Patents Assigned to Uplay1
  • Patent number: 10255753
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing hybrid draw poker games to online players, where electronic indications of an initial set of physical cards and electronic indications of a contingent set of physical cards that are dealt by a live dealer at a physical gaming table. The electronic indications of the initial set of physical cards are provided to one or more online players over a network. The gaming server receives an indication from one of the remote players to discard one or more card values associated of the initial set of physical cards. The gaming server then assigns one or more physical cards of the contingent set of physical cards as first replacement cards to the remote player, and then determines a final game value for the remote player based on the initial physical cards not discarded by the first remote player and the one or more first replacement cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Uplay1
    Inventor: Bruce Merati
  • Patent number: 10210703
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a multi-jurisdictional wagering system are described for preforming actions to increase the diversity, volume and efficiency of a regulated wagering market. In one embodiment, the odds offered by an odds maker are distributed via a licensed disseminator to entities who are licensed to take wagers form punters within a regulated jurisdiction. In another embodiment, a system and method is described for a licensed entity to receive a guaranteed fee for offering wagering opportunities to punters, minimizing the financial exposures to the licensed entity for offering the wagering opportunities. In yet another embodiment, a hybrid wagering system is described that combines fixed odds wagering within a pari-mutuel framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Uplay1
    Inventor: Bruce Merati
  • Patent number: 10089820
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing hybrid keno or lotto games to online players. A keno or lotto server receives electronic indications of actual keno or lotto balls drawn by a person or a ball drawing machine from a set of physical keno or lotto balls and eliminates electronic keno or lotto ball values from an electronic set of keno or lotto ball values corresponding to the physical keno or lotto balls stored in a memory. The game server further randomly selects electronic keno or lotto ball values from the electronic set of keno or lotto ball values stored in memory, less any electronic ball values corresponding to physical keno or lotto balls already drawn by the person or ball drawing machine. Finally, electronic keno or lotto ball values not already drawn by the live person or ball drawing machine are provided to the online players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Uplay1
    Inventor: Bruce Merati
  • Patent number: 9905074
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and for providing a game to online game players over a network that combines physical gaming values produced at a location with electronical game values generated by the server, comprising receiving one or more electronic indications of the physical game values over a network from the location for use in playing the game, generating one or more electronic game values for use in playing the game, providing the one or more electronic game values to an online game player of the online game players over the network, providing the one or more electronic representations of the physical game values to the online game player over the network, and determining, by the processor, a final game result based on at least the one or more electronic representations and the one or more electronic game values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Uplay1
    Inventor: Bruce Merati
  • Patent number: 9842459
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing hybrid bingo games to online players. A bingo server receives electronic indications of actual bingo balls drawn by a person or a ball drawing machine from a set of actual bingo balls and eliminates electronic bingo ball values from an electronic set of bingo ball values corresponding to the actual bingo balls stored in a memory. The game server further randomly selects electronic bingo ball values from the electronic set of bingo ball values stored in memory, less any electronic ball values corresponding to actual bingo balls already drawn by the person or ball drawing machine. Finally, electronic bingo ball values not already drawn by the live person or ball drawing machine are provided to the online players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Uplay1
    Inventor: Bruce Merati
  • Patent number: 9545569
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of providing gaming services to one or more game players by a gaming server, in one embodiment comprising receiving one or more electronic indications of mechanically-generated game values over a network from a remote location, eliminating one or more electronic game values each corresponding to one of the one or more electronic indications from a set of electronic game values to produce a remaining set of electronic game values, providing a first electronic game value from the remaining set of electronic game values to a first remote game player of the remote game players, providing a second electronic game value from the remaining set of electronic game values to a second remote game player of the remote game players, and determining a final game result based on at least the one or more indications, the first electronic game value, and the second electronic game value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Uplay1
    Inventor: Bruce Merati
  • Patent number: 9092935
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of providing gaming services to one or more game players by a gaming server, in one embodiment comprising assigning game players to two or more virtual gaming tables, authorizing a first game player to participate in a game played on each of the two or more gaming tables, providing one or more game values to the first player, and excluding the one or more game values provided to the first player from consideration of being provided to any of the other game players that have been assigned to the two or more virtual gaming tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Uplay1
    Inventor: Bruce Merati
  • Patent number: D808468
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Uplay1
    Inventor: Bruce Merati