06857961 is referenced by 125 patents and cites 195 patents.

Identifiers are read from playing cards collected after completion of at least one hand of a card game, such as blackjack, and the value of a hand is determined from the resulting sequence of read identifiers (i.e., ending sequence). The playing cards are collected in a defined order, such as from players in order from a dealer's right to left, and finally from the dealer. The cards, and the play of the game, can be validated based at least in part on the ending sequence. Identifiers may also be read from cards before or while dealing the card game to produce an initial sequence.

Title
Method, apparatus and article for evaluating card games, such as blackjack
Application Number
10/360508
Publication Number
6857961 (B2)
Application Date
February 7, 2003
Publication Date
February 22, 2005
Inventor
Robert B Mouchou
Reno
NV, US
Richard Huizinga
Bellevue
WA, US
Richard Soltys
Bellevue
WA, US
Agent
Seed IP Law Group PLLC
Assignee
Bally Gaming International
NV, US
IPC
G06F 019/00
G06F 017/00
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