06113495 is referenced by 472 patents and cites 15 patents.

An electronic gaming system is disclosed that allows a player of an electronic gaming device, such as a slot machine or an arcade video game, to access premium entertainment services, such as premium web sites, pay-per-view services and shared-revenue telephone services, such as 900 or 976 services, for enhanced player retention. When play is initiated, a predefined establishment-specific criteria is evaluated to determine whether the player should be offered access to premium content entertainment services. A player entitled to access such services is preferably presented with a list of available premium entertainment services. Upon receipt of the player's selection, a connection is established between the electronic gaming device and the provider of the selected premium entertainment service. The player's level of play is preferably monitored to ensure that the establishment-specific criteria for maintaining access to such services is being met. If the establishment-specific criteria for maintaining access is not being met, a disconnection warning is preferably transmitted to the player with information on how the connection can be maintained by the player. An entry of each connection session is preferably made in a connection record database.

Title
Electronic gaming system offering premium entertainment services for enhanced player retention
Application Number
8/814889
Publication Number
6113495
Application Date
March 12, 1997
Publication Date
September 5, 2000
Inventor
Thomas M Sparico
Riverside
CT, US
James A Jorasch
Stamford
CT, US
Jay S Walker
Ridgefield
CT, US
Agent
Dean Alderucci
Patrick J Buckley
Assignee
Walker Digital
CT, US
IPC
A63F 9/22
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