CN1659511A - Lottery management system - Google Patents

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CN1659511A
CN1659511A CN 03813506 CN03813506A CN1659511A CN 1659511 A CN1659511 A CN 1659511A CN 03813506 CN03813506 CN 03813506 CN 03813506 A CN03813506 A CN 03813506A CN 1659511 A CN1659511 A CN 1659511A
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米罗斯劳·库拉
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彩票管理系统提供了把各种彩票系统类型整合为单一彩票管理方案的能力,以便允许各种彩票系统属性的用户化配置。 The lottery management system provides the ability to integrate various lottery system types into a single lottery management solution so as to allow the user of the configuration of various lottery system attributes. 再一个实施例中,彩票系统属性包括博弈类型、报告功能、系统管理、销售点整合、装置和网络特定接口以及零售管理。 In a further embodiment, lottery system attributes include game types, reporting functions, system administration, point of sale integration, device and network-specific interfaces and retail management. 本发明可以包括彩票事务服务器、消息交换部件、薄客户机部件、厚客户机部件和软件开发工具包。 The present invention may include a lottery transaction server, a message exchange component, thin client components, thick client components and software development kits.

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彩票管理系统相关申请的交叉参考 CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS lottery management system

本申请要求于2002年6月10日提交的名称为“彩票管理系统”的美国专利申请60/386,740的优先权。 This application claims the name on June 10, 2002 entitled "Lottery System," US Patent Application No. 60 / 386,740 of.

技术领域 FIELD

本发明涉及一种彩票系统,特别是经由开放通信网发行动态彩票系统业务和功能的彩票管理系统和平台。 The present invention relates to a lottery system, in particular the issue of the lottery system dynamic business functions and open communications network via lottery management systems and platforms.

背景技术 Background technique

彩票销售为政府运行计划带来了大量税收。 Lottery sales brought a lot of tax revenue for the government run plan. 通常,国家彩票组织将授权彩票销售代理销售彩票,由此销售代理换取全部销售和中奖彩票销售的佣金。 In general, the national lottery organization authorized lottery sales lottery sales agents, sales agents thus winning tickets in exchange for all sales and sales commissions. 彩票销售代理包括普通零售商,比如加油站和便利商店操作员,它通常装备有一种或多种覆盖不同种彩票博弈的彩票分发技术。 Lottery sales agents including general retailers, such as gas stations and convenience store operator, it is usually equipped with one or more different kinds of distribution technologies covered by the lottery lottery game. 例如,24小时便利商店可以具有职员管理的位于柜台后面的销售点彩票终端,以及商店各处的顾客可用的无人销售彩票亭。 For example, a 24-hour convenience store may have a point located behind the counter sales of lottery terminal management staff, as well as no sales of lottery kiosks throughout the store was available. 购买和交付的方法通常依赖进行购买的类型。 Purchase and delivery methods typically rely on the type of purchase. 例如,即刻刮擦彩票的购买者例如可以在POS柜台或者通过无人售票亭支付彩票费用,由于即刻中奖刮擦彩票可以预先印刷以及被大量发行给彩票销售代理,所以不需要彩票购买的正规登记。 For example, buyers can immediately scratch lottery tickets such as unmanned kiosks or via lottery to pay fees due immediately winning scratch ticket may be pre-printed and issued to a large number of lottery sales agents in POS counter, so do not buy lottery formal registration . 中奖彩票的验证发生在持票人向主管职员提供彩票的时候,该主管职员可以仔细检查用于验证的彩票序号。 Validate winning tickets of the lottery occurs when the holder provided to the competent officer, in charge of staff can double-check the lottery numbers for verification.

作为选择,对于购买者为中头彩的机会而挑选序号的大彩票库比如BIGGAMETM或者POWER BALLTM,集中彩票管理员必需记录该号码。 Alternatively, for buyers for the first prize and the chance to pick lottery numbers of large libraries such as BIGGAMETM or POWER BALLTM, centralized lottery administrator required to record the number. 在此情况下,可以由购买者填写彩票表格并把它给予工作人员或者无人售票亭。 In this case, you can fill out a lottery form by the purchaser and give it to the staff or unmanned kiosk. 然后由计算机读取器阅读表格并把选出的号码经由网络连接发送到中央事务处理器,该处理器记录号码并把接受信息回送给POS终端或者无人售票厅。 Then read by a computer reader and the selected table number is sent to the central transaction processor via a network connection, the processor records the number and the acceptance information back to the POS terminal or no ticket office. 本地彩票机器随后打印该购买者现在被登记的彩票。 Local lottery machine then prints the purchaser is now registered in the lottery.

用电子网络接收和发放信息具有许多优点。 Receiving distribution information and electronic networks have many advantages. 首先,被购买彩票的登记确保彩票业务供应商知道重要信息,比如中奖彩票的正确号码以及它们的购买位置。 First, make sure the registration is to buy lottery tickets lottery service provider to know important information, such as the correct number of winning tickets and their buying position. 第二,彩票业务供应商可以打印特殊代码或者提供验证要素,以避免彩票的未授权伪造或者复制。 Second, the lottery service provider can print a special code or provide verification elements, in order to prevent unauthorized copying or counterfeiting lottery. 第三,记录的信息可以提供有效的事务管理洞察力,比如什么游戏在哪个位置和哪个时间最好销售。 Third, the recorded information can provide an effective transaction management insight, such as what is the best selling game in which position and what time.

过去的彩票系统已经利用了经由“闭环网络”通信的专用系统结构。 Past lottery systems have utilized proprietary system architecture through a "closed network" communication. 尽管这种系统实现了高性能彩票事务引擎的要求,但是未考虑与外部网络的方便整合。 Although this system to achieve the requirements of high performance transaction engine of the lottery, but does not consider convenient integration with external network. 这种系统通常包括与硬件平台紧密结合的写入程序语言的应用程序和操作系统。 Such systems typically include operating systems and applications written in the programming language closely integrated with the hardware platform. 把当前软件应用程序转移到替代硬件平台上的努力已经证明是昂贵的和费时的。 Strive to current software application transferred to alternative hardware platforms have proven to be costly and time-consuming. 因此,当前的彩票系统难于与外部网络和非彩票应用程序通信。 Thus, current lottery system is difficult to communicate with external networks and non-lottery application.

目前所需要的是一种网络化彩票系统,该系统能够使现有的和其它彩票供应商和销售代理利用简单方式并入彩票零售业务和有关管理功能。 What is needed is a network of lottery system, which enables existing and other lottery suppliers and sales agents incorporated with a simple lottery retail business and related management functions. 这种彩票系统将能够使彩票业务供应商立即从事系统管理需要,比如启用或者停用彩票销售代理,开始或停止特殊的彩票游戏,以及隔离系统网络或者欺诈问题。 This lottery system will enable service providers to immediately engage in the lottery system management needs, such as enabling or disabling lottery sales agents, to start or stop special lottery games, as well as network quarantine system or fraud. 该系统还应当以彩票业务供应商等级以及彩票销售代理等级,提供增强事务管理信息。 The system also should be lottery service provider level and the level of lottery sales agents, providing enhanced transaction management information. 该系统应当利用网络通信和编程标准进行操作,以便能够简单缩放和扩充。 The system should network communication and programming standards operate to enable simple scaling and expansion. 这些和其它特征由本发明完成。 These and other features of the present invention is accomplished by.

发明内容 SUMMARY

本发明的目的是提供实质上的开放标准,电子彩票平台,能够使当前的和其它彩票业务提供商容易地整合并建立彩票系统特征的专用程序包。 Object of the present invention is to provide a substantially open standard, electronic lottery platform, and enables the other current lottery service providers to easily integrate and establish a dedicated program package lottery system features.

本发明的系统确保彩票业务供应商可以提供一种能够实现所有临界使命事务需要的高可靠、极端安全、快速和标准化系统。 The inventive system to ensure that lottery service provider can provide a critical mission to realize all transactions require highly reliable, extremely safe, fast and standardized systems. 此外,通过即插即用结构,本发明的系统保证了高级重复使用性,从而确保更短时间交易和提供支持彩票群体的成本效益解决方案。 In addition, the plug and play structure, the present system ensures a high level of re-use, thus ensuring a more short-term transactions and provide cost-effective solutions that support the lottery group. 在本发明的一个实施例中,本发明的系统可以利用互联网提供联机顾客业务的新范围。 In one embodiment of the present invention, the system of the present invention may use the Internet to provide a new range of on-line customer services. 本发明的系统是独立平台,独立操作系统和独立数据库,并且允许第三方应用程序的容易结合。 The system of the present invention is platform independent and operating system independent database independent, third-party applications and allows easy binding.

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图1是显示本发明概念结构安排的示意图;图2是显示第三方终端与本发明系统之间的信息流的示意图;图3显示了说明本发明实施例的不同装置类型和访问方法的示意图; 1 is a schematic conceptual structure of the present invention is a display arrangement; FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram of information between the terminal and the third-party system of the present invention display stream; FIG. 3 shows a schematic diagram illustrating the different device types and access methods of the embodiments of the present invention;

图4是与本发明一个实施例有关的彩票平台结构的简化方框图;图5是本发明一个实施例的操作部件的方框图;图6是说明与本发明彩票业务供应商关联的实施步骤的流程图;图7和图8是本发明的分别显示关于薄和厚客户机实施例的实例逻辑结构的具体结构;图9是显示本发明实施例的不同动作者和交互能力的示意图;图10显示了关于本发明交互部件的有关部件的示意图。 FIG 4 is a simplified block diagram of the lottery platform structure related to the present embodiment of the invention, an embodiment; FIG. 5 is a block diagram of the embodiment of an operating member of the embodiment of the present invention; FIG. 6 is a flowchart of the steps associated with a lottery service provider of the present invention will be described ; FIG. 7 and FIG. 8 according to the present invention show a specific configuration example of the logical structure on thin and thick client embodiment; FIG. 9 is a schematic view of various actors and interactive capabilities embodiment of the present invention shows; FIG. 10 shows the For a schematic view of interacting components on member according to the present invention.

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执行本发明的优选方法如图1至图10所示,本发明提供了一种可以整合传统彩票以及新的彩票系统以便允许彩票系统属性用户化的彩票管理和交付系统10。 Preferred method of the present invention is shown in FIGS. 1 to 10, the present invention provides a method to integrate traditional lotteries as well as new lottery systems so as to allow a user of the lottery system attributes lottery management and delivery system 10. 本发明的彩票管理系统可以用来使各种彩票业务供应商(例如国家彩票)实施它们的彩票网络。 The lottery management system of the present invention may be used to enable various lottery service providers (e.g., state lotteries) embodiment thereof lottery network. 在一个实施例中,彩票管理业务是一个所需硬件、软件和网络部件的孤立供应商能够实现彩票操作,而在另一个实施例中,彩票管理系统经由网络连接在可能的范围内电子地提供和支持这样的部件。 In one embodiment, the lottery management service is an isolated provider of the required hardware, software, and network components to achieve the lottery operations, while in another embodiment, the lottery management system via a network connection within a possible range of electronically provided and such support member. 尤其是,本平台参与彩票系统管理、网络管理、多级游戏的事务处理、报告以及与彩票供应商和第三方应用开发商的整合及通信。 In particular, the platform to participate in the lottery system management, network management, transaction processing, multi-level game, reporting, and integration and communication with lottery vendors and third-party application developers.

