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Lot match or lot combination (e.g., roulette, lottery, etc.)

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463 - Amusement devices: games

463001000 - INCLUDING MEANS FOR PROCESSING ELECTRONIC DATA (E.G., COMPUTER/VIDEO GAME, ETC.)

463016000 - In a chance application

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463018000 Plural lots (e.g., keno, etc.) 1520
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20090215513Gaming Machine. Gaming System with Interactive Feature and Control Method Thereof - In a gaming system, a player's language is specified at each gaming terminal and then a game can be played with a conversation in the player's language. Therefore, a player can play a game with ease in his/her own language. In addition, in case where a preset time has come and there is a message to be notified to the player, the message is sent to each gaming terminal. Then the message is translated into the player's language to be sound-output or screen-displayed at each gaming terminal. Therefore, the massage can be made recognized by the player with ease. In addition, since the message is notified at the preset time, the current time can be made recognized by the player.08-27-2009
20130029744System and Method for the Remote Purchase of Lottery Tickets - A system and method for enabling remote purchase of lottery tickets. A conveyor of goods uses a communications device to prove, via GPS, that they are in a particular location, such as within a specific state so as to legally purchase a lottery ticket, via the communications device such as a smart phone or other mobile electronic device with equivalent means for confirming the geographic location of the user and device. I participant can log onto an application or website provided by the lottery vendor, prove location to the vendor via the device's connectivity to a GPS system, then purchase a ticket. The method proves current geographical location employing a communications device or an electronic location device when required by another conveyor of a good or service or by requirement of a third party entity including but not limited to a governing or regulatory body.01-31-2013
20100120488AMUSEMENT AND GAMING MACHINES - An amusement or gaming machine has a gamble wheel assembly which comprises a gamble wheel rotatably mounted in a machine cabinet about an axis inclined at an acute angle or at a right angle to the vertical, the wheel being formed with a plurality of circumferentially arranged ball carrying pockets, so arranged that when a ball is in a pocket at least part of the ball is visible from the front side of the wheel, a fixed part-annular ball retainer extending circumferentially about the wheel axis adjacent to the pockets to retain captive a ball that has been captured in a pocket in a ball capture region of the rotational path of the pockets, a ball supply unit for delivering a ball directly or indirectly to the ball capture region for capture in a pocket. Controllable release means is provided for releasing a captured ball from the pockets to be received in a ball outlet.05-13-2010
20110207517METHOD, APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PRODUCING AND USING GAME PLAY RECORDS IN A BINGO-TYPE GAME - A gaming system utilizes a game designation generating component, a gaming establishment component, and a set of predefined bingo card representations. Each bingo card representation is stored in electronic format as a data structure or data record defining a predefined pattern of game designations chosen from a pool of available designations. The game designation generating component generates sets of game designations from a pool of available designations. The method employed in the gaming system includes pre-matching the bingo card representations to a given set of game designations to produce a matched card set. This pre-matching occurs prior to the sale, distribution, or assignment of card representations to players in the game. The matched card set includes a number of game play records, each corresponding to a different one of the bingo card representations and each being associated with a result indicator which indicates whether the respective bingo card representation is a winning card or losing card for that set of game designations. Data representing these matched card sets are stored and then the individual game play records are assigned to players in response to game play requests initiated by the players.08-25-2011
20100124967GAME OF CHANCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.05-20-2010
20120184345Method, Apparatus, and System for Entertaining Users of an Electronic Information Distribution System - Some embodiments provide a method of determining whether a lottery player or the player's computer is within a particular location. The player's computer is connected to a computer network. The method transmits, through the computer network, a pass code and a telephone number to the lottery player's computer. The method requests the lottery player or the player's computer to call the number and provide the pass code within a pre-determined amount of time. The method determines whether the pass code is provided within a predetermined amount of time after the transmission of the pass code from a telephone specified to be within the particular location. The method verifies whether the lottery player or player's computer is within the particular location, based on the determination.07-19-2012
20120184344GAMING SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE GAMING MACHINES WHICH PROVIDE BONUS AWARDS - A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines and a plurality of bonus awards. The central server monitors wagers on the gaming machines. Based at least in part on the wagers the central server determines when bonus events will occur and which gaming machine(s) will provide the bonus awards. In one embodiment, the central server determines which gaming machine will provide a primary bonus award and any secondary bonus awards. In one embodiment, the number of secondary bonus awards is determined based on the number of active gaming machines. The selected gaming machine then determines a component of or the amount of the bonus award to be provided to the gaming machine selected by the central server.07-19-2012
20120184343Lotto player's paperless terminal - This application relates in general to methods and systems adapted for use in selling lotto game tickets. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method and system for selling the on-line Lotto game tickets, without marking the Lotto game cards and running them through the main lottery terminal located in the retail store, as is currently done. In order to achieve the final printing of the lotto ticket the player has to pick the numbers he/she wants to play and communicate the numbers to the machine through the medium, that medium is the “Lotto Player's Paperless Terminal” and the purpose of this invention is to do it “Paperless”, except for the final ticket. It is also an active “Interactive” Lotto games selling tool, that the State would like to have it in their armor.07-19-2012
20090191938Online Terminal Based Lottery Game with a Slot Machine Theme - A method and system for playing a terminal based lottery game having a slot machine theme includes assigning a defined set of objects to respective slot positions, the objects being unknown to game players. A player chooses at least one grouping of the slot positions from a plurality of possible groupings, and the system records the player's selection. For each of the slot positions, the system randomly selects an object from the set of objects assigned to each respective slot position such that a play set of the objects is generated for the player's grouping of slot positions. The player is awarded a prize amount that is a function of the number or combination of matches of objects within the player's play set. The methodology and system are particularly well suited for a poker slot machine theme game wherein the player's selected grouping corresponds to a poker hand, with the objects assigned to the respective slot positions corresponding to a poker deck of cards.07-30-2009
20110195770METHOD FOR CONDUCTING A LOTTERY - The invention relates to methods for conducting lotteries. The technical result is that of maintaining and heightening the interest of the players in the process of the lottery itself. In the method, a player selects the conditions under which a lottery is to be conducted and effects a payment for participation. During the lottery proceedings, the player fills in data fields on a lottery ticket using numerical and/or graphical symbols, which are transmitted to a calculating device and processed to effect the draw. The players are then informed of the results of the draw and the winnings are paid out to the winner, wherein the symbols entered into the data fields on a lottery ticket are obtained during a preliminary lottery.08-11-2011
20130029743SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GENERATING HYBRID LOTTERY TICKETS - A system and method are described for generating hybrid lottery tickets. The hybrid lottery tickets comprise both an instant win portion and a draw portion. The instant win portion provides the opportunity to win a prize at the time of purchase while the draw portion provides the opportunity to win a prize based on a subsequently occurring draw. The instant win portion is generated based on the draw portion, allowing the hybrid lottery ticket to be generated at the time of purchase.01-31-2013
20130029742INSTANT LOTTERY GAME AND DRAW BASED LOTTERY GAME CONFIGURATION - An instant lottery game and a draw based lottery game that are both based on a set of rules of a playing card game such that an entry into the instant lottery game provides automatic eligibility for an entry into the draw based lottery game are established. Further, a processor generates a random selection of a subset of a deck of playing card indicia concurrently with a purchase of a lottery ticket having the instant lottery game and the draw based lottery game. In addition, a ticket printer prints the subset of the deck of playing card indicia on a lottery ticket according to an order of the random selection and a plurality of order indicia such that each indicium in the plurality of order indicia has an association with a playing card indicium in the deck of playing card indicia to indicate an order in the subset of the deck of playing card indicia.01-31-2013
20130029741VIRTUAL ROULETTE GAME - A virtual roulette game is provided. An example system models virtual roulette wheel operation and generates a repeating sequence of numbers associated with a rotating roulette wheel. Each roulette number is shown, in turn, across multiple individual player displays, effectively turning the collective displays into a view of the rotating virtual roulette wheel. A player may place many types of wagers on where a number or virtual roulette ball will end up. In one implementation, a player may be designated as the virtual roulette ball. The system may allow multiple virtual roulette balls to change odds or enable additional bets. Color-coded roulette balls may also provide rolled die outcome, so that roulette and dice games may be played simultaneously on the same setup. The player stations of multiple electronic game tables and multiple remote video displays may be collectively coupled to become a single virtual roulette wheel.01-31-2013
20090137303Amusement game using vertical rotating wheel - This invention is directed to an amusement device consisting of a vertically oriented hollow wheel that is rotated at a constant rate and that has a series of cavities provided along the inner surface of the outer wheel rim. The wheel has front and rear enclosures that prevent game pieces, such as elastic balls, from falling out of the wheel. A player attempts to time the release of game pieces from a holding area located within the wheel to try to have the pieces come to rest in preselected adjoining cavities. If the pieces are detected within the cavities in a winning orientation, a signal is transmitted to a central processing unit which then activates a ticket dispenser.05-28-2009
20120178515LOTTERIZED ONLINE GAMING WITH MULTIPLE VIRTUAL CURRENCIES - There is an interactive video game having a lotterized aspect incorporated therein. In addition to the traditional interactive video game, instant and future win opportunities are presented to the player throughout the game. The game and win opportunities are played with a plurality of virtual currencies, the virtual currencies comprising credits for purchasing virtual goods in the game play instance, tokens applicable within the game play instance for participating in the real world lottery, and gifts representative of virtual goods exchangeable between players.07-12-2012
20100113124USER-SELECTED RISK-REWARD TRADEOFFS IN LOTTERIES AND OTHER WAGERING GAMES - A method and system for facilitating the play of a multi-level game of chance. One example procedure includes receiving information indicating a player's entry in the multi-level game for a base round, the entry including at least one of a player-selected entry or a quick pick. The example procedure further includes, conditioned on the player winning the base round of the multi-level game, offering the player a choice between receiving a base prize and continued play of the multi-level game for at least an additional round.05-06-2010
20100075735Method for Manufacturing On-Demand Lottery Tickets - A distributed manufacturing and distribution process for lottery tickets is disclosed. The manufacturing/vending system comprises a ticket manufacturing server and one or more vending devices located at remote sites. Each vending device is operatively coupled for communication with the server, normally via a network connection. Each vending devices is further equipped with blank media and printing means, so that a customer is able to purchase on-demand tickets from a vending device in communication with the server. Additionally, the vending devices may be configured as electronic aid to display the results of the purchased lottery tickets in entertaining ways to the customer.03-25-2010
20100075734SOCIAL GAME - A method and apparatus for enabling multiple players to participate in an online game in a landbased gaming terminal. Each player is associated with a color or a pattern, by selecting the color or pattern using for example buttons on the screen. The player deposits money, places a wager, and chooses a number or color to bet on using his or her unique color. Once the game is activated, the terminal determines for each player his or her balance and winning according to the result of the game. Each player can individually cash his or her balance, or all players can cash their balances at once.03-25-2010
20100075733GAMING MACHINE APPARATUS HAVING A VISUAL INDICATOR THAT INDICATES THE DEGREE IN WHICH A GAMING MACHINE IS CURRENTLY PLAYING HOT - A gaming machine provides for random winning payouts for game plays. The gaming machine includes a game score module and a visual indicator. The game score module tracks previous game play results including all winning and losing game play results, and determines from the previous game play results the degree in which the gaming machine is currently playing hot. The visual indicator is on the gaming machine or physically mounted to the gaming machine and indicates the degree in which the gaming machine is currently playing hot. The visual indicator may be a thermometer-type gauge.03-25-2010
20100075731VOLUME PRICING AND RETAILER INCENTIVES IN A LOTTERY GAME - A process establishes a gross wholesale value for a predetermined quantity of instant lottery game tickets. Further, the process establishes a net wholesale value for the predetermined quantity of instant lottery game tickets that is less than or equal to the wholesale value for the predetermined quantity of instant lottery game tickets. A ratio of a sub-target lot size to a sub-target price is in a non-linear proportion with a ratio of a target lot size to a target price. The process also receives, from a retailer, the net wholesale value for the predetermined quantity of instant lottery game tickets such that a remainder that exceeds the net wholesale value is a commission for the retailer.03-25-2010
20100075732WINNER AWARENESS DATA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods of facilitating the operation of a lottery system are disclosed. An example method may comprise determining winner display data for each of a plurality of lottery client. For each of a plurality of lottery clients, it may be determined whether historical winner data from the lottery client meets a predetermined criteria. The historical winner data for each lottery client may comprise a description of at least one prize won from a chance associated with the lottery client. If the historical winner data from the lottery client meets the predetermined criteria, then the winner display data may be set equal to the historical winner data. If the historical winner data from the lottery client does not meet the predetermined criteria, then the winner display data may be set equal to geographic historical winner data describing at least one prize won from a chance associated with a geographic area comprising the lottery client. The winner display data for each lottery client may then be transmitted to the respective lottery client.03-25-2010
20120244926ORDERING LOTTERY TICKETS USING MACHINE-READABLE CODE IMAGES DISPLAYED ON MOBILE DEVICES AND TRANSMITTING A LOTTERY IMAGE TICKET - A mobile application or mobile website allows a user of a mobile device to make player selections associated with the order of a lottery ticket. The mobile device then displays a machine-readable code image. When a lottery retailer scans the image, the code conveys the lottery ticket order to the retail system, allowing the retailer to sell lottery tickets corresponding with the order. The mobile application or website may record player selections for reuse, record purchased tickets to report lottery status to the player, and assist the player in locating a lottery retailer. Further, a lottery image ticket may be transmitted to the user's mobile device or to an account which can be accessed through the user's mobile device. The lottery image ticket can then be presented to the retailer equipment for winnings check and redemption.09-27-2012
20130079094Method of Lottery Wagering on Real-World Events - Methods for direct wagering and lottery wagering on real-world events including outcomes based on fantasy sports league performance. One method according to an embodiment of the present invention includes selecting a set of variables, each variable representing a time-varying value capable of having a fixed value at a specified time. For each variable, the method includes selecting a range of values for the fixed value of the variable at the specified time, dividing the range of values into a set of n increments, randomly assigning a lottery number from a set of lottery numbers, 03-28-2013
20130079095HIGH VOLUME ELECTRONIC LOTTERY TICKET DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A game server communicates game record groups to a site controller associated with a gaming site, and the site controller stores the game record groups in associated data storage. The site controller selects one of the stored game record groups in response to a game availability request associated with a respective game presentation, and communicates the selected game record group from the site controller to a player station services controller associated with the gaming site. The player station services controller stores that respective game record group in its associated data storage device and communicates data from a respective game record to a player station in response to a game play request from the player station, thereby allowing the player station to present a player with a lottery game result for the game play request.03-28-2013
20110009178System for Incorporating Chance Into Interactive Games Requiring the Application of Intellectual or Motor Skills - The invention refers to digital interactive games operable from specific terminals, video game consoles, personal computers, cell phones, digital interactive television, even when they include an initial bit of chance for their usual development, in order to incorporate the possibility to get a prize (including cash payments), besides of simply diversion. It comprises the incorporation of at least one random resource capable of sustaining a mathematical balance between winners and losers equivalent to that governing games of pure chance, keeping the condition that, for the resolution of each game, it requires the participation of the person, his/her with and his/her visual, motor, spatial, and linguistic skills, besides to his/her knowledge. The incorporated random resource is managed by a probabilistic balance system that ensures the proper ratio between winners and losers in terms of the predetermined “payout”. The incorporated random resource could be either a lottery of maximum results including the previous draw of the maximum result the player can reach (although he/she plays it perfectly), or a lottery of levels of difficulty that draws the level of difficulty set for each game between a maximum level (virtually impossible to overcome) and a minimum level (very easy to overcome), or a combination of both of them.01-13-2011
20130035149Systems and Methods for Retail Lottery-Style Games - Systems and methods for retail lottery-style games are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, a map-based lottery game is established, by at least one processor, that is scheduled to have a lottery drawing, where the map-based lottery game includes a gameboard made up of a plurality of units each selectable to represent an entry in the lottery game. In addition, a plurality of game entries are received each identifying a unit on the gameboard either with an identifier of the unit or with a lottery combination corresponding to the unit and, at least one winning entry from the plurality of game entries is selected by selecting among the plurality of units on the gameboard or among the units identified by the plurality of game entries.02-07-2013
20100041458NOVEL GAMES, AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED GAME PLAY IN GAMES OF CHANCE AND GAMES OF SKILL - A variety of games and methods for enhancing game play are provided. In one aspect, a secondary or ancillary game is played in parallel with a first game, such as a lottery ball draw. Yet another game involves the selection of items which a player or participant believes had been selected by an audience as not being the most popular. In yet another aspect, an interstitial progressive sequencing of programming is provided, such as where a series of short segments are presented at differing times throughout an evening of prime time programming. Audience participation may be enhanced by permitting Internet access to the game system, and to permit remote users to play along as if they were in studio participants or part of the studio audience.02-18-2010
20090156283GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GAMING - A method of gaming comprising: (a) displaying a plurality of first symbols; (b) displaying a plurality of second symbols; (c) matching at least one of the first symbols to at least one of the second symbols; (d) removing each first symbol which is matched with the second symbols; and (e) replacing each removed first symbol with an additional first symbol to thereby display a modified plurality of first symbols.06-18-2009
20090156285Method and System for Lottery Incentive Rollovers without Re-Qualifying - A system and method for selling lottery tickets offers players an option to make a first purchase of one or more bonus lottery plays sets after meeting a qualifying purchase, and a second option to purchase one or more rollover play sets based on the winning outcome of the first purchase, without having to make any further qualifying purchases. The system determines whether a lottery ticket presented for validation includes one or more winning plays as well as bonus lottery play sets. If the lottery ticket includes a bonus lottery play set, the system makes an offer for the holder to purchase one or more rollover play sets without requiring another qualifying purchase. Each of the bonus lottery play sets and the rollover play sets comprises a set of two or more whole lottery plays, a pool of shared-ownership lottery plays, or a set or two or more fractional lottery plays.06-18-2009
20100105462SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REWARDING GROUP PARTICIPATION IN LOTTERY GAMES - In accordance with some exemplary and non-limiting embodiments, a system, a method, an apparatus and a computer readable medium are provided for determining sets of winning numbers for a first lottery drawing and a second lottery drawing, determining a performance score of a group of participants based on entries of the group eligible for the first lottery drawing and for the second lottery drawing, and determining an award (e.g., a secondary award) based on the performance score of the group.04-29-2010
20100029362METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING PROBABILITY OF AN OUTCOME IN A RANDOM GENERATION EVENT - An online lottery game system and methodology involves, for each play of the game, a player choosing a number of player indicia from a field of the indicia. A subset of the indicia is randomly generated, and the player's indicia is compared to the subset to determine a winning game play. The number of indicia in the subsets is varied between different game plays such that a blend of the winning probabilities for each subset for all of the game plays produces a desired overall winning probability.02-04-2010
20100331070GAMING AND/OR ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE - The present invention relates to a gaming and/or entertainment device, in particular in the form of a roulette game device, having a game field comprising a plurality of wager fields which can be covered individually and/or group-wise by a wager of a player and/or of a plurality of players, as well as having a playing field, in particular in the form of a roulette wheel, comprising a plurality of winning fields of which one or, optionally, more can be selected by means of a winnings determination means. In accordance with the invention, bet display means are provided at the winning fields of the playing field for the marking of the winning fields which produce a win according to the bets made, with a detection apparatus being associated with the wager fields for the detection of the wager fields respectively covered by a bet and with a control apparatus being provided for the control of the bet display means at the winning fields in dependence on the wager fields covered by bets and detected by the detection apparatus.12-30-2010
20130040720Roulette Wheel System - A roulette wheel generates a first random number every game determined by the pocket into which a roulette ball falls. A second random number is generated every game from the motion of the ball, the wheel, or other factors.02-14-2013
20100093418ACCESS CONTROL DEVICE, ACCESS CONTROL METHOD, AND ACCESS CONTROL PROGRAM - An access control device which controls access to a server from a plurality of terminal devices includes a receiving section which receives requests from the terminal devices to access the server, a lottery section which conducts a lottery for the terminal devices making the access requests from among the access requests received by the receiving section, and a lottery result transmitting section which transmits connection destination information which is used to access the server to the terminal devices which were successful in the lottery conducted by the lottery section.04-15-2010
20100093421System, Device and Method for Paperless Wagering and Payment of Winnings - A transaction card facilitates typical consumer transactions as well as transactions related to lottery offerings and can incorporate a reader terminal to associate lottery tickets with the transaction instrument. New gaming opportunities tied to the instrument are also facilitated, including a personalized guaranteed prize structure, a personalized and/or localized jackpot and an opportunity for winning additional prizes when making purchases using the instrument. The system according to one embodiment of the present invention provides at least a lottery data processing system for communicating a first funding amount to be applied to a multi-purpose transaction card based on winnings from a lottery offering, and a reader terminal for reading at least a portion of the transaction card, reading indicia on one or more gaming tickets, and associating the one or more gaming tickets with the transaction card. In one embodiment of the present invention, a custodian not associated with the winner or cardholder can derive non-transaction related earnings on the winnings without providing a fee to the cardholder.04-15-2010
20090124324HIGH VOLUME ELECTRONIC LOTTERY TICKET DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A game server communicates game record groups to a site controller associated with a gaming site, and the site controller stores the game record groups in associated data storage. The site controller selects one of the stored game record groups in response to a game availability request associated with a respective game presentation, and communicates the selected game record group from the site controller to a player station services controller associated with the gaming site. The player station services controller stores that respective game record group in its associated data storage device and communicates data from a respective game record to a player station in response to a game play request from the player station, thereby allowing the player station to present a player with a lottery game result for the game play request.05-14-2009
20090124323Roulette game using cards as an indication of game outcome - A method and system for providing an electronic wagering game that simulates the game play of roulette. The system comprises a dealer control terminal for managing the wagering game, a display in communication with the dealer control device for presenting a virtual and animated display of a traditional roulette wagering layout, a plurality of player terminals configured for wagering on the wagering game, and a game outcome determining device. The outcome determining device is preferably a card handling and/or shuffling device which is used in conjunction with cards having indicia corresponding to the numbers and colors present on a standard casino roulette wheel. The preferred method includes the steps of receiving wagers according to conventional roulette rules, randomly shuffling cards using the shuffling device, dealing one randomly shuffled card from the card handling device, inputting the indicia on the one dealt card into the game to resolve all wagers, and actuating an animated presentation designed to display events leading to a virtual roulette conclusion substantially similar to the indicia on the one dealt card.05-14-2009
20130084935Lottery Pooling and Consolidation Method and System - Systems and methods of pooling and consolidating pools of lottery tickets. A method of pooling includes receiving information identifying one or more lottery tickets, receiving a request to pool the one or more lottery tickets, associating the one or more lottery tickets with one or more pools based on the request and predefined pooling rules and parameters for each of the one or more pools, and transmitting an indication of the one or more pools with which the one or more lottery tickets are associated. A method for consolidating a plurality of pools of lottery tickets includes steps of moving one or more tickets associated with an unfilled pool to a consolidation pool, using limited swapping first and unlimited swapping later, as needed, and moving one or more tickets from a next oldest unfilled pool to an oldest unfilled pool, using limited swapping first and unlimited swapping later, as needed.04-04-2013
20130045784Lottery Game with Multiple Win Opportunities for Individual Indicia - A lottery game includes one or more player symbols, one or more matching symbols and a large number of potentially winnable prizes. Each of the potentially winnable prizes is capable of being won by matching one of the one or more winning symbols with one of the one or more player symbols. In one embodiment of the present invention, a total number of potentially winnable prizes is provided, with a first subset of the potentially winnable prizes associated with each of the one or more player symbols, and with a second subset of potentially winnable prizes associated with each of the one or more winning symbols. Further, each of the first and second subsets can be greater than one while being less than the total number of potentially winnable prizes.02-21-2013
20130045785Wagering Game Triggering Mechanism For Use With Multi-Level Progressive Game - According to one aspect of the present invention, a method of conducting a wagering game is provided. The method allows an opportunity to achieve a first progressive award and a second progressive award. The method comprises the acts of receiving a primary wager from a player for playing the wagering game and initiating the wagering game. The method further includes the act of displaying a randomly selected outcome of the wagering game via a plurality of symbols. The plurality of symbols are selected from a set of symbols including a predetermined symbol. In response to the randomly selected outcome including a first number of the predetermined symbols, the method includes the act of triggering an event in which the first progressive award can be achieved. In response to the randomly selected outcome including a second number of the predetermined symbols, the method includes the act of triggering an event in which the second progressive award can be achieved.02-21-2013
20090042634METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TICKETS FROM GAMING DEVICES AND/OR LOTTERY TERMINALS WHICH ARE NOT DEPENDENT ON A PLAYER'S SUCCESS ON THE UNDERLYING GAME - Gaming devices dispense tickets which are unrelated to a player's success on a particular game played on a gaming device or to the player's credits on a credit meter or other “cash out” indicator. The gaming devices provide gaming awards and also provide tickets. Other methods provide tickets during the play of wagering games. Still other embodiments comprise lottery terminals which dispense tickets other than those purchased by a lottery patron or won on a purchased lottery ticket02-12-2009
