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JP6097251B2
JP6097251B2 JP2014125016A JP2014125016A JP6097251B2 JP 6097251 B2 JP6097251 B2 JP 6097251B2 JP 2014125016 A JP2014125016 A JP 2014125016A JP 2014125016 A JP2014125016 A JP 2014125016A JP 6097251 B2 JP6097251 B2 JP 6097251B2
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  The present invention relates to an inter-device provided for each game machine, and more particularly, an inter-device that can improve the work efficiency of a store-closing operation while preventing fraud in the store-closing operation when each of the units is employed. It is about.
  Conventionally, a lending processor that lends game media such as pachinko balls and medals to be laid out in parallel with game machines such as pachinko machines and pachislot machines installed in amusement stores such as pachinko parlors (hereinafter referred to as “between machine”). It has been known. In addition, a so-called “counter counting method” is also known in which each inter-device device counts the number of game media acquired by the player on the game console.
The inter-device that supports each of the above-mentioned counter counting methods counts the number of game media (hereinafter referred to as “count value”) placed in the lower plate of the game console and the like such as an IC (Integrated Circuit) card. A count value is recorded on a card capable of storing information. Then, a card on which the count value is recorded by the operation of the player who has finished the game is issued.
  As a card for recording the count value (hereinafter referred to as “count value recording medium”), it can be used by a member card distributed to members of a game store or a non-member general player. There are general cards.
  By the way, the above-described inter-device is generally connected to a management device that manages each device in the amusement store, and when the amusement store is closed, a store closing process for shifting each inter-device to a closed state is executed. Is done.
  Here, if the remaining several game media are counted in the game, an error occurs during the closing process. This is because the management device determines that the game device is an inter-device device in which “forgetting balls” remain. For this reason, it is necessary for an employee to go to a place where the count value remains and issue an operation of recording and issuing the count value to a card. Then, after closing the count values of all the inter-vehicle devices to 0, the store closing process is executed.
  Patent Document 1 discloses a technique in which, in the closing process, when the inter-device holds a card with a prepaid balance, the inter-device releases the card to the outside of the device.
Japanese Patent No. 3929024
  However, if the employee goes to the places where the count value remains and performs the above issuance operation, the work load on the employee is increased and the time required for the closing operation is prolonged, so the work efficiency of the closing operation is lowered. There is a problem. Further, since the card issuance operation in which the count value is recorded by the employee, there is a possibility that an illegal act such as card theft by the employee may occur.
  In addition, it is conceivable that the interstage apparatus in which the count value remains is applied by applying the technique of Patent Document 1, and the count value is recorded on the card and then discharged, but this also promotes the above-described fraud. Not always desirable.
  From these facts, how to realize a counter value management system or inter-device that can improve the work efficiency of the store closing work while preventing fraudulent acts in the store closing work when each unit counting method is adopted. Has become a major issue.
  The present invention has been made to solve the above-described problems caused by the prior art, and improves the work efficiency of the closing operation while preventing fraud in the closing operation when each vehicle counting method is adopted. It is an object of the present invention to provide an inter-device device that can be used.
In order to solve the above-described problems and achieve the object, the present invention is an inter-device provided for each game machine, and counts game media acquired by a player on the game machine corresponding to the inter-game device. A count means, a count value storage means for storing a count value by the count means, and a count value read from the count value storage means in association with a count value recording medium as a processed count value when an issuance instruction is accepted In addition, an issuing unit that issues the count value recording medium, a notification receiving unit that receives a predetermined notification instruction from the management device that manages the inter-device, and a case where the predetermined notification instruction is a game store business end notification , characterized in that a count value invalidation processing means for performing invalidation processing of the counted value storage means memorize is that not count.
Further, the present invention is an inter-device provided for each game machine, a counting means for counting game media acquired by a player on a game machine corresponding to the inter-device, and a count value by the counting means Count value storage means to be stored and issuance for issuing the count value recording medium after associating the count value read from the count value storage means with the count value recording medium as a processed count value when an issuance instruction is accepted means, a notification receiving means for receiving a predetermined notification instruction from the management apparatus that manages between said base unit, when the predetermined notification instruction is operating end notification gaming facility, have been remembers the count storage means And a count value erasing unit for performing a count value erasing process for erasing the count value.
