Multilevel security apparatus and method Patent #: 4304990
ApplicationNo. 07/098544 filed on 09/18/1987
US Classes:463/25, Credit/debit monitoring or manipulation (e.g., game entry, betting, prize level, etc.)235/375, SYSTEMS CONTROLLED BY DATA BEARING RECORDS235/380, Credit or identification card systems273/139, Chance selection463/17, Lot match or lot combination (e.g., roulette, lottery, etc.)463/29, Access or authorization (e.g., game selection, security, etc.)463/42, Network type (e.g., computer network, etc.)463/43, Data storage or retrieval (e.g., memory, video tape, etc.)D18/41Control or panel
ExaminersPrimary: Pitts, Harold I.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG07C 15/00 (20060101)
G06F 19/00 (20060101)
G07F 7/10 (20060101)
G07F 17/32 (20060101)
G07F 7/00 (20060101)
AbstractAn on-line wagering system with programmable game entry cards including cards having on-card data storage for value tokens and data uniquely related to the player. The player cards are operable as payment means in which the tokens are spent and as play validation and play entry means in lieu of mark sense slips and printed validation receipts. Demographic player data uniquely related to the owner of the card is stored on the card and possibly in the central wagering system memory. This allows correlation of play entries with player demographics. A plurality of agent terminals in data communication with the central data processor interface between the central processor and the player cards. The agent terminals preferably also accept traditional mark sense entry slips and produce printed verification receipts, upon request.