0405776-A2 is referenced by 63 patents and cites 4 patents.

A game of skill or chance playable by several participants remote from each other in conjunction with a common event, such as a computer game, provides the basic format or template of the game on a floppy disk suitable for use with the remote users' personal computers. Then by connection to a mass communications one way channel, such as an FM SCA channel, variations in the game parameters and characteristics are broadcast at the same time to all of the individual remote players. These characteristics both initialize characteristics of the game and when the game is being played, provide updated playing parameters. A score can later be uploaded to the central station by, for example, telephone lines or any other convenient means.

Title
Remote gaming system playable by several participants.
Application Number
EP19900306273 19900608
Publication Number
0405776 (A2)
Application Date
June 8, 1990
Publication Date
January 2, 1991
Inventor
Lockton David B
US
Assignee
Interactive Network
US
IPC
G06F 15/44
G06F 19/00
A63F 13/12
A63F 13/00
G06F 19/00
A63F 13/12
A63F 13/00
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