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IGT Gets Exclusive Patent For Multi-Hand Video Poker

In the competitive world of game design and manufacturing, International Game Technology may have a bit of a leg up on its competition, as it received an exclusive patent on multi-hand video poker functionality. The patent will be used for the games All-Star Poker, Ultimate X Poker, Hyper Bonus Poker, Triple/Five/Ten Play Draw poker and other video poker variants featuring multiple hands.

The patent will grant IGT exclusive use of multi-hand poker functionality in video poker through November 2016.

IGT vice president of product management Jacob Lanning said, “Multi-hand poker remains a pillar of IGT’s industry-leading video poker product portfolio.” Lanning continued, “This important patent enables IGT to maintain its global leadership in video poker content creation and deployment and allows the company to continue to create proven game themes that are often some of the highest-earning titles on our customers’ floors.”