Automatic keno game
Apparatus for processing betting tickets
Multiple digit electronic game
Paging and servicing system
Betting tickets selling and collecting system
Cash accounting and surveillance system for games
ApplicationNo. 831250 filed on 02/07/1992
US Classes:463/18, Plural lots (e.g., keno, etc.)273/269, Lotto or bingo type463/25, Credit/debit monitoring or manipulation (e.g., game entry, betting, prize level, etc.)463/29, Access or authorization (e.g., game selection, security, etc.)463/42, Network type (e.g., computer network, etc.)902/23FOR ENTERTAINMENT, AMUSEMENT, OR GAMBLING
ExaminersPrimary: Harrison, Jessica J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA63F 009/22
AbstractAn automated casino gaming system includes a central game controller to which a number of automated writer stations are connected. In the keno playing embodiment disclosed, the automated writer stations each have a keypad with two colored LEDs mounted under each key. To play a game, patrons first insert a card into the automated writer station to identify their account maintained on the central game controller. The patron then enters a wager on the automated writer station. As the patron picks the desired numbers, LEDs of one color associated with the keys for the numbers will light. The patron presses a PLAY key to transmit an electronic "ticket" to the central game controller. When the period for entering wagers has ended, the central game controller requests a random draw from a separate, secure random number generator. The central game controller credits the accounts of winning players according to a preconfigured pay table before transmitting the results to the automated writer stations, where the draw is displayed on the keypad one number at a time using a second color of LED. The system can be configured with a cutoff level, with wins above the cutoff level being flagged for handpayment or for the automatic generation of tax forms. Cashier workstations connected to the central game controller implement a total cash management system which tracks all transactions and determines the amount of cash that should be at each cashier station.