04373726 is referenced by 248 patents and cites 6 patents.

An automatic gaming system employing a plurality of gaming cards used by the players including a card dispensing unit having a card reader for reading from a gaming card a coded representation of the gaming indicia format on the card; a storage device; a circuit for verifying a coded representation; and control generator circuitry responsive to a verified coded representation for assigning a control identification to that card and storing the coded representation and control identification in the storage device and a printer for printing the assigned control identification on the card; and a gaming unit including an input device for entering selected gaming indicia in the storage device; input elements for entering the control identification of an alleged winning card; and a comparator for comparing the entered selected gaming indicia with the gaming indicia format of the alleged winning card to determine if a predetermined pattern of the selected indicia is present on the card format, indicating a winning card.

Title
Automatic gaming system
Application Number
6/180603
Publication Number
4373726
Application Date
August 25, 1980
Publication Date
February 15, 1983
Inventor
Victor Markowicz
North Bergen
NJ, US
Richard A Howard
Stow
MA, US
Don W Hartman
Harvard
MA, US
Richard W Churchill
Hopkinton
MA, US
Agent
Joseph S Iandiorio
Assignee
Datatrol
MA, US
IPC
A63F 7/00
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