Global Patent Index - EP 1151407 A4

EP 1151407 A4 2003-06-04 - METHODS OF PAYING WINNING BETS

Title (en)

METHODS OF PAYING WINNING BETS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR AUSZAHLUNG VON GEWINNEN

Title (fr)

PAIEMENT DES GAINS AUX JEUX DE HASARD

Publication

EP 1151407 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 99964344 A

Priority

  • AU 9901098 W
  • AU PP751698 A
  • AU PP998799 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0034903A1] This invention provides a method of paying winning bets against the house in a casino game such as Roulette. According to this method the casino provides a player's VDU display to display those bets of a player which are normally combined mentally by a croupier to provide a payout but which instead are entered through a keyboard or the like of data-input means by a croupier to provide an automatic calculation of the player's winnings. The player's VDU display also displays the total payout which is computed as being the amount payable to the player. In addition the data-input means has a display which the croupier can read without taking their attention from the table. This display enables the croupier to check the accuracy of the amounts entered and the total payout while maintaining surveillance of the table to ensure that bets are not shifted after close of play. At the same time the players can readily check the player's VDU display to ensure their wins are paid correctly.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/60; A63F 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 50/34 (2012.01); A63F 5/00 (2006.01); G06Q 50/00 (2012.01); G07F 17/32 (2006.01); G07F 17/38 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/3297 (2013.01); A63F 5/00 (2013.01); G06Q 50/34 (2013.01); G07F 17/32 (2013.01); G07F 17/3211 (2013.01); G07F 17/3288 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0034903 A1 20000615; BR 9916949 A 20011106; CA 2359931 A1 20000615; CA 2359931 C 20110927; CN 1333897 A 20020130; EP 1151407 A1 20011107; EP 1151407 A4 20030604; RU 2249249 C2 20050327

INPADOC legal status


2008-04-16 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20080303

2004-06-02 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040416

2003-06-04 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20030425

2001-11-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010704

2001-11-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE