WO1999002230A1 - Games system for terminal units with data exchange via an interface with access control, and access control method - Google Patents

Games system for terminal units with data exchange via an interface with access control, and access control method Download PDF

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WO1999002230A1
WO1999002230A1 PCT/DE1998/001978 DE9801978W WO9902230A1 WO 1999002230 A1 WO1999002230 A1 WO 1999002230A1 DE 9801978 W DE9801978 W DE 9801978W WO 9902230 A1 WO9902230 A1 WO 9902230A1
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Klaus Schmale
Hans-Joachim Pickhardt
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F13/00Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
    • A63F13/70Game security or game management aspects
    • A63F13/71Game security or game management aspects using secure communication between game devices and game servers, e.g. by encrypting game data or authenticating players
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F13/00Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
    • A63F13/12Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions involving interaction between a plurality of game devices, e.g. transmisison or distribution systems
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F17/00Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
    • G07F17/32Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F17/00Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
    • G07F17/32Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
    • G07F17/3225Data transfer within a gaming system, e.g. data sent between gaming machines and users
    • G07F17/3227Configuring a gaming machine, e.g. downloading personal settings, selecting working parameters
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F2300/00Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game
    • A63F2300/40Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game characterised by details of platform network
    • A63F2300/401Secure communication, e.g. using encryption or authentication
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F2300/00Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game
    • A63F2300/40Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game characterised by details of platform network
    • A63F2300/407Data transfer via internet
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F2300/00Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game
    • A63F2300/50Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game characterized by details of game servers
    • A63F2300/53Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game characterized by details of game servers details of basic data processing
    • A63F2300/532Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game characterized by details of game servers details of basic data processing using secure communication, e.g. by encryption, authentication

Abstract

The invention relates to a games system for terminal units with exchange of games via interfaces with access control. Said terminal units (6, 8, 14, 18) are equipped with display and memory devices. Game programmes and game data are stored in a memory of a central computer (2) and the terminal units are connected with said central computer via an interface. The stored game programmes and game data are read from the central memory for each terminal as needed and stored in the corresponding memory device. An evaluation and access control unit (4) is connected to the central computer (2) or memory via an interface and detects the game programmes and game data stored in the central memory. This unit also detects the read operations for storage in terminal units and controls same operations.

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Game system for Endgerate with the exchange of data via interface with admission control and method for

admission control

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The invention relates to a game system for Endgerate with exchange of games and data interface with admission control, wherein the Endgerate are provided cheremrichtungen with display and storage are stored in a central memory game programs and data, the Endgerate with the central memory through an interface are connected, in each case, if necessary, read the stored game programs and data from the central memory for the Endgerate m and the respective storage means to be stored.

Usually entertainment devices are designed specifically play, for example as Geldspielgerat, urfpfeil-Spielgerat, table bowling, etc .. Apart from some game modifications are devices caused no other changes, not the use of a completely different game on the same GERAT possible.

To expand the Spielmoglichkeiten different ways have been beschπtten. In particular, the possibility has been opened by Datenfernubertra- supply lines between com- munikationsteilnehmern regardless of their location DA th etc. each exchange.

From EP-A-0556840 a game system for Ünterhaltungsgerate is known to be replaced in the game, wherein the Ünterhaltungsgerate are provided with memory devices. In a central memory in the form of a database game programs and data are stored, and the ünterhaltungsgerate are connected to the central memory. For the ünterhaltungsgerate the game programs and data as required from the central memory read, if necessary, transmitted via satellite and stored in the respective Speichereinπch- processing. In each case, the transmission is virtually provided of individual games.

According to a proposal from the WO 96/23288 a game system is provided, are provided at the ünterhaltungsgerate with storage means and connected to a central store, m are stored the game programs and data. For the ünterhaltungsgerate respectively as required, the stored game programs and data read from the memory and the m respective storage means stored.

The invention has for its object to provide a system for ünterhaltungsgerate, in which it is possible to offer games and game systems with money prizes over the internet.

This object is solved in a game system having the features of claim 1 and in a method of admission control of the use of game systems with cash prizes having the features of claim 15. Advantageous further developments are subject of the claims.

In an inventive game system for Endgerate with replacement from games to interface with the admission control Endgerate are provided with display and storage devices. In a central repository, specifically, the memory of a central computer, game programs and data are stored and the Endgerate are connected to the central memory via an interface. For the Endgerate respectively as required, the stored game programs and data from the central memory read and stored in the respective storage cheremπchtung. The Endgerate are provided with a registration number. An analysis and Admission control body is connected to the central memory through an interface and detects the data stored in the central store game programs and data. It also detects the performed reading precedent for storage in Endgeraten and controlled them. The transferred programs and game - data is permanently installed in the storage device.

The Endgerate are terminals in the broader sense. Conveniently, they are designed as ünterhaltungsgerate. However, you can even be provided with a storage device to benotigte likely advance games n the storage chereinnchtung to store the devices in question, this example emzulesen remotely via CD-ROM drives. Alternatively, the game on the network for the duration of the Spielbe- tπebs can be provided by a server at your disposal when the Endgerate example, cross-linked or part of an enter- tainment devices systems such as are in a gambling hall. Storing the game programs and data then takes place in memory of the server. The Endgerate may be crosslinked tenfernubertragungsleitung also a DA.

The central store for the game systems is advantageously carried out m the form can not be manipulated media, such as CD-ROMs, CD-ROM, memory card. The games are presented with ident num ren, code numbers, approval numbers. The game systems can be so central and not manipulable m saved Vorerklarung satisfying the relevant statutory requirements, particularly when registration numbers with the associated authorization requirement game programs and data are permanently linked and stored, and are always transmitted together with these. A particularly good overview is obtained when the approval numbers of charged game programs and keep data on a monitor of the relevant Endgerates display, which may be required by law. While the device registration numbers may be provided by the game-approval numbers separately, a combination or linkage of the registration numbers is possible.

To control access to the evaluation and approval inspection post coding may be provided for the use of that interface can be on any time the authorization for each such games and also the play frequency (game evaluation) queried and controlled.

Only by each charged game, the Endgerate to gaming Advised amusement machines, Geschicklichkeitsau- are tomatoes, etc .. According to the m the central memory games and game variations or gaming systems stored can be provided for the operation of gambling at your disposal in the inventive shaped game system multiple random variations. The admission control is always a controlled game operating results.

For example, there is a case that the game "Tornado" to be played at eight Advised. Then the "Tornado" -Spιel is loaded into the appropriate storage devices. For this purpose, on the one hand be provided that is, at the same time permits from the central station over a plurality of playback systems, such as centrally provided CD-ROM disks and drives a retrieval of the game data. To make the operation more flexible, can thereby m of the respective headquarters changer be provided with, for example multiple CD-ROMs on which various game systems are stored.

the Endgerate are advantageously provided with operating means for selecting and / or request of the game systems. These may be real keyboards, touch screen elements or the like, but also to rotary knobs, buttons etc. single. It is expediently provided a Bedienerfuhrung or preselection.

There is also the possibility of multiple games or game systems mixed to choose offer. It can then be accessed from the central gaming proposition. Here, the data can be called not only for a single Unterhaltungsgerat or simply for a game room, but also for multiple devices m a gambling hall. For ensuring a licensing operation example, it is only necessary etc. einzuspeichern on the storage media registration data, registration numbers, date with.

According to a variant system can be accessed for a Endgerat several games or game systems. It is particularly advantageous for casinos, according to another system variation, the saved game programs and data for multiple Endgerate retrieve.

Depending on the requirements, a set of games will be stored on the storage devices at specific times. It can also be provided to provide storage for a certain period of time. It can advantageously be provided a Geldverarbeitungsemheit, preferably m the center. The Endgerate question are then provided with a direction-money input and / or Geldausgabeein-. The game devices may also even the Geldemgabe- and Geldausgabeemπchtung and Geldverarbeitungsemheit. Preferably, the Speicheremrich- contains tung each Endgerates master data for an animation, graphics, video, audio and / or the cash processing. It can also be provided the use of value cards, in particular chip cards, or a centrally managed player account. By request of a game system then the player has to pay a corresponding amount, or this will be debited from his account.

