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An automated gaming table tracking system for a gaming table, such as blackjack. A sensor located in the dealer's card playing area senses the start and end of each game. A unique player identity card is given to each player that contains information on the player. When a player arrives at a player position on the table, the player inserts his player identity card into a player station control at the player position. A central distribution control is connected to each player station control for determining the start and the end of each game and beginning and termination of play by each player at each position. A host computer of the present invention is then interconnected to the central distribution control for storing the player identity information and the player position for each player station control, the start and end of each of the games, and the beginning and termination of play at each player position from the central distribution control. The host computer prints a player tracking card. The floor supervisor observes the player during the game and fills out the in-session gaming information. Once the player leaves the table, the player tracking card with the in-session gaming information filled out is then placed in an automatic reader so that the read in-session gaming information is stored in a data base corresponding to the identity of the player.

Title
Automated gaming table tracking system and method therefor
Application Number
8/310718
Publication Number
5586936
Application Date
September 22, 1994
Publication Date
December 24, 1996
Inventor
Brian D Todoroff
Henderson
NV, US
John E Nino
Henderson
NV, US
Michael J Bennett
Las Vegas
NV, US
Agent
Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney PC
Assignee
Mikohn Gaming Corporation
NV, US
IPC
A63F 1/18
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