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An apparatus and method for an automated tournament gaming system (10) comprising a central server computer (20) operatively coupled to, inter alia, a plurality of gaming machine G.sub.1, G.sub.2 . . . G.sub.N for automatically harnessing any of the gaming machines for automatically inciting and running a tournament where a group of players are participating for a period after which prizes are awarded to the winning tournament play participants. In addition, the system (10) includes a host site computer (200) operatively coupled to a plurality of the central servers (20) at a variety of remote gaming sites C.sub.1, C.sub.2 . . . C.sub.N for providing a multi-site progressive automated tournament gaming system (210). The multi-site system (210) is integrated into the system (10) to increase the winnings, progressive amounts and the total buy-ins.

Title
Automated tournament gaming system: apparatus and method
Application Number
8/811551
Publication Number
6039648
Application Date
March 4, 1997
Publication Date
March 21, 2000
Inventor
David Richards
Las Vegas
NV, US
Robert Guinn
Las Vegas
NV, US
Agent
Bernhard Kreten
Assignee
Casino Data Systems
NV, US
IPC
A63F 9/22
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