20090042633System and Method for Operating On-Line Governmental Lottery Games - A method for facilitating governmental lottery play over an electronic network includes receiving a request for mobile player terminal location information from an agent server, acquiring location information based upon distances between the mobile player terminal and a plurality of transmitters with known locations, transmitting the acquired location information to the agent server, determining whether the mobile player terminal is located within a lottery jurisdiction based on the transmitted location information, and processing the purchase of a lottery ticket when the location of the mobile player terminal is determined to be located within the lottery jurisdiction.02-12-2009
20090042632Novel Global Communication Network for Entertainment, Advertising and Social Gathering - The present invention provides a method for creating a communication network for entertainment, advertising and social gathering services by using mobile devices that communicate automatically with each other via short-range communication means in a system based on peer-to-peer technology. The method enables to operate different applications in a network without having a central provider and without geographical limitations.02-12-2009
20090098923Systems and Methods for Redeeming Tickets for On-Line Lotteries and On-Line Games - An on-line lottery player can create a player account with a lottery operator and associate on-line lottery tickets with the player account. The player may access the player account and obtain results for the tickets. The player may select one or more winning tickets and create a prize redemption voucher for the selected tickets. Prizes won on all of the selected tickets can be redeemed by scanning or otherwise processing the prize redemption voucher at a ticket vending terminal. Similarly, a player may purchase on-line game tickets and redeem prizes won on the on-line game tickets using a prize redemption voucher.04-16-2009
20090093293Game Device and Game System - A plurality of readers (antennas ANT04-09-2009
20130072281GAME MACHINE - In the game machine which is provided with a lottery device which executes a lottery and causes a predetermined privilege when a predetermined condition is satisfied and a control unit, the control unit receives applications for participation of a plurality of players in a lottery by the lottery device on a condition of paying chips, executes a lottery by the lottery device when a total of the number of chips paid by the plurality of players whose applications for participation have been received reaches a predetermined specified number, and distributes a privilege decided by the lottery device according to a ratio of the number of chips paid by each player whose application for participation has been received.03-21-2013
20130072280Location and Age Verification for Mobile Lottery Play - A method for lottery play on a mobile device including a GPS receiver and a wireless data connection includes receiving coordinate data from the GPS receiver. Accuracy data is received from the GPS receiver. A region of confidence within which the mobile device is known to be within is determined based on the accuracy data received from the GPS receiver. An extent to which the region of confidence is within a pertinent jurisdiction is determined. Lottery play over the wireless data connection of the mobile device is permitted when it is determined that the region of confidence is entirely within the pertinent jurisdiction.03-21-2013
20110130188METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING PLAY AT A GAMING DEVICE BY MEANS OF THIRD PARTY OFFERS - In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, an offer is presented to a player (e.g., at a gaming device or a table game in a casino). The offer defines a benefit to be provided in exchange for the player's commitment to an obligation defined by the offer. The offer may be provided once it is determined that a condition of a gaming device satisfies a predetermined criterion. The benefit defined by the offer may be provided to the player and/or to one or more associated persons designated by the player.06-02-2011
20130059640Lottery Game Method - In a gaming method, player symbol data indicative of a plurality of sets of player symbols associated with a player may be received. Each player symbol is selected from a plurality of possible symbols. An indication that the player submitted a wager associated with the plurality of sets of player symbols may be received. Winning symbol data indicative of a set of winning symbols from the plurality of possible symbols may be received. A value payout based on respective numbers of winning symbols in respective sets of player symbols may be determined, wherein for at least some value payouts the value payout is different than a sum of a plurality of individual value payouts, each individual payout based on the respective number of winning symbols in the corresponding set of player symbols. Player payout data indicative of the value payout may be transmitted.03-07-2013
20130059639Gaming Method and System - Disclosed herein are a method and system for distributing funds associated with a game. The method receives a plurality of requests to enter the game and processes each request to issue a corresponding ticket in the game. Each ticket is associated with a donation to a selected charity and a pledge amount. The method determines a total pool of funds derived from the tickets and determines a winning ticket of the game from the plurality of tickets issued in response to the requests. The method then distributes the total pool of funds between a charity pool and a prize pool, dependent upon the donations and the pledge amount associated with the winning ticket.03-07-2013
20130059638GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING DEVICE, AND METHOD PROVIDING SELECTABLE DIFFERENT ROULETTE WHEELS FOR PLAY OF ROULETTE GAME - A gaming table, gaming system, gaming device, and gaming method that provide a roulette game having a plurality of different roulette wheels. For each play of the roulette game, one of the different roulette wheels is selected and employed in or for that play of the roulette game. When the player or players place their wagers, they do not know which of the different roulette wheels will be employed for that play of the roulette game. After the player or players place their wagers for the play of the roulette game, the selected roulette wheel for that play of the roulette game is indicated to the player or players, and the play of the roulette game commences using that indicated roulette wheel. Wagers placed on the play of the roulette game are settled or resolved based on the outcome on that indicated roulette wheel for that play of the game.03-07-2013
20130065661APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATING COUPON FOR FREE GIFT - An apparatus and method for creating coupons for free gift presentation is provided, which encrypts an instant coupon number capable of indicating whether the instant coupon number is a winning number while allowing a customer who receives a coupon to immediately check whether he or she has won a free gift using a smart phone or the like.03-14-2013
20130065660METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONDUCTING A GAME - In some embodiments, the instant invention provides a computer-implemented method to conduct a drawing game that at least includes: providing a first game piece, where the first game piece has a first game data of the drawing game; receiving the first game data of the drawing game; determining a second game data of the drawing game based at least in part on: the first game data, where the second data includes the first game data, and a predetermined rule; randomly generating a third game data of the drawing game; providing a second game piece having the second game data and the third game data of the drawing game to a player, where the second game piece is capable of enabling the player to determine, by comparing the second game data and the third game data of the drawing game, whether the player wins a prize of the drawing game.03-14-2013
20110021258ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF GAMING TICKETS - Systems and methods of generating electronic gaming tickets provide for receiving an asynchronous reply from an access device over a network. An electronic gaming ticket is sent toward the access device over the network based on the asynchronous reply. By providing asynchronous communication with the access device, a number of advantages are achieved.01-27-2011
20120115563GAMING MACHINE - A gaming machine of the present invention stores a bet area on which a bet is placed and a game value placed as the bet in each gaming terminal, rotates and stops the wheel to determine a resulting symbol from the plurality of symbols, awards a payout based on the resulting symbol and the odds set for the bet area on which the bet is placed in the gaming terminal, and then adjusts the payout rate by changing the odds set for the bet areas in the gaming terminals.05-10-2012
20120115562GAMING MACHINE - A gaming machine of the present invention stores a bet area on which a bet is placed through a gaming terminal and a game value placed as the bet, determines a resulting symbol from a plurality of symbols, rotates the wheel based on an operation of the lever in one of the plurality of gaming terminals, whose lever has been activated, stops the rotation of the wheel so that the pointer points a symbol arrangement area with the resulting symbol, and awards a payout based on the resulting symbol and the odds set for the bet area in which the bet is placed through the gaming terminal.05-10-2012
20090253481Lottery Ticket Game with Multiple Sequential Predetermined Outcomes - A LOTTERY ticket game providing the player multiple sequential predetermined outcomes in which the player may choose to continue or terminate game play at a plurality of continuation points whereas the redemption value of the ticket at each continuation point is determined at the time in which the ticket is printed or activated. The Lottery game represented by the lottery ticket includes a game-ending termination point in which a) the redemption value of the ticket is zero, b) the redemption value of the ticket exceeds a predefined jackpot amount, or c) the number of continuation points exceeds a value predetermined for the game.10-08-2009
20090011813LOTTERY SYSTEM BASED ON SPORTING EVENTS - A method of conducting a lottery using sporting events as a basis of defining a winning condition for the lottery, comprising the steps of: identifying a group of scheduled sporting events 01-08-2009
20120238343Electronic Roulette Game with Multiple Wheels - A method to implement a roulette game that uses five (or any other number) wheels. A player can make individual bets on each of the individual wheels at the player's discretion, and when the player is done allocating his or her individual bets then the player spins the five wheels. After the wheels stop spinning, all of the player's bets on the table are resolved based on whether the bet is a winner for that particular wheel. Chips and wheels can be color (or pattern) coded so that chips appear differently depending on which roulette wheel those chips are being bet on. Chips that match the color (or pattern) of one the roulette wheels are associated with that wheel, and thus only the results of that particular roulette wheel matter to the resolution of the bet for that chip.09-20-2012
20120270629SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PURCHASING GAME AND LOTTERY TICKETS - A system and method for buying tickets for games or lotteries in which a seller receives predicted game or lottery outcome data communicated from a buyer over a communication path. The seller generates a printed ticket based on the received outcome data and the seller transfers the printed ticket to a custodian that holds the printed ticket on behalf of the buyer. The custodian transmits data relating to the printed ticket to the buyer over the communication path and notifies the buyer if the printed ticket corresponds to an actual game or lottery outcome.10-25-2012
20090098922Lottery game - A lottery game using tickets in which the tickets bear concealed numbers that may be exposed by the player after purchase to determine the winning number of that lottery ticket and after the player selects the numbers upon which the player is betting to win. In one embodiment the concealed numbers comprise the winning number for that ticket to be matched by those selected by the player.04-16-2009
20100160021SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A NATIONAL LOTTERY - A lottery method including assigning a plurality of entities respective allotments of lottery tickets so that each allotment of lottery tickets for each respective entity corresponds to a number of eligible people in the entity. The method also includes selling the lottery tickets in each respective entity such that each lottery ticket comprises a unique lottery identifier and the method includes selecting a winning lottery ticket from a combination of the lottery tickets. The method further includes distributing a portion of proceeds from the selling to a winner having the winning lottery ticket, distributing a portion of the proceeds from the selling to the respective entity where the winning lottery ticket was purchased, or holding the portion of the proceeds for another drawing.06-24-2010
20110003626RANDOM CREDIT GENERATION LOTTERY GAME SYSTEM AND METHOD - A gaming system and associated methodology include means for a player to place a wager to participate in play of a plurality of base games, the wager entitling the player to a block of credits. A central lottery computer system is configured to randomly divide the block of credits between the plurality of base games and to conduct the plurality of base games. Means are provided for the player to interact with the central lottery computer system for simulated play of each of the plurality of base games. A prize is awarded for a winning play of any one of the base games and is a function of the number of credits that were randomly assigned to the respective base game by the central lottery computer system.01-06-2011
20080214264Random number generator based roulette wheel - The invention provides for the use of a random number generator in a roulette wheel to play a game of roulette. The gaming apparatus may have a random number generator, a roulette wheel, and means for controlling the roulette wheel to indicate a first winning number corresponding to a first random number generated by the random number generator. The roulette wheel may have a top ring, outer ring, separator ring, and an inner ring and each ring may be decoupled from each outer to spin in different directions.09-04-2008
20110281630MULTIFUNCTION AUTHENTICATION SYSTEMS - A method of generating a personal authenticated transaction ticket with a registered-user redemption functionality is described. The method is inplemented using a remote transaction information device and a central authentication server. The method comprises receiving data at the remote transaction information device from a user, the data including i. a symbol key comprising at least one symbol selected from a plurality of symbols, and ii. personal information identifying the user, the personal information including at least the user name, digitising and encrypting the symbol key and the personal information, transmitting the encrypted data to the central server, receiving a unique transaction number associated with the symbol key and personal information, and providing the unique transaction number to the user as part of the transaction ticket, the unique transaction number confirming the registration of the user and the authentication of the transaction ticket with the central server.11-17-2011
20110281631GAMING SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD INVOLVING A PLURALITY OF ROTORS INTERCHANGEABLY OPERABLE IN A DECOUPLED MODE AND A COUPLED MODE - A gaming table, method and device including a plurality of rotors interchangeably operable in a decoupled mode and a coupled mode. The system includes a rotor coupler and a coupler actuator. The system provides an award associated with an indication of a combination of symbols of the rotors.11-17-2011
20110281632GAMING MACHINE HAVING A FUNCTION OF CHANGING THE NUMBER OF FREE GAMES ACCORDING TO THE RESULT OF A ROLE PLAYING GAME - A controller is provided which includes: a function whereby a video image is randomly determined with respect to a mini game to be displayed on a display each time the mini game is executed; a function whereby the determined video image is extracted from memory and displayed on the display; a function whereby determination is randomly made as to whether the points associated with the displayed video image are to be added to the accumulated points; a function whereby, in a case that determination has been made that the points are to be added to the accumulated points, the points are added to the accumulated points, thereby updating the accumulated points; and a function whereby, after the mini game has been executed a predetermined number of times, the number of free games is determined according to the updated accumulated points.11-17-2011
20110281629Grid-Based Multi-Lottery Game and Associated Method - A lottery game method and associated system include offering a plurality of different draw-type lottery games to players, with each of the lottery games having a different game theme and respective rules of play. Lottery tickets are issued to the players in the different lottery games, with each lottery ticket having a grid of uniquely identifiable positions displayed thereon. The number of grid positions may vary between the different lottery games. In a single drawing event, grid positions are randomly and sequentially drawn in a number so as to encompass all of the different types of grids for the respective different lottery games. The sequential order in which the grid positions were drawn is provided to the players and prizes are determined for winning lottery tickets in each of the different lottery games as a function of the order in which the grid positions are sequentially and randomly drawn.11-17-2011
20100222125Lottery Transaction Device, System and Method with Paperless Wagering and Payment of Winnings - A lottery device, system and method incorporate lottery and non-lottery transaction capabilities within a single device that also provides for paperless wagering and payment of winnings. As part of the present invention, a transaction instrument facilitates typical consumer transactions as well as transactions related to lottery offerings and can use a reader terminal component to associate lottery tickets with the transaction instrument.09-02-2010
20100267438LOTTERY GAME REWARD SYSTEM AND METHOD - Systems and methods for conducting a lottery game that implements a lottery rewards program are disclosed. The system may include a terminal for providing a game ticket to a player for use in a lottery game play. The game ticket has a randomly assigned redemption point value assigned thereto. The redemption point value includes at least one redemption point for use in a lottery rewards program. The system includes a player interface configured to permit a player to enter game ticket data into the lottery gaming system. The system further includes a controller configured to determine whether the game ticket is a winning game ticket eligible for the payout value of the lottery game play and to award the redemption point value of the game ticket to the player when the game ticket is not a winning ticket. In this manner, the rewards program of the present invention permits players to redeem or collect rewards even if the player loses the lottery game.10-21-2010
20080287176Lottery Ticket Security Method - In a method for manufacturing instant lottery tickets where book numbers and ticket numbers are printed on the tickets utilizing a dual security process such that the book numbers are shuffled in each pool before the tickets are printed to break the link between the book numbers the ticket numbers or validation numbers, a reversing process can be used under certain predefined conditions to relate the original book numbers to the ticket numbers or validation numbers. In one example, where a shuffling algorithm utilizing seeds is used to shuffle the book numbers, the seeds used in the algorithm are maintained in an encrypted file. A decryption key for the encrypted seed file can be used by a lottery administration or trusted third party to reconstruct game play indicia for game adjustment purposes and manufacturing adjustments. To enhance security, the independent third party can also be used to administer the encryption and decryption keys during the ticket manufacturing process and during life of the instant ticket game.11-20-2008
20120289303Mobile gaming system - A system and method for providing mobile lottery gaming over a wireless mobile device/handset. The system and method permit a user of a mobile wireless device to play a lottery game electronically. The system will be designed such that various client services (banking, wallet, and gaming) can employ the existing infrastructure to perform its functions without compromising on essential features such as ease of use and security. Once a user is registered onto the system they can utilize an identification code to authorize the downloading of lottery games from a server to their mobile device. A financial account enables the user to electronically pay for the lottery games. Notification of the results of the lottery games can be made by e-mail, SMS or an IVR call.11-15-2012
20110319150TICKETS AND SYSTEM FOR LOTTERY GAMES - The present invention provides lottery tickets each of which incorporates one or more set(s) of random results data generated by random data generating software. Each set of random results data corresponding to possible results of game play, a sports event or a sporting contest, and incorporates a verification code for each set of random results data.12-29-2011
20110294557Method for playing a national lottery & casino games - A method that can be incorporated into pick three style lotto games, video slot terminal game, big lotto drum games etc. By using 50 U.S. states and 20 U.S. state capital cities, 12 months, 31 calendar days and 10 national holidays as elements combine together to form rules for games played like the prior arts lotto style games and video slot terminals played in casinos. The present art is good for all countries that have lotteries and casinos, to form a national lottery game.12-01-2011
20090156284GAME OF CHANCE - A game of chance comprising: 06-18-2009
20090149239System and method of managing both instant and online lottery ticket sales - A lottery accounting system includes a system management bureau that is electronically linked with a plurality of independent lottery vendors, each vendor being preferably supplied with a handheld compute device. In use, the compute device is programmed by the system management bureau to receive selected ticket information from every active instant lottery ticket book offered for sale by the vendor and, in turn, calculate gross instant lottery ticket sales made by the vendor during a specified period. The compute device is also programmed to calculate the compiled net revenue of instant and online lottery ticket sales accrued during a particular time period and, in turn, reconcile the compiled net revenue with the actual amount of cash collected by the vendor. The resultant data can then be reviewed by authorized personnel to track cash discrepancies.06-11-2009
20090036191Games of chance with game enhancement features - A game of chance with a first and second gaming segment which provides additional winning opportunities, greater odds and enhanced playing experiences to players, while providing an opportunity to increase revenues to the sponsoring entity by offering a second gaming segment with increased odds by limiting the second gaming segment participants to winners of a first gaming segment throughout a defined period who initially paid a premium wager to participate in the first gaming segment. A plurality of games are also taught offering higher odds and enhanced winning opportunities to players by offering a surplus of pre-selected symbol choices over an amount drawn and post-game symbol modification features. A percentage of the gaming prize payouts is funded by a percentage of the revenues received from at least one player who paid a premium wager to participate the games of the present invention.02-05-2009
20090098921LOT-TO-LOT ROULETTE COMBINATION - In various embodiments a single reel on a gaming device contains multiple symbols.04-16-2009
20100273548Grid-Based Lottery Game and Associated System - A method and associated system for hosting a lottery game includes designating a plurality of game player positions on a predetermined grid presented to the player on a play slip, the game player positions defining a pathway on the grid. The pathway includes the player positions is continuous from a start grid position to a finish grid position. A lottery ticket is issued to the player that indicates the player's pathway on the grid. The lottery authority randomly selects at least one position on the grid. A winning outcome is determined based on a value of the player positions in the pathway from the start grid position to the finish grid position prior to intersection of the pathway by the randomly selected lottery position on the grid.10-28-2010
20110195769 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIMITING PRIZE LIABILITY IN A GAME OF CHANCE - A process generates, with a game of chance entry generation apparatus, a plurality of game of chance entries such that (i) each game of chance entry provides a game of chance player with an opportunity to play the game of chance and (ii) the game of chance provides a plurality of offered non-cash prizes such that a cost in cash incurred by a game of chance operator for a plurality of redeemed non-cash prizes, which is a subset of the plurality of offered non-cash prizes, is less than a fair market value of purchasing the plurality of offered non-cash prizes as a result of the cost in cash incurred by the game of chance operator being calculated on a basis of an estimated redemption of the plurality of offered non-cash prizes being less than a full redemption of the plurality of offered non-cash prizes.08-11-2011
20100120487SELECTION OF MULTIPLE ROULETTE WHEELS - A roulette game allows players to place wagers across multiple roulette wheels. The player designates the amount of the wager, the particular outcomes on which the wager is contingent, and how many tables are covered by the wager. A control system automatically selects one or more tables across which the wager is based. The selection may be based on location of the player relative to the tables, impending outcomes from the tables, or other criteria as desired.05-13-2010
20090298566SUBSET PARTIAL MATCH PRIZE CATEGORY - A process is provided. The process provides a lottery game. Further, the process provides a full match prize category in the lottery game such that a lottery player having a lottery ticket with a set of player numbers that is a full match with a set of drawn numbers wins a prize associated with the full match. In addition, the process provides a partial match prize category in the lottery game such that a lottery player having a lottery ticket with a set of player numbers that is a partial match with a set of drawn numbers wins a prize associated with the partial match that is less than the prize associated with the full match. The process also provides a subset partial match prize category in the lottery game.12-03-2009
20110201401PLAYER INTERACTIVE LOTTERY - Systems and methods of conducting a player interactive lottery are described. In an implementation, winning of a player is decided for a lottery ticket the moment the player purchases the lottery ticket. A set of player objects is identified by incorporating at least one interactive game to be played by the player for the lottery ticket, wherein the set of player objects is identified based on skill of the player to play the interactive game. A set of winning objects can be disclosed to the player for the lottery ticket through the interactive game. The set of winning objects can be disclosed based on the set of player objects, the decided winning of the player for the lottery ticket, and winning criteria. The decided winning can be disclosed to the player based on the set of player objects, the set of winning objects, and the winning criteria.08-18-2011
20090061980Method and Devices for Increasing Player Interaction in a Game - New methods of conducting games are provided that allow for a more interactive experience for the player so as to increase player participation. New methods of conducting a lottery as well as new games (for example, new playing cards) that may be used with such methods are disclosed. Both predetermined and random results may be included in versions of the present inventive methods and, in a preferred embodiment, the new lottery game combines instant results with subsequent results determined by one or more drawings.03-05-2009
20130023323SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLYING LOTTERY MULTIPLIERS - Some systems, processes, apparatus and articles of manufacture provide for selling lottery entries. In one example, a request is received to purchase a multiplier and a set of play indicia for a lottery game.01-24-2013
20100087241Gaming System with Mobile User Input Device - One aspect is directed to a system whereby a live gaming table system is provided with one or more handheld user input devices which, for example, may allow multiple different players to simultaneously or concurrently provide wager input data and/or other data to the gaming table system. In at least one embodiment, the handheld user input devices may form part of a multi-player touch input interface system which is operable to identify or determine where, who, and what transactions are taking place at a multi-player gaming table and/or multi-player gaming system.04-08-2010
20110190042LOTTERY TICKET AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A PRIZE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOTTERY TICKET - A method for determining a prize associated with a lottery ticket. An identifier is disposed on the lottery ticket and at least partially concealed in a substantially tamper-proof fashion. The identifier is uniquely related to the lottery ticket such that each lottery ticket of a plurality of lottery tickets has a unique identifier and is uniquely related to prize data stored in a trusted database. The prize data is indicative of the prize associated with the lottery ticket. After revealing data indicative of the identifier are provided to a trusted processor in communication with the trusted database. Using the trusted processor data indicative of the prize associated with the lottery ticket is determined in dependence upon the data indicative of the identifier and the prize data is provided for displaying in a human comprehensible fashion. Further, a lottery ticket is provided. The lottery ticket comprises a break open tab wherein an identifier is disposed in proximity to a hinged part of the tab.08-04-2011
20120108314APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING GAME PLAY IN AN ELECTRONIC LOTTERY GAME NETWORK - At least one pool of game play records is stored at a central processing system. Each game play record includes a record index selected from a set of unique index values, each associated with a different result type. A record index associated with a particular game play record is communicated from the central processing system to the player terminal in response to a game play request which a player has entered at the player terminal. The player terminal responds to the received record index by generating display commands using data at the player terminal to produce a graphic representation at the player terminal. This graphic representation is consistent with the result type associated with the index value comprising the particular record index which has been communicated to the player terminal.05-03-2012
20120108313GAMING SYSTEMS WITH LOTTERY TICKET PRIZE COMPONENT - A system and method of increasing player interest in gaming machines is disclosed by the use of lottery entries as prizes. Lottery entries are funded from either coin-in (wagers), coin-out (winnings), or in networked gaming systems from player tracking funding (promotional funding).05-03-2012
20120108312Method and Apparatus for Conducting a Game of Chance - A system and method are provided for playing a game of chance. The game of chance may include, for example, a lottery-type game. A result of the game of chance is revealed to a player in another medium. In one example, the result is revealed during multiple game instances of one or more online games. In one example, the online game is a game in which elements are selected, and in response to the selection, a prize is revealed (or not) to the player. In another example, the player is permitted to predict the outcome of a characteristic of the online game, a game-playing computer determines an outcome to be displayed to the player that reflects a result of the game of chance. In one example game format, the player is permitted to predict the most frequently-occurring element in a group of drawn game elements.05-03-2012
20090170587Method of Arranging Lottery Games, Game Server, Data Transmission System and Computer Program Product - A lottery game server comprising: a processing unit for controlling the functions of the server; a data transmission unit coupled to the processing unit for communicating with a game terminal; and a memory unit coupled to the processing unit for storing a game board and winning conditions relating to the game board; the processing unit comprises a loading module for loading the game board into the game terminal for playing a lottery game, a selection module for receiving a game selection relating to the game board from the game terminal via the data transmission unit, a comparison module for comparing the game selection with the winning conditions relating to the game board, and a result module for generating a game result on the basis of the comparison conducted. The processing unit further comprises a continuation module for modifying the game board on the basis of the game result and predetermined rules in such a manner that selections made in the game board are deleted from the selection of the game board, and for generating continuation winning conditions relating to the game board on the basis of the game result and the predetermined rules; and the selection module further receives a continuation selection relating to the game board from the game terminal via the data transmission unit; the comparison module further compares the continuation selection with the continuation winning conditions; and the result module further generates a continued game result on the basis of the comparison conducted.07-02-2009
