International Game Technology had three patents in gaming during Q3 2023. These include a lottery gaming system that allows players to select different geographic areas for predicting winning lottery ticket purchases, secure automated production and redemption of games of chance with multiple play venues, gaming devices that generate game outcomes based on user inputs and dynamically modify game rules based on the number of players, and a system that utilizes variable amounts of sporting event wagers based on user-defined parameters. GlobalData’s report on International Game Technology gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.
International Game Technology grant share with gaming as a theme is 67% in Q3 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.
Application: Lottery gaming system (Patent ID: US20230274619A1)
The patent filed by International Game Technology Plc describes a lottery gaming system that allows players to select a specific geographic area where they believe a winning lottery ticket will be purchased. The system includes a processor and a memory device that stores instructions for various operations.
The first claim outlines the main components and functions of the lottery gaming system. It states that the system can determine a selected geographic area for each play of the lottery game, generate a lottery ticket with an indication of the selected geographic area, store data associated with the ticket, provide the ticket to the player, and determine an award if the winning ticket is purchased in the selected geographic area.
The second claim specifies that the system can require a wager associated with the selected geographic area, adding a betting element to the game.
The third claim mentions that the system can offer different awards associated with different geographic areas, providing players with a variety of potential prizes.
The fourth claim explains that the awards for each geographic area can be based on the number of tickets purchased in that area, allowing for different prize amounts depending on ticket sales.
The fifth claim states that the award associated with the selected geographic area can be determined by the quantity of tickets purchased in that area.
The sixth claim expands on the previous claim by stating that the award can also be based on the quantity of tickets purchased in the selected geographic area relative to another geographic area.
The seventh claim describes the system's ability to display estimated awards for different geographic areas on a display device.
The remaining claims cover additional details such as the highest winnable award (claim 8), player selection of the geographic area (claim 10), the structure of the lottery ticket (claims 11-13), and the method of operating the gaming system (claims 14-20).
Overall, the patent describes a lottery gaming system that allows players to choose a specific geographic area and offers different awards based on ticket sales in those areas. The system incorporates a processor, memory device, and various instructions to carry out the operations of the game.