International Game Technology had 98 patents in mobile during Q3 2023.International Game Technology Plc filed patents for various gaming systems and methods during Q3 2023. These include a lottery gaming system that allows players to select different geographic areas for predicting winning lottery tickets, a system for secure production and redemption of games of chance across multiple play venues, a system for variable amounts of sporting event wagers based on user-defined parameters, and a gaming device that generates game outcomes and modifies game rules based on the number of players present. 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 mobile as a theme is 57% 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 for 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 for the selected geographic area can also be based on the quantity of tickets purchased in that area relative to another geographic area.
The seventh claim describes how the system can display estimated awards for different geographic areas on a display device.
The remaining claims discuss additional features such as the first award being the highest winnable award, the player being able to select the geographic area, the selection being made by the player, and the use of mobile devices for providing the lottery ticket.
In summary, the patent describes a lottery gaming system that allows players to choose a geographic area where they believe a winning ticket will be purchased. The system offers different awards based on ticket sales in each area and provides a means for players to wager on their selected area. The system can also display estimated awards and utilize mobile devices for ticket distribution.