Global Patent Index - EP 1661094 A2

EP 1661094 A2 20060531 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MULTIPLE GAMING MACHINES WITH ONE PROCESSOR

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MULTIPLE GAMING MACHINES WITH ONE PROCESSOR

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR STEUERUNG MEHRERER SPIELMASCHINEN MIT EINEM PROZESSOR

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL POUR LE CONTROLE D'UNE PLURALITE DE JEUX A L'AIDE D'UN OU DE PLUSIEURS PROCESSEURS

Publication

EP 1661094 A2 20060531 (EN)

Application

EP 04779959 A 20040803

Priority

  • US 2004025041 W 20040803
  • US 65184303 A 20030829

Abstract (en)

[origin: US2005049048A1] A method and apparatus for providing two or more wagering events or gaming opportunities at two or more different locations to two or more different players at the same time or concurrently though multi-tasking or other shared processing arrangement of a shared control module or processor. In one embodiment a control module is configured with a processor, memory, and one or more interfaces configured to communicate with two or more game terminals. The two or more game terminals may be located remote from the control module or in close proximity. The game terminals may be configured with a display and player interfaces to receive input from a player. In one embodiment one or more video adapters are located with the control module or the game terminal. As an advantage over the prior art, controlling and enabling two or more game terminals with a shared control module or a shared processor reduces costs and the required space on a per game or per terminal basis.

IPC 1-7

G07F 17/32

IPC 8 full level

A63F 9/24 (2006.01); G07F 17/32 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G07F 17/32 (2013.01); G07F 17/3223 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2005024738A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

US 2005049048 A1 20050303; AU 2004271539 A1 20050317; CA 2536549 A1 20050317; CN 1842827 A 20061004; EP 1661094 A2 20060531; JP 2007503868 A 20070301; WO 2005024738 A2 20050317; WO 2005024738 A3 20050512

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 65184303 A 20030829; AU 2004271539 A 20040803; CA 2536549 A 20040803; CN 200480024811 A 20040803; EP 04779959 A 20040803; JP 2006524673 A 20040803; US 2004025041 W 20040803