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A tournament system for electronic games in which scores achieved on the games are transmitted to one or a hierarchy of computers in which a winner is determined. At least one computer stores a player code associated with player credits. The players insert credit cards into the games which read the player codes, send the codes to a computer, obtain verification signals from the computer and are thereby enabled. The computer also stores handicap values associated with players and/or the games, and modifies the scores by the handicap values. The computer can also download advertising, winner or other messages to specific ones or all the games for display, and can cause the games played to be modified or changed.

Title
Tournament data system with game score communication between remote player terminal and central computer
Application Number
749311
Publication Number
5083271
Application Date
August 3, 1988
Publication Date
January 21, 1992
Inventor
John A Klayh
333 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg
CA
John S Hancharyk
333 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg
CA
Mohamed A Barakat
333 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg
CA
Gary H Sumka
333 Kennedy Street, Oakville
CA
Kerry E Thacher
333 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg
CA
Agent
Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus
Assignee
John A Klayh
IPC
A63F 9/22
G06F 15/44
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