US 9,811,981 B2
Games of chance
Warren Trepp, Reno, NV (US); James R. Sullivan, St. Augustine, FL (US); and John M. Hammond, Livonia, NY (US)
Assigned to Trepp Enterprises, Inc., Reno, NV (US)
Filed by Trepp Enterprises, Inc., Reno, NV (US)
Filed on Sep. 27, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/276,883.
Application 15/276,883 is a continuation of application No. PCT/US2016/038175, filed on Jun. 17, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/306,547, filed on Mar. 10, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/182,100, filed on Jun. 19, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0039814 A1, Feb. 9, 2017
Int. Cl. G07F 17/32 (2006.01)
CPC G07F 17/3293 (2013.01) [G07F 17/3209 (2013.01); G07F 17/3211 (2013.01); G07F 17/3213 (2013.01); G07F 17/3258 (2013.01); G07F 17/3262 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A gaming method comprising:
a) defining collections of ball objects to be used in playing a game according to the method, each of the ball objects marked with one of a number, letter, or symbol;
b) assigning a first collection of the ball objects contained in a first fluidizing chamber to a dealer party, and a second collection of the ball objects contained in a second fluidizing chamber to a first wagering party, the second collection of ball objects comprising at least the same objects as the first collection of ball objects;
c) accepting a first wager of funds of a defined value from the first wagering party, the wager contingent upon the outcome of random selections of ball objects from the first and second collections of ball objects;
d) causing the first collection of ball objects to be fluidized, and causing a random selection of a subset of the ball objects of the first collection, wherein the subset of the ball objects of the first collection is exhausted from the first fluidizing chamber, by a first fluid flow through the first fluidizing chamber;
e) and causing the second collection of ball objects to be fluidized, and causing a random selection of a subset of the ball objects of the second collection, wherein the subset of the ball objects of the second collection is exhausted from the second fluidizing chamber, by a second fluid flow through the second fluidizing chamber; and
f) comparing the subset of the ball objects of the first collection exhausted from the first fluidizing chamber with the subset of the ball objects of the second collection exhausted from the second fluidizing chamber; and if the subset of the ball objects of the first collection exhausted from the first fluidizing chamber does not correspond to one of a predefined set of matching relationships with the subset of the ball objects of the second collection exhausted from the second fluidizing chamber, transferring the defined value of the wager to the dealer party; and if the subset of the ball objects of the first collection exhausted from the first fluidizing chamber has a matching relationship to the subset of the ball objects of the second collection exhausted from the second fluidizing chamber, transferring a payout of X times the defined value of the funds of the wager from the dealer party to the first wagering party, wherein X is a function of the probability of occurrence of the corresponding one of the predefined set of matching relationships.