08047909 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 296 patents.

The invention includes a system and method for providing linked play via gaming and other devices wherein players may share and combine outcomes or parts thereof. In some embodiments, a casino server registers a group for linked play and a group objective and format are established. The linked play commences according to the group format on the gaming devices while the casino server, or another device, concurrently facilitates interaction between the group members operating the gaming devices. During the interaction, players may combine outcomes in an attempt to win group prizes. The linked play is terminated according to the group format and a determination is made by the casino server whether the group objective has been achieved. Prizes are awarded via the gaming devices if the group objective was achieved.

Title
Method and apparatus for linked play gaming with combined outcomes and shared indicia
Application Number
11/675144
Publication Number
8047909 (B2)
Application Date
February 15, 2007
Publication Date
November 1, 2011
Inventor
Steven M Santisi
Ridgefield
CT, US
David F Zucker
Winnetka
IL, US
Geoffrey M Gelman
Stamford
CT, US
Stephen C Tulley
Fairfield
CT, US
Daniel E Tedesco
Huntington
CT, US
James A Jorasch
Stamford
CT, US
Jay S Walker
Ridgefield
CT, US
Agent
Magdalena M Fincham
Fincham Downs
Assignee
Walker Digital
CT, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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