20090143127METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SEPARATE PRIZES IN A MULTI-PRICED LOTTERY GAME - A process provides a lottery game. The process indicates a first price category and a second price category from which a lottery player can purchase a lottery ticket. The second price is a maximum price. Further, the process indicates a first prize distribution that can be won with a lottery ticket purchased from the first price category that has a match of a predetermined quantity of numbers between a set of player numbers appearing on the lottery ticket purchased from the first price category and a randomly selected set of numbers. In addition, the process indicates a second prize distribution that can be won with a lottery ticket purchased from the second price category that has a match between the set of player numbers appearing on the lottery ticket purchased from the second price category and the randomly selected set of numbers.06-04-2009
20090221341Gaming System with Interactive Feature and Control Method Thereof - In a gaming system, a player's language is specified by a conversation with the player participating in a roulette game at a gaming terminal. Then, a game can be played interactively by using a conversation engine. In addition, in case where a message is transmitted from one gaming terminal to another gaming terminal, sound data of an utterance at the one gaming terminal are translated to the player's language of the other gaming terminal to be sent to the other gaming terminal and it is notified as sound data or text data. Therefore, message transmitting can be easily conducted between the gaming terminals at which different languages are used.09-03-2009
20090093292Systems, Apparatus and Methods for Providing Advertisements and Other Information to On-line Lottery and On-line Game Players - Systems and methods for player accounts for on-line lotteries and on-line games are described. A player establishes a player account and may optionally provide some demographic information about the player. The player also purchases tickets that are associated with the player's account, allowing the lottery operator to build a lottery participation behavior profile for the player over time. The lottery operator records a number of advertisements and specifies display criteria relating to players to whom the lottery operator wishes to show the advertisements. After buying tickets, the player may log into the player's account to use an account checking service to obtain information about tickets associated with the player's account. While the player is logged into the player's account, advertisements selected for the player based on the display criteria for the advertisement and the players demographic and other characteristics are displayed to the player.04-09-2009
20090143128PROVIDING CENTRALIZED SERVICES TO GAME OPERATORS - Some example embodiments of the present invention address growing demand by lottery customers for expanded gaming options and new gaming concepts. Example embodiments may include methods and systems for providing a shared centralized gaming host which implements software as a service concepts for lottery and other wagering games.06-04-2009
20090280886Systems, Apparatus and Methods for Player Accounts for On-Line Lotteries and On-Line Games - Systems and methods for player accounts for on-line lotteries and on-line games are described. A player establishes a player account and may associate tickets with the player account by identifying the player's account when purchasing a ticket. The player identifies the account by marking an account identification code unique to the player account on an account identification region of a selection slip, The player may then use an account checking service to obtain information about tickets associated with the player's account. The information provided may include results information, allowing a player to learn whether a ticket is winning ticket without manually checking the ticket. The system is operated using a lottery computer system that includes a lottery database. The lottery database is used to store ticket information relating to tickets, player account information relating to player accounts and ticket association information relating to associations between player account and tickets.11-12-2009
20090291734Cooperative or Tiered Raffle System, Especially Suitable for Educational Scholarship Purposes - Cooperative or tiered raffle system. An upper tier entity, for example a non-profit organization legally entitled to conduct raffles in the relevant jurisdiction, cooperates with a lower tier entity, for example a school, to conduct a raffle. During at least part of the period of sales of “tickets,” or raffle chances, proceeds from sale of raffle chances are shared between the upper and lower tier entities. Sales of raffle chances, and payment for same, are preferably handled via electronic means, with minimal paper tickets being required. The raffle prize, awarded to the raffle winner or a designee thereof, is preferably a fund to be used for qualified educational costs, which may be held by a trustee for the benefit of the raffle winner or the designee and paid out as required for qualified educational purposes.11-26-2009
20080207300METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A DRAW RESULT AS A RACE - In one embodiment of the present invention a computer-implemented method for displaying a draw result as a race is provided, comprising: generating a draw result, wherein the draw result indicates at least a first place winner; inputting a plurality of animation paths into a computer, wherein each of the plurality of animation paths is associated with a respective one of a plurality of race objects; and rendering an animation with a computer based at least in part upon the input plurality of animation paths and the generated draw result such that the race object to finish first in the animation corresponds to the first place winner of the draw result.08-28-2008
20110269521SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONDUCTING A SWEEPSTAKES IN A GAMING ENVIRONMENT - Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for sweepstakes awards in a gaming environment. Certain embodiments provide a method including accumulating sweepstakes entries for a player based on at least one sweepstakes entry criterion and randomly selecting a winner from the pool of sweepstakes entries. The sweepstakes entries are associated with the player and incorporated in a pool of sweepstakes entries. In certain embodiments, the at least one sweepstakes entry criterion comprises at least one of one entry per player, accumulating points based on play, accumulating points based on machine outcome, and coin in. In certain embodiments, the method further includes determining eligibility of a player for the sweepstakes. In certain embodiments, eligibility is determined based on at least one of a player group, a machine group, a machine denomination, a machine type, a machine manufacturer, a game manufacturer, a game theme and a game title, for example.11-03-2011
20090275378GAMING SYSTEM WITH A SELECT AND DRAG FEATURE - The present invention relates generally to a casino gaming system including a select and drag feature. In the system, a gaming device is capable of enabling play of a game of chance, wherein the game of chance displays multiple game positions for insertion of values related to the game of chance. Also, the system includes a processor associated with the gaming device, and the processor includes an algorithm allowing a player to select an initial value in one of the game positions and then copy the initially selected value into another game position. The select and drag feature may be used with any game, including a lottery style game.11-05-2009
20090291733GAMING METHOD AND A GAMING SYSTEM - The invention provides a method of gaming and a game controller and gaming system for implementing the method. The method includes selecting at least one symbol to form at least one player hand comprised of a plurality of symbols, selecting at least one symbol to form a jackpot hand comprised of a plurality of symbols, and making a jackpot award to the player if the player hand corresponds to the jackpot hand.11-26-2009
20100279757WAGERING GAME WITH A TABLE-GAME CONFIGURATION - A gaming system projects video images representing a tangible object related to a wagering game, such as roulette, onto a contoured display surface. The contoured display surface has a shape that corresponds to the tangible object, such as a roulette wheel. The contoured display surface may also have at least one moving section that corresponds with movement of the tangible object. A controller in communication with the projector is programmed to cause the projector to project video images that at least partially depict a randomly selected outcome of the wagering game. The gaming system provides the visual appeal, entertainment value, and dynamic nature of video images while retaining physical features that players typically expect when playing roulette.11-04-2010
20120295685METHOD OF LOTTERY WAGERING ON REAL-WORLD EVENTS - A method for lottery wagering on real-world events. One method according to an embodiment of the present invention includes selecting a set of variables, each variable representing a time-varying value capable of having a fixed value at a specified time. For each variable, the method includes selecting a range of values for the fixed value of the variable at the specified time, dividing the range of values into a set of n increments, randomly assigning a lottery number from a set of lottery numbers, 1 to n, to each increment, selecting a winning lottery number from the set of lottery numbers based on correlating the fixed value of the variable at the specified time with the increment associated with the winning lottery number; and determining a set of winning lottery numbers from the winning lottery numbers selected for each variable.11-22-2012
20110207516METHOD FOR A LOTTERY GAME - A method for conducting a game of chance according to the present disclosure includes allowing players to register for the game of chance online and then identifying in an initial drawing one or more winning sets of winning player information. Afterwards, the initial winning players are brought to a common location and a second drawing among the winning players is conducted and broadcast to the public. The final winning player from the second drawing is then awarded a monetary prize and presented with an option of an additional monetary prize or an additional non-monetary prize. Alternatively, and/or in addition to registering online, players may purchase tickets for the game of chance, the tickets including game play information.08-25-2011
20100248805Method of Lottery Wagering on a Real World Phased Competition - A method for lottery wagering on actual events. The method according to the present invention includes selecting a subset of wagering data D09-30-2010
20100137053MOBILE SCRATCH OFF ADVERTISING SYSTEM - Embodiments of the disclosure may provide a method, system, and computer program configured to display advertising to mobile user. The method may include uploading logon information from a mobile device to a server, wherein the logon information contains at least a geographical location identifier, downloading a current electronic scratch off game to the mobile device from the central server, wherein the current electronic scratch off game corresponds to the geographical location identifier, displaying a foreground image to a user of the mobile device, and receiving a wiping input from the user of the mobile device on a touch screen of the mobile device. The method may further include removing a portion of the foreground image corresponding to the wiping input, displaying background image in areas corresponding to the wiping input, displaying a win or loss indicator, and using the win indicator at a retail sponsor advertising location to obtain a prize or item of value.06-03-2010
20090170586SPRINGTIME PRODUCTIONS SPECIAL CHARITY FUND RAISING PROCESS - Springtime Productions LLC has developed a unique charity fundraising methodology. The methodology consists of a qualified non-profit organization conducting a statewide raffle to raise funds with the holders of grand prize winning tickets being awarded a seat in a special poker tournament. The raffle would award a specified number of seats at the poker tournament. The poker tournament consists of a limited field, which is comprised of the grand prize winners together with a comparable number of professional poker players and Hollywood or professional sports celebrities. The poker tournament participants will play for a substantial purse with the eventual champion will collect the first prize of approximately fifty percent (50%) of the total purse with every participant guaranteed a minimum prize of approximately one-half of one (0.5%) percent of the total purse.07-02-2009
20080287177METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING LOTTERIES AND FOR GENERATING AND PROCESSING LOTTERY ENTRIES - A system and process for generating, distributing, and processing lottery tickets guaranteed to win a drawing-based prize. Tickets are appropriately priced, and are validated at point of sale by a central server in which the ticket information is stored. Subsequent to each lottery drawing, the winning lottery numbers are compared to the entries in a never-lose ticket database to determine if any of the entries match the winning number. Winning entries are appropriately identified and tagged as inactive, while entries that have not yet won a drawing-based prize remain active for future drawings.11-20-2008
20080287175Multiplayer Competition Game Device, Game Machine and Game Program - After the offensive selection element images are moved along the joining direction to the offensive selection image display area (11-20-2008
20080293474Motivational Deployment Mechanism for Networked Systems - The described implementations relate to networked or distributed systems and more particularly to providing motivation for deployment of networked systems. One technique gathers a solicitation hierarchy in a distributed system. This technique also tracks contribution to the distributed system of participants within the hierarchy. This technique further probabilistically determines a participant as a lottery winner based at least in part on the solicitation hierarchy and the contribution.11-27-2008
20080300040Game Apparatus - The present invention provides a game apparatus that enables game progression control for increasing game attractiveness and adjusting the payout ratio.12-04-2008
20080214267Method & apparatus for a gaming device - A bonus game for a slot machine, method and apparatus, is disclosed and is based on a playfield configured as a matrix of playing positions, wherein each playing is used to display a character of the alphabet, and wherein a plurality of words are hidden in the playfield. During the bonus game, the rows and/or columns of the playfield are rotated, and then are randomly stopped to uncover hidden words. Each hidden word has a payout amount associated with it, which is paid to the player upon uncovering the word. A plurality of sound and visual effects is also provided to heighten the enjoyment of the bonus game.09-04-2008
20080214266Systems And Methods For Nudge Roulette - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a roulette gaming system including a roulette wheel including a plurality of numbers, a plurality of indicators associated with the plurality of numbers, and a game control component adapted to determine an additional winning number. A winning number is selected from the plurality of numbers. The game control component is further adapted to indicate the additional winning number with at least one of the plurality of indicators.09-04-2008
20090005148Method and Apparatus to Play a Roulette Game - The present invention provides a method of playing a roulette game device played in response to a trigger in a primary game provided on at least two gaming machines communicatively linked to, but physically distinct from, said roulette game device. The method comprises: providing a player with a roulette game triggering event in said primary game played on said gaming machine; the player locking said gaming machine; said player accessing said roulette game device to play a roulette game; receiving a player selection of player indicia from said player on said roulette game device; activating said roulette game device; randomly determining roulette indicia on said roulette game device; comparing said player indicia to said roulette indicia to determine a roulette game outcome for said player; and upon entry of a wake up command by said player on said gaming machine, removing said primary game from said idle mode and allowing said player to play said primary game.01-01-2009
20100144418GAMING SYSTEMS WITH LOTTERY TICKET PRIZE COMPONENT - A system of increasing player interest in gaming machines is disclosed by the use of lottery tickets as prizes. Lottery ticket purchasing pools are funded from either coin-in (wagers), coin-out (winnings), or in networked gaming systems from player tracking funding (promotional funding). The lottery ticket funding pools build value to a predetermined level, and then individual game machine printers are issued instructions to print lottery tickets (or vouchers redeemable for lottery tickets) to players. This enables an alternative to traditional progressives while providing similar player interest and excitement while using fewer casino resources than traditional progressives.06-10-2010
20090264176SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING MULTI-ROUND LOTTERY PLAY - Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for facilitating play of multi-round lottery games. In one embodiment, a player may be allowed to change one or more of various aspects of a wager in a multi-round lottery game.10-22-2009
20090264177LOTTERY SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS PROVIDING A LIMITED PRIZE ELIGIBILITY OPTION - Systems and methods are provided to facilitate lottery ticket transactions. According to some embodiments, a lottery ticket may be requested that is eligible for only a subset of prizes or payouts otherwise available in a lottery game.10-22-2009
20090264175Drawing Machine and Game Apparatus Using the Same - The present invention provides a drawing machine and a game apparatus using the same by which participants of drawing can intervene in a process of drawing.10-22-2009
20110207515METHOD FOR A LOTTERY GAME - A method for conducting a game of chance according to the present disclosure includes making tickets available to players, each ticket including game play information, then identifying in an initial drawing one or more winning tickets containing initial game play information. After the players associated with the winning tickets are brought to a common location, a second drawing among the winning players is conducted and broadcast to the public. The final winning player from the second drawing is then awarded a monetary prize and presented with an option of an additional monetary prize or an additional non-monetary prize.08-25-2011
20090298567LOTTERY TICKET WITH A REGISTERED HOLOGRAPHIC LAYER - A lottery ticket having a substrate layer with game data printed in a game area and an opaque scratch-off layer applied over game area is modified by the addition of an patterned holographic metallized layer applied over the substrate which has different patterns for a series of the tickets and which is arranged to have an appearance associated with game information printed over the metallized. The printing is carried out by optically analyzing the patterns and longitudinally registering the material printed onto the metallized with the pattern in the metallized.12-03-2009
20090137304System and Method for Operating Governmental Lottery Games with Television-Based User Terminals - A method for facilitating governmental lottery play over television includes receiving a lottery ticket purchase request from a player terminal including a television over a television service provider communication network. Personal information pertaining to a player is retrieved from a subscriber database of the television service provider. It is then verified that the player satisfies predetermined criteria based on the retrieved personal information. The purchase of a lottery ticket is processed based on the received lottery ticket purchase request when it is verified that the player satisfies the predetermined criteria.05-28-2009
20090131141CONTENT DETERMINATIVE GAME SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR KENO AND LOTTERY GAMES - Methods, systems and apparatus are described for producing wagering products and conducting wagering games. In one embodiment, a method for producing a lottery product comprises producing a play slip that includes an indication of at least one event that potentially occurs in a corresponding content (e.g., audio/video content) component of the lottery product. In one embodiment, a unit of the corresponding content is provided to a player along with a play slip.05-21-2009
20120094734SYLLABIC ROULETTE GAME WITH SOLMIZATION, AND METHOD - A roulette game enables single-spin formation of meaningful character strings, which character strings may be coupled to tones for enhancing the gaming experience. The meaningful character strings may be defined by solfege-enabling letter groups, which letter groups may prompt underlying tones in solmization. The syllabic roulette game comprises a roulette wheel, a wager-enabling layout, and a plurality of balls. The wheel comprises alphabetic characters against a rainbow colored backdrop for enabling various payout schemes. A color-coordinated wager support surface is preferably disposed adjacent the roulette wheel for facilitating wager placement.04-19-2012
20090209312System and Method for Providing a Roulette Game Based on Multiple Financial Market Indicators - A system comprises a client operable to communicate a bet regarding a spin of a virtual roulette wheel. The system further comprises a controller communicably coupled to the client and operable to determine a result of the spin of the virtual roulette wheel, the result based at least in part upon one or more digits of at least one financial market indicator at a configurable point in time. The system is further operable to determine an outcome of the bet based at least in part on the determined result.08-20-2009
20110223983MULTIPLE WAGER, MULTIPLE POTENTIAL WINNING OUTCOME GAMING PLATFORM - A multiple wager, multiple potential winning outcome gaming “Spin Game” platform may be played in its native configuration as well as easily themed to allow variations and adaptations including but not limited to casino table games, sporting teams and events, entertainment, film, television, and celebrities, as well as various other pop-culture fashions and trends. Specific deployments may be used to aid in transitioning “slots only” (or other EGM exclusive) players to active participants in table games by providing a step-by-step confidence building path from individual standalone, to multi-player “Party Style” deployments of the “Spin Game”, and finally to the actual table games themselves. Countdown timers may be configured to encourage and even reward players to place their wagers before the timer reaches zero—when “No More Bets” is called and the “Game Wheel” is spun, thereby ensuring that casino “hands per minute” target goal requirements are met or exceeded.09-15-2011
20130217461GAME SYSTEM, AND JACKPOT DRAWING APPARATUS AND GAME APPARATUS CONSTITUTING THE SAME - In a game system or a drawing machine for a jackpot game, a drawing unit of the drawing machine for a jackpot game performs jackpot drawing in a manner that a player who plays a particular game apparatus among a plurality of game apparatuses is not determined as a winning player of a jackpot award, when a sum of an apparatus-specific jackpot balance amount indicated by game apparatus's own apparatus-specific jackpot balance amount data stored in an apparatus-specific jackpot balance amount storage unit and an apparatus-specific maximum loss amount indicated by a game apparatus's own apparatus-specific maximum loss amount data stored in the apparatus-specific maximum loss amount storage unit, is equal to or more than a payout amount indicated by payout amount data stored in a payout amount storage unit.08-22-2013
20130217462Systems and Methods for Providing Lottery Game Play Through an Unmanned Terminal - A game play system comprises a banking system that includes at least one terminal configured for financial transactions and an acquirer transaction server coupled with the terminal, the acquirer transaction server configured to provide game plays to a user through the terminal. The game play system further comprises a game play authority in communication with the acquirer transaction server, the game play authority configured to receive game play requests from the acquirer transaction server and game play information from one or more authorities associated with various game plays.08-22-2013
20090163264Lottery Sales Systems and Methodology for Supporting Cross-Platform Reporting - A lottery sales method and related system utilizes a computing device interfaced to a printer. The device is configured to track inventory of activated instant tickets and access sales reporting data, the sales reporting data indicating total sales of at least one lottery product of interest. For each lottery product of interest, a machine-readable indicator is generated corresponding to the total sales of the lottery product of interest. A report is printed that includes each generated machine-readable indicator.06-25-2009
20090005149Game Machine with Physical Lottery Mechanism - A game machine comprises a physical lottery system and a control unit, the physical lottery system imparting a physical motion to a ball on a bingo stage having a plurality of winning prize pockets corresponded to at least one option respectively, and determining a selected option depending on which of the winning prize pockets the ball has been taken in; the control unit executing a predetermined game in association with the lottery result by the physical lottery system and delivering to a player amusement value of the amount depending on the game result, wherein a probability to select each option is calculated based on the lottery result within a predetermined sampling period, and in reference to the calculated probabilities the payout rate of amusement value in the game is controlled.01-01-2009
20090117967GAMING MACHINE - A gaming machine includes a gaming table, antennas and a control unit. The antennas are arranged to placement areas formed on the gaming table. The antennas are employed to determine whether or not at least one gaming medium is placed on any of the placement areas. The control unit drives at least two antennas simultaneously so that a direction of magnetic field generated by one antenna is opposed to one generated by at least one other antenna adjacent to the one antenna.05-07-2009
20090117964ROULETTE GAME APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A game apparatus according to the present invention comprises: a circular roulette wheel; a plurality of pockets arranged adjacent to one another in a line in a circumferential direction on the roulette wheel, each of the pockets associated with a number in advance; an arrangement data storage memory for storing arrangement data indicating a sequence of the plurality of the pockets on the roulette wheel; a main BET button for inputting a BET on a number associated with a single pocket out of the plurality of the pockets; a sub BET button for inputting a BET on a number associated with an adjacent pocket adjacent to the single pocket, or on numbers associated with a plurality of the respective pockets arranged adjacent to one another including the adjacent pocket; and a controller, the controller programmed to conduct the processing of (a) receiving a BET on a number associated with a single pocket out of the plurality of said pockets, based on an input from the main BET button, (b) receiving, based on an input from the sub BET button and the arrangement data stored in the arrangement data storage memory, a BET on a number associated with an adjacent pocket adjacent to the single pocket, or on numbers associated with a plurality of the respective pockets arranged adjacent to one another including the adjacent pocket, (c) controlling rotation of the roulette wheel and launching of a ball to be housed in any one of the pockets, (d) determining a number associated with one of the pockets with the ball housed therein as a winning number, and (e) providing an award, based on the winning number determined in the processing (d) and the BETs respectively inputted from the main BET button and the sub BET button.05-07-2009
20090117966Method and System for Game Show Themed Dual Component Lottery Game - A method and system for conducting a terminal based lottery game having an instant game component and raffle component includes point of sale terminals where paying players are issued a game ticket having an instant lottery game play. A randomly generated raffle number is assigned to each game ticket, with all assigned raffle numbers being eligible to win in a subsequent raffle drawing. The raffle drawing is conducted in conjunction with an independent third party event, such as a televised game show, wherein the raffle prize is a function of a prize awarded in the event independent of the lottery game.05-07-2009
20090117965Gaming Machine Reproducing Bet Pattern And Playing Method Thereof - A gaming machine executes a game in which a player makes a bet in a desired bet pattern having combined a plurality of bet elements; stores the bet pattern used for the game; and allows the player to select one of the bet element and the bet pattern. When the bet element is selected, a bet is made by the bet pattern using the bet element selected. When the bet pattern is selected, a bet is made by the bet pattern selected.05-07-2009
20090221343Method and System for Conducting a Lottery Game as a Function of a Player's Purchase at a Retail Establishment - A system and method for conducting a lottery game at a retail establishment wherein players purchase goods or services involve a player placing a wager that is a function of the purchase price of the goods or services purchased at the retail establishment. A lottery draw is conducted at the time of purchase of the goods or services, or at a later time, wherein the probability of winning the draw is a function of the amount of the wager. For a winning draw, the player is awarded a prize that is a function of the purchase price of the goods or services.09-03-2009
20090247256METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING INTER-PLAYER WAGERING IN CONJUNCTION WITH A BASE GAME - Systems and methods for facilitating a multi-player and inter-player competitive wagering game in conjunction with a base game, such as a traditional wagering game such as Keno or other online lottery games. A group of players may all participate in the traditional wager game as a group, and the player in the group who has the best result in the base game may be awarded all or part of the total group winnings from the base lottery game.10-01-2009
20120077561GAME TICKET WITH A RELATED WEB SITE - Lottery ticket games are enhanced by providing a web site related to the lottery game and by causing a purchaser or potential purchaser of a lottery ticket to take an image of a bar code related to the lottery game using a camera module of a personal communication device such as a cell phone for communication with the web site. Thus the bar code is analyzed to determine the web site and further data from the web site is communicated to the cell phone. The data may relate to the winning or losing status of the particular ticket, may include data for additional games or may be of a promotional nature. The data can also be provided on other material and may act as an incentive to the retailer rather than the purchaser.03-29-2012
20120077560METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TICKETS FROM GAMING DEVICES AND/OR LOTTERY TERMINALS WHICH ARE NOT DEPENDENT ON A PLAYER'S SUCCESS ON THE UNDERLYING GAME - Gaming devices dispense tickets which are unrelated to a player's success on a particular game played on a gaming device or to the player's credits on a credit meter or other “cash out” indicator. The gaming devices provide gaming awards and also provide tickets. Other methods provide tickets during the play of wagering games. Still other embodiments comprise lottery terminals which dispense tickets other than those purchased by a lottery patron or won on a purchased lottery ticket.03-29-2012
20110183741COMBINATION ARCADE GAME AND MERCHANDISE DISPENSER - An arcade game with a prize selection and prize delivery system is provided. A pusher-type arcade game includes a prize dispenser and selection mechanism within a single cabinet. A password output is provided to a player at the conclusion of a game session that the player may utilize at a later game session to carryover accumulated points. The accumulated points may be redeemed for prizes within the attached dispenser. Points are earned when coins or tokens are pushed over a ledge. Various mechanisms are described for earning bonus points, and play of the game may include a cumulative jackpot of points that build until it is won. The payout rate of the machine may be controlled by an operator by varying the frequency with which the jackpot is awarded.07-28-2011
20090239605METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLAYING A LOTTERY GAME WITH ENHANCED MULTIPLIER FACTOR - A system and methodology for conducting a lottery wagering game include receiving a first wager fee from players for entry in a primary game. The players are offered the option to pay a second wager fee for a chance at a first multiplier fact that may increase the prize award for winners of the primary game. The players are also offered the option to pay a third wager fee for a chance at a second multiplier factor that combines with the first multiplier factor in a predetermined for subsequently randomly generated multiplier function to determine a final multiplier factor that is applied to the prize award for winners of the primary game.09-24-2009
20090221342METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AWARDING PRIZES - A system for electronic interaction in a multi-player lottery system preferably displays information to players regarding various variable duration game rooms. The game rooms may be for durations such as 5 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour, and hour, a week or a month. The player may optionally be provided further information about the game rooms, such as the current prize amounts or the remaining duration of the game room. A clock or time indicates the end of game play in the room. A point tally system including a processor for ranking the players score relative to one another, and a memory for storing the information, the point tally system providing the ranking information to the displays, the point tally system selecting at least the player with the highest score at the expiration of game play as determined by the timer for the variable duration game room. Preferably, the system includes a payment system for providing the lottery winnings to the winner.09-03-2009
20090258691Mobile gaming system - A system and method for providing lottery like games over a wireless network. The system and method permit a user of a mobile wireless device to play a lottery game electronically with the feel of a real game. Once a user is registered onto the system they can utilize an identification code to authorize the downloading of lottery games from a server to their mobile device. A financial account enables the user to electronically pay for the lottery games. Notification of the results of the lottery games can be made by e-mail, SMS or an IVR call.10-15-2009
20090253482System and Method for Management of Multiple Independent Lottery Tickets - A system and methodology for using electronic computer systems for the management of electronically generated lottery tickets having a plurality of statuses whereas the lottery ticket is created as an electronic lottery ticket record, allowing one or more lottery tickets to be linked to a printed lottery ticket in a sold status, allowing one or more tickets to linked to a printed lottery ticket in a reserved status, and allowing unsold tickets previously linked to a printed ticket to be released and linked to new lottery ticket at a later time.10-08-2009
20120196668 GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GAMING - A gaming system is disclosed which includes a selector arranged to facilitate selection of a player set of characters from a set of game characters. The gaming system is arranged to associate participants in at least one event with respective game characters of the set of game characters. The gaming system also includes a winning character determiner arranged to determine a set of winning characters from the game characters associated with the participants based on performance of the participants in the at least one event, and an outcome determiner arranged to determine whether a win condition exists by comparing the player characters with the winning characters. A corresponding method is also disclosed.08-02-2012
20100151930System, Method and Device for Enhancing Winning Opportunities in Gaming - The present invention allows lotteries and players to engage in personalized, specialized, customized and/or localized jackpots separate from, or in addition to, standard gaming offerings. In one embodiment of the present invention, a gaming player identifier such as a lottery player card, for example, can be used to identify a player and associate a localized jackpot with the player's wager or gaming play. The jackpots can be funded in a variety of ways, including by taking a percentage of the player's wager for an ordinary lottery game, and attributing it to the localized jackpot. Localized jackpot wins can be instant wins payable immediately or delayed wins payable, for example, if the player were to win some other prize. The system of the present invention can generate random numbers used to determine whether a player will instantly win any jackpot for which he or she is eligible.06-17-2010
20100261516SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLYING LOTTERY MULTIPLIERS - Some systems, processes, apparatus and articles of manufacture provide for selling lottery entries. In one example, a request is received to purchase a multiplier and a set of play indicia for a lottery game.10-14-2010
20100167805INSTANT-WIN TICKET LOTTERY GAME - A method and system for implementing an instant-win lottery game includes receiving a player's wager and selection of a game at a point-of-sale (POS) lottery location. The player receives a lottery ticket corresponding to the selected game, with the lottery ticket including a unique identification code that dictates the outcome of the game. The player accesses the lottery authority system via a wireless internet enabled mobile device to display and play and instant-win game to reveal the outcome of the lottery ticket.07-01-2010
20100160026METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AWARDING THE VALUE OF WINNING TICKETS DISPENSED BY A VENDING MACHINE - A method is provided of awarding the value of winning tickets dispensed by a vending machine to patrons who purchased the winning tickets. The tickets are preprinted with game content and are associated with a deal of tickets that includes at least some predetermined winning tickets. For each winning ticket, the patron selects a ticket dispensing option provided by the vending machine to either immediately redeem the value of the winning ticket at the vending machine upon ticket dispensing, or defer immediate redemption upon ticket dispensing. Electronic records are provided in a database for each winning ticket that include an indication of whether the winning ticket was redeemed. The deferral option allows the patron to redeem the value of the winning ticket at a cashier, wherein the electronic records are used by the cashier to assist in the redemption process.06-24-2010
20100160025METHOD OF PLAYING MULTI-BET PRINTED TICKETS, INCLUDING INSTANT GAME TICKETS - Preprinted game tickets, such as instant game lottery tickets, are dispensed from a vending machine. Instead of having a fixed cost and a fixed prize amount, the game tickets may be purchased at different bet levels and credit values, both of which change the cost and prize amount.06-24-2010
20100160020Drawing Machine for Jackpot Game, and Game Machine and Game System Using the Same - The present invention provides a drawing machine for jackpot game, etc., capable of preventing reduction of the game attractiveness even when one player wins the jackpot prize.06-24-2010
20090318212LOTTERY GAME MULTIPLIER - A process provides a lottery game. The process provides a prize category in the lottery game such that a player having a winning lottery ticket wins a prize associated with the prize category. In addition, the process provides a first multiplier category and a second multiplier category such that: (i) the first multiplier category is associated with a first multiplier that multiplies the prize, (ii) the second multiplier category is associated with a second multiplier that multiplies the prize, and (iii) the second multiplier is greater than the first multiplier. The process also performs a drawing of a set of winning lottery numbers. Further, the process performs a drawing of a multiplier. The multiplier is drawn from a set of multiplier indicators that includes a predetermined quantity of first multiplier indicators corresponding to the first multiplier and a predetermined quantity of second multiplier indicators corresponding to the second multiplier.12-24-2009
20090318211Lottery System and Method Using a Settlement Data - Provided are a lottery system and method based on the sequence number of payment. The system and method discount a payment amount of a prize winner by an amount that is computed by aggregating certain rates of sales of non-winners by means of giving a sequence number of amount payment for each payment amount group at the time of making card payment or cash payment, and also discount the payment amount depending on the sequence numbering result for each winning probability by allowing customers to select the winning probabilities.12-24-2009
20110059786Group Play of a Lottery Game - Methods and systems for facilitating play of group lottery games are described. In an embodiment, a process includes establishing at least two groups for play of a group lottery game, wherein each group includes a plurality of players. The method also includes determining at least one winning player from each group of a first round of the multiplayer lottery game, and advancing each of the winning players to a second round.03-10-2011
20110059785MULTI-PLAY, MULTI-PERCENTAGE PAYOUT CASINO GAME APPARATUS AND METHOD - A multi-play, multi-percentage payout casino game is disclosed. The casino game utilizes a plurality of balls, such as a first ball and a second ball, a gaming area including a plurality of betting areas to accept one or more tokens; and a roulette wheel including a plurality of ball receiving areas. The first ball includes at least one distinguishable physical property from that of the second ball. The at least one distinguishable physical property is indicative of a first payout percentage on a first wager and a second payout percentage on a second wager of one or more of the first and second ball being received in a receiving sector. In one embodiment, a value of the first payout percentage is different than that of the second payout percentage.03-10-2011
20100227665ROTOR-BASED GAMING DEVICE HAVING A SYSTEM FOR CHANGING THE QUANTITY OF POTENTIAL GAME OUTCOMES FOR SUBSEQUENT PLAYS - A gaming device including a game operable upon one or more wagers. The game is operable for a first play and a second play. Each one of the plays involves a spin of a rotor. The rotor has a plurality of symbols and a plurality of ball landings adjacent to the symbols. A first quantity of the ball landings is available for the first play, and a lower, second quantity of the ball landings is available for the second play. The gaming device also includes an indicator that is operable to indicate information relating to the availability of the second quantity of ball landings.09-09-2010
20100160024METHOD OF PLAYING MULTI-BET PRINTED TICKETS - Preprinted game tickets, such as pull tab tickets or instant game lottery tickets, are dispensed from a vending machine. Instead of having a fixed cost and a fixed prize amount, the game tickets may be purchased at different bet levels and credit values, both of which change the cost and prize amount. Buy-a-pay payments are also provided to buy additional symbol combinations.06-24-2010
20100160022FLEXIBLE SELF-DESCRIBING WAGERING GAME ENTRIES - Systems and methods are described for various lottery, gaming and other applications. The systems and methods may be configured to extract player selection data from a digital image of a selection slip or other document. The extraction of player selection data may be based on information read from the slip indicating how player-written marks found on the slip should be interpreted.06-24-2010
20100160023METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING A GAME OF CHANCE - A system and method are provided for playing a game of chance. The game of chance may include, for example, a lottery-type game. A result of the game of chance is revealed to a player in another medium. In one example, the result is revealed during multiple game instances of one or more online games. In one example, the online game is a prize wheel game.06-24-2010
20100151929Gaming Method, System and Apparatus Incorporating Personalized Guaranteed Prize Structure - The present invention facilitates new gaming opportunities by providing a personalized guaranteed value prize structure tied to a gaming player identifier. The identifier is associated with one or more virtual books of tickets, wherein the book(s) of tickets include a guaranteed prize structure that can provide a pre-determined value of winning prize tickets among all of the tickets therein. In one embodiment of the present invention, the prize structure implements a losing run limit such that no more than a pre-determined number of losing tickets in a row are experienced by the player. Once a virtual book of tickets is assigned, the player can reveal the results using various different terminals, including, for example, retailer terminals, home computers and mobile communications devices. The tickets and their values can be populated in each book in advance or dynamically as the user plays each ticket.06-17-2010
20100240434Server for Coordinating Manufacturing of On-Demand Lottery Tickets - A distributed manufacturing and distribution process for lottery tickets is disclosed. The manufacturing/vending system comprises a ticket manufacturing server and one or more vending devices located at remote sites. Each vending device is operatively coupled for communication with the server, normally via a network connection. Each vending devices is further equipped with blank media and printing means, so that a customer is able to purchase on-demand tickets from a vending device in communication with the server. Additionally, the vending devices may be configured as electronic aid to display the results of the purchased lottery tickets in entertaining ways to the customer.09-23-2010
20100144419GAMING DEVICE HAVING A WHEEL-BASED GAME - A gaming device including at least one wagering station and a rotor. The rotor supports a series of symbols arranged about a center. The rotor also supports a series of landings arranged adjacent to the series of symbols. In operation, at least one ball travels along the rotor and eventually reaches a landing. One or more of the elements of the gaming device has a designated shape, construction or function to enable designated operations of a primary game, a secondary outcome determiner or a combination thereof.06-10-2010
20090042635Roulette game - The roulette game is based upon a wheel having multiple series of consecutive numbers thereon. Each number is distinguished by a color, with a different quantity of colors repeating to provide a unique color and number combination for each position on the wheel. The colors may be selected to represent the colors of a national flag, e.g., red, white, and blue for the U.S., red, white, and green for Mexico, etc. House profit may be provided by payment of lower than actual odds, by the retention of a percentage of winning wagers, or by designating one or more wheel positions as winning positions for the house. This system may incorporate a progressive wagering system wherein retention of the house profit is waived for players who choose to place progressive wagers on consecutive plays of the wheel.02-12-2009
20090042631Systems and Methods for Ticket Checking Services for On-Line Lotteries and On-Line Games - A player establishes a player account and may associate tickets with the player account by identifying the player's account when purchasing a ticket. The player may identify the account in various ways. Each ticket purchased by the player is associated with the player's account. The player may then use an account checking service to obtain information about tickets associated with the player's account. The information provided may include results information, allowing a player to learn whether a ticket is winning ticket without manually checking the ticket. The system is operated using a lottery computer system that includes a lottery database. The lottery database is used to store ticket information relating to tickets, player account information relating to player accounts and ticket association information relating to associations between player account and tickets.02-12-2009
20090075712Gaming systems having trigger time indicators - A gaming system comprises a wager input device for receiving at least one wager and one or more displays for displaying a randomly selected outcome of a wagering game. The one or more displays further display a trigger time indicator. The gaming system further comprises at least one controller operative to (i) add a portion of the at least one wager to an actual turnover, (ii) randomly select a trigger amount from a range of available trigger amounts, (iii) calculate a time estimate when the actual turnover will become equal to or greater than the trigger amount based on a current turnover rate, (iv) update the trigger time indicator based on the time estimate, and (v) award a prize in response to the actual turnover becoming equal to or greater than the trigger amount.03-19-2009
20100062826METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING LOTTERY GAMES - Systems, computer readable media and methods are presented that pertain to lottery games, which permit lottery players to reinvest their lottery entry winnings in one or more subsequent lottery drawings. In one embodiment, a method includes selling to a player at least one second lottery entry of a second lottery game in exchange for at least a portion of an initial payout, in accordance with at least one repurchasing action that corresponds to a repurchasing condition.03-11-2010
20110028200PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES FOR APPLYING CONDITIONS TO A LOTTERY EVENT - Products and processes are disclosed for receiving a lottery record associated with a sale of a lottery ticket. The lottery record includes a plurality of lottery numbers, and a condition for creating at least one entry that includes the lottery numbers in a lottery drawing. It is determined that the condition is satisfied and the at least one entry in the lottery drawing is created.02-03-2011
20090286585METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING FLAT RATE PLAY SESSIONS - In accordance with one embodiment, a video roulette flat rate play session is facilitated. The flat rate play session may be associated with at least one of a wagering restriction applied to one or more bets during the flat rate play session and a net maximum payout per spin applicable to one or more bets during the flat rate play session. In one embodiment, a player is provided with a plurality of wagering units at the beginning of the session. A monetary value of the plurality of wagering units may be greater than a monetary value of a flat rate price paid for the flat rate play session.11-19-2009
20090247257PREPAID WAGERING CARD - A prepaid wagering card and a system and method for playing the lottery over a telephone line using the prepaid wagering card are provided. The prepaid wagering card includes information that makes it convenient to obtain the prepaid wagering card and use it to wager sets of numbers listed thereon, while also ensuring that the information remains secure. Participating in a lottery using the prepaid wagering card simply involves calling a wagering system from a telephone and providing requested information. Thus, a user can purchase a prepaid wagering card and decide on which scheduled lottery to actually wager using the prepaid wagering card.10-01-2009
20110130187Winning methodology for use in live lottery drawing - An entertainment lottery-game show with the ability for all viewers to participate by referencing a specific sequence of numbers randomly produced by a machine/device/process in which viewers can match the specific winning sequence of numbers to specific number combinations that exist in viewers federally issued identification numbers (e.g. social security number [USA], national insurance number [UK], social insurance number [CANADA], tax file number [AUSTRALIA], etc.). The number combination winning methodology can be used with other issued numbers such as: phone numbers, credit cards, addresses, zip codes, registration numbers and any other number created or acquired for the use with invented viewer winning methodology.06-02-2011
20130137499ACCESS MANAGEMENT SERVER, ACCESS MANAGEMENT METHOD, ACCESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING THE PROGRAM - A server includes a request receiving unit that receives request information from a terminal, a request processing unit that generates next screen information for displaying a next screen on the terminal in accordance with the received request information, a next screen transmitting unit that transmits the generated next screen information to the terminal, a judgment unit that judges whether the next screen information has been transmitted to the terminal, a presentation screen generation unit that, when it is judged that the next screen information has not been transmitted to the terminal, determines reward conditions regarding a predetermined reward based on a screen transition status in the terminal, and generates lottery presentation screen information for displaying a lottery presentation screen on the terminal based on the reward conditions, and a presentation screen transmitting unit that transmits the generated lottery presentation screen information to the terminal.05-30-2013
20090036192Rolling raffle game - A game of chance add-on raffle game, independent base game and a system for funding the raffle game prize payout is provided. For a premium wager, an add-on raffle game is offered to be added to a state on-line lottery game play at the time of the initial base game play purchase in one embodiment of the present invention. The add-on game play status is printed on the base game ticket. All players of the base game (who purchased the add-on game or not) who achieve a pre-determined outcome receive a raffle ticket containing a unique ticket number that will automatically be entered into the following add-on game raffle drawing at no additional cost. The raffle drawing is held, and the winning raffle numbers are identified. Winning raffle ticket recipients submit their tickets to the lottery authority for their prize. A determination is made if the add-on game was purchased with the base game play associated to the winning raffle ticket. If the add-on game was purchased with the base game play associated to the winning raffle ticket, the player receives the raffle prize. If the add-on game was not purchased with the base game play associated to the winning raffle ticket the player receives a free QP lottery ticket in lieu of receiving the raffle prize and the unpaid raffle prize or a percentage of the unpaid raffle prize will rollover to a subsequent raffle drawing.02-05-2009
20110130189System and Method for Wagering-Based Transferable Financial Instruments - The invention provides a system and method for creating and facilitating the exchange of wagering-based transferable financial instruments. The instruments may be used to embody multiple various positions based upon the ultimate outcomes of uncertain future contingent events, including but not limited to outcomes of games of skill and chance. The invention further provides systems and platforms for monitoring, displaying information, and facilitating trading as to such instruments among multiple investment market participants, and a hosting or house participant, for time-variable buying and selling of such instruments.06-02-2011
20110009177APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING ENHANCED GAMING AND PRIZING PARAMETERS IN AN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT - Forms of interaction with an electronic system, such as for games of chance, games of skill, and combinations thereof are described herein. A system is provided for effecting defined game play and prizing structure parameters in an electronic entertainment environment. The system may include an input for receiving the parameters, a memory coupled to the input for storing the parameters, a processing system coupled to the storage for generating game play to effect the defined parameters, storage for recording information regarding particular game play events and an interface for at least presenting game play events to users of the electronic entertainment system. In one mode of operation, one or more mandated parameters are externally imposed, and variable parameters are selected such that the mandated parameters are met globally, and such that the user experience is optimized.01-13-2011
20110009176ALLOCATION OF JACKPOTS IN A LOTTERY GAME - There is described a method of determining jackpots comprising the steps of: determining a total jackpot amount; determining whether the total jackpot amount is at least equal to a threshold, the threshold being equal to a maximum jackpot amount plus an excess jackpot amount; when the total jackpot amount is at least equal to the threshold, setting a main jackpot at the maximum jackpot amount, the main jackpot associated with a main draw; and determining a number of additional draws and corresponding additional jackpots, each to be won using a same player selection as for the main jackpot, using the excess jackpot amount, the corresponding additional jackpots being awarded independently of an allocation of the main jackpot, wherein at least one of the steps is performed by a processor.01-13-2011
20110034230Method and Apparatus For Checking A Ticket Status From A Random Draw Game - Mobile device software application that uses the camera in a web-enabled PDA, cellular phone or smart phone to capture a barcode image off a random draw game ticket, convert the barcode image to its unique serial number, pass the converted barcode through a database query using cellular data service to a remote computerized database to generate a result set of win/loss data as to the game ticket, and returning the result set to the PDA device for display.02-10-2011
20110039612Remote Live Automatic Electro-Mechanical and Video Table Gaming - Electro-mechanical and video table games of chance send video feeds of game play and digital representations of results of game play by network communications to remote clients that receive wagers placed upon the result of the game play and derives a winning or a loss from both the wager and the digital representation of the result of the game play. The table game can include a roulette wheel, a roulette style ball, a device for rotating the roulette wheel at randomly changing rotational speeds, and a device for mechanically propelling the roulette style ball onto the rotating wheel at randomly changing velocities and spins. Also included can be a platform for supporting a die having a plurality of surfaces each bearing indicia unique to that on the other surfaces, and a device for randomly changing the movement and speed of the platform relative to the die.02-17-2011
20110244940INSTANT TICKET GENERATOR - Systems and methods of generating instant tickets using an instant ticket generator are described. In an implementation, an instant ticket design is generated for the instant tickets for one or more events and/or games based on one or more of structural layout, prize distribution scheme, set of prize distribution constraints, set of security features, graphic design template, and other design level inputs for the instant tickets. The instant tickets can be generated based on the instant ticket design, a set of game themes implemented by one or more game libraries, and a set of prize tickets, wherein the set of prize tickets is generated as an intermediate component, further wherein the set of prize tickets is independent of the one or more game themes. The instant tickets can be converted into a set of player interfacing tickets through one or more media convertors.10-06-2011
20110117986GAMING MACHINE - A gaming machine includes a first lottery device which performs a lottery to determine an arrangement of option areas on a lottery field to be presented to a player, and a first presenting device which presents the determined arrangement. A second lottery device performs a lottery to draw a lottery position on the lottery field when the arrangement of each of the option areas has been determined by the first lottery device, and a second presenting device presents a lottery position based on a lottery result by the second lottery device. A dividend control device gives a dividend corresponding to a property of an option area, when the property of the option area is configured to yield the dividend and the option area satisfies a predetermined relationship with the lottery position drawn by the second lottery device.05-19-2011
20110117985MULTI-DRAW GAME SYSTEM - A method and game server for selecting a plurality of winners of a game is provided. The method comprises receiving a plurality of sets of player numbers from a plurality of game terminals. Each set has a predetermined number of player numbers. Each number is selected from a predetermined set. The method also comprises determining the plurality of winners of the game by conducting iterative drawing rounds until the number of winners exceeds a winner threshold. Each drawing round comprises: selecting a set of random numbers, the number of random numbers in the set of random numbers being equal to the number of player numbers in the set of player numbers; and identifying as winners any sets of player numbers in which each player number of the set corresponds to one or more of the random numbers selected in either the current drawing round or any previous drawing rounds.05-19-2011
20090082081SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONDUCTING LOTTERY GAMES - Described are methods, systems and apparatus for enabling a lottery player to receive information corresponding to a lottery outcome in association with receipt of an incoming communication. In an implementation, the method includes receiving an indication of an incoming communication, determining a lottery entry outcome, and determining an audible output based on the lottery entry outcome and on the indication of the incoming communication. The method also includes outputting the audible output via a player device to indicate both the incoming communication and the lottery entry outcome.03-26-2009
20100197376SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STREAMING A LOTTERY GAME - A system and method for streaming a lottery game is described. The system includes a lottery ticket, a gaming server, a paytable, a video server, a network access device, an encryption module, and IP address associated with the network access device. The lottery ticket has a first plurality of numbers. The gaming server is configured to generate a second plurality of numbers with a random number generator. The paytable includes an award that is based on a comparison of the first plurality of numbers to the second plurality of numbers. The video server stores a plurality of images associated with the award. The network access device is configured to present the lottery. The encryption module configured to encrypt communications between the gaming server and the network access device. The IP address associated with the network access device enables secure communications with the gaming server.08-05-2010
20110086693TERMINAL GENERATED MOBILE RANDOM DRAW GAMES - Mobile communications device that uses a camera in a web-enabled PDA, cellular phone or smart phone to capture a barcode image off a lottery ticket, convert it to its unique serial number, pass it via cellular data service through a database query to append or change a game database and initiate a unique computer game sessions on the mobile device that the consumer can play with fixed or variable outcomes to determine the future value of the printed ticket. A method is disclosed of generating a mobile lottery game for play on a mobile device by which a consumer can reach fixed or variable outcomes to determine the future value of a game ticket.04-14-2011
20100016053PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES FOR APPLYING CONDITIONS TO A LOTTERY ENTRY - In accordance with some embodiments, systems, methods and apparatus are provided for facilitating consolation payouts in a conditional lottery ticket system.01-21-2010
20110244939Roulette Wheel System - A roulette wheel generates a first random number every game determined by the pocket into which a roulette ball falls. A second random number is generated every game from the motion of the ball, the wheel, or other factors.10-06-2011
20100062825METHOD AND APPARATUS THAT CONTROL RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN A PROMOTIONAL LOTTERY GAME WITH A HYBRID PRIZE STRUCTURE - A process is provided. The process generates a predetermined number of unique combinations of a set of game digits. Each of the combinations has the same quantity of digits. Further, the process prints a set of promotional lottery tickets for a promotional lottery game such that each of the promotional lottery tickets in the set of promotional lottery tickets distinctly corresponds to one of the unique combinations of the set of game digits. In addition, the process indicates a predetermined minimum number of primary prizes. The process also provides at least a subset of the set of promotional lottery tickets to a plurality of players in the promotional lottery game through ticket sales.03-11-2010
20090318213CONFIGURATION FOR MULTIPLIER GAME - A process is provided. The process provides, with a ticket printer, a plurality of lottery tickets such that each lottery ticket indicates a first lottery game and a second lottery game. The process also provides a first lottery game match prize category in the first lottery game such that a player having a lottery ticket with a match in the first lottery game wins a first lottery game prize. Further, the process provides a second lottery game match prize category in the second lottery game such that a player having a lottery ticket with a match in the second lottery game wins a prize. In addition, the process provides a first multiplier category and a second multiplier category in the second lottery game, without being utilized in the first lottery game.12-24-2009
20090036193Game system, program, and information storage medium - A program for a game device having a timer, the program causing a computer to function as: an event table storage section which stores an event table created based on registration information input by a player, the event table defining a plurality of first parameters used for an event process and an available period of each of the first parameters; an event condition setting section which determines whether or not the player has performed a predetermined operation, detects an operation timing of the predetermined operation when the predetermined operation has been determined to have been performed, sets a second parameter used for the event process based on the detected operation timing, and sets an event condition based on the second parameter; and an event processing section which determines whether or not the event condition has been satisfied, selects an available first parameter from the first parameters referring to the event table based on time information generated by the timer when the event condition has been determined to have been satisfied, and performs calculations based on the selected first parameter.02-05-2009
20100062823METHOD AND APPARATUS THAT CONTROL RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN A FREQUENCY PRICED RAFFLE - A process is provided. The process generates a predetermined number of unique sub-combinations of a set of game numbers, each of the sub-combinations having the same quantity of numbers. Further, the process prints a set of probabilities-based raffle tickets for a probabilities-based raffle game such that each of the probabilities-based raffle tickets in the set of probabilities-based raffle tickets distinctly corresponds to one of the unique sub-combinations of the set of game numbers. The process indicates a first price category and a second price category. In addition, the process indicates a maximum prize that a single player having a probabilities-based raffle ticket with a full match wins. The process also indicates a secondary prize that each of a plurality of players having a probabilities-based raffle ticket with a partial match wins. Each partial match is distinct and has a same quantity of numbers matched.03-11-2010
20100062822PRE-PRINTED INSTANT WIN LOTTERY TICKETS WITH UNLIMITED NUMBER OF MAXIMUM PRIZES - A process is provided. The process generates an initial lot of instant lottery tickets. The initial lot has an initial lottery prize structure. The initial lottery prize structure has an initial lot size. Further, the process randomly selects an extracted lot of instant lottery tickets from an aggregate lot. The extracted lot has (i) an extracted lottery prize structure that has identical odds to the initial lottery prize structure without being limited to the predetermined number of maximum prizes in the maximum prize category and the predetermined number of secondary prizes in the secondary prize category, and (ii) an extracted lot size that is less than the aggregate lot size.03-11-2010
20100056245GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING MACHINE, AND PLAY METHOD THEREOF - Selections of an arbitrary number of numbers are accepted from numbers 1 to 80 and then twenty elements are drawn from eighty elements each numbered with a number 1 through 80. Then, an award is provided according to the number of matching numbers between the numbers on the drawn elements and the selected numbers. In addition, in a case where a predetermined condition has been bet such as consecutively playing games of the same type, no award during a predetermined consecutive games or the like, an elimination processing is executed to eliminate elements, for example, ten elements are eliminated. Since a total number of elements is changed to seventy, a matching probability between the numbers on the drawn elements and the selected numbers is made higher, so that awarding probability to a player is made higher.03-04-2010
20100069137Lottery Game And Method - A lottery game form that includes one or more numbered grids of cells and an x- and y-axis header that contain information pertaining to contestants of an event wherein winning the lottery game is determined by the outcome of the event. A method for conducting a lottery game using the form is provided. A system is provided for playing a lottery game employing the form.03-18-2010
20090215514Gaming Machine with Conversation Engine for Interactive Gaming Through Dialog with Player and Playing Method Thereof - A gaming machine outputs, from an output unit, a message or a conversation sentence to inquire a language type to be used in a game in the forms of sounds and characters. A player inputs, into an input unit, a response message or a response sentence to designate the language type that the player wishes to use in a game. Thereafter, the gaming machine determines to use the language type designated in the response message as the language type in the game. Moreover, the gaming machine converts an amount of an award in the game from a standard currency into a currency corresponding to the designated language type, and outputs the converted amount from the output unit.08-27-2009
20100062821METHOD AND APPARATUS THAT CONTROL RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN A RAFFLE - A process is provided. The process generates a predetermined number of unique sub-combinations of a set of game numbers, each of the sub-combinations having the same quantity of numbers. Further, the process prints a set of probabilities-based raffle tickets for a probabilities-based raffle game such that each of the probabilities-based raffle tickets in the set of probabilities-based raffle tickets distinctly corresponds to one of the unique sub-combinations of the set of game numbers. In addition, the process indicates a maximum prize that a single player having a probabilities-based raffle ticket with a full match wins. The process also indicates a secondary prize that each of a plurality of players having a probabilities-based raffle ticket with a partial match wins. Each partial match is distinct and has a same quantity of numbers matched.03-11-2010
20110098096Method of Lottery Wagering on Real-World Events - A method for lottery wagering on real-world events. One method according to an embodiment of the present invention includes selecting a set of variables, each variable representing a time-varying value capable of having a fixed value at a specified time. For each variable, the method includes selecting a range of values for the fixed value of the variable at the specified time, dividing the range of values into a set of n increments, randomly assigning a lottery number from a set of lottery numbers, 1 to n, to each increment, selecting a winning lottery number from the set of lottery numbers based on correlating the fixed value of the variable at the specified time with the increment associated with the winning lottery number; and determining a set of winning lottery numbers from the winning lottery numbers selected for each variable.04-28-2011
20110250944METHOD FOR CONDUCTING A LOTTERY - The invention relates to methods for conducting lotteries. The technical result is that of maintaining and heightening the interest of the players in the process of the lottery itself.10-13-2011
20110250943METHOD OF PLAYING PREPRINTED GAME TICKETS HAVING MULTIPLE GAMES PRINTED THEREOF - A method is provided of vending game tickets from a vending machine during a game play session. Each ticket is preprinted with a plurality of individually playable games, and each game has a game result. The games are associated with at least one deal of games that includes at least some games that have predetermined winning game results. One or more games on a ticket are electronically purchased in a current game play session in response to a request inputted into the vending machine from a patron. Less than all of the games on the ticket may be purchased during the current game play session. An indication of which games on the ticket have been purchased is electronically recorded in database records. The vending machine dispenses all tickets that are played, including tickets wherein less than all of the games on the ticket were purchased during the current game play session. The records of the database may be used to verify which of the games on each of the played tickets have been purchased in the game play session.10-13-2011
20110045888GAME APPARATUS - Game apparatus (02-24-2011
20110070938LOTTERY GAME WITH INTERACTIVE GAME INDICIA SELECTION - A method and associated system are provided for conducting an interactive lottery game between players and a lottery gaming organization via a graphical user interface in communication with a game server. A set of player game indicia are displayed to the player on the graphical user interface for play of the lottery game, as well as a separately displayed set of lottery game indicia assigned to the lottery gaming organization for play of the lottery game. The player selects one of the player game indicia via the graphical user interface, with the player's selection designated on the graphical user interface without being revealed to the lottery gaming organization. The lottery gaming organization subsequently randomly designates one of the lottery game indicia, which is displayed to the player on the graphical user interface. A determination is made as to whether the player selected game indicia matches a predetermined criteria as a function of the randomly designated lottery game indicia. The game steps are repeated until no further player game indicia remain or not further matches are possible.03-24-2011
20100304827GAMING MACHINE THAT NAVIGATES DEALER IN A GAME OPERATION INPUT IN ROULETTE GAME - The present invention has an object of providing a gaming system that can allow a game to be advanced even by an inexperienced dealer. CPU counts a time by a timer as upon triggering at a predetermined timing, on a time axis on which the roulette game is advanced based on control of the roulette game control unit and displays on dealer-used display an instructional image stored to be associated with a timing data, in response to a time counted by the timer matching a time indicated by timing data stored in ROM.12-02-2010
20100304825GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING DEVICE AND METHOD PROVIDING COMPETITIVE WAGERING GAMES - The gaming system and method disclosed herein provides a player with an opportunity to compete against an opponent (either a virtual opponent or a human opponent). In one embodiment, the gaming system and method provide a competition game that operates concurrently with a wagering game. In one embodiment, the competition game includes a turn-based video game which enables a player to compete against an opponent. Different generated symbol combinations for the wagering game represent different game actions or sequences for the competition game. That is, the symbols or symbol combinations generated in the wager game determine which game actions or sequences the gaming system causes to occur for the competition game. Based on such displayed game actions and sequences, the disclosed gaming system and method determines whether the player or the opponent wins that competition for the competition game.12-02-2010
20090023490Pre-paid game cards and lottery tickets providing access to online electronic games - A ticket or game card contains information such as a number, code or password by which a player accesses an electronic wager game on a web site using a computer. The ticket is associated with some quantum of credit (non-cashable or cashable) which the player uses to play turns of the game. The game has a pay table that includes losing results, intermediate results in which the player wins additional non-cashable resources (such as additional spins or additional non-cashable credit) and winning results in which the player wins credit redeemable for cash. The winning results can be directly converted to cash on a one to one basis, or converted to cash value by means of a second pay table. The systems and methods can be used to implement a lottery in which case the ticket is a lottery ticket. Alternatively, a player purchases the card and then proceeds to play at a land-based or online casino.01-22-2009
20110256917GAMING SYSTEM SERVER - An example gaming system server is arranged to receive terminal data from a player operable terminal and determine whether the terminal data includes at least one of game play data and lottery data. The server includes a game module which operates in response to a determination that the terminal data includes game play data to generate server game data based on the game play data for transmission to the player operable terminal; a lottery module which operates in response to a determination that the terminal data includes lottery data to generate a lottery entry; and a communication module arranged to communicate the lottery entry to an independent lottery system in a form compatible with the lottery system, receive a receipt from the lottery system for the lottery entry, and associate the receipt with the terminal.10-20-2011
20100304826HASH FUNCTION USING A ROULETTE GAME PROCESS - In the computer data security field, a cryptographic hash function process embodied in a computer system and which is typically keyless, but is highly secure. The process is based on the type of randomness exhibited by the well known gambling game of roulette played on a roulette wheel involving dropping a ball onto a partitioned spinning wheel. The ball loses momentum and drops into one of the partitions (pockets) of the wheel. Computation of the hash value (digest) is the result of executing in a model (such as computer code or logic circuitry) such a game algorithm using the message as an input to the game algorithm, then executing the game algorithm. A state of the game (the final ball location) after a ball (or several balls) are played gives the hash digest value of the message.12-02-2010
20100304830Gaming Machine Having A Community Game With Side Wagering - A gaming system includes at least one community display, a first gaming machine, and a second gaming machine. The at least one community display displays a communal game that includes a plurality of elements. At least some of the plurality of elements have a communal value associated therewith. The first and second gaming machines have a respective first and second video display for displaying the plurality of elements. At least some of the plurality of elements have a first and second player value associated therewith. The first and second gaming machines determine the first and second player values by applying a respective first and second value-enhancement parameter to the communal values associated with at least some of the plurality of elements. The first value-enhancement parameter is different than the second value-enhancement parameter.12-02-2010
20100304829GAMING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - In a gaming machine and a method for controlling the same, whether to start insurance is determined on a basis of a count value cumulatively incremented along with execution of unit games and counted by a counter, and an insurance start condition table defining a correspondence relationship between the count value and start of the insurance; and a first feature game and a second feature game are executed when it is determined to start the insurance. When it is determined to start the insurance, a first feature game may be executed; a condition of a second feature game may be determined on a basis of an outcome of the executed first feature game and a second feature game condition determination table defining a correspondence relationship between an outcome of the first feature game and a condition of the second feature game; and the second feature game may be executed under the determined condition.12-02-2010
20100062824METHOD AND APPARATUS THAT CONTROL RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN A VARIABLE PRICED PROMOTIONAL LOTTERY GAME - The process generates a predetermined number of unique sub-combinations of a set of game numbers. Each of the sub-combinations has the same quantity of numbers. Further, the process prints a set of promotional lottery tickets for a promotional lottery game such that each of the promotional lottery tickets in the set of promotional lottery tickets distinctly corresponds to one of the unique sub-combinations of the set of game numbers. In addition, the process indicates a maximum prize that is won by a player having a promotional lottery ticket with a full match. The process also indicates a secondary prize that is won by a player having a promotional lottery ticket with a partial match. Further, the process provides at least a subset of the set of promotional lottery tickets to a plurality of players in the promotional lottery game.03-11-2010
20120202575GAME SYSTEM AND GAME APPARATUS - A game system including a lottery apparatus which is coupled to a plurality of player terminal devices in a manner capable of information communication. The lottery apparatus includes the same number of rotation bodies as the number of rows M or columns N of a card. Each rotation body performs a lottery draw in association with the corresponding one of the rows or columns. The player terminal device includes an arrangement-determination section that sets an arrangement of symbols allocated in the cells included in each row or column of the card such that each of the allocated symbols is the same as any one of the symbols to be determined by a lottery draw in the corresponding rotation body to the each row or column.08-09-2012
20120202574Method for Implementing a Digital Gate Enabled Multi-Player Lottery Game - A method is provided for implementing a Digital Gate-based, multi-player lottery game by providing lottery tickets for players that may include a first game component with a first prize structure and an entry into a multi-player network wherein a plurality of players combine their respective entries to complete a multi-player game, such as a puzzle. Upon successful conclusion of the multi-player game, the players are awarded a prize separate from the first prize structure. A code is provided on the lottery ticket that enables the player to access a designated Internet website and place their entry into at least one of a plurality of ongoing multi-player games with other players. Respective validation files associated with the lottery ticket codes are updated to reflect prizes won in the multi-player games, wherein players may present the lottery ticket and assigned code if required for redemption in the multi-player game.08-09-2012
20120202573Method for Play of a Digital Gate Enabled Lottery Ticket-Based Game - A method is provided for implementing a Digital Gate enabled lottery game wherein players are offered the chance to increase the prize value of a ticket by linking subsequently purchased tickets in a chain. Lottery tickets are provided for players, wherein each lottery ticket includes a unique validation code and play of the game enabled by the lottery ticket may result in a prize within a given prize structure. For winning plays of one of the lottery tickets, consumers are provided an option to redeem the ticket for the prize or to register and designate the winning lottery ticket as part of a chain. The player may enhance the prize associated with the first ticket in the chain by subsequent registration of an additional lottery ticket wherein, upon being registered, the additionally registered tickets in the chain may or may-not be individually redeemed. In the event that the first additional ticket in a chain enhances the prize of the original ticket, the consumer is provided with the option to redeem the original ticket for the enhanced prize or to register additional lottery tickets in a chain. The Digital Gate enabled games also provide for calculating the Expected Value (EV) of games with dynamic prize values.08-09-2012
20120202572Method for Play of a Lottery Ticket-Based Internet Game - A method is provided for implementing a ticket-based Internet lottery game wherein winning plays of the Internet games are validated and redeemed through a lottery authority's existing validation and redemption system for on-line lottery tickets. Lottery tickets are provided for players, with the lottery tickets having a code that enables a player to access a designated web site and play an Internet game having a prize structure. The code is validated against a database and, for winning plays of the Internet game, a virtual bet is generated and transferred to the on-line lottery ticket validation system. Virtual drawings are periodically conducted within the on-line lottery ticket validation system in order to load win files corresponding to winning plays of the Internet game into the on-line lottery ticket winners database. The winning players are instructed as to a time after the virtual drawing when they can redeem their prize.08-09-2012
20090247255SEPARATE PRIZES IN A LOTTERY GAME - A process establishes a first price category corresponding to a first prize in a lottery game. The first prize funded from lottery ticket sales from the first price category. Further, the process establishes a second price category corresponding to a second prize in the lottery game. The second prize is distinct from the first prize. In addition, the second prize is funded from lottery tickets sales from the second price category without funding from the lottery ticket sales from the first price category. The process also indicates a predetermined multiple such that a potential prize distribution of the second prize is at least the multiple of a potential prize distribution of the first prize.10-01-2009
20110177856Method of conducting a National Professional Football League based lottery game - A method of conducting a National Professional Football League based lottery game is provided herein which refers to the National Professional Football League team matches played during football seasons. The game uses thirteen team matches that play during each football week. The participant would guess the winning teams or guess a tie outcome to a match that would happen at the end of the fourth quarter of a normal football game time. There is no overtime football game outcome considered in this lottery game. The method is using a table with thirteen team matches and includes columns for marking the guessing outcome of each match.07-21-2011
20080242392Gaming system - A gaming system comprising: a gaming machine and a server capable of communicating with the gaming machine is provided. The gaming machine comprises a receiving unit for receiving a game medium. The server comprises a plurality of first storage devices for storing a plurality of accumulated amounts to which predetermined proportions of bet game media received by the receiving unit is cumulatively added, a first lottery unit for conducting a lottery to determine whether or not one of the accumulated amounts is to be paid, and a first processor that operates to transmit an instruction for payout based on a result of the lottery and reset all accumulated amounts stored in the plurality of first storage devices when the instruction for payout is transmitted based on the result of the lottery.10-02-2008
20090275379House advantage excluding game apparatus and method of implementing the same - A house advantage excluding game apparatus has a game server, multiple player terminals and a random number generator. The game server runs a game program. The game program is capable of generating a house advantage situation and has a house advantage exclusion method. Each player terminal corresponds to a player participating in the game program. The random number generator is controlled by the game server to generate a result. The house advantage exclusion method has acts of: recognizing a house advantage, generating a house advantage exclusive player group and selecting at least one player to pay out an extra bonus.11-05-2009
20080268938SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GAMBLING USING COMBINATIONS OF GAMING DEVICES - Method and systems are provided for using electronic game-pieces or e-tokens in games of chance. Electronic game-pieces allow players of games of chance to participate in real-time in games of chance, to effect real-time wagers, to dynamically adjust the players' odds of winning, and to re-use or create combinations of game-pieces to increase players' odds of winning or players' odds of winning different prizes. Multi-player games are also described in which multiple players may engage in cooperative or competitive wagering or game play.10-30-2008
20120202571Method and Associated Lottery Game Card/Ticket for Play of Multiple Game Components - A method and associated lottery game card/ticket are provided for implementing a ticket-based, multi-component lottery game and includes providing lottery tickets for players, wherein the lottery tickets include a first game component with a first prize structure and at least one additional game component with a separate second prize structure. A first validation code is provided on the lottery ticket that is linked to a first game server for validating and redeeming the first game component of the lottery ticket. A second validation code is provided on the lottery ticket that may be linked to a separate second game server for validating and redeeming the second game component of the lottery ticket. Validation and redemption of the lottery ticket for the first and second game components is enabled by separate redemption acts.08-09-2012
20080214270Gaming Machine Capable Of Operating To Indicate The Number Of Bets, And Game Playing Method - Roulette is executed by placing a bet using a bet screen 09-04-2008
20080214272GAMING DEVICE HAVING PLAYER SELECTABLE AWARD DIGITS AND AWARD MODIFICATION OPTIONS - The present invention provides a gaming device that has a player selectable award feature that may be implemented with a primary or bonus game. More specifically, the present invention provides a processor controlled gaming device that randomly generates a plurality of positions or digits of an award and enables the player to pick which position or digit receives a first randomly generated number, which digit receives a second randomly generated number, etc., until each of the positions have a number, whereby the gaming device determines the player's ultimate award. This sequence or feature may be employed in a bonus game, in a known base or primary game or in any stand alone game.09-04-2008
20080214268GAME MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING GAME MACHINE - Control is performed to determine whether or not a predicted game outcome inputted by an input device coincides with an actual game outcome. Thereafter, an award is provided based on the determination result.09-04-2008
20100304828GAME TICKET WITH A RELATED WEB SITE - Lottery ticket games are enhanced by providing a web site related to the lottery game and by causing a purchaser or potential purchaser of a lottery ticket to take an image of a bar code related to the lottery game using a camera module of a personal communication device such as a cell phone for communication with the web site. Thus the bar code is analyzed to determine the web site and further data from the web site is communicated to the cell phone. The data may relate to the winning or losing status of the particular ticket, may include data for additional games or may be of a promotional nature. The data can also be provided on other material and may act as an incentive to the retailer rather than the purchaser.12-02-2010
20080254853METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A LOTTERY - A process provides a first price category and a second price category in which a lottery ticket can be purchased for a lottery game. The first price category is distinct from the second price category. The first price category corresponds to a first known portion of a linear prize and a first known portion of a non-linear prize associated with the lottery game. Further, the second price category corresponds to a second known portion of a linear prize and a second known portion of a non-linear prize associated with the lottery game. The second known portion of the linear prize is more than the first known portion of the linear prize, the second known portion of the non-linear prize being more than the first known portion of the non-linear prize.10-16-2008
20080254851METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN INSTANT ONLINE LOTTERY TICKET - A process provides a first price category and a second price category in which an instant online lottery ticket can be purchased for an instant online lottery game. The first price category is distinct from the second price category. In addition, the process randomly generates an assortment of the set of instant online game numbers in an instant online matrix of numbers. The process also determines a linear subset of the set of instant online game numbers such that each number in the linear subset is matched with corresponding numbers in the instant online matrix of numbers.10-16-2008
20110053674ELECTRONIC LOTTERY SYSTEM FOR INCREASING THE USAGE OF TICKETS IN A LOTTERY GAME - A lottery gaming system utilizes one or more distribution groups of game play records. The gaming system preferably distributes a distribution group of game play records to each of a number of assignment components in the gaming system. Various ones of the game play records are assigned from a distribution group in response to game play requests from respective players. The game play records that remain unassigned after a collection condition is met are collected and used to form a new distribution group available for re-distributing to an assignment component in the gaming system.03-03-2011
20110053673SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING A GAME OF CHANCE - Provided are systems and methods configured to retain game state information during the course of game play of multiple individual games to deliver a gaming experience in addition to the game play and/or any outcome associated with the individual games and/or game sessions. Player interest can be enhanced through the requirement that multiple games be played to get to a final outcome of the game experience. Each ticket/entry can represent one step along the way (or some other ratio) of the game experience. Combining online experiences with a progression through the gaming experience with stored state information across sessions allows a game management system to track and manage the player until the game experience is complete and can include, for example, requiring a predetermined number of plays. Further the game management system can permit dynamically establishing criteria for players during any game experience.03-03-2011
20120034964RAFFLE GAME SYSTEM AND METHOD - An automated raffle game and method making use of prize pools, the prize pools having elements, the elements representing one of: winning prizes; or, both winning prizes and no-win (0 value) prizes. Raffle tickets are associated with a prize pool. Upon closure of the game, either by a time-out or by number of tickets sold, a number of elements are taken from the pool. The number of elements taken from the pool is directly related to the number of tickets associated with the pool and further depends on which type of pool is being used (one having only win-elements or both win and 0-value elements). The results are sent to the player terminal, where a player may simply take a winning voucher or ticket, or, may chose to view an entertainment display.02-09-2012
20100323776GAMING SYSTEMS AND METHODS AND ROTATING ASSEMBLIES FOR USE THEREIN - A gaming machine includes a memory, a first display device configured to display a first game, a second display device configured to display a second game, and a processor coupled to the memory, to the first display device, and to the second display device. The second display device includes a plurality of segments, wherein at least one of the segments is an electronic display device. The processor is configured to enable play of the first game in response to a wager made by the player, enable play of the second game upon detection of a triggering event during play of the first game, and during play of the first game and the second game, update the electronic display device to reflect a current award value.12-23-2010
20100167804GAME MACHINE WITH PHYSICAL LOTTERY MECHANISM - A game machine of the present invention is a medal game machine where a lottery is performed at a satellite unit as a physical lottery system and when obtained numbers form a line on a bingo card, which is realized as an establishment of bingo. Medals are paid out directly or indirectly to a player. Wherein one privilege to be given to a player at the moment of establishment of bingo is selected in accordance with a control state of a payout rate of medals from a plurality of privileges each of which is connected with the payout of medals to a player and by which the affections given to the payout rate of medals are different from each other.07-01-2010
20100167806INSTANT-WIN TICKET LOTTERY GAME - An instant-win lottery game system includes a plurality of instant-win lottery tickets, with each of the tickets having a play area with a plurality of play spaces arranged in defined pattern. Randomly generated play symbols are depicted in a plurality of the play spaces that is less than all of the play spaces. A plurality of line segments are also depicted in the play area, with each line segment connecting at least two play spaces. The line segments have a placement and orientation in the play area that is randomly generated. A plurality of the play spaces that is less than all of the play spaces are connected to at least one other play space by the randomly generated line segments such that different lottery tickets in the game system have the same number of connected play spaces, but with different patterns of randomly generated line segments. A scratch-off layer is provided over at least a portion of the play area and covers the randomly placed line segments and play symbols. Markings on provided on the scratch-off layer that provide at least a partial indication to the player of the placement and orientation of the underlying line segments.07-01-2010
20120309484GAME MACHINE - A game machine includes a game board provided with a game field on which playing balls cascade downward; a bonus game determination part configured to determine that bonus game providing a game value when a predetermined condition is met, is acquired; a ball receiving hole detection part configured to detect a playing ball entering a ball receiving hole provided in the playfield; and a lottery part configured to hold a lottery to determine whether or not a specific result is acquired when the ball receiving hole detection part detects the playing ball entering. The bonus game determination part does not determine that the bonus game is acquired even when the ball receiving hole detection part detects the playing ball entering, but when the specific result is acquired as a result of the lottery held by the lottery part, determines that the player acquires the bonus game.12-06-2012
