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System, Apparatus, and Method for Facilitating Remote Lottery Wager Communications

July 9, 2022 | Lottery Patents

United States Patent Number: 11,380,168
Patent Issued: July 5, 2022
Title: System, Apparatus, and Method for Facilitating Remote Lottery Wager Communications

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.

Inventors: Saccoccio; Jesse (East Greenwich, RI), Truman; Mark (East Greenwich, RI)
Applicant: IGT Global Solutions Corporation (Providence, RI, US)
Assignee: IGT Global Solutions Corporation (Providence, RI)
Family ID: 1000006413640
Appl. No.: 16/507,645
Filed: July 10, 2019

Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: G07F 17/3225 (20130101); G07F 17/329 (20130101); H04W 4/70 (20180201); H04W 4/021 (20130101); G07F 17/3209 (20130101); G06Q 20/3224 (20130101); G07F 17/3237 (20130101); G06Q 50/34 (20130101); G07F 17/3288 (20130101); G07F 17/3223 (20130101)
Current International Class: G06Q 30/06 (20120101); G06Q 50/34 (20120101); G07F 17/32 (20060101); H04W 4/70 (20180101); G06Q 20/32 (20120101); H04W 4/021 (20180101)

SOURCE: US Patent & Trademark Office.

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