08613659 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 42 patents.

A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. The gaming system can include electronic gaming machines that are compatible to receive both virtual ticket vouchers and printed ticket vouchers that are redeemable for credits on the electronic gaming machines. Information associated with a virtual ticket voucher can be stored on a patron-controlled portable electronic device and then can be wireless transmitted to the electronic gaming machines. The electronic gaming machines can be configured to issue virtual ticket vouchers and printed ticket vouchers that can be redeemed for cash or additional game play on another electronic gaming machine. In one embodiment, the electronic gaming machine can be configured to issue a virtual ticket voucher to a patron-controlled portable electronic device.

Title
Virtual ticket-in and ticket-out on a gaming machine
Application Number
13/229494
Publication Number
8613659 (B2)
Application Date
September 9, 2011
Publication Date
December 24, 2013
Inventor
Scott T Gowin
Reno
NV, US
Jim A Vasquez
Carson City
NV, US
Steven G LeMay
Reno
NV, US
Dwayne R Nelson
Las Vegas
NV, US
Agent
Foley & Lardner
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 9/00
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