07753790 is referenced by 243 patents and cites 48 patents.

A gaming system may include a number of gaming units and a host computer operatively coupled to the gaming units, and be configured to allow a gaming tournament to be conducted. Each of the gaming units may comprise a video display unit, a microphone, a camera, a speaker and a gaming unit controller. The gaming unit controller may be programmed to allow a person to select tournament play as a single or a group tournament player at a reserved or unreserved gaming unit, and to allow player data to be transmitted to the host computer. The host computer may include a host interface unit capable of receiving audio, visual and/or data input from a tournament host during the tournament, and a host computer controller capable of causing host data to be transmitted to the gaming units.

Title
Apparatus and method for gaming tournament network
Application Number
11/143345
Publication Number
7753790 (B2)
Application Date
June 2, 2005
Publication Date
July 13, 2010
Inventor
Craig A Paulsen
Reno
NV, US
Binh T Nguyen
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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