Global patent index - EP 1031116 A2

EP 1031116 A2 2000-08-30 - METHOD FOR OPERATING A COIN-OPERATED ENTERTAINMENT APPARATUS

Title (en)

METHOD FOR OPERATING A COIN-OPERATED ENTERTAINMENT APPARATUS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUM BETREIBEN EINES MÜNZBETÄTIGTEN UNTERHALTUNGSGERÄTES

Title (fr)

PROCEDE POUR ACTIONNER UN APPAREIL RECREATIF FONCTIONNANT A L'AIDE DE PIECES DE MONNAIE

Publication

EP 1031116 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 98943667 A

Priority

  • DE 9801906 W
  • DE 19730017 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19730017A1] The invention relates to a method for operating a coin-operated entertainment apparatus comprising a symbol-based playing device (1), possibly a playing device for additional winnings (17), a screen (22 or 23) and a computer-controlled control unit. According to the method provided for in the invention advertising spots which induce users to play or are of a general nature are shown on the screen (22 or 23) in a computer-controlled manner. At least one advertising spot comprises elements of a game of skill which can be assembled into a complete picture by manipulating keys and/or on the basis of chance. If the elements of the game of skill are assembled correctly a prize is won.

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

G07F 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/32 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/3227 (2013.01); G07F 17/32 (2013.01); G07F 17/3267 (2013.01); G07F 17/3295 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9903072A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT DE ES GB

EPO simple patent family

DE 19730017 A1 19990114; DE 19730017 C2 20010823; EP 1031116 A2 20000830; WO 9903072 A2 19990121; WO 9903072 A3 20000824

INPADOC legal status

2002-10-16 [18R] REFUSED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18R

- Effective date: 20020425

2001-08-16 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010629

2000-08-30 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000110

2000-08-30 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT DE ES GB