mathematic probability for a selected one or any combination of hitting, doubling down and splitting.

4. The device of claim 3 wherein the casino blackjack table strategy device attaches to any one or any combination of a players watch, sleeve of a shirt, blouse, jacket and sweater, attaching the casino blackjack table strategy device frees up at least one hand of the player so that the player can use the freed up hand to use for any one or any combination of picking up dealt cards, betting chips, enjoying beverages and smoking, the player can simply look down at the strategy table for a correct strategy instead of holding up a hard to read strategy card and looking like a beginner.

5. A blackjack strategy wristband device comprising: a wristband that would wrap around a blackjack player's wrist; and a casino blackjack strategy table connected to the wristband, the blackjack strategy wristband device is positioned for easy reading by the blackjack player.

6. The blackjack strategy wristband device of claim 5 wherein the wristband has a re closeable clip button to allow the blackjack strategy wristband device to be secured and removed from the player's wrist.

7. The blackjack strategy wristband device of claim 5 wherein the table will tell the player the optimal strategies based on mathematic probability for a selected one or any combination of hitting, doubling down and splitting.

8. The blackjack strategy wristband device of claim 5 wherein the blackjack strategy wristband device frees up at least one hand of the player so that the player can use the freed up hand to use for any one or any combination of picking up dealt cards, betting chips, enjoying beverages and smoking, the wristband device is substantially concealed from others at a gaming table and the player can simply look down at the strategy table for a correct strategy instead of holding up a hard to read strategy card and looking like a beginner.

9. The blackjack strategy wristband device of claim 5 wherein the wristband is transparent and the casino blackjack strategy table is inside the wristband.

10. The blackjack strategy wristband device of claim 5 wherein the casino blackjack strategy table is printed on the wristband.

Description:

This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application 61/032,974 filed Mar. 2, 2008, the entire disclosure of which is incorporated by reference.

TECHNICAL FIELD AND BACKGROUND

The present invention relates to a strategy for playing the card game of blackjack. More specifically, the present invention is a chart containing a strategy to play the game of blackjack cards where the chart can clip to your shirt sleeve or watch band or can be worn like a wristband for easy viewing of the card player.

One embodiment of the present invention is a blackjack strategy clip which may clip to a player's watch band or clip to the player's shirt sleeve. A casino blackjack table is attached to the clip and is positioned for easy reading by the blackjack player. The table or chart will tell the player the optimal strategies for hitting, doubling down and splitting based on mathematic probability. One embodiment of the present invention is a blackjack strategy wristband that would wrap around the player's wrist and contain a casino blackjack table. The wristband may have are closeable clip button.

Currently, consumers can purchase a blackjack basic strategy chart card in a casino gift shop or off the internet. However, players must hold the card in their hand while playing because players are not allowed to lay the card on the blackjack table due to casino rules prohibiting this. Players need to have their hands free for activities such as betting, collecting chips, enjoying beverages or smoking. During single deck or two deck blackjack games where the player is required to pick up the two cards dealt face down to the player, it is even more difficult to try to hold a blackjack strategy card while picking up the dealt cards.

Blackjack players may not have a free hand to be holding a basic strategy card. Often players who utilize current basic strategy card put down their beverage or cigarette and pull out the strategy card from their pocket to look up the recommended action. This slows down the play at the blackjack table and can be annoying to other players. As a result many players do not use the current blackjack strategy charts.

When playing blackjack with other players, the decisions need to be made quickly so that you don't slow down the game for the other players. The current blackjack basic strategy cards are hard to read and take significant time to look up the correct action. As a result most players do not use the strategy card at the casino and try to use memory to perform the optimal action. Often the consumer plays the action that is not the highest probability and thus reduces the player's chance of winning.

Blackjack is a social game with other players at the table. Some players don't want to look like a beginner player by holding out a basic strategy card in their hand and trying to bet chips at the same time. The present invention blackjack strategy clip has an easy to read basic strategy table that clips to the players watch, or sleeve of shirt, blouse, jacket, or sweater. This accomplishes several things: It frees up a hand for the player to use for picking up dealt cards (in single or two deck blackjack games), betting chips, enjoying beverages, or smoking. The strategy clip is not easily visible to others at the table, and the player can simply look down at his watch for the correct basic strategy instead of holding up a hard to read strategy card and looking like a beginner. The basic strategy chart used for the clip is much easier to use than the standard blackjack basic strategy charts sold in stores.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The objects, features, and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following detailed description of the preferred embodiment of the invention with references to the following drawings.

FIG. 1 is a drawing of a blackjack strategy clip of one embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a drawing of blackjack strategy clip of one embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a drawing of a blackjack strategy clip of one embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a drawing of blackjack strategy clip of one embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a drawing of a blackjack strategy wristband of one embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a drawing of blackjack strategy wristband of one embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ILLUSTRATIVE EMBODIMENTS

Various aspects of the illustrative embodiments will be described using terms commonly employed by those skilled in the art to convey the substance of their work to others skilled in the art. However, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced with only some of the described aspects. For purposes of explanation, specific numbers, materials and configurations are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the illustrative embodiments. However, it will be apparent to one skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced without the specific details. In other instances, well-known features are omitted or simplified in order not to obscure the illustrative embodiments.

Various operations will be described as multiple discrete operations, in turn, in a manner that is most helpful in understanding the present invention; however, the order of description should not be construed as to imply that these operations are necessarily order dependent. In particular, these operations need not be performed in the order of presentation.

The phrase “in one embodiment” is used repeatedly. The phrase generally does not refer to the same embodiment, however, it may. The terms “comprising”, “having” and “including” are synonymous, unless the context dictates otherwise.

Referring to FIG. 1, as in one embodiment is a drawing of a blackjack strategy clip 10 attached to a shirt cuff 12 with a player's hand 14 free to do other things. Shown is a front side 15 of strategy chart 17 with hints on how to play blackjack. In FIG. 2, as in one embodiment shown is a drawing of the blackjack strategy clip 10 attached to a watch 16 with a player's hand 14 free to do other things. FIG. 3, as in one embodiment shown is a drawing of the blackjack strategy clip 10 with a clip 20 attached to a chart 22. Shown is a back side 24 strategy chart 17 with hints on how to play blackjack. FIG. 4, as in one embodiment shown is a side prospective drawing of the blackjack strategy clip 10 with the clip 20 attached to a chart 22.

In FIG. 5, as in one embodiment shown is a drawing a blackjack strategy wristband 30 that would wrap around the player's wrist and contain a casino blackjack table 32. The wristband 30 may have are closeable clip button 34. In FIG. 6, as in one embodiment shown is a drawing of the blackjack strategy wristband 30 with the casino blackjack table 32. Shown is the closeable clip button 34 that connects to one of the adjustment holes 36, the many adjustment holes 36 allow for different size wrists.

While the present invention has been related in terms of the foregoing embodiments, those skilled in the art will recognize that the invention is not limited to the embodiments described. The present invention can be practiced with modification and alteration within the spirit and scope of the appended claims. Thus, the description is to be regarded as illustrative instead of restrictive on the present invention.