Advantageously, a backlash over-year management of play and points Standen, etc., generally of game features and - results be provided so that such data is transmitted to the called hereinafter game, or may be credited in favor of a particular player at all. These transmission data are, for example to special playful, jackpot, points able loans Munzwerte, bonus systems, acquired credit or points able not lost with game changes, but can be used in the next game. This makes the game incentive is increased.

are data provided - similar as is common in the sale of used ünterhaltungsgerate, a jerk buying the game programs and can. This can be achieved by complete jerk charge or quenching. The evaluation and approval body then controls the Rucklasung or quenching. Accordingly, the crediting of a residual value can then be provided, which is handled for example by the operator of the central computer. Although the above games like "Tornado" and the like are mentioned should be made clear at this point that the erfmdungsgemaße system is also provided for the operating authorization of free games, tung play, for example, entertainment, contests with a short period of time, points games, goods games, etc .. these games can be operated between the operation of regulated games, for example.

Next the games betting (eg horse racing), mmgeschafte commodity futures and include Borsenspiele. The player can then ren individual providers kontaktie- on the controller and set about payment per active decision in a bet, acquire warrants on equities and then bet the period in which the value to be achieved, etc .. Accordingly, on again at Warentermmgeschaften a period specified when, for example, a ton of grain in Chicago will reach the value, e after, providing for what period of time the provider for betting. The same can with respect displacements, predictions of the DAX object or sports events, etc. take place. In these cases, control of the game schedules and / or user operations via a Authentiflzierungsemheit usually takes place.

The invention by way of advantageous embodiments fuhrungsbeispieles is explained that shown in the drawing, and shall not be construed to limit the invention.

The sole figure of the drawing shows a schematic representation of a game system according to the invention with a central, connected entertainment Advised and connected evaluation and control body. A central computer 2 is provided with a non-illustrated memory. In the central store programs and data are stored which can be retrieved via one or more interfaces, in particular with Internet access.

An analysis and Admission control body 4 is connected via an unillustrated interface, in particular with Internet connection, with the central computer. In the illustrated training fuhrungsbeispiel it is necessary for the control operation for data protection purposes, to use a dedicated purpose coding. The connection between the central computer 2 and the analysis and Admission control body 4 is indicated by an arrow A4.

In the following examples for the connection of entertainment Advised be illustrated to the central computer. 2 It can of course be realized, other combinations, wherein the connection also need not necessarily be done via the Internet. This is merely mentioned as an example of leitungsunabhang ge Ubertragungsweise.

Two provided with corresponding memory means monetary beta preferential ünterhaltungsgerate 6 are each provided with a, also not shown interface, in particular with Internet connection, for the data transmission. The connection between the entertainment Advised 6 and the central computer 2 is indicated by an arrow A6 respectively. The central computer 2 controls the operation of ünterhaltungsgerate 6 and provides these as required, ie in particular on demand, with benotigten programs that are stored in the central memory.

There are connected to the central computer 2, groups of entertainment advised. For example, two, provided with monitor and Geldverarbeitungsemheit ünterhaltungsgerate 8 m of a Gaststatte are set 10, which is accessed by via interface or Internet connection to the central computer. 2 The compound of ünterhaltungsgerate 8 to the central computer 2 is again indicated with 8A.

At a joint location 12 erected Ünterhaltungsgerate 14 are connected via a common interface 16 to the central computer. The compound, also possibly via the Internet is indicated by 16A.

Finally, a system of networked ünterhaltungsgerate 18 is shown to be operated by its own central computer or server 20, for example in an amusement arcade. The server is connected via a not shown interface, also possibly via the Internet, to the central computer 2 m connection. This compound is identified by 20a.

