PokerTek Publishes U.S. Utility Patent Applications - Friday 5th of May 2006

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEK) announces the publication of 25 U.S. Utility Patent Applications at the end of March 2006. The newly published patent applications cover a broad range of the functions included in the Company's PokerPro(TM) system. The text of the published patent applications can be found by searching "PokerTek" on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's website

The 25 newly published Patent Applications (which are listed below) join the company's first Utility Patent Application which published in 2005 (US Published Patent Application 20050090304) and US Design Patent 512,466. A number of the Company's filed patent applications have yet to be published and the Company is continually reviewing its developments for inventions which may be protected by patents.

Patent applications are published approximately 18 months after they are filed and typically before examination by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and thus, they do not grant any rights in the claimed invention, such rights only arising once, and if, a patent is issued.

PokerTek Published Patent Applications

1. 20060068899 - Electronic Card Table System with Jackpot Features

2. 20060068879 - Electronic Poker Table and Method

3. 20060068871 - System and Method for Detecting Collusion Between Poker Players

4. 20060068870 - Electronic Card Table and Method with Host Console

5. 20060068869 - Cashless Electronic Poker Table and Method

6. 20060068868 - System and Method for Providing an Electronic Card Game

7. 20060068867 - Electronic Card Table System and Method

8. 20060068866 - Electronic Card Table and Method

9. 20060068865 - Electronic Card Table Having a Display Device for Implementing Electronic Player Interaction Areas

10. 20060068864 - Electronic Player Interaction Area with Player Customer Interaction Features

11. 20060068498 - Electronic Card Table and Method

12. 20060066052 - Electronic Player Interaction Area with Player Customer Interaction Features

13. 20060058093 Electronic Card Table and Method for Displaying Video/Animation Thereon

14. 20060058092 - Electronic Card Table and Method

15. 20060058091 - Queuing System and Method for Electronic Card Table System

16. 20060058090 - System and Method for Playing an Electronic Card Game

17. 20060058089 - Electronic Card Table and Method with Player Tracking

18. 20060058088 - System and Method for providing an electronic poker game

19. 20060058087 - Electronic Card Table and Method with variable rake

20. 20060058086 - System and Method for Providing Electronic Card Game at a Plurality of Electronic Poker Tables

21. 20060058085 - Electronic Player Interaction Area with Player Customer Interaction Features

22. 20060058084 - Electronic Card Table

23. 20060058083 - Electronic Card Table and Method for Providing a Timed Electronic Card Game

24. 20060058082 - System and Method for Providing a Card Tournament Using One or More Electronic Card Tables

25. 20060055114 - Electronic Card Table with Hinged Table Top

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