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A computer system that allows people to place, accept and settle bets for the purpose of communicating. The system cuts out the middleman, sometimes referred to as the bookmaker, allowing bettors to bet with each other directly. In addition to allowing people to place, accept and settle bets, the system enables people to settle disputes and change bets. It also allows people to place special types of bets for the purpose of demonstrating probability and quantity estimates. The system also allows people to to link bets to ordinary statements that are also entered into the system.

Title
Communications system using bets
Application Number
547503
Publication Number
5749785
Application Date
December 8, 1995
Publication Date
May 12, 1998
Inventor
Michael T Rossides
3666 Upton St., N.W., Wash., 20008
DC, US
IPC
A63F 9/22
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