(54) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR
COMMUNICATING PARIMUTUEL WAGER
DETAILS AND RESULTS
(75) Inventors: Kenneth A. Vlazny, York, PA (US);
Brendan Burgess, Poway, CA (US);
Scott B. Pfennighausen, San Diego, CA
(73) Assignee: United Tote Company, Glen Rock, PA (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 1687 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 10/987,953
(22) Filed: Nov. 12, 2004
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0181876 Al Aug. 18, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part of application No. 10/731,701, filed on Dec. 8, 2003.
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 463/42
(58) Field of Classification Search 463/16 25,
See application file for complete search history.
Methods and systems of conducting parimutuel wagering activities are disclosed. A method of sending a message to a patron of a parimutuel gaming system includes providing the patron an opportunity to establish an identity on the parimutuel gaming system. Responsive to the patron establishing the identity, the patron is provided an opportunity to associate a virtual address with the identity, and a message may be sent to the virtual address. A method of communicating a result of a parimutuel gaming activity to a player includes providing the player with an opportunity to place a parimutuel wager and to associate a virtual address with the parimutuel wager. A message is sent to the virtual address, wherein the message includes a result of the parimutuel wager. A parimutuel gaming system including a computer is operatively configured with software operatively configured to enable the computer to conduct the parimutuel gaming activities.
24 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets