(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2003/0032476 Al
Walker et al. (43) Pub. Date: Feb. 13,2003
Systems and methods are disclosed wherein, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present invention, a player of a gaming Web site may be presented with an offer. Such an offer describes a benefit to be provided to the player (e.g., a more favorable outcome in a game of the gaming Web site or a waiver of an entry fee to play on the gaming Web site) in exchange for the player's commitment to an activity. The activity typically benefits a subsidizing entity, that provides a subsidy in exchange for an offer defining the activity being presented to a player and/or being accepted by a player.