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Player tracking system for gaming tables

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Michael L. Lemke, Ray Frankulin

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A system for tracking players at a gaming table that includes a plurality of player positions and for displaying information related to the players. The system includes a central computer, a display monitor, a card reader and an input device. The system correlates where players are seated and displays their positions along with their first names and other desirable information related to the players.

Description

Other features and advantages of the present invention will be understood upon reading and understanding the detailed description of the preferred exemplary embodiments, found hereinbelow, in conjunction with reference to the drawings, in which like numerals represent like elements.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a schematic illustration of a blackjack gaming table;

FIG. 2 is a schematic illustration of a display on a display monitor in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 3 is another schematic illustration of a display on a display monitor in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 4 is another schematic illustration of a display on a display monitor in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 5 is another schematic illustration of a display on a display monitor in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 6 is another schematic illustration of a display on a display monitor in accordance with the present invention; and

FIG. 7 is another schematic illustration of a display on a display monitor in accordance with the present invention.

Claims

1. A system for tracking play on a gaming table that includes a plurality of player positions, the system comprising:

2. A system in accordance with claim 1 wherein the system includes a game input for inputting information comprising table minimum wagers, an approximate frequency of plays for an approximate determination of an amount of money wagered by players at the table, and information regarding any players that typically wager more than the table minimum wager.

3. A system in accordance with claim 2 wherein the game input comprises a keyboard.

4. A system in accordance with claim 3 wherein the touch screen serves as the game input.

5. A system in accordance with claim 1 wherein the display monitor is configured to display information associated with the player at the respective player position upon request.

6. A system in accordance with claim 1 wherein the display monitor is configured to display information associated with the player at the respective player position automatically.

7. A method of tracking players at gaming tables that include a plurality of player positions, the method comprising:

8. A method in accordance with claim 7 further comprising displaying player information corresponding to the player on the display.

9. A method in accordance with claim 8 wherein the player information is displayed automatically.

10. A method in accordance with claim 8 wherein the player information is displayed upon request of the dealer.