Lot Match Or Lot Combination (e.g., Roulette, Lottery, Etc.) Patents (Class 463/17)
  • Patent number: 10726665
    Abstract: An instant lottery ticket game system and method wherein a set of master instant lottery tickets includes instruction indicia printed in a master language and a ticket-specific code. For each of the master tickets, corresponding digital lottery tickets are saved in a file and include the instruction indicia in a foreign language, wherein the ticket-specific code on each master ticket links to the file associated with the master ticket. A game server is in communication with the files and is configured for communication with a player's smart device via an application downloaded to the smart device. Via the application, the player enters the ticket-specific code from the master ticket and is presented with an option to receive one or more of the foreign language digital lottery tickets transmitted to their smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Martineck, Sr., Russ Joiner
  • Patent number: 10726666
    Abstract: An instant lottery ticket game system and method wherein a master instant lottery tickets for a common game a game play area with variable game play indicia, and static game instruction indicia in a master language. Each master ticket includes a code thereon that links the master ticket to the common game. For the common game, one or more corresponding digital templates are provided that contain the static game instruction indicia in a different foreign language. A central server stores the digital templates and downloads the templates to a player's smart device. Via an application on their smart device, the player enters the code from the master instant lottery ticket and selects one of the digital templates to view the game instruction indicia in the foreign language of the digital template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SCIENTIFIC GAMES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Martineck, Sr., Russ Joiner
  • Patent number: 10713900
    Abstract: A lottery gaming system and method providing players with various different lottery ticket purchase options, wherein higher wager levels have higher average expected payouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: IGT GLOBAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradford Heathcote, Aaron Michael Koll, Sarah Simpkins
  • Patent number: 10706667
    Abstract: A system that facilitates the transfer of an amount funds between one or more gaming establishment accounts associated with a player and one or more gaming table components associated with a gaming establishment gaming table currently associated with the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jeffery Shepherd, Kevin Higgins, Erik Petersen
  • Patent number: 10661155
    Abstract: An instant lottery ticket game structure and method includes a set of instant lottery tickets, wherein a plurality of these tickets are winning tickets having a predetermined first prize value, as well as a predetermined enhanced second prize value. A validation file stored in a central host computer includes an individual base record for the winning tickets containing ticket identification data and the first prize value. A prize enhancement code on the winning ticket provides an option for the player to opt for the enhanced second prize value at a risk of reducing the first prize value. A sub-record in the validation file is maintained separate from the base record and includes the prize enhancement code and the value of the enhanced second, which may be less than the first prize value. A logic gate in the base record links the sub-record with the base record upon entry of the prize enhancement code by or for the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Martineck, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10665052
    Abstract: A slot machine, gaming method, and program product are provided to simulate a wheel spin interaction. A simulated wheel object is provided with physical simulation of movement interactions both with a player and with a simulated flapper object through simulated pin objects present on the wheel. Player interaction is simulated to allow wheel pull back and spin activation. Flapper interaction is simulated to provide realistic interaction of the wheel and flapper with displacement by the simulated pins in both directions. The wheel may also be decelerated and nudged by the simulated pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew F. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10657759
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods to facilitate a conditional replay of some portion of the game elements used in playing a wagering game. In a representative slot game embodiment, symbols are presented in a grid, and a symbol location(s) is randomly identified for symbol substitution. If it is determined that any one or more available candidate substitute symbols could create or improve a result on a payline on which the randomly identified symbol location resides, a substitute symbol is selected from the candidate substitute symbols and substituted at the randomly identified symbol location. Other embodiments include, for example, dynamically creating the available candidate substitute symbols based on other symbols on the payline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley Berman, Jacob Lamb
  • Patent number: 10657765
    Abstract: Image processing unit (3), and method (300), for detecting event data during a game round of a roulette wheel (1) via a camera (2), thereby enabling detection of a roulette wheel bias. The roulette wheel (1) comprises a ball track (11A), upon which a roulette ball (14) is brought into rotation around the roulette wheel (1), and a sloping lower ball track (11B) comprising ball deflectors (13, 15), encircling a rotor (7). The image processing unit (3) is configured for: receiving a captured image of the roulette ball (14) from the camera (2); detecting that the roulette ball (14), under influence of gravity, reaches an imaginary circle (17) encircling the ball deflectors (13, 15) of the lower ball track (11B); and determining a position where it is detected that the roulette ball (14) reaches the imaginary circle (17); and storing the determined position in a database (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EVOLUTION MALTA LTD
    Inventors: Janis Krastin{hacek over (s)}, Tania Johannisone-Melkvista, Sne{hacek over (z)}ana Lipovska
  • Patent number: 10636254
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a system, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for increasing the operational lifetime of a lottery game is disclosed. The system, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium include a game specification having rules for a primary game and a conditional secondary game. The rules include that initial winnings above a predetermined threshold in the primary game allow for entry in the secondary game for a chance to increase the initial winnings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SCA PROMOTIONS
    Inventors: Robert D. Hamman, Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr., Jay B. Ross
  • Patent number: 10600040
    Abstract: In an example, a method for implementing gamification in user interface transactions of a customer financial transaction device such as an automatic teller machine (ATM) or kiosk may be provided to improve security and enable enhanced electronic display and user interface features. In one example, the electronic operations for implementing gamification may include associated actions in a user interface transaction screen with defined gamification functions, receiving and evaluating input in the user interface transaction screen, and enabling or performing certain transaction actions based on an expected gamification action. In further examples, the gamification may be implemented based on themes for the user interface that match entertainment themes, individual games, or customizations to graphical and text content established by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Kourtney Eidam, Andrew J. Garner, IV, Michael Thomas Duke
  • Patent number: 10580252
    Abstract: An electronic gaming device is disclosed. The electronic gaming device can comprise a control unit, a flexible display device operably coupled to the control unit, a support structure and an arm coupling the flexible display device to the support structure. The arm can adjust to alter a three dimensional shape of the flexible display device in response to control signals from the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel John Whelan
  • Patent number: 10580258
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an apparatus may laser project a customized ordering of numbers onto a roulette wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Kevin Burman
  • Patent number: 10573123
    Abstract: In one aspect, an improved roulette gaming system is disclosed herein, which provides visual effects for a roulette wheel, a roulette ball, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Aruze Gaming (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Yoichi Kato, Katsuhiro Kido
  • Patent number: 10564969
    Abstract: A method for changing a processor instruction randomly, covertly, and uniquely, so that the reverse process can restore it faithfully to its original form, making it virtually impossible for a malicious user to know how the bits are changed, preventing them from using a buffer overflow attack to write code with the same processor instruction changes into said processor's memory with the goal of taking control of the processor. When the changes are reversed prior to the instruction being executed, reverting the instruction back to its original value, malicious code placed in memory will be randomly altered so that when it is executed by the processor it produces chaotic, random behavior that will not allow control of the processor to be compromised, eventually producing a processing error that will cause the processor to either shut down the software process where the code exists to reload, or reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Forrest L. Pierson
  • Patent number: 10565823
    Abstract: Games, lotteries, and/or sweepstakes as well as tickets, systems, technologies, and/or methods related thereto. In some embodiments, unique games and/or unique administrations of games and/or unique tickets useful for participating in games. In certain preferred embodiments, games which can be administrated or participated in contemporaneously with an event, such as a sporting event, music performance, or trade show (e.g., at the same time or during a live event). In certain of such preferred embodiments, participants in games make no payment to participate in the games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Reidar Magnus Nordby
  • Patent number: 10562602
    Abstract: A marine propulsion system includes an engine-powered propulsion device coupled in torque-transmitting relationship with an engine. A non-engine-powered propulsion device is coupled to a source of electric or hydraulic power. A control module is provided in signal communication with the engine-powered propulsion device and the non-engine-powered propulsion device. A user-operated input device is in signal communication with the control module. The marine propulsion system operates in a non-engine-powered propulsion mode in response to the control module determining the following: the engine was previously running; a speed of the engine is below an engine-stopped speed threshold; the marine propulsion system is on; and a request for movement of the vessel has been input via the user-operated input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Gable, Andrew J. Przybyl, Steven M. Anschuetz
  • Patent number: 10559162
    Abstract: A system and associated method are provided for dispensing lottery tickets at a retail establishment. Lottery tickets are provided for purchase from a dispenser array in the retail establishment, the dispenser array including a plurality of separate bins having a pack of different respective lottery tickets stored therein. The dispenser array is in communication with a central lottery server. Upon loading of a ticket pack into the bins, a code associated with the ticket pack is scanned and transmitted to the central lottery server. With the central lottery server, a total minimum winning prize amount of the lottery tickets in the pack associated with each bin is determined, and a message is generated and transmitted as a function of this minimum total prize amount of the lottery tickets in all of the bins in the array, with the message being displayed to consumers at the retail establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay J. Ghia, William F. Behm
  • Patent number: 10558813
    Abstract: A method and system for managing shared inventory in a virtual universe. A received owner request from an owner of an inventory item designates the inventory item as a shared inventory item. The owner request specifies terms and conditions under which the inventory item may be shared for use by users other than the owner. In response to receiving the owner request, metadata comprising the terms and conditions is generated. It is ascertained that the terms and conditions in the received metadata permit use of the shared inventory item by a particular user from whom a user request to use the shared inventory item had been received and in response, the shared inventory item for use of the shared inventory item by the particular user is rendered. The particular user is not the owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Clifford A. Pickover, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 10546455
    Abstract: A game machine comprises: a lottery mechanism where a plurality of pockets, each being correlated to each choice, are provided so that at least one choice is selected from a plurality of choices, and a lottery that by making a ball enter any one of the plurality of pockets, the choice correlated to the pocket is selected is executed; and a discharging mechanism which discharges a ball to the lottery mechanism, wherein the discharging mechanism is controlled so that at least one ball is discharged to the lottery mechanism as one lottery unit, and further controlled so that the game body is discharged continuously to repeat the lottery by the lottery unit, as long as a predetermined end condition is not established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Azuma, Shinya Ito, Junichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10540670
    Abstract: A sales lead generation system includes components including a gaming device and an application server. The application server includes a game controlling module and an education module configured to display on the gaming device educational information regarding financial products and receive data indicating that the end user has reviewed the educational information or answered a question regarding it. The application server also includes a loyalty module configured to award the end user consumer reward points. A social media server component is configured to transmit social media data associated with the end user to the application server. A biofeedback device component is configured to collect biofeedback data associated with the end user and transmit the biofeedback data to the application server. The application server further includes a correlation module configured to identify financial products based on the game play data, the social media data and the biofeedback data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
    Inventors: Lynn Richardson, William T. Weger, Ripudaman S. Kohli, Srikar Adusumilli, Shashank Obulampalli, Trevor Walsh
  • Patent number: 10537803
    Abstract: Present systems and methods are directed to an interactive gaming system that includes a first game environment that includes user input devices that receive first user inputs indicative of team/individual performance of a first set of players, and a second game environment that includes user input devices that receive second user inputs indicative of team/individual performance of a second set of players. The interactive gaming system includes a controller that receives the first and second user inputs, accesses dynamic user profiles that correspond the first and the second set of players, updates the dynamic user profiles based on the first and second user inputs, selects a third set of players from the first and second set of players to qualify for a third game environment, and instructs the third game environment based on a subset of the dynamic user profiles that correspond to the third set of players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Wei Cheng Yeh, Travis Jon Cossairt, Neil Andrew Leiba, Erica Lynn McCay
  • Patent number: 10535230
    Abstract: Some embodiments include receiving, by a computing device from a player, a wager defined by outcomes of a plurality of parlays, in which each parlay includes a respective plurality of games. Some embodiments include for each parlay of the plurality of parlays, determining, by the computing device, whether an outcome of the parlay is a winning outcome for the player based on outcomes of the respective plurality of games. Some embodiments include determining, by the computing device, whether the wager is a winning wager based on a number of winning outcomes for the player determined from the plurality of parlays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Howard W. Lutnick
  • Patent number: 10532273
    Abstract: An instant lottery ticket game structure and method includes a set of instant lottery tickets, wherein a plurality of these tickets are winning tickets having a predetermined first prize value, as well as a predetermined enhanced second prize value. A first validation file is maintained in a central host computer having a primary record for each winning ticket, the primary record including ticket identification data and the predetermined first prize value. A second validation file maintained by a computer includes a base record for each winning ticket having the prize enhancement code for the winning ticket and the second prize value assigned to the winning ticket. A logic gate in the base record automatically activates upon entry of the prize enhancement code, wherein the computer creates a final record for the winning ticket by modifying the base record to include the second prize value as a final prize value. The first validation file is periodically updated with the final records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Martineck, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10510212
    Abstract: A gaming machine which makes it possible to avoid monotonous game play is provided. At the start of each game play, gaming machine executes processes of: randomly selecting one of symbol random determination tables in which a probability of rearrangement of each symbol on each reel is defined, based on a symbol random determination table determination table in which a probability of random selection of one of the symbol random determination tables for each of the random determination tables; a symbol random determination process of randomly determining symbols to be rearranged based on the selected symbol random determination table; and displaying the determined symbols on a display device by rearranging the reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ARUZE GAMING (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Masumi Fujisawa, Yukinori Inamura, Kenta Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10504083
    Abstract: A financial services center for use with a remote teller station. The financial services center comprises: a video interface for connecting to the remote teller station; and an ATM operable to dispense funds in response to commands received from (i) the remote teller station, and (ii) a transaction host. The ATM is operable to transmit a transaction update to the transaction host, where the transaction update provides information about funds dispensed in response to authorization from the remote teller station. This ensures that the transaction host receives information about funds dispensed in response to authorization received from each of the transaction host and the remote teller station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Gordon Forsyth
  • Patent number: 10497209
    Abstract: A system and method for user created 2-dimensional risk classes and levels is described. In one embodiment, this matrix allows the user to create and select risk thresholds for the placement of bets that from an investment perspective can lead to the construction of a new type of financial instrument similar to low yield, low risk government issued bonds. In a second embodiment this is a zero-consideration contest where users compete at no cost for prizes to be awarded. In a third embodiment (and where it is legal to do so), this is a gambling application. The risk matrix is created and managed by the user and no one else. Included are computer runs that highlight important aspects of the invention. Finally, a tangible new game embodiment is described that replaces a standard Roulette table surface and wheel with new embodiments that implement the 2-dimensional risk classes described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Bruce Anthony Macdonald
  • Patent number: 10497214
    Abstract: A multi-jurisdictional master controller evaluates lottery data associated with each ticket purchased in each of the different jurisdictions as provided by each corresponding state server associated with each corresponding jurisdiction. A common jackpot is determined after each lottery ticket is purchased for the multi-jurisdictional lottery game that is accumulated from a percentage of each lottery ticket purchased. Each different jurisdiction is monitored to determine when a winning lottery ticket is identified in any of the different jurisdictions. Each state server associated with each different jurisdiction is notified of an updated common jackpot after each period of time expires based on the lottery tickets purchased in each of the different jurisdictions during the period of time. Each state server is notified when the winning lottery ticket is identified in any of the different jurisdictions during the period of time, thereby resetting the common jackpot to a minimum jackpot amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intralot, Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Boothe, Scott R. Hoss
  • Patent number: 10482544
    Abstract: A system for masking tax data during collaborative preparation of an electronic tax return, the system includes a server computer having a tax return preparation program running thereon. The system also includes a tax return preparation computer having a first browser program running thereon. The system further includes a support computer having a second browser program running thereon. Moreover, the system includes a network operatively coupling the server computer, tax return preparation computer, and the support computer. The first browser includes a masking module configured to automatically mask a tax datum without user intervention before transmitting the tax datum to the server computer for subsequent transmission to the support computer. The tax datum is masked in real time during collaborative preparation of the electronic tax return.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Amir R. Eftekhari, Paul F. Hubbard, Andrew Scott Jeddeloh, Tyler Thomas Krupicka
  • Patent number: 10467858
    Abstract: A system and method for carrying out instant win games to benefit a consumer who is connected on-line with a social media network, where the system includes a data base coupled to the social media network, and an instant win processor control unit connected to the data base and to the social media network for processing instant winners connected with the social media network. The method includes a consumer establishing communication on-line with a social media network through a computing device and that the said consumer receives a message from a brand conducting a promotion on the social media network indicating an opportunity to participate in an instant win game play via the social media network. The consumer will then re-send the message with a requested identifier, and the consumer receives a notice that the game play has resulted in either a win or a loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Epsilon Data Management, LLC
    Inventors: Lucica Bobes, Robert L. Gainer
  • Patent number: 10460567
    Abstract: In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Kevin Burman
  • Patent number: 10445979
    Abstract: Wagering games include promotional events and promotional awards, such as the award of free or reduced cost goods and services. Promotional awards may be reward by the receipt of property logo symbols during game play. Promotional awards rewarded at one casino may be redeemable only at a second casino. Promotional awards may be rewarded based upon game play metrics of identified or anonymous players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Ronnie W. Harris
  • Patent number: 10431049
    Abstract: A method for implementing an augmented reality lottery game on a player's mobile device includes providing lottery tickets with a code for entry into the augmented reality game. A common game server communicates with the mobile devices, and a player enters and transmits the code via the mobile device to initiate the augmented reality game. The game server receives real-world location data from the mobile device and transmits participating establishment locations to the mobile device within a predefined distance of the player's location. Upon verifying the player's location, the game server enables an overlay of virtual objects on a screen image on the player's mobile device of the establishment location. The mobile device provides instructions to the player for interacting with the virtual object in accordance with the augmented reality game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Scientific Garnes International, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Rys Anderson
  • Patent number: 10424163
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media are described herein for initiating a second round for a game. A round of the game can comprise: a) pseudo-randomly generating a set of game piece symbols, b) matching a game piece symbol to one or more symbols in the pseudo-random set of possible winning combinations of symbols, c) indicating to the user that the one or more symbols in the pseudo-random set of possible winning combinations of symbols have matched, and d) if all symbols in a possible winning combination of symbols are matched, awarding the user the corresponding payout value of the possible winning combination of symbols. A second round of the game can be offered; if accepted, at least one of the possible winning combinations of symbols with a lowest corresponding payout value that has not yet matched can be removed from the set of possible winning combinations of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
    Inventors: Nancie Bowen, Daniel Sahl
  • Patent number: 10417872
    Abstract: Embodiments of a game system and method employ the outcomes of external real-life events in determining winners. Generally, in various embodiments, the game system selects a group of performers for presenting in a game play area of an issued ticket, determines a performance score for each performer based on each performer's real-life performance in an upcoming event, and compares the performance score with the scores other performers in order to determine whether the ticket has zero, one or more winners. In embodiments, the game system can monitor performer status between the time of ticket issuance and the time of performance, and can replace any originally selected performers who become unavailable with a replacement performer. The game system and method of the present disclosure thus ensure that issued tickets maintain a full complement of chances based on external event outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Bradford Heathcote, Aaron Michael Koll, Francesco Parola, Sarah W. Simpkins
  • Patent number: 10410470
    Abstract: A method for promoting play on electronic gaming devices and for promoting engagement with casino personnel comprising in which a code is displayed on a sign. When the code is received in a text from an identified player, drawing entries are associated with the player as a function of play on the gaming devices. At least one drawing entry is also associated with the player when he or she actuates a service button on a gaming device. Drawing prizes, if any, are revealed in response to another text from the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PATENT INVESTMENT & LICENSING COMPANY
    Inventor: John F. Acres
  • Patent number: 10404703
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods and systems for enabling third-party data service interoperability, comprising receiving, from an electronic data server, a request for a low-value token, the low-value token being associated with a subset of sensitive data associated with a user; providing the low-value token to the electronic data server; receiving a request for the subset of sensitive data, from a third-party data service server, the request comprising the low-value token; de-tokenizing the low-value token to obtain the subset of sensitive data; providing the subset of sensitive data to the third-party data service server; receiving, from an electronic data server, the low-value token and a transaction authorization request; determining, based on the low-value token and authorization request, an authorization response; and providing the authorization response to the electronic data server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventor: Brant Peterson
  • Patent number: 10398980
    Abstract: A computer implemented game has unlockable game elements. When unlocked these unlockable game elements may provide extra moves or the like when playing a level. These game elements may be associated with a level. The game elements are unlocked by playing the game over a set of levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Ionut Puiu Fatulescu, Adrian Catalin Dumitrescu, Mihai Alin Dindareanu
  • Patent number: 10402808
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods and systems for linking high-value tokens using a low-value token, comprising receiving, from an electronic data server, a first high-value token and a request for a low-value token, the first high-value token being associated with sensitive data associated with a user, and the low-value token being associated with a subset of the sensitive data associated with the user. The methods and systems further comprise providing the low-value token to the electronic data server, and receiving, from a second electronic data server, the low-value token and a request for a second high-value token, the low-value token having been provided to the second electronic data server by the electronic data server. The methods and systems further comprise generating a second high-value token associated with the sensitive data associated with the user, and providing the second high-value token to the second electronic data server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventor: Brant Peterson
  • Patent number: 10403088
    Abstract: A system and associated method are provided for dispensing lottery tickets at a retail establishment. Lottery tickets are provided for purchase from a dispenser array in the retail establishment, the dispenser array including a plurality of separate bins having a pack of different respective lottery tickets stored therein. The dispenser array is in communication with a central lottery server. Upon loading of a ticket pack into the bins, a code associated with the ticket pack is scanned and transmitted to the central lottery server. With the central lottery server, a total minimum winning prize amount of the lottery tickets in the pack associated with each bin is determined, and a message is generated and transmitted as a function of this minimum total prize amount of the lottery tickets in all of the bins in the array, with the message being displayed to consumers at the retail establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay J. Ghia, William F. Behm
  • Patent number: 10380847
    Abstract: 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. 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. 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GREEN LOTTERY TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: John T. Carson
  • Patent number: 10360768
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method are presented for facilitating remote wager communications using mobile communications devices while the devices are within range of an authorized lottery transaction device. In various embodiments, lottery transaction devices are equipped with multiple Bluetooth-enabled transceivers, a lottery server manages identifiers associated with the transceivers at each lottery transaction device, and issues an identifier of an available transceiver to a requesting mobile communications device at the time the mobile device desires to consummate a player's desired transaction. Portions of the desired transaction can be communicated to the lottery server separately from the Bluetooth network to limit the time spent by a mobile device communicating directly with the Bluetooth-enabled lottery transaction device. In various embodiments, the mobile device issues a disconnect call to the lottery transaction device directly after the desired lottery transaction has been communicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: IGT Global Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse Saccoccio, Mark Truman
  • Patent number: 10354495
    Abstract: A system and method for selling pre-printed instant-winner lottery tickets by use of a central computer communicating with widely-distributed enclosed vending machines and other terminals, with each ticket providing a traditional instant-winner game with a chance for an added instant-winner progressive jackpot prize. The identification code printed on each ticket is read by a code reader, after the ticket has been issued from a vending machine or selected from an accessible display of inactive tickets, and the computer determines whether the ticket is a progressive jackpot winner, and notifies the terminal at which the ticket is a processed of the win or loss. If the ticket has not been activated, the computer activates it. If necessary, the computer also supplies play data to be printed on the ticket or separate paper, or displayed to complete the traditional game and indicate the winning or loss of that game as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Frederick Sandvick
  • Patent number: 10332349
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for play of a game of chance wherein players in a primary game collect credit or value for losing primary game tickets. A plurality of physical locations are designated as authorized communication-enabled locations and are configured with a transmitter device that broadcasts an ID signal unique to the location or a receiver that receives an ID signal unique to a particular player. The identity and location of the locations is published to the players. The players are provided with capability to receive the unique ID signals emitted by the transmitter devices within the locations on a mobile smart device, or to broadcast the ID signal unique to the player for receipt by the receiver in locations. A game server automatically identifies the player and the particular location upon receipt of a transmission that includes the ID signal unique to the location or the ID signal unique to the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Jonathan Mound
  • Patent number: 10325451
    Abstract: A method and system for a card-based game with simulates a traditional keno game through the use of a specially designed deck of playing cards. The system includes a computer, a scanner, a specialty card shoe, and the specially designed deck of cards. The method includes first shuffling the deck of cards by the specialty card shoe. Next, a card is drawn from the deck of cards and scanned, thus extracting a unique number that is associated with a spot on a traditional Keno card. The unique number is then associated and indicated to a spot on a simulated Keno card by the computer. This process is repeated for twenty iteration to compile winning numbers. The winning numbers are then compared against guessed spots associated with a user account to identify a set of matching spots. A primary payout transaction is managed based on the set of matching spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kard Keno, LLC
    Inventor: Richard J. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10275980
    Abstract: A lottery host, retailer terminal(s) and specially adapted tickets and ticket packs provide embodiments of a wagering event integrity control system, method and apparatus as disclosed. In various embodiments, purchased but unactivated tickets for a lottery drawing are activated based upon a code and/or signal received by the lottery host, wherein the received code and/or signal is associated with different tickets in the ticket pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: IGT Global Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford Heathcote, Aaron Michael Koll, Sarah W. Simpkins
  • Patent number: 10269212
    Abstract: Various embodiments of alerts on mobile devices are described. In some embodiments, information regarding a plurality of games may be stored, including a list of mobile devices registered to receive alerts associated with each game. Data comprising information related to the plurality of games may be received. Matches between information in the data and one or more of the games may be identified by searching the stored game information. For each identified match, at least one alert message may be generated for each mobile device registered to receive alerts associated with the game. The respective alert message may include a respective summary of information from the data regarding the game, which may include information about scheduling and/or potential outcomes of the game. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Charles Plott, Mark Miller
  • Patent number: 10262498
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ONTARIO LOTTERY AND GAMING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Bruce Caughill, Steven Joseph Dolan, Ji Huang
  • Patent number: 10249130
    Abstract: A game machine comprises a physical lottery mechanism including a plurality of lottery portions, wherein an image display device having a transmissive screen through which each lottery portion can be seen is arranged on each of the front and back of the lottery mechanism; games different from each other are simultaneously performed so as to make a difference between a lottery portion to be used in a game for one side of the lottery mechanism and a lottery portion to be used in a game for the other side of the lottery mechanism, and display of the image display device is controlled so that a lottery state of a lottery portion being used in a game is seen through the transmissive region of the screen, while a lottery state of a lottery portion not being used in the game is less visible or invisible in the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryu Sasaki, Takashi Sakuma, Kensaku Yoshida, Yoshihiro Ando
  • Patent number: 10242536
    Abstract: A gaming system provides a game to one or more players and includes a ball lottery machine. The ball lottery machine includes a frame, a lottery ball field, an image projection unit, and a control unit. The lottery ball field has a rotating field. The rotating field includes a plurality of ball pockets spaced on the rotating field. The ball pockets are configured to receive a lottery ball. The rotating field is rotatably coupled to the frame. The image projection unit is coupled to the frame and is configured to project a rotating image into an upper surface of the rotating field. The control unit is configured to establish a rate of rotation associated with the rotating field and to responsively control a rate of rotation of the rotating image using the image projection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONAMI GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Masato Okuaki, Ryu Sasaki, Daisuke Matsuki, Atsushi Inoue, Makoto Nakano
  • Patent number: 10235843
    Abstract: A lottery ticket dispenser array includes a plurality of separate bins, with each bin defined by a housing having a defined first internal space for receipt of a supply of interconnected lottery tickets. Each bin has an electronic ticket drive mechanism a control system in communication with the drive mechanism to initiate a dispense sequence upon receipt of a ticket dispense command. The control system is furthered configured to generate a bin ID signal upon a lottery ticket being dispensed from the bin. A central lottery server receives the bin ID signals and is configured to randomly determine a select one of the bins within the dispenser array to associate with a bonus prize and, for each dispense sequence, to compare the received bin ID signal to the select bin to determine if the bin associated with the dispense cycle corresponds to the selected bonus bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay J. Ghia, William F. Behm