Genesis Gaming Solutions Granted New Patent

Patent Covers Card and Chip Detection System for Gaming Tables

Jun 20, 2012, 09:00 ET from Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. announced that it has been granted a new patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office that covers a card and chip detection system for its BRAVO Pit & Poker Management System that improves player tracking and table management on casino gaming tables.

US Patent # 8,130,097 is for technology that detects objects placed on a gaming table with embedded light sensors located under the table felts. These light sensors are designed to read through fabric and can detect where objects such as cards and chips are placed on top of the table felt. When cards are dealt to each betting position or chips are placed in betting spots, the sensors are covered, signaling to the system that a hand is being played at that spot. 

With this technology, exact hand count information is available to dramatically improve player rating accuracy and correctly measure operational metrics. Dealer speed and efficiency can be easily evaluated and hands per hour goals can be set and measured on all game types.  In addition, by placing a sensor under any designated betting area, casino management can better track any proposition or bonus bets on a game, enabling more accurate data for cost-benefit analysis of a particular bonus bet.

The technology also provides complete flexibility of sensor placement depending on game play, player tracking and game management requirements. Because the sensors are installed under the table felt, they are undetectable by the players. In addition, the sensors are covered for protection against spills of any kind.

"We are delighted to receive this patent for what we believe will fundamentally change the way table rating information is collected and evaluated," said Randy Knust, President of Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. "Using exact hand counts when rating table play is always the preferred method over time-based ratings. This technology, utilized with our BRAVO Pit & Poker Management System, provides a cost effective solution for fair and accurate player ratings that is a benefit to both the casino and its customers."

About Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. is a leader in hardware and software solutions for casino pit and poker room management. The company's BRAVO product line includes BRAVO Pit, a complete table game management and player tracking system; BRAVO Poker, the most robust poker room management system available; and BRAVO Poker Live, the company's new mobile app that allows players to access up-to-the-minute live play, waiting list, tournament, and promotional activity at all participating poker rooms. For more information, visit

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