Web based methods and apparatus for parimutual historical gaming

  • US 9,047,737 B2
  • Filed: 08/31/2012
  • Issued: 06/02/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for parimutuel wagering on actual past events, said system comprising:

  • a video server comprising a database having video images of the actual past events stored therein;

    a game terminal including a display; and

    a game server in communication with said game terminal and said video server, said game server programmed to;

    facilitate pari-mutuel wagering on an actual past event stored in the database;

    provide a seed pool associated with the pari-mutuel wagering, the seed pool including an award amount total from which winnings of the parimutuel wagering are provided;

    identify a first threshold value associated with the award amount total;

    determine that the award amount total is below the first threshold value; and

    automatically add additional award funds to the award amount total based at least in part on determining that the award amount total is below the first threshold value.

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