如图1所示,本发明的彩票管理系统可以包括:至少一个彩票引擎或者主机部件(通常被指示为20),消息交换部件30、事务处理部件40、商务业务部件60,系统业务部件80和信道处理部件90。 As shown, the lottery management system of the present invention may comprise: at least one lottery engine or host component (indicated generally as 20), a message exchange component 30, a transaction processing section 40, a business service component 60, component 80 and the business systems channel processing means 90. 在一个实施例中,本发明的平台基于本领域熟练技术已知的Nodel-View-Controller(MVC)结构。 In one embodiment, the platform of the present invention is known to the skilled Nodel-View-Controller (MVC) based on the structure of the present art. MVC是任何Java2平台的核心结构,基于企业版(J2EE)系统。 MVC is the core structure of any Java2 platform based Enterprise Edition (J2EE) system. 信道部件90代表“View”,通信业务部件60代表“Model(模型)”,事务处理部件40代表系统的“Controller(控制器)”。 "The Controller (Controller)" representative of the channel member 90, "View", component 60 represents the traffic "the Model (model)" transaction processing component 40 represents the system.

在一个实施例中,彩票管理系统和彩票业务供应商处理部件包括:单独操作事务处理、通信、数据存储、游戏管理和网络管理功能的一系列PC服务器。 In one embodiment, the lottery management system and the lottery service provider processing means includes: a series of individual operations PC server transaction processing, communications, data storage, game management and network management functions. 例如,事务处理引擎40实时处理、登记和存储所有事务。 For example, a transaction processing engine 40 real-time processing, registration and storage of all transactions. 事务处理引擎可以经由一个或多个局域网(LAN)或者广域网利用网际协议(IP)进行通信。 Transaction processing engine can communicate via one or more local area networks (LAN) or wide area network using the Internet Protocol (IP). 在一个实施例中,通信服务器可以整合彩票业务供应商使用的各种通信网络(POTS,拨号,帧中继,x.25,互联网),并向彩票终端提供接口。 In one embodiment, the communication server may integrate various communications networks used by the lottery service providers (the POTS, dial-up, frame relay, X.25, the Internet), and provides an interface to the lottery terminal. 博弈平台业务(图5中的200)经由LAN或WAN连接事务处理引擎,并且作为所有立即和联机博弈验证、零售商管理、记帐、即时彩票发行管理和报告功能的主机。 Game Platform Business (200 in FIG. 5) via LAN or WAN connectivity transaction processing engine, and as an online game and all immediately verified, retailer management, billing, real-time host lottery management and reporting capabilities. 这是进入彩票系统的彩票业务供应商的直接接口。 This is to enter the lottery system, lottery vendors direct interface. 在一个实施例中,在多功能客户机管理中本地存储博弈。 In one embodiment, the local game store in rich client management. 在另一个实施例中,终端是装备有浏览器的薄客户机,用于经由web服务器/应用服务器组合访问博弈应用程序,如图1所示并且在下面进行详细说明。 In another embodiment, terminals are thin clients provided with browsers for accessing game applications via a web server / application server combination, as shown in Figure 1 and described in detail below.

访问本发明的系统可以通过各种网络使能用户接口经由私网或公网35发生。 Access system of the present invention may enable the user interface via a network through a variety of public or private network 35 occurs. 例如,本发明的彩票系统可以由以下装置访问:用于零售商管理目的的连锁店11、“彩票点”(POL)装置12(例如,便利商店的彩票终端或者彩票亭),适于利用编程和网络连接使彩票系统处理激活(例如,“Lottery Inside”TM终端)的零售结帐台终端13,用户或者玩家个人计算机14、用户移动装置15和彩票指导器个人计算机16。 For example, the lottery system of the present invention may be accessed by the following means: means for chain 11 retailer management purposes, "lottery" (the POL) device 12 (e.g., a convenience store or a lottery ticket kiosk terminal), and adapted to utilize program so that the lottery system network connectivity activation process (e.g., "lottery Inside" TM terminal) retail checkout terminal 13, the user or player personal computer 14, the user of the mobile device 15 and a personal computer 16 to guide the lottery.

如图1所示,装置11-16经由相应信道91-96访问本发明的彩票系统,以便有利于各种彩票和非彩票事务类型的执行。 1, the apparatus of the present invention is 11-16 access the lottery system via a respective channel 91-96, so as to facilitate a variety of lottery and non-lottery type transaction execution.

彩票销售代理POS装置或者其它彩票终端可以是“薄”客户机或者“厚”客户机终端。 Lottery sales agent POS devices or other lottery terminal may be a "thin" client, or "thick" client terminal. 在薄客户机实施中,web浏览器比如Microsoft Internet ExplorerTM驻留在POS装置上,并且访问来网上可得到自应用服务器(或者组合web服务器和应用服务器)的适当博弈应用程序。 In the thin client embodiment, web browser such as Microsoft Internet ExplorerTM resides on the POS device, and can be obtained from the internet to access the application server (or combination web server and application server) suitable game applications. POS装置可以是PC、电子收银机、web设备或者彩票终端,比如可从GTECH公司(West Greenwich,Rhode Island)商业得到的AlturaTM组合彩票阅读器/打印机。 POS device can be a PC, electronic cash register, web device or lottery terminal, such as available from GTECH Corporation (West Greenwich, Rhode Island) commercially available AlturaTM combination lottery reader / printer. 当事务发生时,薄客户机的输入被传送到应用服务器,该应用服务器处理所述输入并将其传送到用于登记的彩票中心。 When a transaction occurs, the input is transmitted to the thin client application server, the application server processes the input and transmits it to the lottery center for registration. 然后把序号回送给代理位置上的IP打印机,由此打印彩票。 Then back to the IP printer serial number on the proxy position, thereby printing lottery tickets. 在厚客户机实施中,完整的彩票应用程序驻留在彩票终端上,数据可以通过网络例如从彩票终端传送到中央系统。 Thick client implementation, a complete lottery application resides on the lottery terminal, data can be transmitted to the central system through a network, for example, from a lottery terminal. 显然,本发明可以由具有现存的薄和厚的适当布局的客户机的当前彩票业务供应商使用。 Obviously, the present invention can be used by current lottery service providers having an existing thin and thick client proper layout. 显然,本发明可以适应各种输入和输出装置。 Obviously, the present invention can be adapted to various input and output devices.

如图2所示,第三方软件应用程序18或者标准互联网浏览器19b可以提供用于彩票活动的用户接口。 2, third party software applications 18 or a standard Internet browser 19b can provide a user interface for lottery activities. 不论发生哪种情况,第三方终端13可以附加地整合事务处理器19a和外设服务器19c。 In either case, third-party terminal 13 can additionally be integrated transaction processor 19a and peripherals Server 19c. 事务处理器19a的目的是从第三方应用程序18提取系统通信和安全细节,这对于保持进一步更新或者修改系统通信和/或安全隔离一个可控部件是必需的。 19a is a transaction processor object extraction system communications and security details from the third party application 18, which further updates to maintain or modify the system communications and / or security isolated to one controllable component is required. 为此,通过定义数据将如何和怎样与事务处理器19a交换,事务处理器19a提供第三方应用程序18必需符合的接口。 To this end, by defining how data and how the exchange transaction processor 19a, 19a transaction processor provides the necessary interface to third-party applications 18 compliant. 正如本技术领域所了解的那样,事务处理器以定义的格式与零售商信道93交换数据。 As understood in the art as transaction processor format and the retailer channel 93 defined in the data exchange.

事务处理器19a可以具有取决于所用用户接口的不同功能。 Transaction processor 19a may have different functionality depending upon the user interface used. 在一个实施例中,事务处理器可以提供仅仅传递销售信息的方法,而在另一个实施例中,可以提供用于所有彩票活动的交换数据的方法。 In one embodiment, the transaction processor may provide methods for passing sales information only, while in another embodiment, a method may be provided for exchanging data for all lottery activities of. 外设服务器19c向诸如打印机的装置提供业务。 Peripheral server 19c provides services to devices such as a printer. 在POS或者在与装置13分离的“黑盒子”型装置中,外设服务器可以是本地打印机,并且可以在该装置中运行。 The POS or "black box" type device with the separation device 13, the peripheral server can be local printer, and may be run in the device. 服务器可以提供例如安全性和打印彩票的业务。 The server can provide services such as security and print lottery.

当需要彩票功能时,装置13设有访问适当信道服务器的浏览器接口。 When the lottery ticket required function, means 13 is provided with access to the appropriate channel server browser interface. 信道服务器提供在POS装置上显示的彩票用户屏幕。 Channel server providing the lottery user screens displayed on the POS device. 在一个实施例中,POS装置可以装备触摸屏输入能力,以允许通过触摸屏幕区域使零售商执行正常彩票销售事务。 In one embodiment, POS device may be equipped with a touch screen input capability, by touching the screen area to allow retailers to perform normal lottery sales transaction. 然后,通过IP网络、信道服务器93和事务处理引擎43处理彩票事务。 Then, through the IP network, channel server 93 and the transaction processing lottery transaction processing engine 43. 事务以相同的方式(例如,经过处理器50,消息交换部件30并到达主机处理器20)被处理和登记,然后经由安全系统直接回送给把彩票给予零售商的安全彩票打印机。 Transaction in the same manner (e.g., via processor 50, the message exchange component 30 and to the host processor 20) to be processed and registered, and then directly back to the lottery ticket printer retailer's security administration via a secure system.

从用户装置访问观点看,信道(例如91)是本发明的系统的接口。 From a user standpoint access device, a channel (e.g. 91) is an interface system of the present invention. 信道根据系统动作者、使用的装置和通信方法进行操作。 The movable operating channel of the system, apparatus and a communication method used. 一旦收到来自接触装置点的请求,信道标识请求的类型,验证输入,并把请求路由到适当的捕获器。 Upon receipt of a request from the contact point of the apparatus, the type identification requests a channel, input validation, and routes the request to the appropriate trap. 信道还负责管理用户对话数据并将任何差错回送给接触装置点。 Channel is also responsible for managing user session data and any errors back to the point contact device. 在一个实例实施中,每个信道可以包括:一个执行所请求的程序功能的应用服务器,和一个提供用于数据输入和输出的适当用户接口的web服务器。 In one example embodiment, each channel may include: an application server program performs the requested function, and a web server for providing the appropriate user data input and output interface.

彩票引擎或者主机20可以包括一种或多种不同类型的彩票主机。 Lottery engine or host 20 can comprise one or more different types of lottery hosts. 彩票主机比如AlphaGOLSTM、EuroGOLSTM和ProSysTM系统是供本发明使用的主机的实例。 Lottery hosts such AlphaGOLSTM, EuroGOLSTM ProSysTM systems are examples, and the present invention is used for the host.

EuroGOLSTM、AlphaGOLSTM和ProSysTM可以从GTECH公司商业地得到。 EuroGOLSTM, AlphaGOLSTM and ProSysTM available from GTECH company commercially. WestGreenwich、Rhode Island、EuroGOLSTM和AlphaGOLSTM主机提供即时彩票处理功能,ProSysTM提供视频彩票处理功能,以用于诸如bingo(排五点)、blackjack(二十一点)、poker(扑克游戏)和keno的彩票博弈。 WestGreenwich, Rhode Island, EuroGOLSTM and AlphaGOLSTM hosts provide instant lottery processing functions, ProSysTM provide video lottery processing functions, such as for bingo (row five points), blackjack (blackjack), poker (poker) and keno lottery Game. 主机可以使用多个存储的程序进行操作。 Host may use a plurality of stored program instructions. 在一个实施例中,所存储的程序是执行数据库操作的逻辑组的SOL语句集。 In one embodiment, the program is stored in logical groups SOL set of statements to perform database operations. 例如,Video ProSys系统利用所存储的程序广泛地维持和管理视频博弈、视频彩票终端(VLT)和VMT。 For example, Video ProSys system uses a stored program to maintain and manage a wide range of video games, video lottery terminal (VLT) and VMT. Video ProSys(VPS)管理应用程序利用这些已存储的程序访问、显示和更新数据库中的数据。 Video ProSys (VPS) management applications use these stored procedures to access, display, and update data in the database. 因而,在一个实施例中,VPS管理应用程序利用所存储的程序与数据库服务器通信。 Thus, in one embodiment, the VPS management application communicate with the database server using program stored. 视频彩票系统(VLS)数据库服务器利用SQL服务器处理所存储的程序。 Video lottery system (VLS) database server using the SQL Server processing program stored. 所存储的程序的定义被保持在数据库服务器中并且经由SQL服务器访问。 Definition program is stored and accessed through the SQL server held in the database server. 请求的结果被返回到VPS管理应用程序。 The results of the request are returned to VPS management application.

