06007427 is referenced by 212 patents and cites 8 patents.

The present invention discloses casino baseball gambling games played on electronic video gaming devices including a microprocessor, computer memory chips, programming software or firmware, a video display, control input buttons, and a coin acceptor. In a first embodiment of the invention, multiple players make wagers and compete against each other to win a pot formed by player wagers by scoring the greatest amount of runs in an allotted number of innings of play. Player scores are determined by various simulated "at bat" events such as singles, doubles, strike outs, steals, bunts, and home runs, which occur under program control based upon probabilities for the actual "at bat" events derived from major league baseball statistics. Preferably, players are afforded an option at an intermediate step in game play, after a first one-half inning, to either drop out and forfeit their initial wager, or to continue play by placing a second wager. In a second embodiment, an electronic video slot type machine intended for play by a single player, or by multiple players taking turns in succession, operates under program control to display baseball "at bat" events, associated odds, and separate wagering options on first and second portions of a video display. The second portion of the video display provides an optional "home run" attempt and associated wager which does not affect play of the game on the first display portion.

Title
Method and apparatus for playing a gambling game with athletic game features
Application Number
667984
Publication Number
6007427
Application Date
September 10, 1997
Publication Date
December 28, 1999
Inventor
Robert D Alessio
3 - Cloud Dr., Montville, 07045
NJ, US
Michael Steven Budlow
3220 Netherland Ave., Apt. 2F, Riverdale, 10463
NY, US
Herbert Wiener
3220 Netherland Ave., Apt. 2F, Bronx, 10463
NY, US
Agent
Greenblum & Bernstein
IPC
A63F 9/22
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