Method and system for storing preselected numbers for use in games of bingo

CAFC
  • US 6,398,646 B1
  • Filed: 01/06/2000
  • Issued: 06/04/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/06/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for managing a game of Bingo which comprises:

  • (a) a computer with a central processing unit (CPU) and with a memory and with a printer connected to the CPU;

    (b) an input and output terminal connected to the CPU and memory of the computer; and

    (c) a program in the computer enabling;

    (i) input of at least two sets of Bingo numbers which are preselected by a player to be played in at least one selected game of Bingo in a future period of time;

    (ii) storage of the sets of Bingo numbers which are preselected by the player as a group in the memory of the computer;

    (iii) assignment by the computer of a player identifier unique to the player for the group having the sets of Bingo numbers which are preselected by the player wherein the player identifier is assigned to the group for multiple sessions of Bingo;

    (iv) retrieval of the group using the player identifier;

    (v) selection from the group by the player of at least one of the sets of Bingo numbers preselected by the player and stored in the memory of the computer as the group for play in a selected game of Bingo in a specific session of Bingo wherein a number of sets of Bingo numbers selected for play in the selected game of Bingo is less than a total number of sets of Bingo numbers in the group;

    (vi) addition by the computer of a control number for each set of Bingo numbers selected for play in the selected game of Bingo;

    (vii) output of a receipt with the control number, the set of Bingo numbers which is preselected and selected by the player, a price for the set of Bingo numbers which is preselected, a date of the game of Bingo and optionally a computer identification number; and

    (viii) output for verification of a winning set of Bingo numbers by means of the control number which is input into the computer by a manager of the game of Bingo.

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