20090176548Secondary roulette game - A plurality of gaming machines for paying out award corresponding to a play, comprising an executor for starting a primary game and a secondary roulette game, a controller for manipulating a secondary roulette to determine a winning gaming machine in the secondary game, a display for representing a winning odds of the secondary roulette game on the roulette, and a decision unit for determining the winning odds corresponding to wager.07-09-2009
20090197661CONFIGURATION FOR PROVIDING A PARI-MUTUEL ADD-ON GAME TO A PARI-MUTUEL BASE GAME - A system is provided. The system includes a lottery ticket printer that prints a plurality of first price category lottery tickets, the plurality of second price category lottery tickets, and the plurality of third price category lottery tickets. Further, the system includes a lottery ticket distribution module that provides the plurality of first price category lottery tickets, the plurality of second price category lottery tickets, and the plurality of third price category lottery tickets to a plurality of players. The system also includes an allocation module that allocates a predetermined percentage of lottery ticket sales from the plurality of first price category lottery tickets, the plurality of second price category lottery tickets, and the plurality of third price category lottery tickets to each prize distribution in each price category. Further, the system includes a random selection module that randomly selects a set of winning lottery numbers.08-06-2009
20090197662METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN INSTANT LOTTERY GAME AND A SUPPLEMENTAL GAME - A process provides indicates, with a display module, on a display a first price category and a second price category in which an instant online lottery ticket can be purchased for an instant online lottery game and a supplemental game. The first price category is distinct from the second price category. The first price category corresponds to (i) a first known portion of an instant online linear prize and a first known portion of an instant online non-linear prize associated with the instant online lottery game and (ii) a supplemental game prize. The second price category corresponds to (i) a second known portion of the instant online linear prize and a second known portion of the instant online non-linear prize associated with the instant online lottery game and (ii) the supplemental game prize.08-06-2009
20100190541Security System and Method for Lottery Tickets - A system and method of printing lottery tickets produces a prize structure with ticket books containing all available prizes. A game generation file is then generated withholding the high tier prizes. A list of validation numbers is then created from ticket books that hold only low tier winning ticket values. In one embodiment, only validation numbers associated with tickets having no redemption value are included in the list Individual validation numbers are then selected at random from the created list of validation numbers, and high tier ticket prize data is assigned to each record associated with a selected validation number. The information is stored in a new file that can be contained on a separate file server from the original generation file, invoking increased access control and monitoring for additional security purposes. The new file contains the raw ticket data that is used in the printing of the tickets.07-29-2010
20100022290SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOTTERY-STYLE GAMES - Systems and methods for lottery-style games are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented method may comprise: establishing a map-based game that is scheduled to have a number of lottery drawings associated with a plurality of grid units on a map: accepting enrollment of players in the map-based game, each player being associated with at least one grid unit on the map and being committed to participate in a plurality of the lottery drawings by contributing tokens of value, receiving, from each player, a designated number of tokens to be contributed, on behalf of each of the at least one grid unit, to each lottery drawing said player is committed to participate in; and-executing the map-based game by pooling the contributed tokens to form a jackpot and conducting a drawing, from grid units participating in said drawing, to select at least one grid unit to win a first prize.01-28-2010
20120302312METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED INTERACTIVE GAME PLAY IN LOTTERY AND GAMING ENVIRONMENTS - Methods and systems for electronic interaction comprising a display for presenting a grid of identifying objects, an input for receiving a player selection of an identifying object, a random generator for randomly selecting a winning, identifying object, and a point tally system for awarding points to the player according to the rules comprising a first point value if the player selected identifying object exactly matches the winning identifying object, a second point value if the player selected identifying object is in a geometric relationship with the winning identifying object, and a third, negative, point value if the player is not awarded the first point value or the second point value.11-29-2012
20120302310TOURNAMENT QUALIFICATION & CHARACTERISTICS IN A GAMING SYSTEM - A gaming system is disclosed that provides game play in a tournament in exchange for monetary input per game played. The gaming system includes: a game server, a plurality of game units, and a tournament administration controller. Each game unit is a game of chance or other game that does not rely primarily on the skill of the player. The casino-based game units enable the play of linked wheel games. The tournament administration controller enables an operator to designate tournament characteristics.11-29-2012
20120302309Lottery Game Apparatus Including the Accumulation of Player Points - A lottery game apparatus includes a set of lottery tickets each printed with an instant win game and information defining a number of points awarded to the player in addition to or as an alternative to a prize for the game together with a programmed computer providing access to a web site associated with the set of tickets. The computer program provides communication through the internet for the player, and program components for registration of details of the player entering the web site and for storing data identifying each player for entry by the registered player of a points entry number from a played ticket so as to define for each player an account of a points total held by that player and a plurality of games to be played by the player using the points.11-29-2012
20120302308Random Prize Using Dollar Bill Serial Number - In one embodiment, a method includes determining a monetary instrument at a computing device. The monetary instrument is read to determine a first set of numbers from the monetary instrument. A second set of numbers is determined randomly. The computing device then analyzes the first set of numbers and the second set of numbers to determine if the first set of numbers for the monetary instrument qualifies a user for a prize. Then it is determined if a pre-qualification event has occurred. The user is awarded the prize if the monetary instrument qualifies the user of the prize and the pre-qualification event has occurred.11-29-2012
20120302307NOVEL SIDE BET GAME WITH ROULETTE PLAY - A method of playing a roulette game with a side bet uses: 11-29-2012
20100029361WAGERING GAME MACHINE WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL WAGERING GAME EFFECTS - Systems and methods provide three-dimensional transformations on graphical images. The transformations may vary in accordance with various wagering game functions.02-04-2010
20110028197ROULETTE PAYOUT CALCULATOR - A mechanical calculator that computes payouts for combinations of roulette bets. A number wheel (02-03-2011
20110034229Lottery Game Gift Card System - A method of creating a gift card device used to purchase lottery games from authorized Lottery retailers and then defer play to a later date. The play can be redeemed at any lottery retailers for instant/scratch tickets or terminal generated/numbers game tickets. Play can also be redeemed for digital scratch tickets or secure drawing/numbers game tickets (terminal generated games) via an Internet enabled device including PCs, cell phones, smart phones or PDAs.02-10-2011
20110105213Internet Based Lottery Redemption System and Methods - A method and associated system for Internet play of an instant lottery game includes supplying instant lottery tickets for purchase by players, with each of the instant lottery tickets having a game authorization code. The winning or loosing status of the instant lottery tickets is unknown to the players at the time of purchase. Each of the instant lottery tickets is provided with a unique prize claim code separate from the game authorization code. A web site is provided wherein a player enters the game authorization code via an Internet device to initiate play of the instant lottery game. The outcome of the game is then randomly determined and presented to the player via the web site. The value of a winning outcome is credited to a running tally associated with the lottery ticket and, upon the player cashing out to end the lottery game, a monetary value is assigned for the running tally associated with the unique prize claim code. The prize claim codes are stored and at defined periodic intervals, the prize claim codes are transferred to a lottery system central computer. For redemption of an instant lottery ticket, the player presents the prize claim code to a lottery redemption location wherein the presented prize claim code is verified with data from the transferred prize claim codes to determine a payout to the player for the lottery ticket.05-05-2011
20100124966ROULETTE GAME DEVICE HAVING VARIABLE BETTING TIME LIMIT - A roulette game device is configured to make prediction of a game result difficult by making timing at which a bet operation ends variable.05-20-2010
20120149455GAME MACHINE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM THEREOF - An aspect of the invention provides a game machine including: a second game chance control device that generates at least one game chance that is allowed to establish a predetermined winning condition in a game within a predetermined range provided to a player in exchange for a game value; a symbol arrangement control device that determines types of symbols to be arranged on a predetermined area on a game screen with a predetermined positional relationship according to the generation of the game chance; and a first winning determining device that determines whether the winning condition is established based on the types and the arrangement of the symbols arranged on the predetermined area.06-14-2012
20120149454METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACHIEVING A DESIRED PAYOUT OVER A TOTALITY OF INDIVIDUAL GAME PLAYS OF A LOTTERY GAME - A computer-implemented method for achieving a desired payout over a totality of individual game plays of a lottery game with a computer system involves establishing a deck of payout records, with each of the records in the deck having a payout value assigned thereto. The number of records in the deck is determined as a function of a total number of winning game plays in the totality of the individual game plays of the lottery game. The payout values are assigned to the payout records such that a total sum of the payout values corresponds to a defined payout for the lottery game. The payout records are applied to the respective winning game plays in the lottery game to achieve the overall desired payout over the totality of individual game plays.06-14-2012
20110306399Lottery/Online gaming Bet Administration System and Method - Embodiments of the disclosed technology provide a system and method for electronic lottery and or online gaming bet placement and management employing Radio Frequency Identification technology. The system and method both employ use of a plurality of passive RFID tags. Each tag comprises stored data. The data may include a read-only memory area and a writable memory area. The system and method also utilize a data storage medium under the operative control of a lottery/gaming administrator. The data storage medium contains data associated with a plurality of gambling accounts. The data may include personal information and payout information. Each gambling account is associated with at least one RFID tag via the unique read-only tag number stored therein.12-15-2011
20100069136MOBILE PLAY INSTANT TICKET LOTTERY GAME - A method and system for implementing an instant win lottery game includes receiving a player's wager and selection of a game at a point-of-sale (POS) lottery location. The player receives a lottery ticket corresponding to the selected game, with the lottery ticket including a unique identification code that dictates the outcome of the game. The player accesses the lottery authority system via a wireless internet enabled mobile device to display and play and instant win game to reveal the outcome of the lottery ticket.03-18-2010
20110028199Vending Machine for Manufacturing On-Demand Lottery Tickets - A distributed manufacturing and distribution process for lottery tickets is disclosed. The manufacturing/vending system comprises a ticket manufacturing server and one or more vending devices located at remote sites. Each vending device is operatively coupled for communication with the server, normally via a network connection. Each vending devices is further equipped with blank media and printing means, so that a customer is able to purchase on-demand tickets from a vending device in communication with the server. Additionally, the vending devices may be configured as electronic aid to display the results of the purchased lottery tickets in entertaining ways to the customer.02-03-2011
20090163263Method and System for Multiple In-Lane Lottery Ticket Sales at a Retail Establishment - A lottery sales method and related system utilize an in-lane lottery sales computing device that is configured to interface with a point-of-sale terminal and determine when the point-of-sale terminal has identified a code corresponding to a desired lottery product. A request identifying the desired lottery product is transmitted to a lottery central system device used to administer and coordinate the sales of lottery products.06-25-2009
20090176549Mobile Lottery - A system and a method for a mobile lottery for providing the service of participation in a lottery draw at the push of a single button, by sending a SMS message from a mobile phone.07-09-2009
20110028198Modified Auction Style Game and Game of Chance Driven by Collective User Data, Random Choice, and Partial Payback - An auction is effected with two levels of participation. A winning ticket is established and the auction object is awarded to the winning ticket. In addition, certain tickets are selected as payback tickets which receive back either the amount paid for the ticket or at least the mean entry fee, which is the average paid for all tickets. The winning ticket is awarded randomly, but the individual tickets in the “drawing” are weighted according to the entry fee paid for the given ticket. The payback tickets are determined according to another criterion, for example the time of purchase or a match between the actual fee paid for the ticket and the mean entry fee.02-03-2011
20090275380System and Method for Conducting a Raffle - A system and method is disclosed for conducting a raffle. In an embodiment, the method includes providing a plurality of unique raffle entry numbers that are sold over a communication network in exchange for donations. In particular, credit card information is received over the communication network from at least one purchaser of the plurality of unique raffle entry numbers. Moreover, a fund is generated comprising a portion of the donations. A winner is selected from the plurality of unique raffle entry numbers wherein the fund is distributed to a charitable organization via a credit authorization.11-05-2009
20120040732LOTTERY GAME CARD AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING A LOTTERY GAME - A lottery game card incorporates player direction in determining the outcome of the game and allows a player to reveal one or more elements on the card according to rules associated with the lottery game. According to one embodiment of the invention, a player may choose any of the elements as the first revealed element. The player's progression through a card is not predetermined such that the player has significant ability or flexibility to control or direct the play of the lottery game embodied by the card and to influence or direct the outcome of the lottery game embodied by the card.02-16-2012
20110319149Accurate Marketing System - A community portal website system composed of multilevel community portal websites, employing a precision marketing method to pay resident members to look at advertisements placed by business members. Business members are able to specify a campaign period, a prepaid budget balance, and target consumer characteristics for the viewers of an advertisement. Resident members are paid by business members both directly and indirectly. Resident members who match the target consumer characteristics will be directly paid a fee for accessing an advertisement for a predetermined viewing time. Resident members are also paid indirectly by business members by means of a lottery fund. Business members contribute to the lottery fund every time their advertisements are viewed by resident members. A winner of the lottery fund is drawn regularly by the licensor or licensee, and the grand prize winner is paid a substantial amount.12-29-2011
20120015705Method and Apparatus for Conducting a Game of Chance - A system and method are provided for playing a game of chance. The game of chance may include, for example, a lottery-type game. A result of the game of chance is revealed to a player in another medium. In one example, the result is revealed during multiple game instances of one or more online games. In one example, the online game is a reveal element game.01-19-2012
20120015706Method and System for cooperatively playing games of chance - A method and system for providing games of chance based on partial entries are disclosed. The method comprises exchanging partial entries in a non-intrusive manner amongst participants, and combining partial entries to make complete entries to enter into draws for prizes. A drawing server may implement a variety of reward schemes, and prize certificates or notifications may then be communicated electronically. The disclosed method and system may also be used for product or brand promotions. Prizes certificates may be redeemed online or at a point of sale equipped with a validation terminal in communication with the drawing server.01-19-2012
20110165933Method and Apparatus For Checking A Ticket Status From A Random Draw Game - Mobile computer device configured with instructions that upon execution uses the camera in a web-enabled PDA, cellular phone or smart phone to capture a two-dimensional encapsulated code printed on a random draw game ticket, convert the code image to a unique digital representation, pass the digital representation through a database query using cellular data service to a remote computerized database to generate a result set of win/loss data as to the game ticket, and returning the result set to the PDA device for display.07-07-2011
20110165932GAMING DEVICE INCLUDING AN INTERACTIVE WHEEL FEATURE - Disclosed is a gaming device including an interactive animated representation of a wheel image or partial wheel image. A player of the device can start the wheel image spinning by touching and dragging their finger on the surface of the wheel image in order to move and spin the wheel image at a variety of speeds and directions.07-07-2011
20110086692MobileKittens - Mobile device software application that uses the camera in a web-enabled PDA, cellular phone or smart phone to capture a barcode image off a lottery ticket, convert it to its unique serial number, pass it via cellular data service through a database query to append or change a game database and initiate a unique computer game sessions on the mobile device that the consumer can play with variable outcomes to determine the future value of the printed ticket.04-14-2011
20100144417LOTTERY METHOD AND SYSTEM - A lottery game unit has a price selection input that receives a selection of a lottery ticket price at which a lottery ticket corresponding to a lottery game is to be purchased. The lottery ticket price is selected from a plurality of lottery ticket prices. Each of the lottery ticket prices corresponds to a distinct known percentage of a progressive jackpot which increases in size based on a portion of ticket sales revenue and that can be won with a full match of one of a plurality of game-play combinations. Further, the lottery game unit has a random number generator that randomly selects a set of lottery numbers for the player06-10-2010
20120021815Motivational Deployment Mechanism For Networked Systems - The described implementations relate to networked or distributed systems and more particularly to providing motivation for deployment of networked systems. One technique gathers a solicitation hierarchy in a distributed system. This technique also tracks contribution to the distributed system of participants within the hierarchy. This technique further probabilistically determines a participant as a lottery winner based at least in part on the solicitation hierarchy and the contribution.01-26-2012
20120064960METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING PROBABILITY OF AN OUTCOME IN A RANDOM GENERATION EVENT - A lottery game system and methodology involves, for each play of the game, a player choosing a number of player indicia from a field of the indicia. A subset of the indicia is randomly generated, and the player's indicia is compared to the subset to determine a winning game play. The number of indicia in the subsets is varied between different game plays such that a blend of the winning probabilities for each subset for all of the game plays produces a desired overall winning probability.03-15-2012
20120071222LOTTERY GAME WITH A GUARANTEED WINNER - A lottery game with a guaranteed winner is provided. Lottery tickets with unique identifiers are sold. Money from the sale of lottery tickets is used in whole or in part to form one or more jackpots. At least one winner is guaranteed to win a minimum jackpot and additional winners, additional jackpots and/or increasing jackpot amounts may be awarded, based on number of tickets sold and/or revenue generated from ticket sales.03-22-2012
20100240433METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOTTERY GAME PLAY AGGREGATION - According to one embodiment, a player may accumulate occurrences of matched lottery numbers over a plurality of lottery outcomes (e.g., lottery number drawings) and/or a plurality of lottery entries. The player may be allowed a bonus if a running count of occurrences of matched numbers is at least equal to a predetermined number.09-23-2010
20110092267USER-CONTROLLED SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES - Provided are systems and methods for conducting sweepstakes, which can include a user controlled gaming award, wherein the user controlled gaming award includes entries in another game is provided. Entries into a sweepstakes game are associating with a unique identifier, which can be used to enter a plurality of sweepstakes games. A graphical user interface is configured to permit a player to assign awarded sweepstakes entries to at least one sweepstakes game, and further can be configured to permit the player to accumulate entries. The awarded entries can be configured as a form of currency redeemable for entry into at least one sweepstakes game. The methods and systems can permit the player to exchange any entry to into a sweepstakes game. According to another embodiment of the invention, the method further comprises an act of permitting the player to exchange the custom currency. According to another embodiment, the method and systems are further configured to provide an exchange interface for trading of the custom currency.04-21-2011
20110065491SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A LOTTERY GAME - A lottery system including a device to receive and input a unique identifier associated with a lottery ticket wherein the unique identifier including a coded predetermined outcome. The lottery system also includes a remote server to receive a download request from the device and the device downloads software from the remote server. The device executes the downloaded software and the device transmits the unique identifier into the software upon a prompt from the software. The software verifies the unique identifier and validates the device to access to a program from the software. The device executes the program and the execution of the program reveals the coded predetermined outcome.03-17-2011
20110105212Interactive Online Lottery Game - The present invention provides an interactive online lottery game for poker, bingo or other type of multiplayer online game. The player may buy a ticket in a retail store or other similar location and play against other players online. The ticket comprises an Internet access code and preferably a website address providing the game. The players or the operator may pre-establish the amount of dollars to spend during a game.05-05-2011
20110105211DEVICE FOR DETECTING LOTTERY TICKETS - An apparatus for detecting lottery tickets includes a feeding unit, a plurality of sensors, a processing unit and a rotation unit. The feeding unit is used for carrying a lottery ticket. The sensors are disposed on the feeding unit and arranged in a row and used for sensing result of feeding the lottery ticket to generate information corresponding to the result. The processing unit is coupled to the sensors and used for receiving the information from the sensors and generating a control command based on the information. The rotation unit is coupled to the processing unit and used for receiving the control command and then rotating to feed or to eject the lottery ticket based on to the control command.05-05-2011
20100093420STACKING CONFIGURATION FOR SEPARATE PRIZES IN A LOTTERY GAME - A process provides operates, with a processor, a lottery game. Further, the process indicates, with the processor, a first price at which a lottery player can purchase a first price lottery entry into the lottery game. The first price lottery entry has a predetermined quantity of numbers. The process also indicates, with the processor, a second price at which the lottery player can purchase a second price lottery entry into the lottery game. The lottery player has to purchase the first price lottery entry to be eligible to purchase the second price lottery entry. The second price lottery entry has the predetermined quantity of numbers as provided with the first price lottery entry.04-15-2010
20100093419METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A LOTTERY GAME WITH LINEAR POSITION BASED PRIZES - A process provides a first price category and a second price category in which a lottery ticket can be purchased for a lottery game. The first price category is distinct from the second price category. The first price category corresponds to a first known portion of a grand linear prize and a first known portion of a linear prize associated with the lottery game. The second price category corresponds to a second known portion of the grand linear prize and a second known portion of the linear prize. The grand linear prize is greater than the linear prize.04-15-2010
20100093417SESSION-FREE ON-LINE TICKET LOTTERY - The present invention relates to a method for session-free on-line ticket probability game, where customer ID, ticket ID and encrypted content of the ticket is stored in a database and random number generator is in a limited access area. The randomised content for the ticket is encrypted in the limited access area but the data regarding transactions and ticket content is not stored in the limited access area.04-15-2010
20120122538Lottery Game Ticket Apparatus Including Network Communication of Information on the Game to Other Players - Apparatus for playing game by a plurality of players includes a set of instant win tickets and a programmed computer system creating a web site associated with the tickets to be accessed by the players. The system provides an app to be downloaded providing access to the site by the remote terminal of those players having the app. A computer controlled validation data base contains the status of each of the set of tickets and the system provides communication with the validation data base. The players can use their terminals to enter information relating to the playing of the game which is communicated to the remote terminals of one or more of others of the players.05-17-2012
20120122537Game Apparatus for Enhanced Play Including Web Site Play - A game for a plurality of players includes a set of instant win tickets and a programmed computer system creating a web site associated with the tickets to be accessed by the player. The system provides additional game data elements arranged to cooperate with at least one game data element on the ticket such that the game played is dependent on both the data element on the ticket and the additional game data elements on the web site. This arrangement allows the ticket to be played as a probability ticket where the player can play the game using the game data on the ticket and by selecting one of a plurality of game data elements on the site where the selection is part of the determination as to whether the ticket is a winner.05-17-2012
20120122536METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A PROGRESSIVE PRIZE STRUCTURE IN AN INSTANT GAME - A multi-priced instant lottery game with a first price point and a second price point is provided such that (i) the first price point corresponds to a first known potential fixed prize and a first known potential percentage of a progressive prize and (ii) the second price point corresponds to a second known potential fixed prize and a second known potential percentage of the progressive prize. The second price point is greater than the first price point. The second known potential fixed prize being greater than the first known potential fixed prize. The second known potential percentage of the progressive prize is greater than the first known potential percentage of the progressive prize. Further, a set of indicia associated with an instant lottery game ticket is generated. In addition, the instant lottery game ticket with the set of indicia is printed with a lottery ticket printer.05-17-2012
20110111822Spinner game of chance and skill - A game of chance and skill whereby players deposit credits in exchange for the ability to spin at least one rotatable spinning mechanism. The spinning mechanism rotates through a plurality of zones assigned varying numeric, alphabetic or symbolic values. In a preferred embodiment, the player is able to exert limited control over both the positive and negative acceleration of the spinning mechanism within predetermined parameters. When the spinning mechanism ceases to spin, the player is awarded the value assigned to the zone identified by the spinning mechanism. The player may then continue play in the same manner, redeem earned value, or exchange the same for a chance to spin a second more advantageous spinning mechanism. Progressive redemption rates encourage continued play. Various game limitations may apply to control length and duration of play.05-12-2011
20090131140MANAGEMENT OF OUTCOMES OF GAMES OF CHANCE - A method and system is provided for managing the outcomes of games of chance while maintaining the game's integrity.05-21-2009
20090131138SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADVANCED LOTTERY WAGERING - A system and method of display of data about lottery contests including data about which of such contests may be open, an amount to be won in such contest, a probability of winning such contest and a time remaining before an end of such contest.05-21-2009
20090131139METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A LOTTERY PRIZE STRUCTURE - A process is provided. The process provides a lottery game. Further, the process indicates a first price category and a second price category from which a lottery player can purchase a lottery ticket. In addition, the process indicates a first partial match prize distribution that can be won with a lottery ticket purchased from the first price category that has a partial match of a predetermined quantity of numbers between a set of player numbers appearing on the lottery ticket purchased from the first price category and a randomly selected set of numbers. The process also indicates a second partial match prize distribution that can be won with a lottery ticket purchased from the second price category that has a partial match between the set of player numbers appearing on the lottery ticket purchased from the second price category and the randomly selected set of numbers.05-21-2009
20120315974Game method and apparatus - Game playing apparatus described displaying in an image-space (12-13-2012
20120165088SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN INTERACTIVE LOTTERY GAME OVER A NETWORK - A system and method for increasing player odds at the expense of sharing the jackpot. The interactive lottery game consists in forming as many closed groups as possible, i.e., paid lottery entries, by having players wager small amounts in opened groups, i.e., unpaid lottery entries, before the day of the jackpot draw. Three levels of play are controlled by the system: i) random group play, chosen by players to place wagers; ii) customized group play, chosen by players to close specific groups; and iii) interactive group play for players transferring wagers from players' opened groups to other groups according to game strategies. This is a wiser lottery game because represent higher return on investment for players while increasing house profitability. It defines a new interactive lottery game accessible from any portable device or personal computer as long as players are connected to a network.06-28-2012
