System and method for wireless gaming with location determination

  • US 9,430,901 B2
  • Filed: 09/12/2012
  • Issued: 08/30/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • for each of a plurality of locations covered by a communications network, calculating, by a computing device, a respective set of signal characteristics that describe signals between a calibration device at the location and a set of signal detection devices of the communication network;

    determining, by the computing device, a first location of a mobile device by comparing the calculated sets of signal characteristics with a first set of signal characteristics measured between the signal detection devices and the mobile device;

    based on the first location, enabling, by the computing device, a set of wagering activities through the mobile device that are allowed at the first location if any are allowed at the first location;

    calculating, by the computing device, a cumulative amount of time that a user of the mobile device engages in a wagering activity from a plurality of locations; and

    preventing, by the computing device, the cumulative amount of time from exceeding a threshold amount of time.

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