08272945 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 672 patents.

Physical objects may be employed with a virtual game layout to enhance wager and non-wagered based gaming. Displays subsystems may provide a changeable or selectable virtual game layout with demarcations appropriate to a selected game. A sensor subsystem may detect physical aspects of game related pieces (e.g., playing cards, chips, markers, dice, spinners, tokens, tiles) as well as media (e.g., identity media, financial media). All gaming functions may occur through interaction with a playing surface, as well as functions such as order food, beverages and services. Automated tracking of players, dealers and games may be realized along with bonusing and promotions.

Title
Game related systems, methods, and articles that combine virtual and physical elements
Application Number
11/938204
Publication Number
8272945 (B2)
Application Date
November 9, 2007
Publication Date
September 25, 2012
Inventor
Paul J Ferrara
Mays Landing
NJ, US
Kenneth J Eichmann
Egg Harbor Township
NJ, US
Bryan M Kelly
Alamo
CA, US
Agent
Seed IP Law Group PLLC
Assignee
Bally Gaming
NV, US
IPC
A63F 9/24
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