Further, the present invention is an inter-device provided for each game machine, a counting means for counting game media acquired by a player on a game machine corresponding to the inter-device, and a count value by the counting means Count value storage means to be stored and issuance for issuing the count value recording medium after associating the count value read from the count value storage means with the count value recording medium as a processed count value when an issuance instruction is accepted Means, a notification receiving means for receiving a predetermined notification instruction from a management device for managing the inter-device, and a count value erasing means for performing a count value erasing process for erasing a count value stored in the count value storage means And the count value erasing process can be executed after the notification receiving means receives the business end notification from the management device .
Further, the present invention is characterized in that, in the above invention, when the predetermined notification instruction is received, the issuance of the count value recording medium is prohibited.
Further, the present invention is characterized in that, in the above-mentioned invention, a display unit for displaying a count value is provided above a payout operation unit for instructing a game using the acquired game medium.
According to the present invention, the count value obtained by counting the game media acquired by the player on the game machine corresponding to the inter-device is stored, and when the issuance instruction is accepted, the count value is calculated as the processed count value. issued the count value recording medium after having associated to numerical recording medium, predetermined notification instruction received from the management apparatus that manages a platform between devices when a business end notification gaming facility, the count value stored Since the invalidation process is performed, there is an effect that the business efficiency can be improved.
It is a figure which shows the outline | summary of the count value management method which concerns on invention. It is a figure for demonstrating the network environment to which the count value management method which concerns on this invention is applied. 1 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of a count value management system according to Embodiment 1. FIG. It is an external view of a stand apparatus. It is a figure which shows unprocessed count value information. It is a flowchart which shows the process sequence which a count value management system performs. It is a figure for demonstrating the outline | summary of the count value replacement | exchange process which the count value management system which concerns on Example 2 performs. FIG. 10 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of a management device according to a second embodiment. It is a figure which shows the unprocessed count value information which concerns on Example 2. FIG. 10 is a flowchart illustrating a processing procedure executed by a count value management system according to the second embodiment.
  Exemplary embodiments of a count value management system and an inter-device apparatus according to the present invention will be described below in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. In the following description, a case will be described in which an inter-device with a counting function installed in parallel with a game machine such as a pachinko machine or a pachislot machine installed in a game shop such as a pachinko shop counts game media.
  Prior to detailed description of the embodiment, an outline of the count value management method according to the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 and 2. FIG. 1 is a diagram showing an outline of a count value management method according to the present invention.
  As shown in the figure, an inter-counter device with a counting function (hereinafter simply referred to as “inter-device”) provided in each game machine is connected to a management device via an island controller. Here, the management device is a device that manages equipment installed in the amusement store such as an inter-table device, a payment machine, a prize exchange device, and the island controller is a space surrounded by a passage (amusement island) Is a device for bundling devices such as a group of inter-device devices and game consoles provided in.
  Further, the inter-device device counts the number of game media (for example, pachinko balls) acquired by the player on the game machine to which the own device is connected, and stores the count result as a count value. When the player who has finished the game performs a recording medium (card) issuance operation, the stored count value is associated with the card and the card associated with the count value is issued to the player. .
  By the way, when the business of the amusement store is completed, the management device executes a store closing process by transmitting a store closing instruction for shifting each device including the inter-device device to the store closing state. Here, in the past, if there were “forgotten balls” left by the player on the inter-table device, an error would occur in the closing process. And issued an issue operation to issue a count value in association with the card. And after performing operation which makes the count value of each inter-vehicle apparatus 0, the store closing instruction | indication was sent from the management apparatus, and the store closing process was performed.
  However, the issue operation for issuing the count value (hereinafter referred to as “unprocessed count value”) that remains in the inter-device without being associated with the card in this manner is troublesome. Moreover, even if a small number of “forgetting balls” remain, it is necessary to check all the inter-devices.
  For this reason, conventionally, there has been a problem that the work efficiency of the closing operation is poor. Also, in the past, cards that reflect unprocessed count values were issued, and employees took steps to collect issued cards. Therefore, it is impossible to prevent fraudulent acts such as card acquisition by employees. There was also a problem.
