System and method for wireless gaming with location determination

CAFC
  • US 9,306,952 B2
  • Filed: 10/26/2006
  • Issued: 04/05/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/26/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • at least one processor; and

    a memory that stores instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, direct the at least one processor to;

    determine a plurality of selectable betting parameters for a wager in a game,each selectable betting parameter comprising a game parameter that affects an outcome of a bet by a first user in the game,the plurality of selectable betting parameters comprising at least a first selectable betting parameter and a second selectable betting parameter,the game being played by at least one user using a corresponding at least one wireless gaming terminal associated with each of the at least one user, each of the at least one wireless gaming terminal having a wireless network interface operable to transmit and receive gaming information, the at least one user comprising the first user,in which each wireless gaming terminal is in communication with a location determination system that determines a location of the wireless gaming terminal, each wireless gaming terminal further having a user interface for interacting with a corresponding user of the wireless gaming terminal to implement a game, wherein the game depends on the determined location;

    determine a plurality of different locations in a gaming area,each location corresponding to at least one of the plurality of selectable betting parameters,the plurality of locations comprising at least a first location corresponding to the first betting parameter and a second location corresponding to the second betting parameter,in which the first location is different from the second location,in which the first selectable betting parameter is different from the second selectable betting parameter such that a selection of the first selectable betting parameter would cause a different result for the bet than a selection of the second selectable betting parameter;

    during the game, determine a location of at least one wireless gaming terminal corresponding to each of the at least one user in the game, in which the act of determining the location of the at least one wireless gaming terminal comprises determining a location of the first user by determining a location of a first wireless gaming terminal of the first user;

    determine at least one of the plurality of selectable betting parameters associated with the at least one user in the game based on the determined location of the at least one user, in which the act of determining at least one of the plurality of selectable betting parameters comprises determining at least one of the plurality of selectable betting parameters associated with the first user based on the determined location of the first user; and

    determine the outcome of the bet based at least in part on the determined at least one betting parameter in accordance with one or more predetermined rules of the game.

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