(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2005/0181868 Al
Vlazny et al. (43) Pub. Date: Aug. 18,2005
(54) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR
PRESENTING PARI-MUTUEL BETTING
OPTIONS AND CONSTRUCTING WAGERS
(76) Inventors: Kenneth A. Vlazny, York, PA (US);
Scott B. Pfennighausen, San Diego,
CA (US); Stephen M. Smith,
Shrewsbury, PA (US); Joseph J. Tracy,
Westminster, MD (US); Victor I.
Harrison, Glen Rock, PA (US)
P.O. BOX 2550
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84110 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/001,578
(22) Filed: Dec. 1, 2004
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part ol application No. 10/727,154, filed on Dec. 2, 2003.
Methods and systems ol pari-mutuel wagering are disclosed to lacilitate the wager construction process. In one method, patrons or tellers select a graphic area on a display element to place runners in a position ol a pari-mutuel wager. In another method, a patron or teller selects a graphic area ol a display element to copy a runner ol a position to another position ol a pari-mutuel wager. Another method provides a patron or teller with an opportunity to sort a list ol runners ol a pari-mutuel gaming activity by selecting an icon ol a display element. In a lurther method, a patron or teller places a multi-position pari-mutuel wager by selecting an area ol a display element.