Thursday January 2,2014 : W.M.S. AWARDED PATENT FOR NEW VIDEO POKER CONCEPT
 
Now you try and work out what they've come up with!
 
WMS Gaming has been assigned a patent (8,613,648) developed by Dion K. Aoki, Allon G. Englman and Joel R. Jaffe for a "…multi-game video poker machine and system with asymmetrically accessible customization features."
 
Now a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games, WMS first filed its application in November 2, 2011, the award of the patent  by the United States Patent and Trademark Office took place on December 24, 2013.
 
Allon Englman is the vice-president and design chief at WMS; Joel Jaffe is the senior director of games, and Dion Aoki is a game designer for the company.
 
Documents supporting the application describe the game concept as:
 
“A gaming system with asymmetric customization capabilities and a method of enabling asymmetric customization of a wagering game.
 
“A plurality of selectable game-play features are provided for utilization during the wagering game. Players accessing the game-play features are unequally limited as to which features are available for modification, depending on means of access.
 
“All features, however, are available for game-play, regardless of means of access.”