06280325 is referenced by 299 patents and cites 11 patents.

A computer network which manages multiple simultaneous bingo games having a potentially large number of bingo cards. The computers simultaneously and in parallel compare called bingo numbers to bingo cards stored in each respective computer (and also double-verfy winning cards). Called numbers may be applicable to one, many, or all of the simultaneous bingo games, and the games may have different times or different rules. Bingo cards are distributed in the network in accordance with number of hits needed by the cards: “one-away” computers handle bingo cards needing one more hit; “two-away” computers handle cards needing two hits. The computers in the network also generate statistics on the progress of bingo cards toward wining patterns. These reports can be collated to develop overall statistics for any game in progress; in addition, the computer system broadcasts personal information, or live audio or video, of winning or close-to-winning players. The winning pattern for any game can be changed in real-time, as desired to continue interest in the game.

Title
Computer network management of wide-area multi-player bingo game
Application Number
9/311461
Publication Number
6280325 (B1)
Application Date
May 13, 1999
Publication Date
August 28, 2001
Inventor
Michael G Fisk
Jamestown
RI, US
Agent
Wood Herron&Evans L
US
Assignee
NetGain Technologies
RI, US
IPC
A63F 13/12
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