  Therefore, in the count value management method according to the present invention, the above-mentioned “unprocessed count value” is collected and managed in the management device, and the card that reflects the unprocessed count value is not issued in principle. It was decided.
  Specifically, as shown in the figure, when the management device transmits a store closing instruction to the inter-device (see (1) in the same diagram), each inter-device manages the unprocessed count value of its own device. It was decided to respond to the device (see (2) in the figure). Then, the management device that has received the unprocessed count value from each inter-device device updates the unprocessed count value DB, which is a database for managing the unprocessed count value (see (3) in the figure).
  Subsequently, when the update of the unprocessed count value DB is completed, the management device transmits a count value clear instruction to each inter-device (see (4) in the figure), and receives the count value clear instruction. The interim apparatus performs the count value clear process (process for setting the count value to 0) of the own apparatus (see (5) in the figure).
  In the figure, an unprocessed count value DB for managing unprocessed count values and a processed count value DB for managing processed count values indicating count values associated with cards are separately provided. Although the case where the count value management DB including the numerical value DB and the processed count value DB is configured is shown, the configuration of the database is not limited as long as the processed count value and the unprocessed count value can be distinguished.
  As described above, in the count value management method according to the present invention, unprocessed count values are collected in the management device, and in principle, each inter-device does not issue a card associated with the unprocessed count value. Therefore, it is possible to improve the business efficiency of the closing operation while preventing an illegal act in the closing operation. The management device manages the collected unprocessed count value while storing it for a predetermined period (for example, several days) from the time of collection. It shall be transferred to (Miscellaneous income).
  Next, a network environment to which the count value management method shown in FIG. 1 is applied will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 2 is a diagram for explaining a network environment to which the count value management method according to the present invention is applied. As shown in the figure, devices such as an island controller 100, a settlement machine 200, a prize management machine 300, and a card processing machine 400 are connected to the management apparatus via a network such as a LAN (Local Area Network). The island controller 100 is connected to an inter-device (an inter-device with counting function).
  Here, when the inter-device device issues a card in which the remaining number and the count value (count value counted by each counter function) are issued, the player who issued the card inserts the card into the checkout machine 200. By doing so, you will receive money according to the remaining frequency. In addition, the player brings a card to the prize exchange corner and holds the card in the card processing machine 400 or inserts the card, thereby receiving a prize according to the count value.
  As shown in the figure, the management device stores a count value management DB including the unprocessed count value DB described with reference to FIG. 1, and gives various instructions such as a store closing instruction to each inter-unit device via the network. At the same time, the raw count value received from each inter-device is managed by the raw count value DB. In the unprocessed count value DB, the unprocessed count value is managed in association with an identifier such as a table number for identifying each inter-device, and in the processed count value DB, the processed count value is stored in each card. It is assumed that management is performed in association with an identifier (for example, a card ID).
  The types of cards (recording media) that can be used by the player in the network environment shown in FIG. 2 include a built-in card (general player card) built in the inter-device, and the player uses high-value bills. And a prepaid card for holding a balance when a game is played, and a membership card issued to a member of a game store.
  Below, the Example about the count value management system to which the count value management method based on this invention is applied is described in detail. In the following description, a basic count value management system is referred to as a first embodiment, and a count value management system having a distribution function for replacing the unprocessed count values accumulated in the management device to another inter-device is described as the second embodiment. Will be described respectively.
  FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating the configuration of the count value management system 1 according to the first embodiment. As shown in FIG. 1, the count value management system 1 includes an inter-device device 10 and a management device 20. Although only one inter-unit device 10 is shown in the figure, it is assumed that a predetermined number of inter-unit devices 10 are connected to the management device 20 via the island controller 100.
  Here, in order to explain the schematic configuration of the inter-table device 10, the external appearance of the inter-device 10 will be described using FIG. FIG. 4 is an external view of the inter-station apparatus 10. In the figure, a gaming table 51 provided with the inter-device device 10 is indicated by a broken line.
