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Robert Guinn, David Richards: Automated tournament gaming system: apparatus and method. Casino Data Systems, Bernhard Kreten, March 21, 2000: US06039648 (540 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for an automated tournament gaming system (10) comprising a central server computer (20) operatively coupled to, inter alia, a plurality of gaming machine G.sub.1, G.sub.2 . . . G.sub.N for automatically harnessing any of the gaming machines for automatically inciting and run ...


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Lee E Cannon, Robert Guinn: Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, July 12, 2011: US07976389 (59 worldwide citation)

A tournament gaming system is disclosed including one or more gaming machines programmed for play of at least one tournament game. A plurality of gaming machines may be linked for tournament play, as through a host computer. Qualification for tournament play may be, at least in part, effectuated thr ...


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Lee E Cannon, Mick D Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J Mitchell: Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature. IGT, Armstrong Teasdale, November 2, 2010: US07824267 (54 worldwide citation)

A tournament gaming system is disclosed including one or more gaming machines programmed for play of at least one tournament game. A plurality of gaming machines may be linked for tournament play by a host computer. Qualification for tournament play is based only upon criteria established only by th ...


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Lee E Cannon, Mike Maroney, Robert Guinn, Mick D Roemer, William R Adams: Methods and apparatus for providing tickets from gaming devices and/or lottery terminals which are not dependent on a players success on the underlying game. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, March 30, 2010: US07686687 (48 worldwide citation)

Gaming devices dispense tickets which are unrelated to a player's success on a particular game played on a gaming device or to the player's credits on a credit meter or other “cash out” indicator. The gaming devices provide gaming awards and also provide tickets. Other methods provide tickets during ...


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Lee E Cannon, Mike Maroney, Robert Guinn, Mick D Roemer, William R Adams, Jason DeGrandmaison: Methods and apparatus for providing tickets from gaming devices and/or lottery terminals. IGT, Foley & Lardner, April 16, 2013: US08419526 (21 worldwide citation)

Gaming devices dispense tickets which are unrelated to a player's success on a particular game played on a gaming device or to the player's credits on a credit meter or other “cash out” indicator. The gaming devices provide gaming awards and also provide tickets. Other methods provide tickets during ...


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Lee E Cannon, Mike Maroney, Robert Guinn, Mick D Roemer, William R Adams: Methods and apparatus for providing tickets from gaming devices and/or lottery terminals which are not dependent on a players success on the underlying game. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, December 6, 2011: US08070590 (16 worldwide citation)

Gaming devices dispense tickets which are unrelated to a player's success on a particular game played on a gaming device or to the player's credits on a credit meter or other “cash out”indicator. The gaming devices provide gaming awards and also provide tickets. Other methods provide tickets during ...


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Lee E Cannon, Mick D Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J Mitchell: Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, October 25, 2011: US08043157 (4 worldwide citation)

A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.


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Lee E Cannon, Mick D Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J Mitchell: Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature. IGT, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, April 30, 2013: US08430736 (3 worldwide citation)

A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.


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Robert Guinn Jr, Patrick Schmit: Player tracking system. E T T, Weide & Miller, December 6, 2011: US08070598 (3 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the invention includes an RF fob with an embedded identifier. The fob transmits a signal that is received by one of a plurality of games which recognizes the identifier and thus identifies the player who holds the fob. Several discrete remote gaming locations are connected to a cent ...


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Lee E Cannon, Mick D Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J Mitchell: Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature. IGT, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, August 18, 2015: US09111416 (2 worldwide citation)

A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.