Wireless gaming method

  • US 5,999,808 A
  • Filed: 01/07/1996
  • Issued: 12/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for communicating gaming messages between a gaming terminal and a central monitoring station over a telecommunications network that includes a voice channel and a control channel, wherein the voice channel conveys data messages and the control channel conveys control messages that manage access to and use of the voice channel, the method comprising:

  • a) obtaining a message at the gaming terminal, the message comprising application specific data related to gaming;

    b) encoding the message in a sequence of digits associated with a control message to create an encoded message;

    c) encoding a remote feature control request in the sequence of digits associated with the control message to invoke the forwarding of the sequence of digits, including the encoded message, by a local telecommunications switching center upon detecting the remote feature control request;

    d) transmitting the control message and associated sequence of digits to the local telecommunications switching center over the control channel, bypassing the voice channel;

    e) detecting the remote feature control request at the local telecommunications switching center;

    f) forwarding the remote feature control request and the encoded message over a communications channel to the central monitoring station in response to detecting the remote feature control request; and

    g) decoding the encoded message to retrieve the application specific data related to gaming.

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