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1. (WO1991009369) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CREDIT FOR OPERATING A GAMING MACHINE
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Pub. No.: WO/1991/009369 International Application No.: PCT/US1990/007484
Publication Date: 27.06.1991 International Filing Date: 19.12.1990
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 19.07.1991
IPC:
G06F 19/00 (2006.01) ,G06Q 20/00 (2006.01) ,G07F 7/00 (2006.01) ,G07F 7/02 (2006.01) ,G07F 7/08 (2006.01) ,G07F 7/10 (2006.01) ,G07F 17/32 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
19
Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
20
Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
F
COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
7
Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
F
COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
7
Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
02
by keys or other credit registering devices
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
F
COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
7
Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
08
by coded identity card or credit card
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
F
COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
7
Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
08
by coded identity card or credit card
10
together with a coded signal
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
F
COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
17
Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
32
for games, toys, sports, or amusements
Applicants:
LUCERO, James, L. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
LUCERO, James, L.; US
Agent:
CARULLI, Thomas, G.; Cooper & Dunham 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112, US
Priority Data:
453,99119.12.1989US
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CREDIT FOR OPERATING A GAMING MACHINE
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE PAIEMENT POUR MACHINE A SOUS
Abstract:
(EN) The apparatus for enabling a gaming machine (10) in an establishment to provide credit to a player operating the machine without the player leaving the machine. The gaming machine has a card reader (26) associated with it for transmitting player related financial data to a remote location (28) for approval. A first code (27) identifies the particular gaming machine and a second code (29) identifies the establishment in which the gaming machine is located. A visual display (18) on the gaming machine indicates the amount of credit approved and usable by the player and enables the player operating the gaming machine to use the credit.
(FR) L'appareil permet à une machine à sous (10) dans un établissement de donner un crédit à un joueur actionnant la machine à sous sans que le joueur quitte la machine. La machine à sous possède un lecteur de cartes (26) associé pour transmettre des données financiaires du joueur à un poste distant (28) d'approbation. Un premier code (27) identifie la machine à sous et un second code (29) identifie l'établissement dans lequel se trouve la machine à sous. Un affichage visuel (18) sur la machine à sous indique la quantité de crédit approuvé et utilisable par le joueur et permet au joueur actionnant la machine à sous d'utiliser le crédit.
Designated States: AU, CA, JP
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IT, LU, NL, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0506873JPH05508947AU1991070780