事务处理引擎40通过使后端彩票主机和存储部件与前端触点装置之间数据传递自动化,整合本发明的系统。 Transaction processing engine 40 by causing the rear end of the lottery data transfer between the host and the storage member and the front end of the contact device automation, integration system of the invention. 当主机不可用时,事务引擎可以部分地缓存并异步地发送请求,并且还可以缓存响应。 When the host is unavailable, the transaction engine can cache and asynchronously part transmission request, and can also cache responses. 如图1所示,事务引擎包括对应于相应信道部件91-96的一系列捕获器41-46。 1, the transaction engine includes a member corresponding to the respective channels 91-96 41-46 series trap. 事务捕获器(例如41-46)捕获事务并且与合适的处理器(例如51-59)一起处理该事务。 Transaction trap (e.g. 41-46) the capture and transaction with a suitable processor (e.g. 51-59) to process the transaction together. 捕获器负责标识来自信道的消息请求,并把消息转发到适当的处理器。 Trap responsible for identifying the message request from the channel, and forwards the message to the appropriate processor. 在一个实施例中,捕获器以命令的形式存在,并且是博弈比赛的认证和协调的业务逻辑的占位器(placeholder)。 In one embodiment, the catcher in the form of a command, and is at the game and the business logic of the authentication coordination race spacer (placeholder). 该命令查找用于请求的正确博弈处理器,并且把博弈选项信息转发给处理器。 The command processor to find the right game for the request, and forwards the information to the processor option game. 该捕获器还可以预处理某些捕获器事务,比如执行动作者的管理和记帐功能。 The trap can also pre-catcher certain transactions, such as the Executive Agent's management and accounting functions. 如图1所示,诸多捕获器在系统内并经过多个系统相互通信。 As shown in FIG. 1, via a plurality of communication systems and many another trap in the system. 捕获器与商务业务部件60以及事务处理器51-59通信。 51-59 business and business communication trap member 60 and the transaction processor.

事务处理器管理和解释本发明所使用的产品。 Transaction processor manages and products used in the present invention is explained. 处理器的作用是产品管理。 The processor is the role of product management. 在一个实施例中,博弈使用一个事务处理器,它是用于赌注、确认和取消的业务逻辑的占位器。 In one embodiment, a game using a transaction processor, which is a bet and confirmed the cancellation business logic spacer. 目前的处理器是轻便型的,并且可以在连接本发明系统的外部主机上进行大多数事务处理。 Current processors is lightweight and most of the transaction may be performed on the connected external host system of the present invention. 这些处理器通过消息交换把它们的处理功能委托给外部系统。 The messages exchanged by the processors delegate their processing functions to external systems. 例如,轻便处理器可以通过消息交换部件30把它们的处理功能委托给外部系统。 For example, lightweight processors can delegate to external systems 30 thereof through the message processing means. 在一个实施例中,处理器可以包括:运动处理器51、数字处理器53、抽奖处理器55、PowerBall处理器57和立即博弈处理器59。 In one embodiment, the processor may include: a motion processor 51, a digital processor 53, the draw processor 55, PowerBall game processor 57 and the processor 59 immediately.

消息交换(MX)30提供本发明的内部处理与诸如主机20提供的外部处理系统之间的接口。 Message Exchange (MX) 30 provides an interface between the internal processing, such as an external host computer 20 to provide a processing system of the present invention. MX可以基于应用编程接口/业务供应商接口(API/SPI)模型。 MX can be based application programming interface / service provider interface (API / SPI) model. SPI是与外部处理系统对接的编程接口。 SPI is a docking system with the external programming interface processing. 在一个实施例中,产品路由码可以指导系统经由消息交换(MX)把事务路由到事务引擎,因此在事务引擎等待的同时可以为事务超时设定定时器。 In one embodiment, a product routing code can direct the system via a message exchange (MX) routes the transaction to the transaction engine, it is possible for the transaction timeout timer while waiting for the transaction engine. 消息交换(NX)是能够使事务引擎与彩票主机通信的通信协议。 Message exchange (NX) is a communication protocol capable of transaction engine to communicate with a lottery host. 在一个实施例中,MX可以部分地驻留在彩票主机20上并且部分地驻留在事务引擎40上。 In one embodiment, MX may be partially reside on the lottery host 20 and partially on the transaction engine 40 reside. MX可以得到经由网际协议(IP)接收的数据并且使它可被彩票主机20解释,反之亦然。 MX can be data received via Internet protocol (IP) and that it can be interpreted lottery host 20 and vice versa. MX客户机/服务器结构支持推拉消息流模型,该模型允许客户机和服务器系统启动消息业务并充当消息的发送器和接收器。 MX client / server architecture supports push message flow model, which allows the client and server systems start message traffic and act as transmitters and receivers of messages. 经由MX实施的客户机和服务器侧处理是本领域众所周知的,因此不需要详细解释。 The client and server side processing is implemented via MX it is well known in the art, and therefore do not require detailed explanation.

如图1所示,系统业务部件80可以包括:系统数据库82,电子邮件服务器84,Java命名和目录接口(JNDI)服务器86,商务对象存储库88,以及其它系统业务要素比如策略服务器和数据库管理编程。 As shown, the system 80 may include a service component: the system database 82, email server 84, Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) server 86, a business object repository 88, as well as other system services elements such as policy server and database management program. 本发明使用的数据库表可以包括例如零售商简档、博弈参数以及装置简档。 Database tables according to the present invention may comprise, for example, the retailer profile, game parameters, and device profile. 零售商简档可以包含例如用于代理、零售商、终端编号、赌注单位、验证单位、CDC日期的值。 Retailer profile may comprise, for example agents, retailers, terminal number, bet units, validation units, the date value for the CDC. 博弈参数可以获得专用于每个博弈的值,装置简档包含关于连接系统的终端的信息。 Game parameters can be obtained values ​​specific to each game, device profile contains information about the terminal connection system.

作为与本发明有关的商务业务60的部分,本发明的系统提供与捕获处理器或者事务引擎有关的权力主张和解决系统61。 As part of business operations 60 with the present invention, the present invention provides a system and capture rights advocates processor or transaction engine-related systems and solutions 61. 权力主张和解决系统61提供用于零售操作员和业务供应商的事务解决、自动调节、权力主张管理。 Ideas and solve power system 61 provides for retail operators and service providers to resolve matters, the automatic adjustment, power management proposition. 该系统还执行调节处理、事务费处理、结帐、监视和报告功能,同时还支持多解决实体类型68,比如机构、交换、银行、零售商、操作员和终端。 The system also performs adjustment processing, transaction processing fees, billing, monitoring and reporting functions, and also supports more than 68 types of entities to solve such institutions, exchange, banks, retailers, operators and terminals. 如图1所示,商务服务器部件还提供用户及装置简档62、记帐63、产品目录64、电子钱包功能65和电子转帐66的管理。 1, the business server component providing user and device profiles 62, 63 billing, catalogs 64, electronic wallet functionality 65 and electronic fund transfer management 66.

图3示出了与本发明的一个实施例有关的各种装置类型和所用的访问方法。 Figure 3 shows various device types and access methods to one embodiment of the present invention related to the use. 如图3所示,能够访问本发明的系统210的装置类型可以包括例如:零售商终端212,商店内的收银机或者售货亭213(包括设有内部彩票处理能力的售货亭),无线电话机215,家用计算机214,交互式电视217和管理终端216。 3, the system of the present invention is able to access the device type 210 may include, for example: the retailer terminal 212, the cash register in the store or kiosk 213 (including an internal lottery kiosk is provided with processing capabilities), a wireless telephone 215, a home computer 214, an interactive television 217 and a management terminal 216. 零售商终端212例如可以经由专用或者虚拟专用IP网络231访问系统210。 Retailer terminal 212 can be, for example, via a dedicated or a virtual private network to access the system 210 IP 231. 商店内收银机213可以例如经由商店内网络232和专用IP网络231访问系统。 213 can access the system 231 via, for example, in-store network 232 and a private IP network within the store cash register. 无线装置215(在一个实施例中可以是个人数字助理(PDA))例如可以经由蜂窝网233访问系统,该蜂窝网最终经由公众互联网335连接到系统210。 The wireless device 215 (in one embodiment may be a personal digital assistant (a PDA)), for example, can access the system via cellular network 233, the cellular network is ultimately connected to the system 210 via the public Internet 335. 显然,本发明适合于大量的使用各种通信协议的装置进行无线访问。 Obviously, the present invention is suitable for a large number of devices using various communication protocols in wireless access. 例如,本发明还可以经由短消息业务(SMS)、多媒体通信业务(MMS)、I-ModeTM、无线接入协议(WAP)、自由的补充业务数据(USSD)、交互语音应答(IVR)发送通信。 For example, the present invention may also be via a short message service (SMS), multimedia communication services (MMS), I-ModeTM, wireless access protocol (WAP), a free supplementary service data (the USSD), interactive voice response (IVR) transmits a communication . 家用计算机214还可以经由互联网连接系统。 Home computer 214 may also be connected to the system via the Internet. 交互电视机217例如可以经由互联网235和有线业务供应商网络234访问系统。 Interactive TV 217 234, for example, can access the system via the Internet 235 and cable network service providers. 管理终端216例如可以经由场所内局域网(LAN)236访问系统。 The management terminal 216 may be, for example, a local area network (LAN) 236 access the system via the premises.

访问时,本发明的系统210可以提供系统和商务业务260以及博弈和其它应用270。 When accessing the system 210 of the present invention can provide a system and a business service 260 and other applications 270, and game. 系统和商务业务可以包括例如:装置管理、零售商管理、其它用户管理、普通会计、电子商务部件、文件传递、事务捕获、安全实施、静态web页、玩家管理、提示原语、钱包管理、电子转帐、批报告存储库、普通存储库和产品目录的编程。 Systems and business operations may include, for example: device management, retail management, and other user management, general accounting, e-commerce component, file transfer, transaction capture, security implementation, static web pages, player management, suggesting that primitive, wallet management, electronic transfer, programming batch report repository, general store and product catalog. 在一个实施例中,这样的编程可以被设计为仅仅可访问特定用户类型。 In one embodiment, such programming may be designed to only have access to specific types of users. 应用270可以包括例如:博弈显现、零售商出发表、检验打印、打赌博弈(即刻和基于抽签)、报告管理器。 Application 270 may include, for example: the game show, the retailer issued, test print, betting game (based on immediate and lottery), the Report Manager. 系统和商务业务以及其它应用还可以与上述的主机处理器通信。 Service and business systems and other applications may also communicate with a host processor described above. 在一个实施例中,如图3所示,主机221和222代表主要的主机站点,主机229代表故障情况下的备用站点。 In one embodiment, shown in Figure 3, hosts 221 and 222 represent the major host site, the host 229 on behalf of the backup site in case of failure. 主机221和222可以执行多种功能,例如包括批报告、产品信息、传统博弈处理并且存储业务对象存储库。 Host 221 and 222 may perform a variety of functions including, for example batch reports, product information, handling and storage of traditional game business object repository.

