Patent Number: 6,168,522

Title: Method and apparatus for operating a gaming device to dispense a specified amount

Abstract: A gaming device, such as a slot machine, determines a balance and a "dispensed amount" that is less than the balance. The dispensed amount may be determined by, for example, receiving signals from one or more key presses that specify the dispensed amount. Alternatively, the dispensed amount may be determined in accordance with one or more "balance management rules". The gaming device in turn dispenses the dispensed amount, for example, by dispensing an amount of currency, transferring the dispensed amount to an account or adjusting a balance of a remote gaming device. The balance is adjusted by the dispensed amount, and this adjusted balance is available for initiating a subsequent play of the gaming device.

Inventors: Walker; Jay S. (Ridgefield, CT), Jorasch; James A. (Stamford, CT), Mik; Magdalena (Wallingford, CT)

Assignee: Walker Digital, LLC

International Classification: G07F 17/32 (20060101); A63F 009/22 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018