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Public Gaming Industry Terminal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102677D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Powell, KE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a lottery terminal design which does not use a separate printer and receipt.

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Public Gaming Industry Terminal

       This article describes a lottery terminal design which
does not use a separate printer and receipt.

      In the present operation of public gaming terminals the person
desiring to place a wager secures a tab card called a betting slip.
This betting slip contains a large group of numbers from which the
desired bet is selected.  This tab card is formatted so as to be
machine readable via optical mark-reading equipment.  Selection is
made by marking out the desired numbers with pencil or pen.

      The betting slip is given to the terminal operator who then
inserts it into the optical mark reader.  The data from the betting
slip is extracted and formatted for transmission to a host computer
system.  The wager and associated data are logged in the host and a
serial number assigned to that particular transaction is transmitted
to a terminal.  The terminal, which contains a printer in addition to
the optical mark reader, then prints a receipt.  This receipt and the
betting slip are then returned to the customer.

      From the above, it is apparent that the basic terminal today,
consists of a reader, printer, processor and associated display and
keyboard, and a modem.  Additionally, the printer supports a magazine
of receipt stock.  The lottery terminal design disclosed herein
eliminates the use of the separate printer and the receipt and
associated paper stock.  This is accomplished by revision of the
betting s...