Simplified, Rapid Play of Baccarat-Type Game


Introducing an enhanced baccarat-style game with simplified rules and streamlined wagering processes, leveraging electronic capabilities to provide a faster and more accessible gaming experience for players.


Inventors: Daniel Sahl

Sahl, director of the Center for Gaming Innovation, is a leading expert in casino game design and innovation. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where his research focused on the merging of video game design with modern slot machines and their influence on player experience.


The Invention: All-new set of rules for a baccarat-style game meant to add excitement to Baccarat. Through simplified rules and efficient wagering processes, players are able to play faster and catch on quicker. This simple system enhances the game through electronic capabilities.



  • Simplified method for a “fast” Baccarat experience.
  • Lowers the learning curve to play allowing more to enjoy
  • Able to translate to electronic systems increases versatility
  • Method and system outlined for physical and digital play
  • “Fast” and simple rules means more games played

Market Opportunity: 

The casino and gambling market has been steadily increasing with the expansion of online/virtual gambling as well as the increasing legality of gambling in and out of the United States. According to IBISWorld, over the next five years, growth in the industry is expected to be driven by increased legalization of sports betting and rising per capita income. Also stated on IBISWorld, industry revenue for casinos and online gambling is currently at $263.3B and is expected to grow between 2023-2028 by a CAGR of 3.1%. Furthermore, according to Verified Market Research, Electronic Table Games (ETG) Market size was valued at USD 1,868.65 Million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 3,323.10 Million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 7.09% from 2021 to 2028. These factors point to the steady growth of the casino and gambling industry and as a result, the spread and appeal of table games. By simplifying the rules and making baccarat “fast”, this system opens the door for more players to enjoy a Baccarat-style game.


Intellectual property

U.S. Utility Patent No.: 9,669,289

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Zachary Miles
Associate Vice President for Technology & Partnerships
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dongsun Lee
Daniel Sahl
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