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Hall of Fame: Derek Webb and Three Card Poker (Read 3978 times)
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Hall of Fame: Derek Webb and Three Card Poker
Jul 18th, 2010, 9:11am
 

 
In 1994 Webb registered the patent for Three Card Poker and launched the game in Ireland the following year. Based in the UK and from Derby, Derek Webb has introduced the most successful evolution of the brag concepts.  
 
In 1998 Webb believed his game to be on the cusp of global success. Unfortunately Progressive Games Inc thought so too.  
 
PGI filed a lawsuit citing patent infringement. Faced with huge legal costs and a formidable opponent, Webb sold the rights to Shuffle Master. In 2002 Webb countersued claiming PGI forced him to sell too cheaply.  
 
In 2007 PGI agreed to settle outside court and paid Webb $20 million. "There's no respect for what someone like me does. The inventors of blackjack, roulette and craps are all forgotten. You should respect the inventor."
 
Webb earns over $1 million per annum in UK royalties and the game is played around the World.
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