20120231866Roulette Performance and Analysis - A method and system for monitoring consecutive games of roulette played at a live roulette gaming table. The table includes a table layout, a roulette wheel and a chipper machine for sorting and counting betting chips. During each game, players bet on a spin of the roulette wheel by indicating bets on the table layout with the chips. Chip count data from the chipper machine along with game activity data from one or more gaming table monitoring systems is recorded and processed by a table computer to identify at least one game delineation event and associated timing information. The chip count data is analysed based on the timing information for game delineation event: and then portions of the chip count data are assigned to respective roulette games. The recorded data may be later analysed to determine a range of performance characteristics including optimisation characteristics, and/or immediately communicated to the table operators.09-13-2012
20120135793LOTTERY GAME SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PLAYING - A lottery game system includes a number of lottery tickets, a playing area disposed on each lottery ticket, the playing area having a number of paths each traversing in the playing area. A starting point and a finishing point are disposed on the playing area. A first winning predetermined path begins at the starting point and ends at the finishing point and is initially concealed from a player prior to commencing play of the lottery game. A special point is disposed among the various paths and a second winning path, defined as a portion of the first winning path, begins at the starting point and ends at the special point. The special point is positioned before the finishing point. The second winning path results in a higher winning amount than the first winning path. The lottery game system may further include a lottery wand manipulated by a user wherein the lottery wand remains in contact with said lottery ticket along said winning path. Further, the lottery game system may include at least one lottery terminal which is operative to print at least one playing area and to dispense at least one lottery ticket.05-31-2012
20120135794HANGMAN TYPE OF LOTTERY GAME - A method of conducting a Hangman type of lottery game includes offering a number of games to play. A number of letter combinations are defined, wherein each of the combinations has at least two letters. A player plays a game by selecting a letter combination or by prompting the lottery game system, by using their mobile electronic device, to randomly select the letter combination having at least two letters. The amount of letters included in the letter combination determines which of the games is played by the player. The selected letter combination is compared with the winning group of letters. A winning mode is defined wherein a predetermined amount of letters in a winning group of letters coincides with the letters included in the selected letter combination. Finally, the player receives a message on the player's mobile device, for example, whether the selected letter combination satisfies the winning mode.05-31-2012
20120135795LOTTERY TICKET AND METHOD OF CONDUCTING LOTTERY GAME - A method for conducting a lottery draw includes defining a playing area having a plurality of playing area on a lottery ticket and defining a first game and a second game on the lottery ticket playable by a player. Each game corresponds to one of the playing areas. A retailer receives play information as provided by the player and inputs play information as provided by the player. A lottery system defines a winning draw by randomly selecting numbers. The lottery ticket includes a first, second and third playing area. A set of numbers is on each of first, second, and third areas. There are two games that may be played on the lottery ticket. In a first game, a player selects a subset of numbers from said first area and the subset has less numbers than said set of numbers. In a second game, the player selects a subset of numbers from each of the first, second and third areas. The subset has less numbers than the set of numbers.05-31-2012
20100173692VOLUME PRICING AND ENHANCED RETAILER INCENTIVES IN A LOTTERY GAME - A process establishes a gross receipts target for a lottery for a predetermined quantity of base instant lottery game tickets for an instant lottery game such that (i) each base instant lottery game ticket provides an instant lottery game player with play eligibility in an instant lottery game to win a prize and (ii) each base instant lottery game ticket is sold by a retailer in either a target lot for a target price associated with the target lot or a sub-target lot for a sub-target price associated with the sub-target lot. The target lot has a target lot size. The sub-target lot has a sub-target lot size that is less than the target lot size. A ratio of the sub-target lot size to the sub-target price is in a non-linear proportion with a ratio of the target lot size to the target price.07-08-2010
20120252549GAMING AND/OR ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE - The present invention relates to a gaming and/or entertainment device having a plurality of wager fields which can be covered individually or group-wise by a wager of a player, as well as having a plurality of winning fields of which one or more can be selected by means of a winnings determination means. Bet display means are provided at the winning fields for marking the winning fields which produce a win according to the bets made, with a detection apparatus being associated with the wager fields for the detection of the wager fields respectively covered by a bet and with a control apparatus being provided for the control of the bet display means at the winning fields in dependence on the wager fields covered by bets and detected by the detection apparatus.10-04-2012
20120172104PREPAID WAGERING CARD - A prepaid wagering card and a system and method for playing the lottery over a telephone line using the prepaid wagering card are provided. The prepaid wagering card includes information that makes it convenient to obtain the prepaid wagering card and use it to wager sets of numbers listed thereon, while also ensuring that the information remains secure. Participating in a lottery using the prepaid wagering card simply involves calling a wagering system from a telephone and providing requested information. Thus, a user can purchase a prepaid wagering card and decide on which scheduled lottery to actually wager using the prepaid wagering card.07-05-2012
20120172103MULTI-BALL VIDEO-ROULETTE GAMING SYSTEMS, METHODS AND PROCESSOR-READABLE MEDIA - A video-based multi-ball super-roulette gaming system, method and processor-readable media includes a main/primary roulette wheel having a number of ball pockets with betting marks and a circular runway for rotating multiple graphical game balls within the primary roulette wheel. The system permits a player to pay and play multiple balls in order to maximize the action and winning chances with respect to a player. Multiple balls of the game provide increased action for the player while enticing the player to wager more creating increased gaming volume for an operator. Optionally, a secondary multiplier bonus wheel rotates within the vicinity of the primary roulette wheel in order to provide multiplied potential win for the player when configured with, for example, a bonus-wheel super-roulette gaming system and/or method.07-05-2012
20120172102BONUS WHEEL SUPER-ROULETTE GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A video-based super-roulette gaming system which includes a main/primary roulette wheel and a secondary multiplier bonus wheel. The primary roulette wheel includes a number of ball pockets with betting marks and a circular runway for rotating a graphical game ball within the primary roulette wheel. The secondary bonus wheel rotates within the vicinity of the primary roulette wheel in order to provide multiplied potential win for a player(s). A bonus spot with a hole and a path located on the primary roulette wheel transfers the game ball from the primary roulette wheel to the secondary bonus wheel when the game ball lands upon the bonus spot. A multimedia device generates animation and/or sound during the transfer of the game ball from the primary roulette wheel to the secondary bonus wheel in order to enhance spontaneity and excitement of the player within the video-simulated casino environment.07-05-2012
20120214571Systems and Methods for Map-Based Lottery Games - Systems and methods for map-based lottery games are disclosed. According to one particular embodiment, a method for a map-based lottery game may comprise: establishing a game having a gameboard based on a map that includes a plurality of units; receiving from each of a plurality of players a selection of at least one available unit on the gameboard; uniquely associating each said player with the selected at least one unit such that each unit on the gameboard is associated with no more than one of the plurality of players; and conducting a lottery drawing to select at least one first unit from some or all of the plurality of units such that any player associated with said at least one first unit becomes a first winner of a prize.08-23-2012
20100048278LOTTERY GAME CARD AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING A LOTTERY GAME - A lottery game incorporates player direction in determining the outcome of the game and allows a player to reveal one or more elements in a lottery game area according to rules associated with the lottery game. According to one embodiment of the invention, the player may expose initially any element of the lottery game area, and every exposable element includes an indication of at least two other exposable adjacent elements that may next be selected. The player's progression through the lottery game is not predetermined such that the player has significant ability or flexibility to control or direct the play of the lottery game and to influence or direct the outcome of the lottery game (e.g., embodied by the card).02-25-2010
20120270628SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANONYMOUSLY SERVICING LOTTERY PLAYERS - A system and method for servicing at least one lottery player while protecting an identity of the at least one lottery player. The system includes a server platform of a third party organization that facilitates the method. The method includes receiving a client request of a client at a server platform of a third party organization via a communication network, obtaining a lottery ticket from an authorized distributor of lottery tickets in response to the client request and securely holding the lottery ticket for the lottery player specified in the client request, automatically determining a status of the lottery ticket via an authorized lottery agency over the communication network, transforming the lottery ticket into a monetary amount when a status of the lottery ticket is or changes to a winning status, and securely transferring at least a first portion of the monetary amount to an account or trust.10-25-2012
20120178513LOTTERY VALIDATION AND PAYMENT METHOD - This invention is directed to lottery validation and payment method, particularly intended for State lotteries, which accommodates promotional tickets, online tickets and instant tickets with improved functionality and capability.07-12-2012
20120178514ONLINE GAMING WITH EMBEDDED REAL WORLD MONETARY WINS VIA LOTTERIES AND SKILL-BASED WAGERING - There is described herein an interactive game having both lotterized and skill-based wagering aspects embedded therein. A skill-based game is used to provide players with the challenge and entertainment value that they are accustomed to experiencing in popular mobile games, while adding the possibility of collecting real world winnings via lotteries and other forms of wagering.07-12-2012
20100029360GAMING SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF GAMING - The present disclosure provides a gaming system which includes a player symbol selector arranged to select player symbols from a plurality of player symbols. The player symbols include at least one special player symbol. Further, the gaming system comprises a display having a plurality of individual display positions for displaying at least one selected player symbol. The gaming system also includes a display position selector arranged to select at least one of the individual display position when the at least one special player symbol is displayed. In addition, the gaming system includes a reward allocator arranged to allocate a reward when the display position selector selects an individual display position at which the at least one special player symbol is displayed.02-04-2010
20100009739SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANONYMOUSLY SERVICING LOTTERY PLAYERS - A system and method for servicing at least one lottery player while protecting an identity of the at least one lottery player. The system includes a server platform of a third party organization that facilitates the method. The method includes receiving a client request at the server platform via a communications network. The method further includes the third party organization obtaining at least one lottery ticket in response to the client request, and securely holding the at least one lottery ticket for the at least one lottery player specified in the client request. The method also includes the third party organization determining a status of the at least one lottery ticket via the server platform and the communications network. The method further includes the third party organization transforming the at least one lottery ticket into a monetary amount if a status of the at least one lottery ticket is or changes to a winning status. The method also includes the third party organization securely transferring at least a first portion of the monetary amount to at least one account or trust.01-14-2010
20100291989GAMING MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A roulette gaming machine includes a plurality of satellites, each of which allows a player to play a lotto-type roulette game while executing a usual roulette game simultaneously. In the lotto-type roulette game, a set of winning numbers for the given number of roulette games is predicted at a time by a player at a satellite, and award is calculated when the given number of roulette games has been executed. The progress of the lotto-type roulette game is controlled with respect to each of the plurality of satellites. When a new player participates in the lotto-type roulette game, the maximum waiting time for the new player equals the time required for one roulette game to be executed. Thus, the reduction of the waiting time can be achieved with respect to a new participant in the lotto-type roulette game.11-18-2010
20120315972GAMING ACCESSORY AND INTERFACE APPARATUS FOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL GAMING PLATFORM - An interface apparatus for multifunctional gaming platform is provided. The interface apparatus couples a host device featuring a display and a gaming accessory. The host device is configured to generate at least one set of host-data. At least one set of host-data is selected from the group consisting of: a change of color of a display of the host-device; a variation of intensity of color of the display of the host-device; a sequence of flashing patterns generated by the display of the host-device; and a change of a background theme of the display of the host-device. The host data is used to enable the operation of the gaming accessory.12-13-2012
20120315973SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING RECURRING SERIES OF DRAWINGS - Aspects of the invention provide systems and methods for facilitating a recurring series of distinct drawings (e.g., lottery, sweepstakes, raffles, etc.), for a prize or a variety of prizes (e.g., from one source or a variety of sources), over an extended period of time, or for an open-ended period of time. In addition, a user can enter the recurring series of drawings through a single registration (e.g., entry into a drawing database). The entrant will be continuously entered into the series of recurring drawings until the entrant is removed from the database, e.g., opts out of the system. In one embodiment, preferences and attributes can be determined for each entrant and these preferences and attributes can be used to enter the entrant into a customized series of recurring drawings.12-13-2012
20120190421NETWORKED GAMING SYSTEM INCLUDING A LIVE FLOOR VIEW MODULE - A networked gaming system includes one or more gaming machines connected to a network, a network-connected user station having a user interface and a display. The networked gaming system further includes a host computer system having an environment module enabled to capture, analyze, and present both historical data stored in at least one data storage device and real-time gaming data from the gaming machines in accordance with one or more requests from the user station.07-26-2012
20120258781SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING MULTI-ROUND LOTTERY PLAY - Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for facilitating play of multi-round lottery games. In one embodiment, a player may be allowed to change one or more of various aspects of a wager in a multi-round lottery game.10-11-2012
20090017893Digital lottery game control system - The present invention relates to a system and method for purchase, activation and use of a pre-paid lottery voucher for purchase and play of electronic lottery tickets on an electronic device. The pre-paid lottery vouchers act as a recording device for all transactions associated with the lottery voucher. Each electronic ticket purchased with the pre-paid lottery voucher is recorded against a unique voucher identification at a remote digital lottery game control system. The lottery voucher is issued in a predetermined amount for purchase of a predetermined number of electronic lottery tickets. The lottery voucher can be generated for a specific electronic lottery product, such as an electronic instant ticket, an electronic draw ticket, an electronic instant draw ticket and the like. Each electronic ticket purchased with the pre-paid lottery voucher and any winnings are recorded against the unique voucher identification. Players can access the history of the lottery voucher to determine how many plays have been used, how many plays are remaining, the games played, and the total value of prizes won. Players can play through the number of electronic tickets that the pre-paid voucher entitles them to and then redeem the pre-paid voucher for any winnings that the lottery voucher is entitled to, or the player can discontinue play and redeem the pre-paid lottery voucher for the value of any remaining plays and the value of any previous winnings. Winnings can only be redeemed for payout at an authorized lottery redemption agent and cannot be used for purchase of additional electronic lottery tickets, thereby providing a play responsibly feature.01-15-2009
20090017892PERSISTENT VIEWER COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - A games website is disclosed that permits unregistered viewers to participate in and win prizes in a game on a games website without charge. A preferred embodiment displays a predetermined winning sequence number for each prize that is displayed by the games website. Unregistered viewers have a predetermined number of responses they can make on any given day in a game of the day that is displayed on the games website each day. The games website displays the sequence number of each response sent by a viewers display device to the games website each time the viewer clicks a button on that is displayed on the viewer's display device. The games website also displays a unique viewer ID code in a visually encrypted CAPTCHA™ image each time the website is provided to a display device. Correctly entering the ID code assures advertisers that viewers are playing the game, not computers, and the ID can be used by unregistered viewers to claim a prize they win. Registered viewers are allotted a greater number of free responses and are not limited to competing in the game of the day. Registered viewers can compete in other types of games and compete for a wide range of prizes. Both registered and unregistered viewers can purchase a limited additional number of clicks each day. The number of clicks available to a viewer is replenished at midnight each day and additional clicks can be purchased using an SMS payment service.01-15-2009
20110124391Scratch-card game system and corresponding game medium - The game system is characterized in that it comprises a first instant game based on the purchase by a player of a game medium (05-26-2011
20120231865ROULETTE WHEEL BETTING - The invention provides a system and method for creating and facilitating the exchange of wagering-based transferable financial instruments. The instruments may be used to embody multiple various positions based upon the ultimate outcomes of uncertain future contingent events, including but not limited to outcomes of games of skill and chance. The invention further provides systems and platforms for monitoring, displaying information, and facilitating trading as to such instruments among multiple investment market participants, and a hosting or house participant, for time-variable buying and selling of such instruments.09-13-2012
20120231864SMS MESSAGING SYSTEM ACCOMMODATING VARIABLE ENTRIES FOR LOTTERIES - A SMS lottery gateway server obtains one SMS message from a mobile phone via a base station over a wide area network and parses the one SMS message to identify therein a plurality of game entries including one or more associated picks. A lottery server receives the game entries and associated picks from the SMS lottery gateway server and plays lottery games based thereon. The SMS lottery gateway server can send one SMS message to the mobile phone acknowledging the identified plurality of lottery game entries. The SMS lottery gateway server can parse the SMS message in various ways such as looking for a number and an associated pick, the number indicating a quantity of the plurality of entries.09-13-2012
20080300039Gaming system utilizing wheels & enhanced input/output systems - The invention provides a prize redemption system for use with one or more game apparatuses. A game is provided on a game apparatus for a player to play in exchange for monetary input, and prize credits are credited to the player based on the game outcome. A prize selection menu is then displayed by the game apparatus, the menu including one or more prizes, where the player may select a prize that has a prize cost within the player's prize credit amount. The player is dispensed a specific prize ticket that is redeemable for the selected prize. The game apparatus can also provide specific prizes and tournament games played for a tournament prize contributed to by multiple players. An operator can adjust prizes and payout percentages of the system to achieve a desired profitability for game apparatuses. Prize input is entered into a prize table describing multiple available prizes and also describing payout information that indicates a desired amount of payout that the operator wishes to provide back to players of the game apparatus in terms of the value of the prizes. Prize information, such as prize costs and specific prize win ratios, is automatically determined by the system for each of the prizes in view of the desired profitability of the game apparatus.12-04-2008
20080300041Crossmatch Lottery Game - In a gaming method, player symbol data indicative of a plurality of sets of player symbols associated with a player may be received. A value payout based on respective numbers of winning symbols in respective sets of player symbols may be determined. For at least some value payouts the value payout is different than a sum of a plurality of individual value payouts. The player may select one of: a first set of symbols for a first price, both a first and second set of symbols for a second price greater than the first price, or a cross match game for a third price greater than the second price. The player is allowed to select only the first set of symbols, and a computer will select the second and a third set of symbols.12-04-2008
20080300042Methods for selections with logic in elections, games, shows and lottery - The invention herein is novel and practical in providing a method for introducing mathematical logic in games, show-games and lottery, upon which election may be made between two choices that survive elimination. The mathematical logic is simply the product of a division of group of choices into small and large groups of choices, with the reasonable expectation that the sought-after choice is in the large group. After random elimination of all the choices, except each mandatory selected choice plus another choice, of which one must be the sought-after choice, logical election is guarantied, after seeing whether one of the surviving choices came from the small group or the large group of choices. The present invention is also novel and practical in providing a method for letting each voter to divide a group of candidates in two groups and, then, vote for all the candidates in one of the groups, or to have a group of contestants divided into pairs and the voters to vote for elimination one contestant in each pair, in turn. Such a method in elections makes it highly probable that the winner has, at least, been chosen by the majority of the voters, if not by all the voters.12-04-2008
20110039613GAMING SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD INVOLVING A PLURALITY OF ROTORS INTERCHANGEABLY OPERABLE IN A DECOUPLED MODE AND A COUPLED MODE - A gaming table, method and device including a plurality of rotors interchangeably operable in a decoupled mode and a coupled mode. The system includes a rotor coupler and a coupler actuator. The system provides an award associated with an indication of a combination of symbols of the rotors.02-17-2011
20120322529ENHANCED WAGERING GAME - A method of operating an enhanced game of roulette is provided. The method includes receiving one or more selections and player-funded wagers on possible roulette game outcomes from a player. An actual roulette game outcome is then determined. The determined outcome then determines whether the player is to be awarded any winnings and, if so, any determined winnings are awarded to the player. The method further includes determining if a trigger event has occurred. If a trigger event has occurred, then one or more subsequent games of roulette are provided to the player. Each subsequent game does not require any player-funded wagers from the player. In each subsequent game, a roulette game outcome is determined for the subsequent game. A determination is made as to whether the player is to be awarded any bonus award based upon the roulette game outcome for the subsequent game. A bonus award is determined and, if any bonus award is determined to be awarded, then the bonus award is awarded to the player. Methods for enhancing other wagering games are also provided.12-20-2012
20120322528METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLAYING LOTTERY AND CHECKING LOTTERY TICKETS - A method and apparatus for playing a lottery and checking lottery tickets to determine that they are winning or losing tickets is provided. This method provides an effective technique for players to store and play their favorite numbers, to check the status of their lottery tickets in a direct and convenient way, and to keep record of winning and losing tickets. The method for checking winning lottery tickets may comprise receiving a user request to check a winning lottery ticket, with the user request comprising a ticket number, verifying the lottery ticket number with a lottery managing system to determine whether the lottery ticket is the winning lottery ticket, and providing the lottery results to the user. The method may further comprise determining user location and providing nearby lottery dealer information based on the determined user location. The method may further comprise storing and recalling favorite numbers and keeping records of the winning and losing tickets of the user.12-20-2012
20100203944SELECTION APPARATUS - A selection apparatus adapted to be used with a gaming apparatus comprising a set of selectable outcomes. The selection apparatus comprises: a first array of identifier areas; and a second array of selection areas alternately interspaced between the identifier areas of the first array such that each selection area of the second array is adjacent to a plurality of identifier areas of the first array. Each identifier area is associated with one of the selectable outcomes such that each selectable outcome of the set is associated with at least one identifier area. Further, each selection area is associated with the plurality of identifier areas it is adjacent to.08-12-2010
20100203943ROLLING RAFFLE GAME, PRIZE METHOD AND DISTRIBUTION METHOD - For a premium wager, a raffle game is added to a lottery game play. All players of the base game (who purchased the add-on game or not) who achieve a pre-determined outcome receive a raffle game play which is entered into a raffle drawing at no additional cost. The raffle drawing is held, and the winning raffle outcome is identified. Winning raffle ticket recipients submit their tickets to the lottery authority for their prize. A determination is made if the add-on game was purchased with the base game play associated to the winning raffle ticket. If the add-on game was purchased with the base game play, the player receives the raffle prize. If the add-on game was not purchased with the base game play associated to the winning raffle ticket the player receives a free QP lottery ticket in lieu of receiving the raffle prize and the unpaid raffle prize (or a percentage thereof) rolls over to a subsequent raffle drawing. Improvements to a base lottery game are presented which offer players enhanced odds of a winning outcome and qualification to participate in the add-on raffle game of the present invention. The raffle pari-mutuel prize pool consists of a percentage of raffle game sales over a drawing period plus unpaid prize money carried forward from previous draws. In one embodiment, 50% of the pari-mutual prize pool plus any unpaid fixed prize monies carried forward from previous draws is allocated to a fixed prize pool in a drawing period. The fixed prize pool is allocated to a number of different fixed prize units, defined by a method herein. In one embodiment, a pari-mutual grand prize payout does not influence unpaid fixed prize monies carried forward to subsequent drawings and a fixed prize payout does not influence unpaid pari-mutuel grand prize monies carried forward to subsequent drawings, which provides a host with a consistent offering of prizes, drawing period after drawing period; building “prize momentum” regardless of poor weekly game play sales after a grand prize payout. Lastly, an express means for facilitating the lottery game plays of the present invention in an electronic lottery game network is taught. The use of a dispensing terminal interface, which when combined with the methods herein provides quicker transaction periods and assists players in express “impulse game-play” transactions when strategically positioned.08-12-2010
20100203942SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A LOTTERY WINNER BASED ON A PLURALITY OF LOTTERY TICKETS - In accordance with some exemplary and non-limiting embodiments, a method, an apparatus and a computer readable medium are provided for receiving a request from at least one lottery player to purchase at least one lottery ticket comprising a plurality of symbols, issuing the at least one lottery ticket to the lottery player, associating the at least one lottery ticket with a lottery team formed of at least one other lottery player associated with at least one other lottery ticket associated with the lottery team, determining an occurrence of a qualifying winning event based on the plurality of symbols of all of the lottery tickets associated with the lottery team, and determining a payout for the lottery team based upon the occurrence of the qualifying event.08-12-2010
20120276976METHOD FOR TRACKING LOTTERY PURCHASES AND NOTIFYING WINNERS ELECTRONICALLY - A method for managing game data, comprising electronically receiving and storing purchased lottery ticket data at a processor from a user device. Electronically transmitting ticket confirmation to the user device. Electronically receiving winning lottery number data at the processor. Electronically comparing the winning lottery number data with the stored purchased lottery ticket data with the processor to generate outcome data. Transmitting notification data to the user device that includes the outcome data.11-01-2012
20120276977Electronic Game Apparatus and Identification Device Therefor - The invention relates to an electronic gaming machine comprising at least one identification unit for a player, having a housing, a transmitter for wirelessly transmitting a unique identifier of the identification unit, and at least one touch sensor, which causes the transmitter to transmit the identifier when the housing is touched; and an electronic gaming device for a multi-player game, comprising a touchscreen for controlling the game and a receiver for wirelessly communicating with the identification units of the players; wherein the gaming device comprises a correlator, which correlates a contact of the touchscreen with an identifier of an identification unit received by the receiver of the gaming device over time in order to assign the contact to said identification unit.11-01-2012
20120276975GAMING MACHINE AND REEL DEVICE THEREOF - A gaming machine includes: a reel having an outer circumferential surface on which symbols are lined up; a reel driving mechanism which rotates the reel to rearrange the symbols; a magnet which is provided in the reel driving mechanism to change an external magnetic field in accordance with the rotation of the reel; a magnetic force detecting mechanism which detects a magnetic force of the external magnetic field so as to output a magnetic force detection signal; a reel setting unit by which the magnetic force detection signal and arrangement positions of the symbols are associated with one another; and a reel drive control unit which controls the reel driving mechanism so that the symbols are rearranged in a predetermined arrangement based on the magnetic force detection signal and the arrangement positions of the symbols.11-01-2012
