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US7524244: System and method for remote automated play of a gaming device

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Inventor(s) Jay S. Walker · James A. Jorasch · Geoffrey M. Gelman · Jose A. Suarez · Thomas M. Sparico ·
Assignee(s) Walker Digital, LLC ·
Primary Examiner Corbett Coburn ·
Assistant Examiner Omkar Deodhar ·
Application Number US11424009
Filing date 06/14/2006
Issue date 04/28/2009
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 12/30/2016
U.S. Classifications 463/20  · 463/40  ·
International Classifications A63F924  ·
Kind CodeB2
Related U.S. Application DataPRIORITY CLAIM TO CO-PENDING APPLICATIONS
This application:



is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/635,986, filed Aug. 7, 2003, which;


(A) is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/159,722, entitled “SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED PLAY OF MULTIPLE GAMING DEVICES,” filed on May 30, 2002; and issued on Nov. 29, 2005, as U.S. Pat. No. 6,969,317; which is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 09/879,299, entitled “SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED PLAY OF MULTIPLE GAMING DEVICES,” filed on Jun. 12, 2001; and issued on Oct. 21, 2003, as U.S. Pat. No. 6,634,942; which is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 09/437,204, entitled “AUTOMATED PLAY GAMING DEVICE,” filed on Nov. 9, 1999, and issued on Jun. 12, 2001, as U.S. Pat. No. 6,244,957; which is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 08/774,487, “AUTOMATED PLAY GAMING DEVICE,” filed on Dec. 30, 1996, and issued on Jan. 11, 2000, as U.S. Pat. No. 6,012,983;

and also

(B) claims the benefit of priority of U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/401,853, “SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE AUTOMATED PLAY OF GAMING DEVICES,” filed Aug. 7, 2002.

Each of the above applications is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
22 Claims, 14 Drawings


Abstract

A method according to one or more embodiments of the present invention provides for initiating an automated session, in which the automated session comprises a plurality of games, and receiving a first signal including a video representation of the automated session. The method also includes transmitting a second signal including the video representation of the automated session to a player communication device.

Independent Claims | See all claims (22)

  1. 1. A method comprising: determining data representative of at least one of: an end time, a maximum number of plays, a wager amount, and a rate of play; initiating a session of automated play of at least one slot machine, in which at least one of the at least one slot machine is not available for manual play at least during the automated play, the session including a plurality of plays not initiated by any player; terminating the automated play of the at least one slot machine based on the data; receiving a first signal including a representation of the automated play; receiving a request from a remote player to view the representation of the automated play; and transmitting a second signal including the representation of the automated play to a remote player.
  2. 21. An apparatus comprising: a processor; and a storage device in communication with the processor, the storage device storing instructions configured to direct the processor to perform steps of: determining data representative of at least one of: an end time, a maximum number of plays, a wager amount, and a rate of play; initiating a session of automated play of at least one slot machine, in which at least one of the at least one slot machine is not available for manual play at least during the automated play, the session including a plurality of plays not initiated by any player; terminating the automated play of the at least one slot machine based on the data; receiving a first signal including a representation of the automated play; receiving a request from a remote player to view the representation of the automated play; and transmitting a second signal including the representation of the automated play to a remote player.
  3. 22. A computer readable medium storing instructions configured to direct a computing device to perform steps of: determining data representative of at least one of: an end time, a maximum number of plays, a wager amount, and a rate of play; initiating a session of automated play of at least one slot machine, in which at least one of the at least one slot machine is not available for manual play at least during the automated play, the session including a plurality of plays not initiated by any player; terminating the automated play of the at least one slot machine based on the data; receiving a first signal including a representation of the automated play; receiving a request from a remote player to view the representation of the automated play; and transmitting a second signal including the representation of the automated play to a remote player.

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