  As shown in FIG. 4, the inter-device 10 includes a state display unit 41 that is turned on when an attendant is called, a bill insertion unit 42 that accepts various bills for renting game media, and a remote control that the attendant carries ( A remote control light receiving unit 43 for receiving an instruction from a portable terminal device), a display / operation unit 44 composed of operation keys such as a display and a numeric keypad, and a ball dispensing unit provided with a nozzle for dispensing a game medium such as a ball 45, a card issuing unit 46 that issues a card in which a count value is recorded, a counting unit 47 that counts a possessed ball (acquired ball), and a ball storage unit 48 that stores a retained ball (acquired ball). Yes.
  Further, on the front surface of the ball storage unit 48, there are provided a counting display unit 49 for displaying the counting result of held balls (acquired balls) and a ball dispensing button 50 for instructing a game using the held balls. Yes. The inter-device 10 guides the ball (acquired ball) from the lower plate 52 of the gaming table 51 shown in the figure to the ball storage unit 48, and the counting unit 47 counts the number of balls (acquired ball).
  When the player presses the possession ball payout button 50, the player throws out the possession ball (acquired ball) to the game stand 51 via the possession ball dispensing unit 45. Note that the possession payout unit 45 may also perform payout when a banknote is inserted into the banknote insertion unit 42 and the lending button of the game stand 51 is pressed.
  Returning to the description of FIG. 3, the configuration of the inter-station apparatus 10 will be described. The inter-device 10 includes a card holding unit 11 (corresponding to 46 in FIG. 4), a counting unit 12 (corresponding to 47 in FIG. 4), a communication I / F (interface) 13, a control unit 14, and a storage unit. 15.
  The control unit 14 further includes an instruction receiving unit 14a, an unprocessed count value notification unit 14b, a card issuance processing unit 14c, and a processed count value notification unit 14d. In FIG. 3, only the components necessary for explaining the characteristic points of the inter-device apparatus 10 are extracted from the components described in FIG. 4.
  The card holding unit 11 holds a card built in the inter-device apparatus 10. When a member card is inserted, the card holding unit 11 also performs a process for holding the member card. When receiving an instruction from the card issue processing unit 14c of the control unit 14, the card holding unit 11 issues the card associated with the count value 15a after associating the count value 15a with the card (outside the apparatus). Discharge).
  The counting unit 12 performs a process of counting the player's possession balls (acquired balls) and storing the counting result in the storage unit 15 as the count value 15a. The communication I / F (interface) 13 includes a communication device such as a LAN card, and performs data transmission / reception between the inter-device 10 and the management device 20 via the network.
  The control unit 14 notifies the management device 20 of the unprocessed count value of the own device when receiving a store closing instruction from the management device 20, and when receiving the count value clear instruction from the management device 20, the control unit 14 Is a processing unit that performs processing for clearing (unsetting to 0) the unprocessed count value.
  The instruction receiving unit 14a is a processing unit that performs a process of receiving various instructions such as a store closing instruction from the management device 20, and when the received notification is a store closing instruction, the store closing instruction is sent to the unprocessed count value notification unit 14b. Process to pass. In addition, the instruction | indication reception part 14a shall perform the process which sets the count value 15a of the memory | storage part 15 to 0, when the received notification is a count value clear instruction | indication.
  The unprocessed count value notification unit 14b receives the count value 15a read from the storage unit 15 as an unprocessed count value via the communication I / F 13 when receiving a store closing instruction from the management device 20 via the instruction receiving unit 14a. It is a processing unit that performs processing for transmission to the management apparatus 20.
  In addition, when the unprocessed count value notification unit 14b receives an instruction to close a store, the unprocessed count value notification unit 14b also instructs the card issuance processing unit 14c to prohibit card issuance. Accordingly, it is possible to prevent an illegal act of issuing a card associated with the count value 15a by a malicious employee operating the inter-device 10 even though the store closing instruction is received. .
  The card issuance processing unit 14c reads the total amount read from the storage unit 15 when the player instructs the card issuance by operating the display / operation unit 44 (see FIG. 4) during the business hours of the game shop. It is a processing unit that performs processing for instructing the card holding unit 11 to issue the card associated with the count value 15a after associating the numerical value 15a with the card.
