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Friday, January 4th, 2008

New Poker Patent

Written by Tom Somach in Poker News

Lightning Poker, a subsidiary of Lightning Gaming, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a U.S. patent called “Electronic Game Table.”

According to a news release from Lightning Poker, a Philadelphia, Pa.-area company, the patent is for “automated poker tables having a center screen continuously displaying multiple community cards and betting information for each player to all the players.”

The release continued: “Lightning Poker’s automated poker table features 10 player station touch screens and a center screen that displays the action of a live game, all wrapped in the type of sophisticated and substantial package expected in a high end casino product.

“Lightning Poker’s industry-leading 3D graphics and animation including card curls, chip flips, chip slides and sound effects have won wide acclaim.

“The Lightning Poker automated poker table plays Texas hold ‘em, Omaha high, Omaha high/low and supports casino jackpots.”

Said Brian Haveson, CEO of Lightning Gaming: “We are very pleased to see another of our patents issued from our portfolio of pending applications.

“This patent protects a critical feature of our automated poker tables, the center monitor, which is a key component to the player experience.”

According to the company, Lightning Poker was founded in 2004 and designs, develops and markets the “world’s premier fully automated electronic poker table and related systems.”

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.lightningpoker.net.

(E-mail Tom Somach at [email protected])

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