Database driven online distributed tournament system

  • US 6,224,486 B1
  • Filed: 02/24/1998
  • Issued: 05/01/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of conducting a distributed electronic tournament for a plurality of players comprising:

  • exchanging information between a central controller and a player located remotely from the central controller, the information (i) being exchanged while the player plays a game in the tournament and (ii) influencing game play; and

    storing in a database player information generated as the player participates in the tournament, the stored player information being available for use in a subsequent tournament.

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