Method and apparatus for remote gaming

  • US 6,935,952 B2
  • Filed: 10/17/2002
  • Issued: 08/30/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method comprising:

  • transmitting a request for credit to a host computer that is remote from a gaming device, in which the host computer is not connected to the gaming device;

    receiving by a player via oral communication cryptographically-generated message that represents an amount of credit, the cryptographically-generated message being generated by the host computer;

    providing by the player the cryptographically-generated message that represents the amount of credit to the gaming device via an input means of the gaming device;

    responsive to providing the cryptographically-generated message that represents the amount of credit, increasing a credit balance that is associated with the gaming device;

    placing a wager at the gaming device; and

    receiving an indication of at least one game outcome.

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