Patent Number: 8,876,610

Title: Local environment based wagering

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing location-based wagering. In one embodiment, wagerable data associated with a location of a first user is identified. The wagerable data may be any type of data on which a wager may be based. Then, a wager recommendation is generated based on the wagerable data and returned to the first user. The first user defines a wager, and the wager is published to one or more second users located in proximity to the first user. Each of the one or more second users is enabled to accept the wager if desired. In addition, one or more winners and one or more losers of the wager may be identified and payout may then be effected.

Inventors: Curtis; Scott (Durham, NC), Jennings; Kenneth (Durham, NC), Helpingstine; Michael W. (Chapel Hill, NC), Farrelly; Eugene Matthew (Cary, NC)

Assignee: Kota Enterprises, LLC

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00