Shuffle Tech Dealt $315M Verdict Over Competitor's Sham Suit

By Lauraann Wood (August 7, 2018, 12:39 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge tripled a jury's $105 million award to $315 million Tuesday afternoon, following the panel's verdict for Shuffle Tech LLC and three other companies who accused Scientific Games Corp. of initiating sham litigation to assert invalid patents and keep its automatic card-shuffler competition out of the market.

A jury capped off a 10-day trial by awarding $105 million in damages Tuesday to four companies that accused Scientific Games of suppressing the market for automatic card-shufflers through patent litigation. Above, a game of poker is played on a casino table with a Scientific Games shuffler in it. (AP) The...

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