06287202 is referenced by 335 patents and cites 14 patents.

Dynamic tournament gaming method and system, including the provision of a plurality of gaming terminals selectively interlinkable together with a host terminal so that current players of the terminals desiring to participate in group tournament play can be notified of the opportunity and provided with the choice to play or not. If a current player chooses to play, he so signifies, enters his entry fee into the terminal, and awaits start of the event. Upon start of the tournament by the host terminal, the player will play the tournament game over and over as fast as possible to accumulate as many points as possible during a particular pre-announced tournament period. The host terminal will continuously monitor the terminals of all play participants, dynamically record play status, and control termination of the game period. It will also conduct an accounting of the results, issue win results notification, and perhaps provide remote pay-out of game winnings.

Title
Dynamic tournament gaming method and system
Application Number
8/672775
Publication Number
6287202 (B1)
Application Date
June 28, 1996
Publication Date
September 11, 2001
Inventor
Michael Barnett
Santa Clara
CA, US
Louis David Giacalone Jr
Palo Alto
CA, US
Andrew Pascal
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
US
Agent
Anthony Diepenbrock
US
Claude Hamrick
US
Assignee
Silicon Gaming
NV, US
IPC
A63F 9/24
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