EvenBob
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October 1st, 2011 at 2:43:32 AM permalink
I read the first patented casino game was Caribbean Stud. And
any table game before that is free for them to use. Is that
true?
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Paigowdan
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October 1st, 2011 at 3:01:48 AM permalink
Yes. In fact the early patented games are now out of patent, but most are not popular.
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MathExtremist
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October 1st, 2011 at 8:16:39 AM permalink
Caribbean Stud was US Pat. No. 4836553 to Suttle et al. (Google patent link; USPTO link). It was issued in 1989 and is therefore expired. I'm pretty sure the trademark is still in-force, but if you wanted to spread Caribbean Stud without calling it the same, I believe you're free to do so.
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gambler
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October 1st, 2011 at 9:04:26 AM permalink
How long does a patent last?
DJTeddyBear
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October 1st, 2011 at 9:06:04 AM permalink
Wasn't Caribbean Stud invented by ShuffleMaster, and used as a vehicle to sell their shufflers? Or am I thinking of a different game?
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Paigowdan
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October 1st, 2011 at 9:34:19 AM permalink
I think the origins of the real inventor of Caribbean Stud is hazy, with one patent holder selling the game to Shufflemaster, who used the product to support the shuffler market.
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Paigowdan
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October 1st, 2011 at 9:34:59 AM permalink
Quote: gambler

How long does a patent last?


17 years, plus a 4 year extention.
Trademarks last longer
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MrCasinoGames
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October 1st, 2011 at 9:47:00 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Wasn't Caribbean Stud invented by ShuffleMaster, and used as a vehicle to sell their shufflers? Or am I thinking of a different game?



It was Let it Ride ShuffleMaster use as a vehicle to sell their shufflers, Not Caribbean Stud.
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Paigowdan
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October 1st, 2011 at 9:59:36 AM permalink
Ahh. Also, Let It Ride came out of patent earlier this year.
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