06942574 is referenced by 339 patents and cites 59 patents.

A gaming machine with devices able to output entertainment content (e.g. movies, TV programming, audio programs and advertising) from entertainment content sources located within the gaming machine or outside of the gaming machine is described. A player utilizing the gaming machine may access, independently of game play, entertainment content on the gaming machine where access to the entertainment content is granted according to a predetermined fee. In addition, the player utilizing the gaming machine may receive personal messages on the gaming machine. For example, while utilizing the gaming machine, a player may receive, e-mail, stock quotes, news and advertising that is of particular interest to the player utilizing the gaming machine.

Title
Method and apparatus for providing entertainment content on a gaming machine
Application Number
9/665526
Publication Number
6942574 (B1)
Application Date
September 19, 2000
Publication Date
September 13, 2005
Inventor
Dwayne R Nelson
Las Vegas
NV, US
James W Stockdale
Clio
CA, US
Steven G LeMay
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Beyer Weaver & Thomas
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
G07F 017/34
G03B 017/24
A63F 009/22
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G07F 017/34
A63F 009/00
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