US 9,811,977 B2
Bingo-type wagering game during play of keno or as a distinct game
Andres Gonzalez-Roa, Las Vegas, NV (US); and Mark L. Yoseloff, Henderson, NV (US)
Filed by Andres Gonzalez-Roa, Las Vegas, NV (US); and Mark L. Yoseloff, Henderson, NV (US)
Filed on Jan. 21, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/2,523.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/106,134, filed on Jan. 21, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0240039 A1, Aug. 18, 2016
Int. Cl. G07F 17/32 (2006.01)
CPC G07F 17/329 (2013.01) [G07F 17/3225 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of operating a wagering event comprising steps of:
a) receiving at least a first wager from a player;
b) providing a set of at least 50 numbers;
c) providing exactly a 4 frame×4 frame betting array on printed papers, the array having a major corner frame;
d) providing 16 numbers from within the set of 50 numbers, one of the 16 numbers being printed in each frame of the 4 frame by 4 frame array, with at least one printed number from the 16 numbers being in a corner of the 4 frame by 4 frame array, and that corner is thereafter designated as the major corner;
e) randomly selecting and displaying at least 20 numbers from the set of at least 50 numbers;
f) marking the printed papers to at least highlight each one of the randomly selected at least 20 numbers that is also printed in a frame on the printed papers, and identifying correspondence between the randomly selected at least 20 numbers and individual ones of the 16 numbers in the 4 frame by 4 frame array;
g) the at least first wager being resolved on at least one basis consisting of:
1) a number in the major corner frame corresponds to one of the randomly selected at least 20 numbers selected is a winning outcome on the first wager and the first wager is resolved at first odds, and failure of a number in the major corner frame to correspond to one of the at least 20 numbers selected ends the first wager which is withdrawn from the player position;
2) only upon occurrence of the winning outcome in step 1), correspondence of any first tier of adjacent frames to the major corner frame to any of the randomly selected at least twenty numbers requires positive resolution on a second wager with second odds higher than the first odds in the resolution of the first wager;
3) only upon occurrence of the winning outcome in step 2), correspondence of any further second tier adjacent frames to the first tier of adjacent frames having numbers therein corresponding to the randomly selected at least 20 numbers and which are adjacent to the major corner frame to any of the at least twenty numbers requires positive resolution of a third wager at third odds, with the third odds higher than the second odds in the resolution of the second wager; and
4) only upon occurrence of the winning outcome in step 3), correspondence of any further third tier adjacent frames to the second tier of adjacent frames having numbers therein corresponding to the randomly selected at least 20 numbers and which are adjacent to the second tier of frames requires positive resolution of a fourth wager at fourth odds, with the fourth odds higher than the third odds in the resolution of the third wager.