Global Patent Index - EP 1007172 A1

EP 1007172 A1 2000-06-14 - VIDEO GAMING MACHINE

Title (en)

VIDEO GAMING MACHINE

Title (de)

VIDEOSPIELAUTOMAT

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DE JEU VIDEO

Publication

EP 1007172 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97944644 A

Priority

  • AU 9700712 W
  • AU PO318296 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9817360A1] A video game for playing roulette has a casing (45) provided with a video screen (50) which displays an image of a betting table on a central rectangular area (48). A player is provided with control buttons (44, 47) operable to enable him to see where he has placed his bets on selected squares of the betting table. A rectangular track (46) surrounds the periphery of the betting table and is positioned adjacent the marginal edge of the screen (41). The track is divided into segments (42) correlated to the betting squares of the table. A start button (43) is depressed to start a roulette game and cause a disc (49), symbolising the roulette ball, to travel around the track (46) and to slow progressively to a stop position determined by random selection circuitry in the casing (45). The stop position of the disc determines whether the player has "won" and computing circuitry in the casing calculates the player's winnings.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63F 5/00; A63F 9/24; A63F 9/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/32 (2006.01); A63F 3/00 (2006.01); A63F 5/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/32 (2013.01); A63F 3/00157 (2013.01); A63F 5/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9817360A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9817360 A1 19980430; AU PO318296 D0 19961114; EP 1007172 A1 20000614

INPADOC legal status


2002-12-18 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20020503

2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990417

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE