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1. (WO2005118096) MULTI-WAGER GAME OF CHANCE WITH “AS IS” PRIZE ON NON-MAX BET
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Pub. No.:    WO/2005/118096    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/019607
Publication Date: 15.12.2005 International Filing Date: 06.06.2005
IPC:
A63F 1/00 (2006.01), A63F 9/24 (2006.01), A63F 1/18 (2006.01)
Applicants: WAGERWORKS, INC. [US/US]; 2339 Third Street, Floor 4R, San Francisco, CA 94107 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
NICELY, Mark, C. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: NICELY, Mark, C.; (US)
Agent: MASIA, Adam, H.; Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC, P.O. Box 1135, Chicago, IL 60690-1135 (US)
Priority Data:
60/577,236 04.06.2004 US
Title (EN) MULTI-WAGER GAME OF CHANCE WITH “AS IS” PRIZE ON NON-MAX BET
(FR) JEU DE HASARD A PARIS MULTIPLES INCLUANT UN GAIN 'TEL QUEL' SUR UN PARI NON MAXIMUM
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The disclosed device and method comprise configuring a gaming device to offer one or more 'As Is' prizes when a bet at a threshold limit less than a maximum bet is placed without apparently or actually reducing the expected return to player ('ERTP') on bets larger than the threshold limit. In one version, one or more standard awards are sweetened for bets less than the maximum amount. In an alternative version, multiple 'As Is' prizes are provided. Players are eligible for each 'As Is' prize based on an amount of their wager. Consequently, to be eligible for a first 'As Is' prize the player may need to place a first wager amount and to be eligible for a second 'As Is' prize the player may need to place a second wager amount greater than the first amount.
(FR)L'invention concerne un dispositif et un procédé consistant à configurer un dispositif de jeu afin de proposer un ou plusieurs gains 'tel quel' quant un pari a une limite seuil inférieur à un pari maximum est engagé sans diminuer apparemment ou vraiment le retour attendu au joueur ('ERTP') sur des paris plus importants que la limite seuil. Selon une version, un ou plusieurs gains standards sont adoucis pour des paris inférieurs au montant maximum. Une autre version propose des gains multiples 'tels quels'. Les joueurs sont éligibles pour chaque gain 'tel quel' basé sur un montant de leur pari. De ce fait, s'ils désirent être éligibles pour un premier gain 'tel quel', le jouer doit engager un premier montant de pari et, pour être éligible pour un deuxième gain 'tel quel', le joueur doit engager un deuxième pari dont le montant est supérieur au premier montant.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)