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1. (WO2010077369) CARD GAME INTERFACE
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CLAIMS

WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A system supporting game play of a card game, wherein a first party and one or more participants take part in the card game and one or more cards are dealt to the first party and to the one or more participants in at least one round, the at least one participant places a bet on an outcome of at least part of the card game, the system comprising: a card reader which identifies a value associated with a card being dealt; an analysis system in communication with the card reader, the analysis system receives data representing the value associated with a card being dealt, wherein after at least a first round of cards are dealt the analysis system calculates odds for each bet placed by one of the participants based on a predefined set of rules and the data received from the card reader; and a display system in communication with the analysis system, wherein the display system displays the odds calculated by the analysis system.

2. System according to claim 1, wherein the predefined set of rules includes rules of baccarat providing additional bet opportunities.

3. System according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the analysis system outputs a modified signal to the display system if the odds for a certain bet are 0% or 100%, i.e. the participant has lost or won the bet.

4. System according to any of the claims 1 to 3, wherein the display system comprises a separate display unit for each participant and wherein optionally the display unit provides the participant with his or her scores and other participant's scores calculated by the analysis system and/ or data related to participant's history of betting.

5. System according to any of the claims 1 to 4, wherein the system further comprises: an input sensor system comprising one or more input sensors attributed to each participants, wherein the input sensors detect whether the participant has placed one or more bets and determines which kind of predefined bets have been placed, and wherein the input sensor system communicates the result of the detection to the analysis system.

6. System according to claim 5, wherein the system further comprises one or more visual indicators associated with each participant, wherein the analysis system determines, based on the data received from the card reader, the data received from the input sensor system and the predefined set of rules, whether one or more cards have to be dealt and controls the visual indicators to provide a visual indication for those positions to which the one or more cards have to be dealt.

7. System according to any of the claims 1 to 6, wherein after at least a first round of cards are dealt the analysis system further determines whether or not to offer additional betting options to the participant based on the bets previously placed, the predefined set of rules and the data received from the card reader.

8. System according to claim 7, wherein terms for additional betting options are determined by the analysis system based on the calculated odds, the predefined set of rules and predefined margin parameters.

9. System according to claim 7 or 8, wherein the analysis system provides data related to the offer of additional betting options to the display system.

10. System according to claim 9 when being directly or indirectly dependent on claim 38, wherein the data related to the offer of additional betting options is displayed on the display unit for the participant to which the additional betting option is offered.

11. System according to any of the claims 7 to 10, wherein the system further comprises a spectator system being in communication with the analysis system to receive and/ or transmit data from the analysis system, wherein the spectator system enables a spectator to place a bet related to the one or more cards of a participant.

12. System according to claim 11, wherein the spectator system includes one or more handheld devices assigned to each spectator.

13. System according to any of the claims 1 to 12, wherein the analysis system determines whether a participant or the spectator has won or lost based on the predefined set of rules and provides final result data to the display system optionally including wins and or losses.

14. System according to claim 11, wherein the card reader comprises an image capture device to capture live video data of the card game including the value associated with the card being dealt.

15. System according to claim 14, wherein the spectator system comprises at least one slot machine to perform operations comprising: receive the captured live video data; determine whether the spectator has won or lost based on the predefined set of rules and received live video data; and provide final result data to the spectator optionally including wins and or losses.