US 9,811,973 B2
Gaming device docking station for authorized game play
Binh T. Nguyen, Reno, NV (US)
Assigned to Nguyen Gaming LLC, Reno, NV (US)
Filed by Nguyen Gaming LLC, Reno, NV (US)
Filed on Sep. 20, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/270,333.
Application 15/270,333 is a continuation of application No. 13/833,953, filed on Mar. 15, 2013, granted, now 9,483,901.
Prior Publication US 2017/0011589 A1, Jan. 12, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G07F 17/32 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04W 4/02 (2009.01); H04W 12/06 (2009.01); G07F 17/34 (2006.01)
CPC G07F 17/3241 (2013.01) [G07F 17/3202 (2013.01); G07F 17/3209 (2013.01); G07F 17/3218 (2013.01); G07F 17/3223 (2013.01); G07F 17/3225 (2013.01); G07F 17/3251 (2013.01); G07F 17/34 (2013.01); H04L 67/34 (2013.01); H04W 4/02 (2013.01); H04W 12/06 (2013.01)] 36 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system to authorize a mobile electronic device to play games of chance, comprising:
a gaming system manager providing management of games of chance at a gaming establishment; and
a docking station configured to communicate with the gaming system manager and the mobile electronic device, the docking station configured to:
detect whether the mobile electronic device is coupled to the docking station;
receive device information from the mobile electronic device after it is detected that the mobile electronic device is coupled to the docking station;
determine, after the device information is received, whether at least one game of chance is permitted to be played on the mobile electronic device based on the received device information;
authorize the mobile electronic device to play the at least one game of chance after it is determined that the at least one game of chance is permitted to be played on the mobile electronic device; and
transmit gaming data pertaining to the at least one game of chance to the mobile electronic device after it is determined that the mobile electronic device is authorized play the at least one game of chance,
wherein once the mobile electronic device is authorized to play the game of chance, the mobile electronic device is deemed a trusted gaming device for use with the gaming system manager providing management of games of chance at the gaming establishment.