07182690 is referenced by 152 patents and cites 167 patents.

A game of chance involving a progression of events is conducted on one or more gaming machines. After receiving a wager from a player at a gaming machine, play of the game is initiated. If the game is paused, the status of the paused game is stored at a central database linked to and remote from the gaming machine. This game status is associated with a personal identifier of the player. To continue play of the game beginning from a point at which the game was paused, the personal identifier is provided to the central database via the same or another gaming machine and the game status associated with the personal identifier is retrieved from the central database.

Title
System and method for saving status of paused game of chance
Application Number
10/854352
Publication Number
7182690 (B2)
Application Date
May 26, 2004
Publication Date
February 27, 2007
Inventor
Larry J Pacey
Prospect Heights
IL, US
John J Giobbi
Northbrook
IL, US
Agent
Jenkens & Gilchrist
Assignee
WMS Gaming
IL, US
IPC
A63F 9/24
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