LAS VEGAS—The man who patented the idea of showing hole cards in poker to television audiences will be enshrined in the Poker Hall of Fame in November.World Series of Poker officials told The Associated Press on Thursday that poker player and inventor Henry Orenstein will be honored at the World Series of Poker main event final table on Nov. 9 in Las Vegas.

The hole card camera is considered instrumental because it lets home viewers see players’ cards that are not visible to opponents during play. That makes the game easier to follow and helps commentators analyze play.

Orenstein, of Verona, N.J., also created “Transformers” toys.

Three-time bracelet winner Duane “Dewey” Tomko will also be honored for his ongoing 35-year participation streak in the Texas Hold ’em main event.

The former kindergarten teacher has $2.6 million in winnings at the poker series.