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1. WO2020109765 - GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD

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CLAIMS

1. A gaming system comprising:

a playing surface having:

a game wager placement area having markings thereon for identification and placement of wagers entered by a player, the game wager placement area defining a plurality of locations, each such location indicating one of a set of standard available wagers associated with an outcome of the game outcome generator;

a game outcome area including a game outcome generator configured to determine and show one of a plurality of chance game outcomes; a plurality of tokens each having a nominal value, each such token being placeable onto a selected location on the game wager placement area, thereby to constitute placement one of the set of standard available wagers;

whereby wagers may be placed according to a set of predefined wagering rules associated with the said plurality of locations;

a feature entry outcome generator configured to determine, for each game event having a pre-determined wagered amount, a choice between at least a first outcome with a feature entry probability and a second outcome, wherein: in the event of the first outcome the game outcome generator is caused to determine and show one of the plurality of chance game outcomes and wagers placed by a player are settled based on the nominal value of each placed token in accordance with the set of predefined wagering rules;

in the event of the second outcome the pre-determined wagered amount is lost;

the feature entry probability is determined by a calculation that takes account of the ratio of the pre-determined wagered amount to the total nominal value of each placed token.

2. A gaming system according to claim 1 wherein the feature entry outcome generator is configured to determine a binary choice between only the said two outcomes, and the feature entry probability is determined as the ratio of the pre-determined wagered amount to the total nominal value of each placed token.

3. A gaming system according to claim 1 wherein the feature entry outcome generator is configured to determine a choice between the said two outcomes, and at least one third outcome, the at least one third outcome for example being to return the pre-determined wagered amount.

4. A gaming system according to any preceding claim comprising a system for a casino table game, wherein the playing surface comprises a table game playing surface that includes a traditional wagering layout defining a plurality of locations on which a token can be placed, each such placement thereby constituting one of the set of standard available bets.

5. A gaming system according to claim 4 further comprising a table game outcome generator to determine a chance game outcome.

6. A gaming system according to claim 4 or claim 5 wherein the game is roulette and the playing surface comprises a roulette table playing surface that includes a roulette wagering layout defining a plurality of locations on which a standard available bet may be placed and further includes a roulette wheel or other means of presenting a number.

7. A gaming system according to any preceding claim wherein the playing surface is a physical surface, and for example is the surface of a physical table at a casino or like location.

8. A gaming system according to one of claims 1 to 6 comprising a virtual gaming system having a virtual game playing surface generation module for generating a virtual playing surface having a game wager placement area and a game outcome area according to one of claims 1 to 6

9. A gaming system according to claim 8 further comprising one or more of: a virtual game outcome generation module configured to determine one of a plurality of chance game outcomes;

a virtual game wager placement module configured to permit a user to place wagers in the form of virtual tokens each having a predetermined nominal value on the virtual game wager placement area, thereby to constitute placement of one of the set of standard available wagers;

a virtual game wager settlement module to settle each wager according to a set of predefined wagering rules based on the outcome generated by the game outcome generator;

a virtual feature entry outcome generator module configured to determine the choice between at least the first and the second feature entry outcomes; a virtual game wagered amount setting module enabling user to set a pre determined fixed wagered amount for each game event.

10. A roulette game comprising:

a playing surface having:

a roulette wheel or other means of presenting a number; a roulette wagering layout area having markings thereon for identification and placement of wagers entered by a player, a defining a plurality of locations, each such location indicating one of a set of standard available wagers associated with an outcome of the roulette wheel or other means of presenting a number;

a plurality of tokens each having a predetermined nominal value, each such token being placeable onto a selected location on the roulette wagering layout area, thereby to constitute placement one of the set of standard available wagers;

whereby wagers may be placed according to a set of predefined wagering rules associated with the said plurality of locations;

a roulette feature entry outcome generator configured to determine a choice between at least a first outcome with a roulette feature entry probability and a second outcome, wherein:

in the event of the first outcome the roulette wheel or other means of presenting a number is caused to determine and show a number and wagers placed by a player are settled based on the nominal value of each placed token in accordance with the set of predefined wagering rules;

in the event of the second outcome the pre-determined wagered amount is lost;

the roulette feature entry probability is determined by a calculation that takes account of the ratio of the pre-determined wagered amount to the total nominal value of each placed token.

11. A method for the placement and settlement of wagers on a game outcome comprising:

providing a game outcome generator to determine and show one of a plurality of chance game outcomes;

predetermining a set of wagering rules and fixed odds for each of a plurality of standard available wagers associated with an outcome of the game outcome generator;

during a game event:

facilitating the placement by a player of a plurality of wagers from the set of standard available wagers each with a nominal value determined by the player; setting a predetermined wagered amount;

calculating a feature entry probability that takes account of the ratio of the pre determined wagered amount to the total nominal value of each placed token; determining a feature entry outcome as a choice between at least a first outcome with the feature entry probability and a second outcome;

in the event of the first outcome causing the game outcome generator to determine and show one of the plurality of chance game outcomes and settling wagers placed on the nominal value of each placed token in accordance with the set of predefined wagering rules;

in the event of the second outcome treating the pre-determined wagered amount as lost.

12. A method according to claim 11 comprising:

calculating a feature entry probability as the ratio of the pre-determined wagered amount to the total nominal value of each placed wager;

determining a feature entry outcome as a binary choice between a first outcome with the feature entry probability and a second outcome;

in the event of the first outcome causing the game outcome generator to determine and show one of the plurality of chance game outcomes and settling wagers placed on the nominal value of each placed token in accordance with the set of predefined wagering rules;

in the event of the second outcome treating the pre-determined wagered amount as lost.

13. A method according to claim 11 or 12 wherein the facilitating the placement by a player of a plurality of wagers from the set of standard available wagers each with a nominal value determined by the player comprises:

providing a game wager placement area having markings thereon for identification and placement of wagers entered by a player, the game wager placement area defining a plurality of locations, each such location indicating one of a set of standard available wagers associated with an outcome of the game outcome generator;

facilitating the placement by a player of a plurality of tokens each having a predetermined nominal value, each such token being placeable onto a selected location on the game wager placement area, thereby to constitute placement one of the set of standard available wagers.

14. A program for a computer comprising a set of instructions carried on a computer readable medium, executable when loaded onto a processor, to cause the processor to perform the method of:

providing a game outcome generator to determine and show one of a plurality of chance game outcomes;

predetermining a set of wagering rules and fixed odds for each of a plurality of standard available wagers associated with an outcome of the game outcome generator;

during a game event:

facilitating the placement by a player of a plurality of wagers from the set of standard available wagers each with a nominal value determined by the player; setting a predetermined wagered amount;

calculating a feature entry probability that takes account of the ratio of the pre determined wagered amount to the total nominal value of each placed token; determining a feature entry outcome as a choice between at least a first outcome with the feature entry probability and a second outcome;

in the event of the first outcome causing the game outcome generator to determine and show one of the plurality of chance game outcomes and settling wagers placed on the nominal value of each placed token in accordance with the set of predefined wagering rules;

in the event of the second outcome treating the pre-determined wagered amount as lost.