IGT Receives US Patent on Multi-Hand Video Poker Games

IGT Receives US Patent on Multi-Hand Video Poker Games International Game Technology plc announced its U.S. Patent No. 9,105,158, which gives the company exclusive rights in the field of multi-hand poker functionality in terms of video poker gaming until November 2016.

"This pivotal patent is central to many of IGT's industry-leading multi-hand video poker games including All-Star Poker, Ultimate X Poker, Hyper Bonus Poker, Triple Play, Five Play, Ten Play Draw Poker and many other five, ten, 25, 50 and 100 play IGT video poker products," said a company statement.

"Multi-hand poker remains a pillar of IGT's industry-leading video poker product portfolio," said Jacob Lanning, IGT Vice President of Product Management.
  • Well, it is strange. If multihand video poker game was STILL not patented? Lol, this means that no one care about it before? And what now this means? Only IGT now can use multihand video poker games in land based and probably online casinos? Lol, i am just curious...And this is also very funny case if this is true what i said above. Looking forward to first who patent something like wild reel feature :D
  • This is an American company, but their business offices are outside the US so they get to make the most of both, land based and online gaming. I don't have any idea what a US patent is worth outside the USA. I mean, I have no idea if it has the same protection, but I know it was worth getting or they would not have gone to all the trouble. IGT has fifty-eight casinos listed here at LCB that use their software and non welcome US players understandably. Surely IGT is pushing for online gambling in the US. I 've just never heard their name mixed up in any of the stories I read.....

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