  Further, the card issue processing unit 14c is a processing unit that performs processing of passing the count value 15a as a processed count value to the processed count value notifying unit 14d when issuing an instruction to issue a card associated with the count value 15a. is there. Note that when the card issuance processing unit 14c receives an issuance prohibition instruction from the unprocessed count value notification unit 14b, the card issuance instruction is issued even if the issuance instruction is received via the display / operation unit 44 (see FIG. 4). Issuing process is not performed.
  Further, when the card holding unit 11 holds a card valued with a prepaid value, the card issuing processing unit 14c issues the card (discharges it outside the apparatus) even during the closing process. Shall.
  The processed count value notification unit 14d is a processing unit that performs processing for notifying the management device 20 of the received processed count value via the communication I / F 13 when the processed count value is received from the card issuing processing unit 14c. is there. The processed count value received by the management device 20 is registered in the processed count value information 23b after being associated with the card ID.
  The storage unit 15 is a storage unit configured by a storage device such as a nonvolatile memory or a hard disk drive, and stores a count value 15a. The count value 15a is a result of counting game media by the counting unit 12, and is updated each time the counting unit 12 counts game media. When the inter-device 10 receives a count value clear instruction from the management device 20, the count value 15a is cleared to 0 by the instruction receiving unit 14a.
  Next, the configuration of the management apparatus 20 will be described. The management device 20 includes a communication I / F 21, a control unit 22, and a storage unit 23. The control unit 22 further includes an instruction notification unit 22a and a count value storage unit 22b, and the storage unit 23 stores unprocessed count value information 23a and processed count value information 23b.
  The unprocessed count value information 23a corresponds to the unprocessed count value DB shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, and the processed count value information 23b corresponds to the processed count value DB. In FIG. 3, only constituent elements necessary for explaining the characteristic points of the management apparatus 20 are extracted and shown.
  The communication I / F 21 includes a communication device such as a LAN card, and performs data transmission / reception between the management device 20 and the inter-device 10 via the network. The control unit 22 performs a process of transmitting various instructions such as a store closing instruction and a count value clear instruction to the inter-device 10 and also processes the unprocessed count value received from each inter-device 10 with the processed count value. It is a processing unit that performs processing to be stored in the storage unit 23 separately.
  The instruction notification unit 22a performs a process of transmitting various instructions such as a store closing instruction to each inter-vehicle apparatus 10 via the communication I / F 21 when a predetermined input is made by an employee from an operation unit (not shown). It is a processing unit.
  The count value storage unit 22 b is a processing unit that performs a process of storing the unprocessed count value and the processed count value received from the inter-device apparatus 10 via the communication I / F 21 in the storage unit 23. Specifically, when the count value storage unit 22b receives an unprocessed count value from the inter-station device 10, the count value storage unit 22b uses the received unprocessed count value, such as a unit number for identifying the inter-device apparatus 10 as a transmission source. After being associated with the identifier, it is registered in the unprocessed count value information 23 a of the storage unit 23.
  Further, when a processed count value is received from the inter-device device 10, the received processed count value is stored in association with an identifier such as a card ID for identifying a card associated with the processed count value. Registered in the processed count value information 23 b of the unit 23.
  The storage unit 23 is a storage unit configured by a storage device such as a nonvolatile memory or a hard disk drive, and stores unprocessed count value information 23a and processed count value information 23b. The unprocessed count value information 23a is information that associates an inter-device identifier such as a table number for identifying the inter-device 10 with an unprocessed count value, and is accumulated, for example, every business day. . The accumulation period can be designated. For example, when 3 months is designated as the accumulation period, information that has passed for 3 months from the registration date is deleted.
  Here, an example of the unprocessed count value information 23a will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 5 is a diagram showing the unprocessed count value information 23a. As shown in the figure, the unprocessed count value information 23a includes an “inter-device identifier” item that identifies the inter-device 10 that is the transmission source of the unprocessed count value, and an “unprocessed count value” item. It is out. The unprocessed count value information 23a shown in the figure is information for one business day.
  For example, in the case shown in the figure, the unprocessed count value of the inter-device 10 having the inter-device identifier “101” is “0”, and the inter-device 10 having the inter-device identifier “102”. The number of unprocessed counts is “3”. In this way, the unprocessed count value information 23a holds an unprocessed count value corresponding to each inter-device apparatus 10.
