06468155 is referenced by 180 patents.

Systems and methods are provided to facilitate games of skill for prizes played via a communication network. According to one embodiment, a potential game to be played at a remote player device via a communication network is determined. The potential game is evaluated to estimate an amount of player skill required to play the potential game, the evaluation being performed based on a sample of player performance information. The potential game is also evaluated to determine an ability of an automated game playing device to play the potential game. The potential game is modified if (i) the amount of player skill required is unacceptable or (ii) the ability of the automated game playing device is unacceptable.

Title
Systems and methods to facilitate games of skill for prizes played via a communication network
Application Number
9/851270
Publication Number
6468155 (B1)
Application Date
May 8, 2001
Publication Date
October 22, 2002
Inventor
Derek J Murphy
South Orange
NJ, US
Richard Mass
New York
NY, US
William B Feehan
Princeton Junction
NJ, US
Eric Berlin
Maplewood
NJ, US
V Maximillian Garcia
New Haven
CT, US
Sarah F Davies
Wilmington
DE, US
Mark L Kirschner
Maplewood
NJ, US
R Montrose Graham
New York
NY, US
Leigh Zarelli
New York
NY, US
Norman L Merritt Jr
Riverside
CT, US
David F Zucker
New York
NY, US
Agent
Patrick J Buckley
US
Assignee
Skillgames
NY, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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