Patent Number: 8,795,086

Title: Referee mode within gaming environments

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing referee control over game play within a gaming environment are provided herein. Exemplary methods may include establishing a referee role that allows an end user to exert referee control of game play relative to a competition, within a gaming environment, between a plurality of participants, establishing referee rights for the referee role, the referee rights being made available only to the end user upon which the referee role has been conferred; and, conferring the referee role upon the end user.

Inventors: Rudi; Scott (Aliso Viejo, CA), DeWald; Matt (Laguna Niguel, CA), Romine; Morgan (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Red 5 Studios, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018