  And by holding the unprocessed count value, even if a complaint that you forgot to count later is received from the player, you can check the game machine number and the unprocessed count value Can respond to such complaints.
  The processed count value information 23b is information in which the card ID of the card associated with the processed count value is associated with the processed count value. In this embodiment, the case where the unprocessed count value information 23a and the processed count value information 23b are stored in different DBs (see FIG. 1 or FIG. 2) will be described. And the processed count value information 23b can be stored in the same storage location.
  Next, a processing procedure executed by the count value management system 1 according to the first embodiment will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 6 is a flowchart showing a processing procedure executed by the count value management system 1. As shown in the figure, the instruction notifying unit 22a of the management apparatus 20 transmits a store closing instruction to the inter-bed apparatus 10 (step S101).
  On the other hand, when the instruction receiving unit 14a of the inter-bed apparatus 10 receives the closing instruction (step S102), the unprocessed count value notification unit 14b determines whether there is an unprocessed count value (step S103). The determination in step 103 is made based on whether or not the count value 15a in the storage unit 15 is 0. If the count value 15a is not 0, it is determined that there is an unprocessed count value.
  If there is an unprocessed count value (step S103, Yes), the unprocessed count value notification unit 14b transmits the count value 15a read from the storage unit 15 to the management device 20 as an unprocessed count value ( Step S104). In addition, when the determination conditions of step S103 are not satisfied (step S103, No), other store closing processes are performed (step S110), and the process is terminated. As other store closing processes, there are an error check process and a power-off process for each component.
  On the other hand, when the count value storage unit 22b of the management device 20 receives the unprocessed count value (step S105), it updates the unprocessed count value DB (step S106). The database is updated by updating the unprocessed count value information 23a in the storage unit 23. Subsequently, the instruction notification unit 22a of the management device 20 transmits a count value clear instruction to the inter-device 10 (step S107).
  When the instruction receiving unit 14a of the inter-device 10 receives a count value clear instruction (step S108), the count value is cleared by setting the count value 15a of the storage unit 15 to 0 (step S109). Then, other store closing processing is performed (step S110), and the processing is terminated.
  As described above, according to the first embodiment, in the inter-device, the counting unit counts the game media acquired by the player on the game table corresponding to the inter-device, and the storage unit counts the counted number. When a numerical value is stored and an issuance instruction is received, the card issuance processing unit issues a count value recording medium after associating the read count value as a processed count value with the count value recording medium, and an instruction receiving unit However, when the notification instruction is received, the unprocessed count value notification unit prohibits the issuance instruction to the card issuance processing unit, and reads the count value that has not been associated from the storage unit as an unprocessed count value. The management apparatus notifies the management apparatus, the instruction notification section transmits a notification instruction to the inter-station apparatus, and the count value storage section transmits the unprocessed count value to the unprocessed count value notification source. And store it in the raw count value storage It was constructed the count value management systems. Therefore, it is possible to improve the business efficiency of the store closing work while preventing an illegal act in the store closing operation.
  By the way, by adding an unprocessed count value replacement function to the above-described first embodiment, the card is issued while following the collection operation of a card with a count value that has been conventionally performed during the closing process. It is possible to limit the device. Therefore, in the following, a second embodiment of the count value management system 1a to which an unprocessed count value replacement function is added will be described.
  FIG. 7 is a diagram for explaining the outline of the count value replacement process executed by the count value management system 1a according to the second embodiment. In addition, 72 shown in the figure is a game machine to which the inter-device 10 is connected, and 71a, 71b, 71c and 71d shown in the figure are game machines (end machines) installed at the end of the game island. .
  The unprocessed count values of the game tables (for example, 72) provided in the same row of the game islands are aggregated on the end stand 71a of the game island shown in the figure, and the aggregated unprocessed count values are issued in association with the cards. If this is the case, it is not necessary for the employee to check each of the game tables having the unprocessed count value through the inter-island passage as in the conventional case.
  Accordingly, since the card can be collected only through the card collection route shown in the figure, the closing operation can be made efficient. In this case, since there are few places where the card is collected, it is easy to limit the employee who collects the card to a person with special authority. Therefore, cheating by general employees can be prevented.