如图4所示,系统在逻辑上,由三个分离的软件层构成。 As shown, system 4 is logically composed of three separate software layers. 基础层150(第一层)是系统接口层,它定义通信和硬件功能以及其它系统部件。 Base layer 150 (first layer) is the system interface layer, which defines the communication and hardware functions and other system components. 基础层可以包括推动基于PC的客户机终端与事务处理引擎之间通信的服务器152的网络。 Base layer may comprise a network-based server push communication between the PC and the client terminal 152 of the transaction processing engine. 在一个实施例中,基础或网络层可以包括专有IP(网际协议)网155。 In one embodiment, the base or network layer can include a proprietary IP (Internet Protocol) network 155. 在基于IP的网络中,网络上的服务器逻辑低和动态地供应POS装置地址。 IP-based network, the server logic low on the network and dynamically supplies POS device addresses. 根据每个分组内包含的源和目的地信息在网络内路由传送/交换数据分组。 According to each packet contains the source and destination information transmitted within the network routing / switching data packets. 诸如可以在本发明中使用的IP网络提供在网络上配置客户机终端并路由传送事务的固有灵活性。 Such as may be used in the present invention provides an IP network configured in the client terminal on the network and routed transaction inherent flexibility. 网络、高级恢复机制和网络操作以及顾客支持业务的完全冗余确保了彩票业务供应商的连续网络可用性需要。 Network, advanced recovery mechanisms and fully redundant network operations and customer support services ensure continuous network availability requires lottery vendors. 在一个实施例中,核心网可以是虚拟专用网(VPN)。 In one embodiment, the core network may be a virtual private network (VPN).

在基础或网络层上,可以实施安全性,以便为网络承载的业务提供验证、授权、整合业务。 On the base or network layer, security can be implemented, in order to provide authentication for the network bearer services, authorization, business integration. 这样的安全性有助于使网络和其用户免于受到网络攻击,其中网络攻击是由试图阅读数据、修改数据、否定业务(比如通过耗尽网络资源否定业务)以及探察网络配置的局外人实施的。 This security helps network and its users from network attack, network attack which is trying to read data, modify data, negative business (such as depletion of network resources by negative business) and exploratory outsider implementation of network configuration . 这样的防外部攻击例如可以通过防火墙、IP过滤、IP隧道、集线器认证和线路加密来提供,以及通过彩票销售代理和彩票业务供应商设备内的相关服务器和路由器的物理和逻辑保护来提供。 Such external attack prevention, for example, can be filtered by the firewall, IP, IP tunneling, hubs authentication and encryption to provide lines, as well as through lottery sales agents and related physical and logical protection of servers and routers within the lottery service provider equipment.

如图4和图5所示,中间层200(第二层)是博弈平台业务层,它驻留在基础或网络层之上。 As shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, the intermediate layer 200 (second layer) is a game platform service layer, which resides above the base or network layer. 就安全、适当地可靠网络而言,本发明提供了彩票业务供应商所需的可靠、安全信息传送。 It is safe, reliable and appropriately in terms of network, the present invention provides a needed service lottery vendors reliable, secure message delivery. 博弈平台业务层是中间设备层,它为彩票系统提供最普通需要的中间设备业务。 Game platform middleware layer is the service layer, which provides among the most common business equipment needed for the lottery system. 这包括事务处理引擎40、网络管理210、销售代理管理220、通信业务230、博弈管理240、报告250、安全260,和其它管理功能,比如系统管理、热线应用管理、销售点管理以及零售管理功能。 This includes the transaction processing engine 40, network management 210, sales agent management 220, communication services 230, game management 240, reporting 250, security 260 and other management functions such as system administration, hotline application administration, point of sale management, and retail management functionality .

如图5所示,对于彩票业务供应商,博弈平台业务可以包括增加和取消彩票销售代理、增加和取消博弈应用、增加和取消事务部门业务应用、恢复有故障网络连接、监视彩票系统的安全和有效性。 5, the service provider for the lottery, the game platform may include increasing business and cancellation lottery sales agents, increase application and cancel the game, cancel the transaction and increase departmental business applications, recover a failed network connection, security monitoring systems and lottery effectiveness. 彩票事务处理引擎可以作为传统彩票应用的主机,并且可以处理、登记和存储来自彩票业务供应商的每个彩票代理的彩票事务。 Lottery transaction processing engine can be used as a host of traditional lottery applications, and can handle the registration and storage from each lottery ticket service provider of lottery agency business. 在本发明的一个实施例中,事务处理引擎可以是ProSysTM或者AlphaGOLSTM事务处理引擎。 In one embodiment of the present invention, the transaction processing engine can be ProSysTM AlphaGOLSTM or transaction processing engine. 在本发明的另一个实施例中,可以提供电子转帐(EFT)应用。 In another embodiment of the present invention may be provided an electronic funds transfer (EFT) applications.

每个彩票业务供应商的中间层可以包括:web服务器,应用服务器,消息交换部件和彩票引擎或事务处理引擎40。 Each lottery service provider intermediate layer may include: web servers, application servers, message exchange component and a lottery engine or transaction processing engine 40. 应用服务器和web服务器可以包括上述的信道部件。 The application server and web server can comprise a channel member described above. 消息交换部件得到经由网际协议传送的数据,并且使它可被彩票引擎部件解释。 Message exchange member obtained via the Internet data transmission protocol, and it can be interpreted lottery engine parts. web服务器可以充当HTTP服务器,从而作为包含访问本发明所提供的应用的浏览器的装置(例如12)的导管。 web server can act as an HTTP server, such as an apparatus (e.g. 12) comprising a catheter access browser application provided by the present invention. 应用服务器提供供本发明使用的应用,包括本发明的客户机实施例中的彩票博弈应用。 The application server provides for the application of the present invention, the lottery game application example of the present invention includes a client embodiment. 彩票博弈应用可以被替换地存储在分离的彩票服务器上。 Lottery game applications can alternatively be stored on a separate lottery server. 在本发明的一个实施例中,应用服务器功能被分配在众多应用服务器上。 In one embodiment of the present invention, the application server functions are allocated on a number of application servers.

如上所述,在一个实施例中,应用服务器是J2EE(Java 2企业版)顺从服务器。 As described above, in one embodiment, the application server is J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) compliant server. 通常,应用服务器可以对接系统数据库,以便检索和存储失误信息。 Generally, an application server can interface system database to retrieve and store information mistakes. web服务器和应用服务器可以在包括WindowsTM、LinuxTM、UnixTM操作系统的各种操作系统中操作,并且可以对接各种类型的商业可用的数据库,包括SybaseTM、OracleTM、InformixTM、IBMTM和Microsoft SQLTM。 web server and application server may include a variety of operating systems WindowsTM, LinuxTM, UnixTM operating system operation, and may be various types of docking commercially available databases, including SybaseTM, OracleTM, InformixTM, IBMTM and Microsoft SQLTM.

如图4所示,顶层(第三层)是应用或博弈平台API层300。 4, the top layer (third layer) is an application layer 300, or the game platform API. 项层300提供用于访问博弈平台业务层的通信方法。 Item layer 300 provides a communication method for accessing the game platform business layer. 在这一层上,第三方开发商应用350可以通信并且整合本发明的系统。 At this level, the application 350 may communicate with third-party developers and integrated system of the present invention.

在彩票销售代理等级上,系统管理能力依赖于销售代理和所利用的彩票分发技术的类型。 On the level of lottery sales agents, system management capabilities rely on sales agents and the use of lottery type distribution technology. 例如,一个特定零售商可以有分布在多个位置中的商店,并且希望中央管理每个商店的彩票操作。 For example, a particular retailer may have stores in multiple locations distributed, and the central management desirable lottery operations of each store. 这样的彩票代理可以装备有系统和网络管理能力、非彩票第三方应用的报告和接口。 Such agents may be equipped with a lottery system and network management capabilities, interfaces and reports non-lottery third-party applications.

彩票销售代理可以经由专网或者经由诸如互联网的公网直接与它们的特定国家彩票通信。 Lottery sales agents or National Lottery can communicate through a specific private network via a public network such as the Internet directly with them. 国家彩票业务供应商和彩票代理通常适合于抽奖彩票的购买和记录。 National Lottery ticket agents and service providers are generally suitable for lottery ticket purchase and records. 例如,特定的国家彩票可以供应即刻刮擦彩票以及各种类型的抽奖彩票博弈,包括Pick-3博弈、Pick-4博弈、Super Lotto博弈、多状态博弈。 For example, a particular national lottery instant scratch lottery and can supply all types of lottery lottery games, including Game Pick-3, Pick-4 game, Super Lotto game, multi-state game. 对于抽奖彩票博弈,必需记录不同的信息字段以确定奖金发行。 For the lottery lottery game, a different record required information fields to determine the bonus issue. 这样,来自特定销售代理的通信可以包括购买者所选的号码、进行购买的商店、与购买有关的博弈、购买的日期和时间。 In this way, communication from a particular sales agent may include buyers selected number, a store-bought, and the purchase of the game, purchase date and time. 一旦把有关的信息发送给彩票业务供应商,该信息就被博弈事务处理引擎处理并存入数据库中,然后将该信息回送给彩票代理,打印彩票收据。 Once the lottery to send information about the service provider, the information was game engine processes the transaction and stored in the database, and then return the information to the lottery agency, lottery ticket printing receipts.

如图6中的方法600所示,在操作中,本发明的系统可以用来整合新的或传统彩票系统,如下所述。 The method 600 shown in FIG. 6, in operation, the system of the present invention may be used to integrate new or legacy lottery systems as follows. 首先,彩票业务供应商向彩票发行商或者管理系统登记(步骤605)。 First of all, the lottery service providers to register with the lottery business or management system (step 605). 然后彩票业务供应商装备支持网络、客户机和服务器功能的硬件和连网设备(步骤610)。 Then the lottery business support network equipment vendor, client and server functionality of hardware and networking equipment (step 610). 对于每个彩票销售代理,确定和配置POS装置的适当号码和类型,以便成为薄或厚客户机设备。 For each lottery sales agent, and determining the appropriate number and type of POS devices arranged so as to be thin or thick client device. 彩票业务供应商还装备有服务器的适当网络,以支持IP通信、适当的安全性、彩票博弈应用、彩票事务处理引擎、网络管理和报告功能(步骤625)。 Lottery service provider is also equipped with the appropriate network server to support IP communications, appropriate security, application lottery games, lottery transaction processing engine, network management and reporting capabilities (step 625). 然后可以建立管理业务,并通过彩票业务选择彩票博弈应用的类型(步骤630)。 You can then build management business, and the game type (step 630) applied by lottery selection lottery. 彩票业务供应商可以根据各种业务策略选择博弈。 Lottery service provider can choose the game according to various business strategies.