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Game system f├╝r Endgerate (6, 8, 14, 18) to exchange games and data ├╝ber interface with admission control, wherein the Endgerate (6, 8, 14, 18) are provided with cheremrichtungen display and SpeI in a memory of a central computer (2) game programs and data stored and managed by the Recnner that Endgerate (6, 8, 14, 18) to the central computer (2) are connected ├╝ber an interface, wherein f├ ╝r the Endgerate (6, 8, 14, 18) each be allowed, the stored game programs and data from the memory of the central computer (2) is read and the storage device in question is stored, characterized in that the Endgerate da├ƒ (6, 8 , 14, 18) are provided with a registration number. an evaluation and admission control Telle (4) with the memory of the central computer (2), is connected to an interface ├╝ber the erfa├ƒt the data stored in the central store game programs and data and the read durchgef├╝hrten precedent to the spoke tion Endgeraten ( 6, 8, 14, 18) erfa├ƒt and controlled, and the ├╝bertragenen game programs and data can be permanently installed in the memory device.
2. System according to claim 1, dadurchgeken nz eichnet, daß the Endgerate (6, 8, 14, 18) are ausgeführt as Unterhaltungsgeräte.
3. System according to claim 2, nz dadurchgeken eichnet, daß the ünterhaltungsgerate (6, 8, 14, 18) are networked über a server (20) and from the central computer (2) charged game programs and data stored in the server (20).
4. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 3, characterized in that the memory of the central computer daß as a tamper-proof storage medium is ausgeführt.
5. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 4, characterized in daß registration numbers with the registration requirement zugehörigen game programs and data are recorded and stored, and are always verknüpft übertragen together with these, wherein the approval numbers of charged game programs and data are always displayed on a monitor of the relevant Endgerats.
6. System according to claim 5, characterized in that the game registration number daß with the Geräte approval numbers are verknüpft.
7. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 6, characterized in that the Endgerate daß über a Datenubertragungsleitung, a Datenfernubertragungslei- tung or crosslinked über an interface.
8. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 7 characterized in that Endgerate daß with operating devices für the selection and / or request the gaming systems are provided.
9. The system of claim 8, dadurchgeken nz eichnet, daß several games or game systems at the same time by a Endgerat are available.
10. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 9, characterized in daß the stored game programs and data simultaneously für several Endgerate are available.
11. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 10, characterized in daß at certain times, a set of games on the storage devices is stored.
12. System according to claim 11, characterized in Matches m daß storing the Speicneremrichtungen für a certain period of time is provided.
13. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 12 characterized in that Endgerate daß (6, 8, 14, 18) are provided with a money input and money Ausgabee πchtung and a Geldverarbeitungsemheit.
14. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 13, characterized in daß a centrally geführtes player's account is provided.
15. System according to claim 13 or 14 dadurchg, e indicates daß the use of value cards, in particular chip cards, is provided.
16. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 15, characterized in daß game features of a game to another are übertragbar.
17. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 16 characterized in, daß the fixed game programs and data zuruckgeladen or deleted, wherein the evaluation and approval body controls the jerk load or quenching.
18. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 17, characterized in daß in Endgerat an authenti- tifizierungscode stored or can be input.
19. System according to one of Ansprüche 1 to 18 characterized in, daß control of the Au thentifizierungscodes für certain user operations is provided.
20. A method for admission control of the use of game systems with cash prizes for interface operation in which Endgeräte (6, 8, 14, 18) are über one or more interfaces (16) connected to a memory of a central computer in which game programs and data are stored and requested by the Endgeräten game programs and data and stored in memory means of the Endgeräte, dadurchgeken nz eichnet, daß an evaluation and admission control point (4) über an interface in the memory of the central computer (2) erfaßt stored game programs and data and the erfaßt durchgeführten views of game programs and data and controls.
21. The method of claim 20, dadurchgeken nz eichnet, the analysis and Admission Control Authority daß the game schedules, and / or user operations controlled über an authentication unit.
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