  In addition, although the case where unprocessed count value was collected on the terminal stand of amusement island was demonstrated in the same figure, it is good also as consolidating unprocessed count value to the specific inter-device 10. In this way, only a responsible person with special authority can collect the card, so that it is possible to prevent an illegal act by a general employee.
  FIG. 8 is a block diagram illustrating the configuration of the management apparatus 20a according to the second embodiment. In the figure, the same components as those of the management apparatus 20 shown in FIG. 2 are denoted by the same reference numerals, and in the following, description of the components having the same reference numerals is omitted or simplified. The explanation will be limited.
  As illustrated in FIG. 8, the management device 20a according to the second embodiment is different from the management device 20 illustrated in FIG. 2 in that it further includes a replacement processing unit 22c. The replacement processing unit 22c replaces the inter-device 10 serving as a correspondence destination of the unprocessed count value stored in the unprocessed count value information 23a with a predetermined inter-device 10, and then aggregates the new inter-device 10 into a new correspondence destination. It is a processing part which performs the process which adds up the processed unprocessed count value. Note that the instruction notifying unit 22a transmits a card issuance instruction including the summation result to the inter-station apparatus 10 which has become a new correspondence destination.
  Next, the unprocessed count value information 23a used by the replacement processing unit 22c will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating the unprocessed count value information 23a according to the second embodiment. For reference, the unprocessed count value information 23a shown in FIG. 5 is shown as it is in FIG.
  As shown in FIG. 5B, the unprocessed count value information 23a according to the second embodiment includes the transfer destination of the unprocessed count value in addition to the “inter-device identifier” item and the “unprocessed count value” item. And a “migration result” item indicating the total result of the unprocessed count values resulting from the migration.
  In the case shown in the figure, since the transfer destination of the unprocessed count values with the inter-device identifiers “101”, “102”, “103” and “104” is designated as “101”, The migration result with the device identifier “101” is “6 (= 0 + 3 + 1 + 2)”. Further, for other inter-device identifiers, the unprocessed count value is shifted to “101”, so that the shift result is “0”.
  In addition, as shown to (C) of the figure, when an unprocessed count value exceeds a predetermined threshold value, it is good also as not performing transfer of a count value. In the case shown in the figure, if the threshold value is “500”, the unprocessed count value with the inter-device identifier “103” is “600”, which exceeds the threshold value “500”. Therefore, in this case, although the migration destination with the inter-device identifier “103” is designated as “101”, the migration is not actually performed.
  As shown in the figure, the transition result when the inter-device identifier is “101” is “5 = 0 + 3 + 2”, and the transition result when the inter-device identifier is “103” is “600”. For other inter-device identifiers, the unprocessed count value is shifted to “101”, so that the shift result is “0”.
  Next, a processing procedure executed by the count value management system 1a according to the second embodiment will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 10 is a flowchart illustrating a processing procedure executed by the count value management system 1a according to the second embodiment. The processing procedure executed by the inter-device shown in FIG. 9 is the processing procedure of the inter-device 10 designated as the “migration destination” in FIG. As shown in the figure, the instruction notification unit 22a of the management device 20 transmits a closing instruction to the inter-device 10 (step S201).
  On the other hand, when the instruction receiving unit 14a of the inter-device 10 receives the closing instruction (step S202), the unprocessed count value notification unit 14b determines whether there is an unprocessed count value (step S203). The determination in step 203 is made based on whether or not the count value 15a of the storage unit 15 is 0. If the count value 15a is not 0, it is determined that there is an unprocessed count value.
  If there is an unprocessed count value (step S203, Yes), the unprocessed count value notification unit 14b transmits the count value 15a read from the storage unit 15 to the management apparatus 20 as an unprocessed count value ( Step S204). If the determination condition in step S203 is not satisfied (step S203, No), the process in step S204 is not performed.
  On the other hand, when the count value storage unit 22b of the management device 20 receives the unprocessed count value (step S205), the count value storage unit 22b updates the unprocessed count value DB (step S206). The database is updated by updating the unprocessed count value information 23a in the storage unit 23. Subsequently, the replacement processing unit 22c executes a count value replacement process (step S207), and the instruction notification unit 22a transmits the post-replacement count value to the inter-device 10 (step S208).