在步骤635,彩票业务供应商还可以选择整合第三方应用,第三方应用可以涉及彩票或者非彩票。 In step 635, the lottery service providers can also choose to integrate third-party applications, third-party applications can involve the lottery or non-lottery. 这样的非彩票应用例如可以包括为挖掘彩票供应商所收集的数据以便确定哪种博弈应用最有利可图所设计的业务应用。 This may include non-lottery applications such as data mining lottery vendors gathered for business applications what the most profitable game designed OK. 由于本发明的系统结构的开放性质,因此在保持数据完整性、容量和速度的同时,可容易地实现与第三方应用地对接。 Due to the open nature of the system architecture of the present invention, therefore, while maintaining data integrity, volume and speed can be easily realized to interface with third party applications. 在本发明的一个实施例中,第三方应用可以被提供为即插即用的web业务,使彩票管理业务、彩票业务供应商、或者彩票销售代理选择最合适的或理想的彩票或非彩票应用,以协助合适级别的业务操作。 In one embodiment of the present invention, the third party application may be provided as plug and play web services, so that the lottery management service, lottery most appropriate service provider, or lottery sales agent to select or desirable lottery or non-lottery application to assist the appropriate level of business operations. 例如,可以为消耗品交换的代理人间通信启动彩票销售代理,或者可以启动彩票销售代理,以使用POSweb浏览器观看活动图像,例如这对于报告和显示中奖彩票号码是有用的。 For example, an agent can be exchanged between the communication start for consumables lottery sales agency, lottery sales agency, or you can start to use the POSweb browser to watch moving images, such as this winning lottery numbers are useful for reporting and display.

通过这些能力,可以理解本发明提供了一种增强的彩票整合的平台。 These capabilities can be understood that the invention provides an enhanced lottery integration platform. 在一个实施例中,本发明的平台可以以Java2平台企业版(J2EE)为基础,并且允许彩票业务供应商将内部信息系统与合伙人、供应商和经销商整合,同时启动定单的安排和跟踪、问题报告、帐户信息的操控。 In one embodiment, the platform of the present invention may Java2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) based on the lottery and allows service providers to internal information systems with partners, suppliers and distributors to integrate, at the same time start schedule and track orders , problem reports, handling account information. 这可以包括对例如增加的业务智能的其它互联网或者外数据源的连接性。 This may include, for example, connectivity to other Internet increased business intelligence or external data sources.

图7和图8分别示出了本发明的简单的薄和厚客户机设备。 Figures 7 and 8 show a simple thin and thick client apparatus according to the present invention. 在图7所示的零售终端实例设备500中,提供了可以是基于非浏览器的终端505或者基于浏览器的终端510的POS终端(通常被显示为502)。 In the example of the retail terminal apparatus 7500 shown in Fig, may be provided on a non-browser based terminal 505 or a browser of a terminal of the POS terminal 510 (typically shown as 502). 基于非浏览器的终端可以包括售货亭和零售便利商店POS装置。 Non-browser-based terminal may include a convenience store kiosks and retail POS device. 基于浏览器的终端可以使用标准互联网浏览器来操作,例如使用Mozilla 1.0TM、Netscape NavigatorTM或者Microsoft Internet ExplorerTM版本5.0或者以后版本来操作。 You can use the browser-based terminal standard Internet browser to operate, such as using Mozilla 1.0TM, Netscape NavigatorTM or Microsoft Internet ExplorerTM version 5.0 or later to operate. 终端505可以经由SOAP(简单对象访问协议)请求和POS工具515访问零售信道。 POS terminal 505 may request and tools to access retail channel 515 via SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol). 在该实施例中,零售信道590被显示为上述的MVC结构的部分。 In this embodiment, the retail channel 590 is shown as part of the MVC architecture described above. POS工具例如可以利用来自终端505的指令访问一个操作工具522,终端505可以注册或者执行彩票活动。 POS tools may be utilized, for example, an instruction from a terminal 505 an access operation tool 522, the terminal 505 may perform registration or lotteries. 根据该指令,POS工具可以把适当指令返回给终端505。 According to this instruction, POS tools can be returned to the terminal 505 an appropriate instruction. 终端510可以向可以启动操作525和操作格式豆532的操作工具522发送HTTP(超文本传送协议)请求,以便返回用于在终端510浏览器上显示的Java服务器页实施的HTTP答复。 Terminal 510 can start operation 525 and operating the operation tool 532 form bean 522 transmits the HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) request to be, for the HTTP responses returned to Java Server Pages displayed on the terminal 510 browser implementation. 这样的SOAP和HTTP通信将会被本领域熟练技术人员很好理解。 Such SOAP and HTTP communications will be skilled in the present art is well understood in the art.

如图7所示,终端505、510启动的彩票事务被包括设计彩票事务或消息的特定捕获器540a-h的捕获器540捕获。 7, the terminal 505, 510 comprises a start lottery transaction is designed to trap a specific lottery transaction or message 540a-h of the trap 540 captures. 例如,捕获器540a-h可以包括用于处理签字命令、抽奖命令、确认命令、取消命令、重印命令、下赌注额命令、home命令和打印命令的捕获器。 For example, trap 540a-h may include a command for processing the signature, draw commands, confirmation command, a cancel command, reprint commands, command bet amount, and the catcher Home command print command. 捕获器根据消息进行处理并且把消息传送给合适的处理器550作进一步处理。 The catcher and the message is processed according to the appropriate message processor 550 for further processing. 处理器550经由上述的交换部件530与系统主机520通信。 The communication processor 550 via the switching member 530 and the host system 520.

捕获器540和处理器550还可以与其它系统和商务服务器560进行通信。 Capture processor 540 and 550 may also communicate with other systems and business server 560. 零售信道和POS信道使用的商务业务是零售简档562、博弈参数564和装置简档566。 Retail channel and POS channel retail business is business use profile 562, 564 game parameters and device profile 566. 零售简档为该特定零售商可用的终端状态和业务提供占位符。 Terminal status and retail business profile available a particular retailer that offers a placeholder. 该信息被存储在数据库中。 This information is stored in a database. 可以在零售信道590中创建签字零售豆542,以便允许零售信道应用访问零售商的简档。 It can create signature retail 542 beans in the retail channel 590 in order to allow the retail channel profile application access retailers. 同样,销售豆545能够允许零售信道应用访问玩家的销售列表或者中奖的总计。 Similarly, sales of beans, 545 can allow applications to access the retail channel sales list of players or winning total. 博弈参数是管理所有博弈的产品参数的占位符。 Game parameter is the management of all product parameters of the game placeholder. 该信息被存储在数据库中并且可以通过消息交换更新。 This information is stored in a database and can be updated by the message exchange. 装置简档是专用于类似打印机、签字、阅读器等的占位符特性。 Device profile is similar to a printer dedicated signature, like the reader placeholder properties. 该消息被存储在数据库中。 The message is stored in the database. 一旦系统收到打印请求,彩票终端就根据玩家的彩票购买进行输入。 Once the system receives a print request, the lottery terminal on the purchase of lottery tickets the player's input. 与打印功能关联的捕获器与零售商位置的外设服务器519进行通信,外设服务器可以指令本地打印机521打印定单的彩票。 Communication, the server and the printer functions associated peripherals peripheral retailer server 519 and the catcher position may instruct a local printer 521 to print orders lottery.

如图8所示,在厚客户机设备中,终端312可以是AlturaTM或其它类似终端,可以经由IP网络335或其它已知方式,比如经由卫星连接333访问系统。 8, in the thick client device, the terminal 312 may be AlturaTM or other similar terminals can be, such as via satellite connection 333 to access the system via IP network 335 or other known means. 零售商信道390接收来自终端(例如,图8中的厚客户机零售终端394或“卫星最佳的”厚客户机零售信道392)。 Retailer channel 390 receives from the terminal (e.g., the "best satellite" thick client retail channel thick client retail terminal of FIG channel 392 or 8394). 信道390与商务360和系统380业务进行通信,并且还与上述的捕获器340(特别是厚客户机事务捕获器342)和处理器350(特别是厚客户机事务处理器352)进行通信。 Channel 390 communicates with commerce 360 ​​and system 380 services, and further communicates with the catcher 340 (especially thick client transaction capture 342) and processor 350 (in particular, thick client transaction processor 352). 捕获器340和处理器350与商务360和系统380业务进行通信,以及与消息交换部分330进行通信。 The catcher 340 in communication, and exchanging portion 330 in communication with the processor 350 and the message 360 ​​and the system 380 and business services. 消息交换部件在处理器350与主机320之间转换并传送已处理的消息。 Conversion and transmits the message exchange member processed messages between processor 350 and host 320. 主机320可以是上述的ProSysTM或者AlphaGOLSTM主机。 Host 320 may be above or AlphaGOLSTM ProSysTM host.

在该实施例中,商务业务360可以包括例如:处理查询的查询管理系统部件361,销售部件362,用户简档部件363,帐目管理部件364,产品目录365,彩票/定单处理部件366和电子钱包部件367。 In this embodiment, the business service 360 ​​may include, for example: processing a query management system component 361 queries, marketing component 362, user profile component 363, account management component 364, product catalog 365, ticket / order processing component 366 and electronic wallet component 367. 系统业务部件可以包括数据库部件381,存储库部件382,命名和目录部件383,策略服务器384,电子邮件部件385,业务对象存储库386和电子转帐部件387。 System service component can include database part 381, store unit 382, ​​naming and directory component 383, the policy server 384, e-mail component 385, the business object repository 386 and 387 EFT components. 显然,网络333、335还可以提供对系统广播业务375的直接连接,该广播业务例如可以包括网络管理371、装置管理372和商务附加值业务管理373。 Obviously, the network 333, 335 may also provide direct connection to system broadcast services 375, which may include a broadcast service such as a network management 371, device management 372 and commercial value added service management 373. 显然,所述的各个部件促进本发明的彩票系统的方便实施、管理、通信和事务处理。 Clearly, the various components of the lottery system facilitate convenient embodiment of the present invention, management, communication and transaction processing.

操作在操作中,本发明的系统允许博弈参与者、彩票发行商、彩票供应商(例如,国家)、彩票零售商和第三方应用开发商进行交互作用。 Operation In operation, the system of the present invention allow game players, lottery issuers, lottery vendors (eg, country), lottery retailers and third-party application developers to interact. 这些动作者与博弈选择、交付、博弈管理、系统设置和商务业务相互配合(交互作用)。 The actor and game selection, delivery, game management, system settings, and business services cooperate with each other (interaction). 图9显示了本发明一个实施例中的各个动作者和交互能力的实例图。 FIG 9 shows an example of a respective movable and interactive capabilities of the embodiment of the present invention. 如图所示,彩票系统发行商905比如GTECH公司以系统硬件、软件、网络连接和有关业务的形式提供新的系统基础结构907,以建立网络使能彩票系统910。 As shown, the lottery system 905 publishers such as GTECH company to provide a new system infrastructure 907 to system hardware, software, network connections and related forms of business, in order to establish a network to enable lottery system 910. 显然,本发明的部件适合于供现存的彩票系统用来启动预期功能并访问特征。 Obviously, components of the invention suitable for use with existing lottery systems to enable the intended functionality and access features. 发行商905还可以与系统业务、博弈选择和商务业务(915)交互作用。 Publisher 905 may also communicate with the business system, select the game and business services (915) interaction.

在提供用于零售发行的一个或多个彩票博弈中,彩票供应商925(比如国家)例如还可以与系统业务、博弈选择和商务业务930交互作用。 In one or more lottery game provides for issuance of retail, 925 lottery vendors (such as country), for example, but also with business systems, game selection and business services 930 interactions. 通过提供业务或者博弈软件应用945,第三方应用供应商940可以与系统910交互作用,例如为系统的其它用户扩展管理能力和博弈选择能力。 By providing a service or software application 945 games, third-party application vendors 940 910 can interact with the system, such as other users to expand the management capabilities of the system and game selection capabilities. 实例的第三方应用和功能包括:(1)认证业务软件,比如ExperianTM,在没有国家认证或者标识方案的环境下,它特别有利;(2)电子转帐链接软件,比如向苏格兰皇家银行提供链路的SolvSETM;(3)高级赌博和权力主张软件,比如IPSTM;(4)各种彩票和基于抽奖的博弈应用。 Examples of third-party applications and functions include: (1) certification business software, such as ExperianTM, in an environment without national certification or identification scheme, which is particularly advantageous; (2) EFT Link software, such as providing a link to the Royal Bank of Scotland the SolvSETM; (3) high-level gambling authority and advocate software, such as IPSTM; (4) a variety of lottery and sweepstakes-based game application.

