07198571 is referenced by 189 patents and cites 35 patents.

A disclosed authentication instrument is used to authorize various services at a hotel-casino complex, such as but not limited to in-room gaming, in-room sports wagering, room access, safe access, mini-bar access, Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT), player tracking services and in-room entertainment services (e.g., video games and movie channels). A smart card, an electronic token and a magnetic striped card are examples of hardware that may be used as authentication instruments. For in-room gaming, the authentication instrument may be used to authorize, in a secure and legal manner, in-room game play sessions on an entertainment terminal connected to a remote gaming machine.

Title
Room key based in-room player tracking
Application Number
10/100205
Publication Number
7198571 (B2)
Application Date
March 15, 2002
Publication Date
April 3, 2007
Inventor
Jamal Benbrahim
Reno
NV, US
Steven G LeMay
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Beyer Weaver
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 9/24
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