US 11,657,675 B2
Casino apparatus
Mark Anthony Lloyd, London (GB)
Assigned to TCS John Huxley Europe Limited, Stoke-On-Trent (GB)
Appl. No. 17/253,060
Filed by TCS John Huxley Europe Limited, Stoke-on-Trent (GB)
PCT Filed Jul. 3, 2019, PCT No. PCT/GB2019/051881
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 16, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2020/008190, PCT Pub. Date Jan. 9, 2020.
Claims priority of application No. 1810911 (GB), filed on Jul. 3, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2021/0256804 A1, Aug. 19, 2021
Int. Cl. G07F 17/32 (2006.01)
CPC G07F 17/3241 (2013.01) [G07F 17/322 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A secure casino apparatus, comprising:
a casing and a cavity within the casing, the casing further comprising an access member arranged to provide access to the cavity;
a sensor arranged to detect the access to the cavity and provide an access signal;
an image capture apparatus arranged to provide image data of the cavity when the image capture apparatus is activated;
a memory arranged to store the image data; and
a processor arranged to:
process the image data and the access signal;
activate the image capture apparatus for an activation period when the access signal is provided by the sensor;
determine that the access signal comprises a first access signal having an unauthorised access mode;
perform pattern recognition on the image data; and
upon recognition of a known pattern, transform the first access signal having the unauthorised access mode into a second access signal having an authorised access mode.