20120276978ROTOR-BASED GAMING DEVICE HAVING A SECONDARY AWARD SYSTEM - A game system including a plurality of symbols, a rotor and an award amount. The plurality of symbols include at least one secondary award group of the symbols. A wager is placeable on the secondary award group. The rotor displays the symbols and a plurality of ball landings adjacent to the symbols. A plurality of the symbols are indicatable after multiple spins of the rotor. The game system is operable to provide a secondary award based on the indication of one or more symbols within the secondary award group.11-01-2012
20090186680SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING THE OPERATION OF A COMBINED LOTTERY/RAFFLE GAME - Systems and methods for administering an instant win lottery game where one prize may be entry into a future draw raffle game are disclosed. The holder of an instant win ticket with a future draw raffle indicator may redeem the ticket and receive a future draw raffle entry that is eligible for a prize awarded in a raffle drawing. In one alternative, a redeemed ticket with a symbol indicating the instant ticket is eligible for an entry in a bonus raffle game may be entered into a bonus raffle game.07-23-2009
20120100905GAMING SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE GAMING DEVICES THAT SHARE A MULTI-OUTCOME DISPLAY - A gaming device system in which a plurality of gaming devices are linked by a common bonus event is provided. In one embodiment, the linked gaming device system includes a shared symbol generation display that is positioned adjacent to each of a plurality of associated gaming devices and has a plurality of sections and values displayed at each section. Upon a triggering of the bonus event, any player eligible to participate in the bonus may achieve an outcome generated from the bonus event. When the shared display is activated, it simultaneously generates a separate outcome associated with each of the gaming devices. The outcomes are spatially related to one another so that a random generation of an outcome associated with one gaming device automatically generates random outcomes associated with each gaming device. Each gaming device however receives the outcome only if it has participated in the random generation.04-26-2012
20120100904METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR JACKPOT PROGRESSION BASED ON MATHEMATICAL EXPECTANCY FOR WINS AT EACH PRICE POINT - A process provides a multi-priced lottery game with a first price point and a second price point such that (i) the first price point corresponds to a first known potential fixed prize and a first known potential percentage of a progressive prize and (ii) the second price point corresponds to a second known potential fixed prize and a second known potential percentage of the progressive prize. The second price point is greater than the first price point. The second known potential fixed prize is greater than the first known potential fixed prize. The second known potential percentage of the progressive prize is greater than the first known potential percentage of the progressive prize. Further, the process provides a portion of ticket sales for the multi-priced lottery game to a prize management fund.04-26-2012
20120289302LOTTERY GAME WITH A PLURALITY OF JACKPOTS - A lottery game having a plurality of jackpots for each game. The embodiments of the present invention satisfy the needs of having a lottery game that gives greater control over the odds and payout structures while increasing the appeal of a game for the casual gambler.11-15-2012
20100173691SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A LOTTERY GAME - A lottery system that includes a device including a processor, a device storage, an input device, and a display and a server to communicate with the device. The server includes a datastore which includes a table of unique identifiers associated with predetermined outcomes and software. The server compares a unique identifier to the identifiers in the table and upon a match of the unique identifier with one of the identifiers in the table, the server validates the device to access the software. The software is retrievable from the server by the device and the software is downloadable by the device processor and storable on the device storage. The downloaded software is executable by the device and the unique identifier is transmitted to the software. The predetermined outcome of the unique identifier is revealed on the display.07-08-2010
20130012288LOTTERY TICKETS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - Unique lottery tickets and/or systems for providing and/or participating in a lottery. In other embodiments, methods of administering and/or participating in a lottery. In at least one embodiment, a lottery integrated with a television or web broadcast, website, or other broadcast or publication.01-10-2013
20130012286System to purchase state lottery ticket - A method to purchase and print a lottery ticket comprising downloading over the Internet a mobile phone application to a mobile phone and using the mobile phone, the mobile phone application, and a third party controller to purchase a ticket for a governmental lottery game.01-10-2013
20130012287METHOD AND SYSTEM TO ASSIGN A LOTTERY-AWARDED GOOD - There are described a method and relative system to assign a lottery-awarded good. A message of participation is sent to the lottery through a communication device. A central electronic processor stores information representative of the telephone number of origin of the message of participation received into a database. The processor increases a counter by an amount equal to the amount of participation. The counter indicates an amount representative of an overall current amount of participation. The processor compares the overall amount with a predetermined value made available for purchasing goods belonging to the category of prizes offered. If the overall amount of participation is less than such predetermined value, further messages of participation in the lottery are accepted. If the overall amount of participation is equal to the predetermined value, goods are awarded in that predetermined category of prizes offered.01-10-2013
20100130279SELECTION APPARATUS - A selection apparatus for use with a gaming apparatus having an ordered array of winning areas which are adapted to be selected by selection means, each winning are being associated with one of a plurality of identifiers. The selection apparatus comprises: a first ordered array of alternately offset selection areas; and a second ordered array of alternately offset identifier areas interleaved with the first array such that each area of each array is adjacent to a plurality of areas of the other array. Each identifier area is associated with one of the plurality of identifiers such that the ordering of the identifier areas is the same as the ordering of the winning areas.05-27-2010
20120149453METHOD OF ADMINISTERING A GAME OF CHANCE - A method of administering a game of chance which includes multiple drawings of winning indicia that are displayed to players at selected intervals during play of the game ensures compliance with State statutes or other regulations regarding monitoring of the drawings by accountants, security personnel or others without requiring their presence throughout the course of a day or other time period when the game is played.06-14-2012
20130017878METHOD OF CONDUCTING AN ELECTRONIC LOTTERYAANM Kitreotis; PolAACI NikosiyaAACO CYAAGP Kitreotis; Pol Nikosiya CY - The inventive method relates to an electronic lottery system, which contains a main lottery server, at least one local lottery server and lottery terminals. In addition, the lottery drawing is conducted by electronic lottery receipt identification. The main server previously forms electronic lottery receipts. Gambling and registration data are randomly placed into electronic packets, which are randomly transferred through at least one local lottery server to lottery terminals, where electronic lottery receipts are purchased by lottery participants. Electronic lottery receipts are used during the drawing; each receipt consists of at least two gambling segments sequentially opened by lottery participants. A matrix containing intersecting rows of gambling cells made with an ability to visualize at least on hidden designation of a drawing result.01-17-2013
20110159942Game of Chance Utilizing Wheels with Parlay and Progressive Jackpot Options - A game of chance and a method of playing a game of chance with a unique format and innovative wagering options, including parlay and progressive betting. At least one player must place at least one bet for the game to commence. Wagers can be placed on one event or multiple random events occurring simultaneously. Winning payouts are calculated based on the odds of the single event or the cumulative odds of multiple simultaneous events. The progressive bet can only be placed if another wager is simultaneously made, and is paid out as a separate bet. Once commenced, the game incorporates a plurality of random event generators to generate outcomes, which are paid out depending on predetermined payout odds. This game and method would be well suited for casinos in table, hybrid or electronic formats. This game could be played as a board game, a video game or a machine game.06-30-2011
20110159941 Apparatus and Methodology for Gaming - One possible embodiment of the invention could be a playing card and methodology of playing a game with the playing card comprised of the following steps, but not necessarily in the order shown, selecting from a set of gaming symbols, one or more winning gaming symbols for the play of the game, the selecting of one or more winning gaming symbols occurs prior to providing at least one playing card; and the selecting of one or more winning gaming symbols is preformed anew for each game; providing a playing card presenting gaming symbol(s) for the play of the game; and comparing the gaming symbols of the distributed playing card with the selected one or more winning gaming symbols to determine if the distributed playing card has any gaming symbols that match the one or more winning gaming symbols to establish the playing card as a winning game card.06-30-2011
20130023322Rolling Raffle Game, Prize Method, and Distribution Method - For a premium wager, a raffle game is added to a lottery game play. All players of the base game (who purchased the add-on game or not) who achieve a pre-determined outcome receive a raffle game play which is entered into a raffle drawing at no additional cost. The raffle drawing is held, and the winning raffle outcome is identified. Winning raffle ticket recipients submit their tickets to the lottery authority for their prize. A determination is made if the add-on game was purchased with the base game play associated to the winning raffle ticket. If the add-on game was purchased with the base game play, the player receives the raffle prize.01-24-2013
20130023321TERMINAL FOR SALE AND DRAWING OF LOTTERY TICKETS - A terminal for the sale and drawing of lottery tickets containing a control unit, a set of game information carriers, an output unit for game information carriers and a memory unit for code combinations. The control unit is a logical block equipped with a USB port for a software FLASH drive, and is connected to a memory unit for code combinations and the output unit, allowing for placement of a changeable set of game information carriers in the form of a roll with successively placed lottery tickets. The terminal may be equipped with the following: a reader for game information carriers connected to the output unit; a game display unit connected to the logical block; a game access module in the form of a coin or cash input unit or non-cash payment device connected to the logical block; or a GPRS modem for control over continuous terminal operation parameters.01-24-2013
20080254852INSTANT ONLINE LOTTERY TICKET FOR A LINEAR PRIZE AND A POSITION SPECIFIC PRIZE - A process provides a first price category and a second price category in which an instant online lottery ticket can be purchased for an instant online lottery game. The first price category is distinct from the second price category. Further, the first price category corresponds to a first known portion of a linear prize and a first known portion of a position specific prize associated with the instant online lottery game. In addition, the second price category corresponds to a second known portion of a linear prize and a second known portion of the position specific prize, the second known portion of the linear prize being more than the first known portion of the linear prize. The second known portion of the position specific prize is more than the first known portion of the position specific prize.10-16-2008
20080248853Gaming machine awarding special payout starting from star mark and playing method thereof - A gaming machine includes a gaming machine main body 10-09-2008
20080242393Roulette Gaming Machine Changing Payout Ratio Set For Specific Bet Type And Playing Method Of Roulette Game - In a unit game that is repeatedly executed, an “ODDS UP determining process” is executed in which a bet type to be subjected to ODDS UP is randomly determined, among all bet types. When the “ODDS UP determining process” is executed, one or more bet types are determined as a specific bet type, or no bet type is determined as a specific bet type. When there is a specific bet type determined in the “ODDS UP determining process,” a payout ratio set for the specific bet type is switched from a base ratio to a specific ratio higher than the base ratio. Thereby, when a bet is made in the specific bet type determined in the “ODDS UP determining process” and a winning is made in this bet type, a payout to be awarded to a player is larger.10-02-2008
20080234029METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TICKETS FROM GAMING DEVICES AND/OR LOTTERY TERMINALS WHICH ARE NOT DEPENDENT ON A PLAYER'S SUCCESS ON THE UNDERLYING GAME - Gaming devices dispense tickets which are unrelated to a player's success on a particular game played on a gaming device or to the player's credits on a credit meter or other “cash out” indicator. The gaming devices provide gaming awards and also provide tickets. Other methods provide tickets during the play of wagering games. Still other embodiments comprise lottery terminals which dispense tickets other than those purchased by a lottery patron or won on a purchased lottery ticket.09-25-2008
20080234028MULTIPLIER FOR LOTTERY GAME - An improved multiplier for a lottery game is provided. In connection with a base lottery game, each player receives or selects a multiplier indicia (or other bonus indicia) from a pool of multiplier indicia. In addition to drawings for the base game, a drawing of multiplier indicia and a determination of associated multiplier values is also conducted. For those players winning the base game who also received a multiplier indicia matching the drawn multiplier indicia, the base game prize is multiplied by the associated multiplier value.09-25-2008
20080227518Systems for Lottery Pool Management - A lottery pool management system for lottery pool management is provided that includes a participant interface in communication with participant computers having pool participants, a lottery interface, and a notification interface. The participant interface receives lottery numbers entered by pool participants into lottery pools associated with a lottery. The participant interface also enables the pool participants to participate together in the lottery pools, exchange information regarding at least one of the lotteries prior to a drawing thereof, and to be informed of lottery numbers that are associated with respective pool participants in the lottery pools prior to the drawing of a lottery. The lottery interface receives drawing results for the lotteries, compares the drawing results with the lottery numbers, and recognizes that a winning event has occurred. The notification interface notifies the pool participants about activity in the lotteries.09-18-2008
20080220844Roulette apparatus and roulette gaming machine - A roulette apparatus includes: a roulette wheel having a rolling region where a ball rolls; and a ball reception member provided contiguously to the rolling region to receive the ball. The ball reception member includes: a plurality of reception portions that receives the ball in one of the reception portions; and a plurality of separation walls that separates the reception portions from one another, wherein the ball reception member is formed separately from the roulette wheel and removably attached to the roulette wheel.09-11-2008
20080220843GAME SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A game system has roulette gaming devices that are connected to each other and an accumulator that accumulates progressive bonus scores in each of the roulette gaming devices. Each gaming device includes terminals, a roulette wheel having pockets to which numbers are attached, respectively, and a first processor. The first processor operates to receive a bet on a game through the terminals, to determine whether or not a win of a result of the game for each of the terminals, and to determine whether to give a progressive bonus award different from an award based on the game result for the terminals. The game system further has a second processor that operates to control, when the first processor of any roulette gaming device determines to give the progressive bonus award to any terminal, the terminal to perform a payout for the progressive bonus award based on the accumulated scores.09-11-2008
20080220842Lottery based entertainment system - The present invention generally provides a sequential method for producing and/or casting a film, television, play or other form of entertainment. More specifically, a lottery based system is implemented so that the winning person obtains rights to be a subject in a play, television show, film or other form of entertainment. The winning person may actually act in the project or the winning person may elect to have an actor play him or her in the project. Audience members who obtain tickets to showings of the project are themselves given a lottery ticket to obtain the rights to be a subject in a subsequent play, television show or film. Further, the winning audience member may also obtain a prize, such as cash, for winning the lottery. The process repeats itself so that a subject of each new project is taken from the audience of the previous project. The cycle may continue until future audiences no longer support the running project.09-11-2008
20130143634System, Method, and Apparatus for the Electronic Operation, Management, Sponsorship, Advertising, Promotion, Marketing, and Regulation of Games of Chance on a Network - A computer network system allows a user to register for games of chances in accordance with national, state and local laws and ordinances. This system analyses the geographical location and residency information of a user in relation to the geographical access and participation areas. If the user is not located within a permitted area or falls within an excluded or restricted area, the user will not be allowed to access or participate in the game of chance.06-06-2013
20080214271Electronic game card - An electronic game card and a method are disclosed for playing an instant lottery game which may provide a novel game experience as well as a game card which is cost effective to produce. In at least one embodiment, the game card includes a control chip, a start button, a random value generator and a display, which are each arranged on a flexible support of the game card, and the outcome of the lottery game is determined by said random number generator.09-04-2008
20080214269Gaming Machine Capable Of Operating To Indicate The Number Of Bets, And Game Playing Method - Roulette is executed by placing a bet using a bet screen 09-04-2008
20080214265Gaming apparatus and playing method thereof - A roulette gaming machine determines another control data which is different from one control data among a plurality of control data as the reference data when a ratio of the number of times of receiving a ball into a specific pocket to the number of executing the game is equal to or larger than a predetermined value.09-04-2008
20130116033ROTOR-BASED GAMING DEVICE HAVING A SECONDARY AWARD SYSTEM - A game system including a plurality of symbols, a rotor and an award amount. The plurality of symbols include at least one secondary award group of the symbols. A wager is placeable on the secondary award group. The rotor displays the symbols and a plurality of ball landings adjacent to the symbols. A plurality of the symbols are indicatable after multiple spins of the rotor. The game system is operable to provide a secondary award based on the indication of one or more symbols within the secondary award group.05-09-2013
20130116032GAME OF CHANCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - In various embodiments, players may wager regarding multiple outcomes.05-09-2013
20080207301Roulette apparatus and roulette gaming machine - A roulette apparatus includes: a roulette wheel having a rolling region where a ball rolls; and a ball reception member provided contiguously to the rolling region to receive the ball. The ball reception member includes: a plurality of reception portions that receives the ball in one of the reception portions; and a plurality of separation walls that separates the reception portions from one another, wherein the ball reception member is formed separately from the roulette wheel and removably attached to the roulette wheel.08-28-2008
20080207299GAME OF CHANCE - The invention provides a card based game of chance which includes a set of standard playing cards; an additional special card; and a random selection device to be operated when the special card is dealt to a player to determine a supplementary payout to that player. Betting participation in a card based game of chance is enhanced by adding the special card to a standard set of cards and permitting a player to whom the card is dealt to operate a random selection device to determine a supplementary payout. Apparatus to play the game has a set of standard playing cards; a special card to be added to the set; and a random selection device to be operated when the special card is dealt to a player to determine a supplementary payout to that player. A table layout for the card based game of chance includes regions demarcated thereon for playing a basic game; and at least one extra participating betting region whereby at least one player may place a bet to participate in a supplementary game of chance associated with the random selection device.08-28-2008
20080200231METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MULTIPLE LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION IN A LOTTERY - A process provides a first price category in which a plurality of first price category lottery tickets can be purchased. The first price category indicates a first known distribution that can be won with lottery tickets in the plurality of first price category lottery tickets having a winning lottery number. Further, the process provides a second price category in which a plurality of second price category lottery tickets can be purchased. The second price category ticket indicates a second known distribution, distinct from the first known distribution, that can be won with lottery tickets in the plurality of second price category lottery tickets having the winning number. The second known distribution includes at least a portion of the revenue provided from the plurality of the first price category lottery tickets and at least a portion of the revenue provided from the plurality of the second price category lottery tickets.08-21-2008
20110275429GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GAMING - An example method of providing a multi-stage game on a gaming machine includes, in a first stage: displaying a plurality of selectable objects on a display screen, each selectable object being associated with a symbol randomly selected from a symbol set; selecting two or more of the plurality of selectable objects to reveal the symbols associated with the selected objects and evaluating the revealed symbols to determine a first outcome; and in response to determining that the first outcome meets a continuation criterion, initiating a second stage including: selecting at least one further selectable object displayed on the display screen to reveal a corresponding number of further associated symbols and evaluating the further associated symbols to determine a second outcome; and in response to determining that second determined outcome meets a first prize winning criterion awarding a first prize, otherwise awarding a second prize of lesser value than the first prize.11-10-2011
20130150140POINT BASED LOTTERY GAME CONFIGURATION - An instant lottery game and a draw based lottery game that are both based on a set of rules of a playing card game are established. Further, the instant lottery game is configured such that each of a plurality of potential outcomes of the instant lottery game has a corresponding instant lottery game point value. In addition, the draw based lottery game is configured such that each of a plurality of potential outcomes of the draw based lottery game in comparison with the plurality of potential outcomes of the instant lottery game has a corresponding draw based lottery game point value. A random selection of instant lottery game playing card indicia is also performed concurrently with a time of purchase of entry into the instant lottery game and the draw based lottery game. Further, a random selection of draw based lottery game playing card indicia is generated subsequent to the time of purchase of entry into the instant lottery game and the draw based lottery game. In addition, an instant lottery game prize distribution is provided if the entry has at least an accumulated instant lottery game point value. A draw based lottery game prize distribution is provided if the entry has at least an accumulated draw based lottery game point value.06-13-2013
20100317423SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCRATCH CARD IMPLEMENTATIONS ON MOBILE DEVICES - A gaming system is disclosed that comprises a gaming server and at least one mobile device in communication with the gaming server. The gaming system allows a user of a mobile device to play a scratcher type lottery game. The mobile device may provide one or more display system parameters to the gaming server, thereby allowing the gaming server to select, create or otherwise generate one or more game image icons to send to the mobile device. When a user selects a game image icon using some appropriate user input device of the mobile device, an animation is displayed that simulates the scratching of the icon to reveal a gaming symbol.12-16-2010
20120282991GAMING SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD INVOLVING A PLURALITY OF ROTORS INTERCHANGEABLY OPERABLE IN A DECOUPLED MODE AND A COUPLED MODE - A gaming table, method and device including a plurality of rotors interchangeably operable in a decoupled mode and a coupled mode. The system includes a rotor coupler and a coupler actuator. The system provides an award associated with an indication of a combination of symbols of the rotors.11-08-2012
20130184044TABLE GAMES AND RELATED METHODS - A gaming table in which the outcome of the game is determined manually, and in which players place bets electronically and wins or losses are calculated electronically. The gaming system is applicable to any suitable game including roulette.07-18-2013
20110294558ONLINE CAPSULE LOTTERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SAME - The present invention relates to an online capsule lottery system and method which provides a lottery event in which a plurality of capsules are included in an online game, wherein high-grade item contents having a high ability ranking in the online game is matched to at least one of the capsules, and lottery results are determined after capsules are extracted by the selection of the user, so as to provide the high-grade item contents. According to the present invention, even a player that has only recently begun playing the online game is given the opportunity to purchase a desired amount of the capsules and the chance to possess the high-grade item contents, thus enabling the player to easily become familiar with the online game. In addition, by adjusting winning odds in accordance with various ways of matching high-grade item contents with capsules, capsule purchase accumulation, and time of capsule purchase, the system and method of the present invention prevent the balance of a game from being disrupted due to an indiscriminate distribution of items, and also encourage the continued participation of users in the capsule lottery service in order to raise the level of participation in the lottery system.12-01-2011
20130190064SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONDUCTING A SWEEPSTAKES IN A GAMING ENVIRONMENT - Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for sweepstakes awards in a gaming environment. Certain embodiments provide a method including accumulating sweepstakes entries for a player based on at least one sweepstakes entry criterion and randomly selecting a winner from the pool of sweepstakes entries. The sweepstakes entries are associated with the player and incorporated in a pool of sweepstakes entries. In certain embodiments, the at least one sweepstakes entry criterion comprises at least one of one entry per player, accumulating points based on play, accumulating points based on machine outcome, and coin in. In certain embodiments, the method further includes determining eligibility of a player for the sweepstakes. In certain embodiments, eligibility is determined based on at least one of a player group, a machine group, a machine denomination, a machine type, a machine manufacturer, a game manufacturer, a game theme and a game title, for example.07-25-2013
20130196732CONTENT GIVING CONTROL METHOD - A given content list stores information about a content that has been given to a player. When a prize content selected by a lottery has been registered in the given content list, it is determined that the prize content satisfies a duplication condition, and an alternative content is selected from an alternative content list, and given to the player instead of the prize content selected by the lottery. An alternative content notification screen that notifies the player that the alternative content has been given to the player is displayed.08-01-2013
20130196733Systems and Methods for Integrated Game Play Through the Use of Proximity-Based Communication on Smart Phones and Hand Held Devices - A user device in a system for selling gaming products receives a game play request from a user. The user device detects being tapped to an external proximity-based communication enabled device using a communication interface that communicates over a proximity-based communication connection. Upon detecting that the user device has been tapped to the external proximity-based communication enabled device, the user device sends a gaming request associated with the game play request over a wireless network. The proximity-based communication protocols ensure that the gaming transaction occurs in a geographical location that is within the jurisdiction of the appropriate gaming authority.08-01-2013
20130196734Systems and Methods for Providing Lottery Game Play Through an Unmanned Terminal - A game play system comprises a banking system that includes at least one terminal configured for financial transactions and an acquirer transaction server coupled with the terminal, the acquirer transaction server configured to provide game plays to a user through the terminal. The game play system further comprises a game play authority in communication with the acquirer transaction server, the game play authority configured to receive game play requests from the acquirer transaction server and game play information from one or more authorities associated with various game plays.08-01-2013
20130203477LOT-TO-LOT ROULETTE COMBINATION - In various embodiments a single reel on a gaming device contains multiple symbols.08-08-2013
20120302311Raffle Game System - An automated raffle game and method making use of prize pools, the prize pools having elements, the elements representing one of: winning prizes; or, both winning prizes and no-win (0 value) prizes. Raffle tickets are associated with a prize pool. Upon closure of the game, either by a time-out or by number of tickets sold, a number of elements are taken from the pool. The number of elements taken from the pool is directly related to the number of tickets associated with the pool and further depends on which type of pool is being used (one having only win-elements or both win and 0-value elements). The results are sent to the player terminal, where a player may simply take a winning voucher or ticket, or, may chose to view an entertainment display.11-29-2012
20120083326Multiplier for Lottery Game - An improved multiplier for a lottery game is provided. In connection with a base lottery game, each player receives or selects a multiplier indicia (or other bonus indicia) from a pool of multiplier indicia. In addition to drawings for the base game, a drawing of multiplier indicia and a determination of associated multiplier values is also conducted. For those players winning the base game who also received a multiplier indicia matching the drawn multiplier indicia, the base game prize is multiplied by the associated multiplier value.04-05-2012
20120088565ROULETTE SIDE WAGERING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems, methods and apparatus for providing and conducting a side or secondary wagering game with the underlying game of Roulette, which includes receiving a wager relating to the secondary wagering game, wherein the wager is resolvable after a preset amount of random Roulette outcomes have been obtained, generating the preset amount of random Roulette outcomes, storing each random Roulette game outcome of the preset amount, comparing the stored outcomes with preset criteria relating to the appearance of a pattern of indicia associated with Roulette outcomes, providing a payout corresponding to the wager if the preset criteria is satisfied and collecting the wager if the preset criteria is not satisfied.04-12-2012
20120094735SLOT MACHINE PIN AND BALL GAME - An electronic gaming console is illustrated having a console cabinet 04-19-2012

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