System to decode video signal from electronic gaming device and to determine play information

  • US 9,144,743 B2
  • Filed: 11/18/2013
  • Issued: 09/29/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/20/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A video analyzing apparatus comprising:

  • a video signal analyzer configured to;

    (a) receive a video signal from an electronic gaming device, said received video signal being split from a video output signal transmitted from a video encoder of the electronic gaming device to a display device of the electronic gaming device, wherein;

    (i) said received video signal is associated with at least one image displayed on the display device of the electronic gaming device,(ii) said split of the video signal from the video output signal does not interfere with any display of any images on the display device of the electronic gaming device, and(iii) said electronic gaming device is associated with a credit balance which is;

    (A) increasable via;

    (I) an acceptor of a physical item associated with a monetary value, and 

    (II) a validator configured to identify the physical item, and(B) decreasable via a cashout device configured to receive an input to cause an initiation of a payout associated with the credit balance, and(b) determine, based at least in part of the at least one image associated with the received video signal, game play information associated with a play of a game of the electronic gaming device; and

    a transmission unit configured to transmit the game play information to a casino database.

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