被委托的彩票零售商950可以与博弈选择和商务业务955交互作用,并且在一个实施例中,特定零售商准许的交互作用等级可以由委托特定零售商的彩票供应商925确定。 Was commissioned by lottery retailers and Game 950 may select business services and 955 interactions, and in one embodiment, a particular retailer permitted level of interaction can be determined by a lottery retailer commissioned a specific vendor 925 implementation. 彩票或玩家960可以与本发明的博弈选择和商务业务交互作用970,以享有博弈报价和中奖跟踪、帐目信息和其它的玩家信息。 Lottery players 960 or 970 can interact with the game selection and business operations of the present invention, in order to enjoy the game and the winning quote tracking, account information and other information of the player.

显然,本发明的一个方面增强了彩票系统的交互性。 Clearly, one aspect of the present invention enhances the interactivity of the lottery system. 本发明的交互性经由互联网提供了参加电子即时风格和基于抽奖的博弈比赛的能力。 Interactivity via the Internet, the present invention provides an instant style and ability to participate in the electronic lottery game based on the game. 在一个实施例中,互联网能力包括提供具有编程的信息web站点,以便提供基于结果的业务,比如通过电子邮件和/基于短消息业务的文本消息到个人计算机或移动电话机(是公知技术)的方式,广播中奖号码。 In one embodiment, Internet capabilities include providing information to a web site having programming to provide results-based services, such as e-mail and / or text-based short message service message to a mobile phone or a personal computer (known technology) way broadcast the winning numbers. 在另一个实施例中,本发明的系统为全交互系统和下赌注引擎装备基于web的前端和对电子即时彩票下赌注的能力。 In another embodiment, the present invention is the system for the whole system and interactive betting engine based equipment and the ability to lower the front end of the electronic instant lottery bet the web. 该实施例可以包括两个应用,一个是玩家应用,另一个是全管理应用;它们都具有基于web的前端。 This embodiment can comprise two applications, a player application is, the other is a full management application; they all have a web based front end. 在另一个实施例中,使用消息交换部件30向诸如AlphaGolsTM的主机下赌注系统21提供连接,从而提供参加一套基于抽奖的博弈的能力。 In another embodiment, a message to the switching member 30, such as the host system 21 provides AlphaGolsTM bet connection, thereby providing the ability to participate in a lottery game is based.

在一个实施例中,提供即时博弈的构架可以把博弈比赛和显现与博弈和如何记录博弈的机构分离。 In one embodiment, the instant game framework can provide the game with the game and the game development of separation mechanism and how to record the game. 这可以通过以下方式实现,即通过清楚定义的接口,把前端(浏览器)的显现后端的系统和数据产生编程(例如,XML)相分离。 This may be achieved by, i.e., by clearly defined interfaces, the appearance of the rear front end (browser) and the data generation programming system (e.g., the XML) phase separation. 这意味着,可以开发的博弈的范围是无终点的,并且将不需要改变系统本身,因而允许独立的博弈开发商与本发明的系统交互作用。 This means that the range of games may be developed without end, and without changing the system itself, thereby allowing independent game developers and system of the present invention is interaction.

在一个实施例中,即时博弈构架操作,使显现层、博弈处理器和彩票产生器相隔离。 In one embodiment, the instant game framework operation, so visualized layer, the game processor and the ticket generator are isolated. 预定义的普通API可以被定义为允许容易地增加任何数量的即时博弈类型。 Predefined common API can be defined to allow easily add any number of instant game type.

在一个实施例中,本发明可以利用用于显现层的Mocromedia FlashTM,并且XML可以被用作标准导管。 In one embodiment, the present invention may be utilized for presenting Mocromedia FlashTM layer and XML can be used as a standard catheter. 此外,抽奖博弈构架可以支持Lotto博弈,包括例如LottoTM、Lotto ExtraTM、ThunderballTM、HotpicksTM和Big DrawTM。 In addition, the architecture can support the lottery game Lotto Game, including, for example LottoTM, Lotto ExtraTM, ThunderballTM, HotpicksTM and Big DrawTM. 该构架还处理其它博弈类型(例如,号码)以及基于抽奖的奖励彩票的处理。 The framework also handle other game types (e.g., number) and a processing based raffle prize lottery. 钱包管理提供装载、卸载和调整钱包余额的能力。 Wallet management provides loading, unloading and the ability to adjust the balance of the purse. 玩家和管理人员都具有观看财务(例如,装载、中彩,调整)事务的能力。 Players and managers have to watch the financial (eg, loading, lotteries, adjust) the ability of the transaction. 此外,玩家和管理人员都具有观看博弈(下赌注和中奖)事务的能力。 In addition, players and managers have the ability to watch the game (bet and winning) transactions.

应用具有为帐目和应用本身提供管理功能的分离的站点。 The site provides applications with separate management and accounting functions for the application itself. 本发明提供的另一个管理设备包括诸如检验系统可用性、探索用户或者可能的顾客、管理用户帐目和博弈以及建立编辑授权用户的功能部件(feature)。 Another management device according to the present invention comprises the availability of such an inspection system, or the user may explore the customer, manage user accounts and establishing and game feature (feature) editing authorized users.

显然,本发明允许玩家和管理人员建立帐目。 Obviously, the invention allows players to build and manage staff accounts. 帐目管理例如包括登记、注销、复位口令、提供闲置超时、访问书签、关闭、挂起和恢复。 For example account management including registration, cancellation, reset the password, provided idle timeout, access bookmarks, shut down, suspend and resume. 这里有许多由系统提供的设备,以允许适当许可的个人装载、停用、再启用或者终止博弈。 There are many facilities provided by the system to allow loading properly licensed individual, disable, and then enable or terminate the game. 在个人向系统登记并且访问站点之前,它们被称之为可能的顾客。 Prior to the registration site and access to the system at the individual, they may be referred to as customers. 登记可以是一个长处理。 Registration can be a long process. 系统跟踪可能的顾客输入的信息,并允许管理人员在需要的时候观看登记期间给予支持的细节。 System trace information possible customer input, and allows managers to view the details of the registration period to give support when needed. 为了确保完整性以及由于赖帐原因,交互系统仔细管理即时和抽奖彩票的寿命周期。 To ensure the integrity and life cycle due to bilk reason, careful management of real-time interactive systems and sweepstakes lottery.

为了鼓励可能的顾客登记并且熟悉博弈报价,本发明加入了给予即时博弈的工具,该即时博弈不需使用钱包的资金登记和下赌注就可以参赛。 In order to encourage potential customers to register and familiar game quotes, the present invention is added tool to give instant game, the game without the use of immediate funds registered wallet and bet you can enter. 同样,对于抽奖博弈,玩家可以填充并节省playslip,而不需要登记。 Similarly, for the lottery game, players can fill and save playslip, without the need for registration. 这种非常重要的设备已经被加入,以确保系统的完整性并保护玩家。 This very important equipment has been added to ensure the integrity of the system and to protect the players. 该系统保存未完成的玩家的细节,并且将其给予玩家,以便下次登记时完成。 The system saves details of the unfinished players, and administered to the player, so that the next to complete the registration.

对于重奖博弈,取消规则可以模仿零售商终端上的那些给予。 For the game rewards, cancel rules can mimic those given on the retailer terminal. 在一个实施例中,取消仅仅可以被接触中心的适当特许人执行。 In one embodiment, cancellations can only be performed properly in contact with the center of the franchisee. 取消的彩票可以在玩家的财务和博弈历史中显示。 Cancel lottery can be displayed and financial players in the history of the game. 本发明的交互部件提供了广泛的可配置的登记能力。 Interactive member of the present invention provides extensive configurable registration capability. 该系统提供了用户建立例如用于LottoTM和ThunderballTM的偏爱(例如,playslips)的能力,并且在唯一人名下保存它们。 The system provides the ability for users to establish such as LottoTM and ThunderballTM preference (for example, playslips), and save them in only one name. 一旦保存了该偏爱,用户就可以根据人名调用它们,以便将来预移入(pre-populate)或者编辑playslips。 Once you save this preference, the user can call them names according to the pre-move in the future (pre-populate) or edit playslips.

一旦中奖彩票完成,系统可以a)把中奖记入用户钱包,b)把中奖记入用户信用卡或者c)允许用户在区域中心安排一个约定以获得检验(例如,对于高级中彩)。 Upon completion of the winning ticket, the system can be a) entered the winning user wallet, b) the winning user entered credit card or c) allow the user to schedule a convention center for inspection in the region (e.g., for senior win the lottery). 打印检验之前,适当的特许人被要求在交互系统中登记权力主张,然后把需要的信息发送给用户检验处理的主机(例如,IPS)。 Before printing test, the proper power be required to register the franchisor claimed in interactive system, and send the required information to the host user check processing (e.g., IPS). 主机随后把检验的信息回送给交互部件,交互部件登记该信息以完成周期。 The host then sends the information back to the interactive test component, component interaction information to complete the registration period.

对于抽奖博弈,本发明的交互部件接受来自主机(例如,AlphaGOLSTM)的文件,主机与每次抽奖后的中奖者或者失败者一起识别和更新所有基于抽奖的彩票。 For lottery games, the interactive component of the present invention receiving files from the host (e.g., AlphaGOLSTM), the host identify and update all draw-based lottery winners or losers with after each draw. 本系统还提供在主机已经产生错误细节的不可靠事件中的“重算”设备。 The system also provides unreliable event has generated error details in the host of the "recalculation" device. 系统中未知状态的所有基于抽奖的博弈定单可以被标注为主机的取消。 System in an unknown state lottery game based on all canceled orders can be marked as the host. 为了确保此事,该系统可以建立和发送文件给主机,其中包含所有用于处理的未知定单。 To ensure this, the system can create and send files to the host, which contains all the unknown orders for processing. 该文件可以被定期发送(例如,每日两次)。 The file can be sent periodically (eg, twice daily).

在一个实施例中,博弈开发商可以使用独立应用测试表示和彩票生成器,而不需要访问本发明的即时博弈处理器。 In one embodiment, the game developer may be used independently represent application testing and lottery generator, without requiring access to the instant game processor of the present invention. 这有助于加快新的即时博弈的交付,因为问题的标识早于交付。 This helps to speed up the delivery of new instant game, because that identifies the problem as early delivery. 利用“心跳”消息可以处理主机与本发明的交互部件之间的同步。 Using a "heartbeat" message can handle the synchronization between the host and the interactive component of the present invention. 系统可以按可配置的间隔轮循主机,以检验任何系统状态变化。 Polling host system may be arranged at intervals to examine any change in the system state. 如果变化已经被做出,可以在系统内请求和更新这些变化。 If the change has been made, you can request and update these changes in the system. 授权的用户可以接通和断开“调节阀”以及配置调节阀所用的并行用户限制。 Authorized users can be switched on and off concurrent user limits "control valve" and the configuration of the control valve used. 数据的每个功能配置调节阀,并且每个功能可以映射到站点上的网页或者网页组上。 Function configuration data of each valve, and each function can be mapped onto a page or set of pages on the site. 当这些网页的一个被请求时,以及如果该功能的调节阀被接通时,就检验多个并行用户。 When one of these pages is requested and if the function of the control valve is turned on, a plurality of parallel test users. 如果多个并行用户大于或等于所允许的并行用户的配置数,则返回标准的差错页。 If a plurality of concurrent users is greater than or equal to the configured number of allowed concurrent users, a standard error page is returned. 给定的玩家可以选择将尝试新博弈并提供反馈的试验组的成员。 Given the player can choose to try a new game and provide feedback to the members of the test group. 系统提供从预定义试验组中指定或者不指定玩家的能力。 The system provides specified from a predefined test group or the player's ability is not specified. 该系统提供了非常灵活的限制可用于指定组的功能区域的装置。 This system provides a very flexible means of limiting the functional areas available for the specified group.

