Kiosk for gaming

  • US 9,240,098 B2
  • Filed: 03/15/2013
  • Issued: 01/19/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A kiosk for gaming by patrons, comprising:

  • a kiosk housing designed hold a processor, identification scanner, biological sensor, input/output devices, currency acceptor and dispenser, to protect them against intrusion, and to permit installation at a site for interaction with human patrons;

    an identification scanner mounted in the kiosk housing and designed to accept an identification document and to scan identification information from the identification document into digital form for transmission over a network;

    a biological sensor mounted in the kiosk housing and oriented to obtain biological data describing a human patron at the kiosk into digital form for transmission over a communication network;

    input-output device(s) mounted in the kiosk housing and designed to accept registration/login information and gaming commands from a human patron and to present information to the human patron for interactive gaming;

    a currency acceptor and dispenser mounted in the kiosk housing and designed to accept currency and dispense currency for gaming;

    one or more microprocessors mounted in the kiosk housing and programmed to;

    present instructions to the human patron through the input-output device(s), including an instruction to the patron to insert a government-issued identification document into the identification scanner;

    obtain a digital form of the patron'"'"'s identification from the patron'"'"'s government-issued identification document using the identification scanner;

    obtain biological data describing a biological feature of the patron from the biological sensor;

    verify the identity of the patron and acceptability of the patron for gaming based at least in part on the digital form of the patron'"'"'s identification and the biological data;

    accept currency at the currency acceptor for deposit into a wagering account;

    on verification and acceptance of currency, to offer gaming activities to the verified patron out of the wagering account; and

    to pay out gaming winnings from the wagering account at the currency dispenser.

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