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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Discovery service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, November 13, 2012: US08308567 (3 worldwide citation)

A gaming network includes a discovery service, gaming machines and services providers. The discovery service receives service information from the service providers and publishes the service information to gaming machines and other entities on the gaming network. The discovery service and service pr ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Robert T Davis, Christopher J Frattinger: Automated wagering game machine configuration and recovery. WMS Gaming, DeLizio Gilliam PLLC, July 31, 2012: US08231471 (3 worldwide citation)

A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include determining one or more casino events that request a configuration for one or more wagering game machines, generating one or more automated configuration tasks, assigning one or more properties ...


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Chris Blackburn
John A Beatty, Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Chih Hui Jan, Terry D Warkentin: Method and apparatus for a gaming network architecture. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, August 10, 2010: US07771276 (2 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to wagering games and, more particularly, to a gaming network linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The gaming network has a plurality of servers dedicated to providing a shared game to a plurality of gaming terminals. The shared game may be either c ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Chih Hui Jan, James P Simmermon, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Accounting service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 19, 2011: US07927210 (1 worldwide citation)

An accounting service for a gaming network including gaming machines provides systems and methods for retrieving accounting information such as gaming machine meter information from gaming machines on the gaming network. The gaming services framework comprises a set of services, protocols, XML schem ...


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Chris Blackburn
Rory L Block, Christopher W Blackburn, Chih Hui Jan, James P Simmermon, Terry D Warkentin: Gaming terminal network with a message director. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 9, 2013: US08414397 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus in a gaming network for transmitting event messages from gaming terminals to a central server and, consequently, routing each event message to an appropriate application. The system may include multiple gaming function specific servers with multiple applications on each server ...


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Chris Blackburn
Peter R Anderson, Christopher W Blackburn, Robert T Davis, Christopher J Frattinger, Timothy J Holman, Suzanne J Ruebusch, Terry D Warkentin: Display of the status of gaming machines. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, March 12, 2013: US08393960 (1 worldwide citation)

A controller of gaming machines includes an input/output module adapted to receive signals that represent a current status of a parameter of the gaming machines. A microprocessing unit generates for each gaming machine(s) an icon having variable visual indicia indicative of a value of the parameter ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Robert T Davis, Christopher J Frattinger, Jeremy Hornik, Sue Ruebusch, Alfred Thomas, William Wadleigh, Terry D Warkentin: Ordering, delivering, and licensing wager gaming content. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, March 4, 2014: US08663003

A system and method for viewing and ordering wager gaming content utilizes a network server to provide an interface to a user coupled to the network. In one embodiment, the server is an Internet web based server, and the user is a thin client, using an Internet browser to view and select wager gamin ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Robert T Davis, Christopher J Frattinger, Timothy J Holman, Suzanne J Ruebusch, Terry D Warkentin: Scheduling of reconfigurable gaming machines. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, March 25, 2014: US08678919

A controller of gaming machines that permit wagering on wagering games includes a first memory location that stores a first time-based schedule of gaming actions to be taken by the gaming machines that are located remote from the controller. A second memory location stores identities of first gaming ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Robert T Davis, Christopher J Frattinger, Suzanne J Ruebusch, Terry D Warkentin: Information flow control for gaming machines requiring server support. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, May 15, 2012: US08177632

A computing apparatus operating as a gaming machine permits wagering on games. A browser generates a request for information contained on a remote server. An intermediate client-side processing, ICSP, engine coupled with the browser receives the request and generates a corresponding request that is ...


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Chris Blackburn
Jeff Allen, Christopher W Blackburn, Matthew J Ward, Larry Pacey: Event-based scheduling of wagering game events. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, November 27, 2012: US08317596

Wagering game systems and methods are disclosed in which the occurrence of a triggering event causes a community game to begin. Further, the occurrence of an event may cause a wagering game or wagering game service such as a progressive game to be reconfigured.



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