05326104 is referenced by 715 patents and cites 33 patents.

An automated casino gaming system includes a central game controller to which a number of automated writer stations are connected. In the keno playing embodiment disclosed, the automated writer stations each have a keypad with two colored LEDs mounted under each key. To play a game, patrons first insert a card into the automated writer station to identify their account maintained on the central game controller. The patron then enters a wager on the automated writer station. As the patron picks the desired numbers, LEDs of one color associated with the keys for the numbers will light. The patron presses a PLAY key to transmit an electronic "ticket" to the central game controller. When the period for entering wagers has ended, the central game controller requests a random draw from a separate, secure random number generator. The central game controller credits the accounts of winning players according to a preconfigured pay table before transmitting the results to the automated writer stations, where the draw is displayed on the keypad one number at a time using a second color of LED. The system can be configured with a cutoff level, with wins above the cutoff level being flagged for handpayment or for the automatic generation of tax forms. Cashier workstations connected to the central game controller implement a total cash management system which tracks all transactions and determines the amount of cash that should be at each cashier station.

Title
Secure automated electronic casino gaming system
Application Number
7/831250
Publication Number
5326104
Application Date
February 7, 1992
Publication Date
July 5, 1994
Inventor
Verne F Holmes Jr
Las Vegas
NV, US
Dwight E Crevelt
Las Vegas
NV, US
Eugene T Bond
Las Vegas
NV, US
Logan L Pease
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 9/22
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