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A method for displaying an interactive game having a pre-determined outcome (e.g. a game of finite poker) displays an initial hand of cards, receives a player-specified designation as to which cards are to be held and which are to be discarded, and then displays an intermediate hand generated in accordance with the player-specified designation. Then a final hand is shown, and in those cases where the player-specified designation (Hold/Discard) is inconsistent with a transition from the intermediate hand to the final hand, an entertaining display is shown, such as a sequence of alternative playing cards. In some cases, the initial hand is a winning hand according to a predetermined payout schedule, and the final hand is a winning hand with a higher payout than the initial hand according to the same payout schedule. The disclosed methods can be used with other games, including reel-type games.

Title
Method for displaying an interactive game having a pre-determined outcome
Application Number
9/706293
Publication Number
6729961 (B1)
Application Date
November 3, 2000
Publication Date
May 4, 2004
Inventor
Norman H Millerschone
Fort Calhoun
NE, US
Agent
Bell Boyd & Lloyd
US
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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