07140964 is referenced by 147 patents and cites 17 patents.

The present invention is directed generally to a method and apparatus for operating a gaming device having a flat rate play session costing a flat rate price. The flat rate play session spans multiple plays on the gaming device over a pre-established duration. The gaming device identifies price parameters and determines the flat rate price of playing the gaming device based on those price parameters. Once the player initiates play, the gaming device tracks the duration remaining in the flat rate play session and stops the play when the given period has elapsed. In accordance with one embodiment, a player may enter into a contract, wherein the contract specifies the flat rate play session as described above.

Title
Gaming device for a flat rate play session and a method of operating same
Application Number
10/1089
Publication Number
7140964 (B2)
Application Date
November 2, 2001
Publication Date
November 28, 2006
Inventor
Thomas M Sparico
New York
NY, US
Norman C Gilman
Stamford
CT, US
Steven M Santisi
Stamford
CT, US
Magdalena M Fincham
Norwalk
CT, US
Geoffrey M Gelman
Stamford
CT, US
James A Jorasch
Stamford
CT, US
Jay S Walker
Ridgefield
CT, US
Agent
Magdalena M Fincham
Assignee
Walker Digital
CT, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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