In last week’s (Sept. 20) issue, GamingToday erroneously reported that Shuffle Master had received a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against Gaming Entertainment Inc. prohibiting the latter from "displaying or advertising the Play Four Poker game that SHFL claims violates its patents."
In fact, the TRO states that Gaming Entertainment is "restrained and enjoined" from "using or displaying ”¦ the layout" that includes certain lettering and design elements.
The TRO also established Oct. 17 as a hearing date for the motion for preliminary injunction.
The court further stipulated that Gaming Entertainment could "promote the Play Four Poker game in literature without this layout pending the hearing."
Moreover, neither company holds a patent on their respective games that are the subject of dispute.
GamingToday regrets the -error.