  When the instruction receiving unit 14a of the inter-device 10 receives the post-replacement count value (step S209), the card issuance processing unit 14c performs a card issuance process reflecting the post-replacement count value (step S210). ), The count value is cleared by setting the count value 15a of the storage unit 15 to 0 (step S211). Then, other store closing processing is performed (step S212), and the processing is terminated.
  As described above, according to the second embodiment, the management apparatus is provided with the replacement processing unit, and the replacement processing unit selects the inter-device that is the correspondence destination of the unprocessed count value stored in the unprocessed count value information. Since it was decided to replace the device with the specified inter-device, it would be easy to limit the employees who collect cards to those with special authority. it can. Further, when the card issuing unit of the inter-device is out of order, it is possible to replace the unprocessed count value of the failed inter-device with another inter-device.
  By the way, in each Example mentioned above, although the case where each inter-unit apparatus with a counter counting function which has a counting part in an inter-unit apparatus was used was explained, it is also possible to use an inter-unit apparatus connected to an independent counter. Good. For example, it is good also as using the stand apparatus connected with the counter provided so that the game board and the board of a game island where a stand apparatus may be installed may be penetrated.
  As described above, the inter-device device according to the present invention is useful for improving the work efficiency of the store closing work when each of the counter counting methods is adopted, and particularly, the fraud in the closing work while improving the work efficiency of the store closing work. Suitable when you want to prevent actions.
1, 1a Count management system 10 Inter-device 11 Card holding unit 12 Counting unit 13 Communication I / F
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 14 Control part 14a Instruction reception part 14b Unprocessed count value notification part 14c Card issue processing part 14d Processed count value notification part 15 Memory | storage part 15a Count value 20 Management apparatus 21 Communication I / F
22 control section 22a instruction notification section 22b count value storage section 23 storage section 23a unprocessed count value information 23b processed count value information 41 status display section 42 bill insertion section 43 remote control light receiving section 44 display / operation section 45 holding ball payout section 46 Card issuing unit 47 Counting unit 48 Ball storage unit 49 Count display unit 50 Handball payout button 51 Game stand 52 Lower plate 100 Island controller 200 Settlement machine 300 Premium management machine 400 Card processing machine

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  1. An inter-device provided for each game machine,
    Counting means for counting game media acquired by a player on a gaming table corresponding to the inter-device;
    Count value storage means for storing a count value by the counting means;
    An issuing means for issuing the count value recording medium after associating the count value read from the count value storage means with the count value recording medium as a processed count value when receiving an issue instruction;
    Notification receiving means for receiving a predetermined notification instruction from a management device that manages the inter-device;
    When the predetermined notification instruction is an amusement store business end notification, the counter is provided with count value invalidation processing means for invalidating the count value stored in the count value storage means. Inter device.
  2. An inter-device provided for each game machine,
    Counting means for counting game media acquired by a player on a gaming table corresponding to the inter-device;
    Count value storage means for storing a count value by the counting means;
    An issuing means for issuing the count value recording medium after associating the count value read from the count value storage means with the count value recording medium as a processed count value when receiving an issue instruction;
    Notification receiving means for receiving a predetermined notification instruction from a management device that manages the inter-device;
    When the predetermined notification instruction is an amusement store business end notification, the counter includes a count value erasure unit that performs a count value erasure process for erasing the count value stored in the count value storage unit. Inter-device.
  3. An inter-device provided for each game machine,
    Counting means for counting game media acquired by a player on a gaming table corresponding to the inter-device;
    Count value storage means for storing a count value by the counting means;
    An issuing means for issuing the count value recording medium after associating the count value read from the count value storage means with the count value recording medium as a processed count value when receiving an issue instruction;
    Notification receiving means for receiving a predetermined notification instruction from a management device that manages the inter-device;
    A count value erasing means for performing a count value erasing process for erasing the count value stored in the count value storage means,
    The inter-device apparatus, wherein the count value erasing process can be executed after the notification accepting unit accepts the business end notification from the management device.
  4. When receiving a predetermined notification instruction, the platform between devices according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that prohibiting issuance of the counted value recording medium.
  5. The inter-table device according to claim 1 , further comprising a display unit that displays a count value above a payout operation unit for instructing a game using the acquired game medium.
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