06102797 is referenced by 64 patents and cites 24 patents.

A weekly or other regularly scheduled game of chance is conducted in conjunction with a series of seasonal sporting events, such as baseball, football, hockey and basketball games, in which a number of specific games are identified on a printed or electronic game card, and the participant marks the game card with the predicted total of points scored by both teams for each of the identified sporting events, which can include one or more alternate events. Data related to predicted scores and the fee paid are entered into a programmed central computer system for eventual processing and matching with data entered for the actual scores when the identified games are completed to identify the winners. The participant receives a receipt and unique transaction code. Participant data entry and payment means can include third-party ATMs and cash machines, and third-party vendors and participants' PCs connected to the central computer via the Internet, with payment made through the participants' credit or debit accounts.

Title
Method and apparatus for conducting games of chance
Application Number
20128
Publication Number
6102797
Application Date
October 14, 1997
Publication Date
August 15, 2000
Inventor
Gianni Kail
Turin
IT
Agent
Abelman Frayne & Schwab
Assignee
Supra Engineering
IE
IPC
G06F 15/00
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