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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
John A Beatty, Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Chih Hui Jan, Terry D Warkentin: Method and apparatus for a gaming network architecture. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth, December 22, 2005: US20050282628-A1

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: Event management service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth PA, December 30, 2004: US20040266532-A1

An event management service for a gaming network including one or more gaming machines provides systems and methods for sending and receiving event related messages. The events include tilts, jackpot wins, software corruption, etc. The gaming services framework comprises a set of services, protocols ...


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Chris Blackburn
Rory Lee Block, Christopher W Blackburn, Chih Hui Jan, Erhard Walter Rathsack, Richard T Schwartz, James P Simmermon, Terry Dean Warkentin: Player Identification Feature for Restricted-Access Wagering Games. Nixon Peabody, November 8, 2007: US20070259714-A1

A restricted-access progressive game is accessed only by a single player or a select group of players. The invention includes a method of operating a wagering game that comprises conducting the wagering game at a gaming terminal (10) that is capable of providing access to the restricted-access progr ...


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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. Michael J Blankstein, September 23, 2004: US20040185936-A1

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
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. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth PA, December 9, 2004: US20040248645-A1

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 Lee Block, Christopher W Blackburn, Chih Hui Jan, Erhard Walter Rathsack, Richard T Schwartz, James P Simmermon, Terry Dean Warkentin: Gaming system using single player-identification card for performing multiple functions. Jenkens & Gilchrist PC, June 14, 2007: US20070135211-A1

A gaming terminal comprises an input device for receiving a player card during a wagering game. The input device has a reading component(s) for reading at least two different media on the game card. The gaming terminal includes a display for displaying a randomly selected game outcome and informatio ...


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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: Message director service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth PA, February 10, 2005: US20050032577-A1

A message director service for a gaming network including gaming machines provides systems and methods for processing messages between entities on the gaming network. The gaming services framework comprises a set of services, protocols, XML schemas, and methods for providing gaming system functional ...