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Gambling Service for Intelligent Networks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000017123D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

Thomas Rychly: AUTHOR

Abstract

To provide a platform for gambling among the participants of a certain intelligent network, we present the following gambling service: a participant (who must be owner of a prepaid-account) bets for one or more certain events and is charged a basis fee for betting. If the participant wins, he receives an amount of money on his prepaid-account, else his paid basis fee is lost.

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Gambling Service for Intelligent Networks

Idee: Thomas Rychly, Otterfing

To provide a platform for gambling among the participants of a certain intelligent network, wepresent the following gambling service: a participant (who must be owner of a prepaid-account)bets for one or more certain events and is charged a basis fee for betting. If the participant wins,he receives an amount of money on his prepaid-account, else his paid basis fee is lost.

Practically, the service provider offers a certain bet via a universal access number (e. g., 0-800-GAMBLE). This call is routed to the Service Control Point (SCP). The SCP decides whether theparticipant has access to the service (blacklist and whitelist mechanism). If so, i. e. there issufficient credit on the prepaid account and the participant is a legal subscriber of the gamblingservice, the participant can make the bet on his device via DTMF with the possible extension ofconfirmation  via  SMS  (Short  Message  Service).  Then  the  basic  fee  is  subtracted  from  theparticipant’s account.

The SCP adds all collected fees to a jack pot, from which the SCP determines the amount ofmoney available as the prize (as a percentage of the total fees collected) and distributes the prizeamong  the  winners  after  the  betting  deadline  and  event  result.  Then  the  winners  receive acongratulations-call from the intelligent network system or are notified upon their next call.

This  service  is  conc...