对于下赌注用户(玩家),系统可以显示针对特定玩家的多个不同标识。 For bet users (players), the system may identify a particular display for a plurality of different players. 这些标识通知玩家,关于他们的帐目状态和博弈参赛状态的重要结果。 The notice identifies the players, important results for the status of their accounts and Game participating states. 系统允许加载和作为下赌注支付方法的代币的使用。 The system allows loading and use of tokens as a method of payment of the bet. 系统还允许适当的特许人调整玩家代币余额。 The system also allows the player the appropriate tokens franchisor balance adjustment. 系统还允许玩家和系统限制即时博弈。 The system also allows players to real-time game and system limitations. 该系统还提供了玩家选择拒绝他们自己参与一种即时博弈或者所有即时博弈的能力。 The system also provides the players choose their own refusal to participate in an instant game or all the capabilities of real-time game. 适当的特许人经由管理接口可以复位该设置。 Via an appropriate management interface franchisor can reset this setting. 再一个实施例中,系统提供授权用户执行一系列Unix命令以启动“日期限”和“周期限”处理的能力。 Still another embodiment, the system provides authorized users the ability to perform a series of Unix command to start the "day period" and "week deadline" process implementation. 交互部件可以提供例如覆盖系统销售、负债、玩家交互和博弈状态的多个报告。 Interaction member may be provided, for example, a plurality of reports covering system sales, liabilities, player interaction and game states. 该系统还考虑了有限活动管理,比如管理零售概况、代币和奖励。 The system also takes into account the limited management activities, such as retail management overview, tokens and rewards.

本发明的交互部件便于从交互下赌注系统访问现有OLTP(联机事务处理)下赌注系统(例如,AlphaGOLSTM和ProSysTM)上的博弈。 The present invention facilitates interactive member of the bet on the game system (e.g., AlphaGOLSTM and ProSysTM) prior bet system access OLTP (online transaction processing) from the interactive. 本文中的术语“交互”可以应用于被包括零售商的任何信道。 Herein, the term "interaction" can be applied to any channel included retailers. 交互的基于玩家的下赌注系统可以包括例如多个信道,比如移动、互联网、交互式视频信道。 Interactive system based on the player's bet, for example, may comprise a plurality of channels, such as mobile, Internet, interactive video channel. 本发明不限于这些信道。 The present invention is not limited to these channels.

利用应用程序编程接口(API),本发明可以提供经由多个信道的交互性。 Using an application programming interface (API), the present invention can provide interactivity via a plurality of channels. 在一个商业实施中,这种API可以被提供为软件开发工具包(SDK)的部分。 In one commercial embodiment, this API may be provided as part of the software development kit (SDK) in the. 如图10所示,本发明的该方面可以加入三个消息交换部件。 10, this aspect of the present invention may be added three message exchange components. 首先,消息交换交互部件745可以引入从交互信道到OLTP系统的通信能力。 First, the message exchange interactive component 745 can be introduced from the interaction channel communication capability to the OLTP system. 消息交换客户机750可以驻留在应用服务器742上,并且可以是软件/系统开发工具包(SDK)。 Message exchange client 750 can reside on the application server 742, and may be a software / system development kit (SDK). 在另一个实施例中,消息交换客户机使用优质的J2EE连接器结构与消息交换服务器760通信(是公知技术)。 In another embodiment, the message exchange client uses the J2EE Connector Architecture quality message exchange 760 and the communication server (known art). 消息交换服务器760可以驻留在主机系统720上,以允许SDK与主机之间的消息交换。 Message exchange server 760 can reside on the host system 720, to allow the exchange of messages between the SDK and the host.

本发明的事务处理基于每个事务从网络735通信的终端(例如712)到达的概念。 The concept of the present invention transaction each transaction arrives from the terminal (e.g., 712) based communications network 735. 零售商代表玩家下赌注并且负责所有销售。 Players bet on behalf of retailers and is responsible for all sales. 然而,在交互信道中,玩家可以直接利用移动电话(例如,714)或者web浏览器或者任何交互信道下赌注,并且仅仅负责它的下赌注。 However, in the interactive channel, players can use the mobile phone (e.g., 714) or a web browser or any interactive channel bet, and only responsible to the bet. 本发明通过为来自交互信道的下赌注建立和管理虚拟信道池,桥接两个系统的间隙。 The present invention established as a bet from the interactive channel and a virtual channel pool management, bridging the gap of the two systems. 然后把这些事务转发给在一个实施例中正在期待来自终端的事务信息的消息交换服务器760和适当的OLTP主机722。 Then forwards these transactions to the In one embodiment are expecting transaction information from the terminal to the message exchange server 760 and appropriate OLTP host 722.

当玩家下赌注时,该下赌注信息通过互联网到达彩票系统供应商或者第三方提供的博弈处理器740。 When a player bets, the bet information over the Internet to reach a lottery system vendor or third-party game provided by the processor 740. 博弈处理器应用740执行初始处理并把赌注传送给消息交换交互部件744。 Game processor application 740 performs processing and transmits an initial message to the exchange interaction bet member 744. 本发明的虚拟终端收集该赌注,随后利用消息交换客户机750把赌注转换成与主机系统兼容的格式,并传递给主机720。 Virtual terminal of the invention collected bet, then using message exchange client 750 bet converted into formats compatible with the host system and passed to the host 720. 主机处理赌注并把答复回送给应用服务器740。 Host processing bets and to reply back to the application server 740. 该答复被转换成部件740理解的格式,部件740依据答复解除虚拟信道的分配。 The reply section 740 is converted into a format understood by component 740 based on the reply virtual channel to deallocate. 该答复经由交互信道回送给玩家。 The reply via the interactive channel back to the players.

在该客户机实施例中,应用不再需要被下载到终端。 In this embodiment the client embodiment, applications no longer need to be downloaded to the terminal. 它们驻留在定位在中央系统附近的应用服务器上。 They reside near the center is positioned on an application server system. 博弈参数不再需要被下载到终端。 Game parameters no longer need to be downloaded to the terminal. 所有应用变化可立即用于POS,并且所有参数变化可立即用于POS。 All application changes are immediately used for POS, and all the parameter variations can be immediately used POS. 尽管如此,应用参数可兼容于厚客户机应用。 Nevertheless, the application parameters compatible with thick client application. 应用可以从全尺寸POS到小的手持POS的许多薄客户机系统上运行。 Applications can be run from full-size to many POS thin client system of small, handheld POS. 所有业务逻辑都是共享的并且在所有POS装置上都是相同的。 All business logic is shared and all the POS device is the same. 显示(GUI)只是变化的事情。 Display (GUI) things just change. 薄客户机设备减少了设备的成本,减少了每类终端装置的维护,并且提供了安全事务和彩票打印。 Thin client device to reduce equipment costs, reduce the maintenance for each terminal device type and provide secure transaction and ticket printing. 在一个实施例中,第三方POS装置可以利用POS信道提供它们自己的显示(GUI),并且仍然使用与处理下赌注的零售信道相同的业务逻辑。 In one embodiment, third party POS POS device may utilize to provide their own channel display (the GUI), and the process is still used under the same bet retail business logic channel.

显然,本发明为服务于彩票业务供应商(例如,国家)的彩票零售商提供了迄今不可用的通信和收入机会。 Obviously, the present invention (eg, national) lottery retailers provide communications and revenue opportunities hitherto unavailable services to the lottery service provider. 例如,可以经由本发明的彩票系统提供电信网络业务。 For example, telecommunications may be provided via a network the lottery service system of the invention. 尽管至少网络的部分专用于彩票系统事务处理,但是正如所看到的那样,彩票零售商可以使用任何可用的网络带宽。 While at least part of the network dedicated to the lottery transaction processing systems, but as can be seen as a lottery retailer can use any available network bandwidth. 此外,本发明为彩票零售商提供了使用本发明的接口观看自己的库存管理系统的机会。 In addition, the present invention provides the opportunity to use the interface of the invention watch their inventory management system for lottery retailers. 彩票产品和库存产品的整合将能够使商店和公司管理运行会计日报表已经从单一源转移结算报表。 Lottery product integration and product inventories will be able to run the store and corporate management accounting daily report has been transferred from a single source billing statements.

对于彩票管理员或者彩票指导者,本发明可以调节本发明的彩票基础结构,以提供附加管理优点。 For lottery administrator or the lottery director, the present invention may be adjusted according to the present invention is a lottery infrastructure to provide additional management advantages. 例如,通过向零售商提供安全访问,即访问来自分离的web站点而不是彩票受控web站点的报告,零售商报告功能可以保持与彩票报告分离。 For example, by providing secure access to retailers, namely access to web sites from separate reports rather than controlled lottery web sites, retailers reporting capabilities can be kept separate from the lottery report. 此外,本发明能够启动从零售商记帐系统的输出或者提取的数据的电子分布,并且经由可扩充标记语言(XML EDI)的NACS核准的标准格式,自动地产生和传送电子报告。 Further, the present invention is capable of initiating an electronic billing system retailer distribution output or extracted from the data, and to automatically generate and transmit electronic reports via standard format for extensible markup language (XML EDI) of the NACS-approved.

在不背离本发明精神或者基本特征的条件下,可以以其它特定形式实施本发明。 Under the present invention without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof, the present invention may be embodied in other specific forms. 因此,本实施例在所有方面都被认为是说明性的而不是限制性的,因此本发明的范围由权利要求而不是说明书表示,并且落入权利要求的含义和等同范围之内的变化属于本发明的范围。 Accordingly, the present embodiments are to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, the scope of the invention is thus indicated by the appended claims rather than the description indicates, and which fall within the meaning and range of equivalency of the claims belong to the present scope of the invention.

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1.一种彩票管理系统,包括:至少一个接触点(POC)装置,用于处理终端用户销售和终端用户彩票活动信息;至少一个与所述至少一个POC装置双向通信的信道处理部件,用于接收和确认来自所述至少一个装置的至少一个请求,所述请求包括标识请求类型、请求人身份和请求项的信息;与所述至少一个信道处理部件双向通信的事务处理引擎,包括至少一个捕获器,用于检索和处理所述请求;至少一个非博弈事务处理器,用于管理和解释非博弈事务;与所述至少一个信道处理部件和所述事务处理引擎双向通信的商务业务部件,用于非彩票监视和处理,所述商务业务部件包括与资金转帐部件双向通信的财务业务部件;与事务处理引擎和商务业务部件双向通信的消息交换部件;与消息交换部件双向通信的主机系统,用于外部监视和处理;以及与信道处理部件、 CLAIMS 1. A lottery management system, comprising: at least one point of contact (POC) device for processing end user sales and end user lottery activity information; at least one of the at least one channel processing component in two-way communication device and the POC for and receiving confirmation from the at least one of the at least one device, the request includes information identifying the type of request, request identity and request terms; the at least one bidirectional communication channel processing component transaction processing engine, comprising at least one capture for retrieving and processing the request; the at least one non-game transaction processor for managing and interpreting non-game transaction; the at least one channel processing component and said transaction processing engine, commerce service member bidirectional communication, with the non-lottery monitoring and processing, said commerce service member comprises a financial service component bidirectional communication with funds transfer member; message with transaction processing engine and commerce services component in two-way communication exchange member; messaging host system and the exchange of two-way communication means, with in the external monitoring and processing; and a channel processing means, 事务处理引擎、商务业务部件和主机系统双向通信的系统业务部件。 Two-way communication systems business unit of transaction processing engine, business service component and the host system.
2.根据权利要求1所述的系统,其中所述事务处理引擎包括至少一个博弈事务处理器,用于管理和解释至少一个博弈事务。 2. The system according to claim 1, wherein said transaction processing engine includes at least one game transaction processor for managing and interpreting the at least one game transaction.
3.根据权利要求2所述的系统,其中所述至少一个博弈事务是从包括以下事务的组中获得的:购买彩票、取消彩票、确认彩票、查询结果、处理中彩者。 3. System according to claim 2, wherein said at least one game transaction is a transaction to obtain from a group consisting of: buy lottery tickets, lottery cancel, acknowledgment lottery, the query results, process those lotteries.
4.根据权利要求1所述的系统,其中所述POC装置是从包括以下各项的组中获得的:销售点(POS)装置、销售亭、彩票使能终端、无线电话机、个人数字助理(PDA)。 4. The system of claim 1, wherein said POC device is obtained from the group comprising of the following: a point of sale (POS) device, kiosk, a lottery-enabled terminal, a wireless phone, a personal digital assistant (PDA).
5.根据权利要求1所述的系统,其中所述商务业务部件包括:用户简档部件、装置简档部件、帐目部件、产品目录部件、定单/彩票部件、电子钱包部件和资金转帐部件。 5. The system according to claim 1, wherein said commerce service member comprising: a user profile member, the profile member means, account member, catalog component, an order / ticket component, and the component Wallet funds transfer member.
6.根据权利要求1所述的系统,其中所述主机系统能够监视以下至少之一:视频彩票操作、即时博弈操作、抽奖博弈操作。 6. The system according to claim 1, wherein at least one of said host system to monitor the following: video lottery operations, instant game operations, draw game operations.
7.一种彩票管理平台,包括:联机中心业务事务处理器,提供多种不同的安全计算机化彩票业务,包括事务捕获、事务处理、博弈应用管理、博弈应用传送和商务业务;能够与所述联机处理器双向通信的至少一个博弈参与者接口装置;能够与所述联机处理器双向通信的至少一个彩票发行商接口;能够与所述联机处理器双向通信的至少一个彩票供应商接口;和与所述至少一个接口有关的装置,用于选择传送到至少一个博弈参与者接口装置的至少一个博弈应用。 A lottery management platform, including: online transaction processor core business, offers a variety of security computerized lottery business, including transaction capture, transaction processing, application management game, game application delivery and business operations; can the bidirectional communication line processor at least one game participant interface device; processor capable of bidirectional communication with the connection of at least one lottery provider interface; capable of two-way communication with the on-line processor, at least one lottery provider interface; and with relating to at least one interface means for transmitting to the selected at least one game participant interface device at least one game application.
8.根据权利要求7所述的彩票管理平台,包括与至少一个彩票发行商接口有关的装置,用于选择至少一个商务业务。 8. The lottery management platform according to claim 7, comprising at least one lottery provider interface associated means for selecting at least one business service.
9.根据权利要求7所述的彩票管理平台,包括与所述至少一个彩票供应商接口有关的装置,用于选择至少一个商务业务。 9. The lottery management platform according to claim 7, comprising the at least one lottery provider interface associated means for selecting at least one business service.
10.根据权利要求7所述的彩票管理平台,其中所述博弈应用管理包括提供抽奖和即时型彩票博弈的能力。 10. The lottery management platform according to claim 7, wherein said game application management includes the ability to provide draw and instant-type lottery game.
11.根据权利要求10所述的彩票管理平台,其中所述博弈应用管理还包括所述至少一个博弈参与者预移入和保存参与所述抽奖彩票博弈的形式的能力 Capability according to claim lottery management platform of claim 10, wherein said game application management further includes at least one game participant, and stored into the pre-draw to participate in the lottery game of
12.根据权利要求7所述的彩票管理平台,其中所述接口可以是web浏览器接口。 12. The lottery management platform according to claim 7, wherein the interface may be a web browser interface.
13.根据权利要求7所述的彩票管理平台,还包括能够与所述联机处理器双向通信的至少一个彩票零售商接口。 13. The lottery management platform according to claim 7, further comprising at least capable of bidirectional communication interface to a lottery retailer with the line processor.
14.根据权利要求7所述的彩票管理平台,其中所述博弈应用管理包括确定输出所述至少一个博弈参与者所选的至少一个博弈,其中所述博弈参与者传送包括经由所述博弈参与者装置展现所述被确定的对所述博弈参与者输出的结果,而不在所述玩家接口装置上操作博弈管理。 14. The lottery management platform according to claim 7, wherein said game application management includes determining an output of said at least one game selected at least one game participant, wherein said game participant via said game participant transmitting comprises the device exhibits a determined result of the game participant to output, without operating the game management on the player interface unit.
15.根据权利要求7所述的彩票管理平台,还包括至少一个测试接口装置,用于测试以下至少之一的操作:所述博弈管理,所述商务业务,所述事务处理,所述博弈应用传送。 15. The lottery management platform according to claim 7, further comprising at least one testing interface device for testing the operation of at least one of the following: the game management, said commerce services, said transaction processing, game application the transfer.
16.一种彩票管理平台,包括:玩家管理部件,用于管理关于博弈玩家的信息;博弈管理部件,用于管理供所述玩家使用的博弈应用;购买部件,用于管理所述玩家的彩票博弈购买;付费部件,用于管理与所述彩票博弈购买有关的财务指令事务处理;和至少一个全局管理部件,用于管理所述玩家、博弈、购买和付费部件。 16. A lottery management platform, comprising: a player management component for managing information about game players; game management component for managing a game for the players to use the application; buy means for managing said lottery player Game purchase; payment component for managing the purchase of lottery game related financial transaction processing instructions; and at least one global management component for managing the players, the game, purchase, and components.
17.根据权利要求16所述的平台,其中所述至少一个全局管理部件包括:第一管理部件,以允许彩票发行商的访问;和第二管理部件,以允许彩票供应商的访问。 17. The platform according to claim 16, wherein said at least one global management component includes: a first management means, to allow access to the lottery ticket issuer; and a second management component, to allow access to the lottery provider.
18.一种处理关于彩票的电子消息的方法,包括以下步骤:提供至少一个信道处理器,用于从包括以下装置的至少一个装置中接收所述关于彩票的电子消息:销售点装置,无线装置,非销售点的个人计算;提供具有至少一个捕获器部件的事务引擎,所述捕获器部件对应于所述至少一个信道处理器,所述事务引擎还具有至少一个事务处理部件;把所述关于彩票的电子消息从所述信道处理器传送到所述事务引擎;提供处理至少以下之一的主机处理系统:联机彩票事务消息,视频彩票消息和即时彩票消息;提供用于在所述事务引擎与所述主机处理系统之间双向通信的消息交换部件;经由所述消息交换部件把所述消息从所述事务引擎传送到主机处理系统;经由所述主机处理系统处理所述消息;和把答复消息传送到所述至少一个装置。 18. A method of processing an electronic message on a lottery ticket, comprising the steps of: providing at least one channel processor for receiving said electronic message on the at least one device from the lottery apparatus comprises: a point of sale device, a wireless device , non-personal point of sale is calculated; providing transaction engine having at least one capture member of said capture member corresponding to the at least one channel processor, said transaction engine further having at least one transaction processing component; said about the electronic message is transmitted from the lottery channel processor to said transaction engine; host processing system providing at least one of the following: line lottery transaction messages, video lottery messages and instant lottery messages; transaction provided for the engine and the message exchange between a host processing system bidirectional communication means; message from said transaction engine to said host processing system via said message exchange component; processing said message via said host processing system; and the reply message to the at least one device.
19.根据权利要求18所述的方法,其中所述关于彩票电子消息是博弈参加确定。 19. The method according to claim 18, wherein the electronic message on the lottery participation game is determined.
20.根据权利要求18所述的方法,其中所述关于彩票的电子消息是商务业务请求。 20. The method according to claim 18, wherein the electronic message on the lottery business service request.
21.根据权利要求18所述的方法,其中从所述移动电话机接收所述关于彩票的电子消息。 21. The method of claim 18, wherein the electronic message received from the lottery ticket on the mobile phone.
22.根据权利要求18所述的方法,其中所述信道处理器能够从以下至少之一接收所述关于彩票的电子消息:彩票发行商,彩票供应商,彩票零售商,彩票博弈玩家。 22. The method of claim 18, wherein said channel processor is capable of receiving the electronic message from at least one of the lottery on the following: the lottery distributors, lottery provider, a lottery retailer, a lottery game player.
23.一种用户化彩票管理平台,包括:彩票使能网络,包括联机中心事务处理器,向联机使能输入和输出装置提供多种不同安全计算机化彩票业务,这些业务包括:事务捕获,事务处理,博弈应用管理,博弈应用传送和商务业务;博弈管理接口,用于选择用于终端用户参与的博弈应用;商务应用管理接口,用于选择供所述平台使用的业务和系统管理软件;装置管理接口,用于选择输入和输出装置,以接收有关的彩票消息;和主机管理接口,用于选择至少一个事务处理主机类型,以处理所述关于彩票的消息。 23. A customizable lottery management platform, comprising: a lottery-enabled network comprising online central transaction processor, enable the input and output connection means for providing a plurality of different secure computerized lottery services, which comprises: capture transaction, transaction processing, game application management, game application delivery and commerce services; game management interface for selecting game applications for end user participation; commerce application management interface for selecting business and system management software platform for the use; means management interface for selecting input and output devices, for receiving lottery related messages; and a host management interface for selecting at least one transaction processing host type for processing the message about the lottery.
24.一种在安全彩票通信网络中提供交互彩票业务的方法,包括以下步骤:提供联机中心业务事务处理器,该处理器能够提供多个不同安全计算机化彩票业务,这些业务包括:事务捕获、事务处理、博弈应用管理、博弈应用发行和商务业务:提供多个彩票发行输入和输出装置类型、多个博弈应用、多个业务应用、多个主机处理器类型;从所述至少一个输入和至少一个输出装置类型、至少一个博弈应用和至少一个主机处理器类型的用户接收一个选择;和基于所述选择配置彩票平台,以用于所述业务的传送。 24. A method of providing interactive lottery services in a secure lottery communications network, comprising the steps of: providing online central service transaction processor, the processor can provide a plurality of different secure computerized lottery services, which include: transaction capture, transaction processing, game application management, game application distribution and commerce services: providing a plurality of lottery distribution input and output device types, a plurality of game applications, a plurality of business applications, a plurality of host processor types; from at least one input and at least said an output device type, at least one game application, and at least one type of host processor receives a user selection; and configuration lottery platform based on the selection, for the traffic transmission.
25.一种彩票事务系统,包括:接收事务和非事务消息的装置;把每个所述接收的事务消息分类成彩票类型或者非彩票类型的装置;处理每个所接收的彩票类型事务消息的彩票事务引擎;处理所述非彩票类型事务消息和所述非事务消息的商务业务引擎。 25. A lottery transaction system, comprising: receiving transaction and non-transaction messages; means to each of said received transaction messages classified lottery type or a non-lottery type device into; lottery process each transaction type of the received message lottery transaction engine; processing said non-lottery type transaction messages and said non-transaction message service business engine.
26.根据权利要求25所述的彩票事务系统,其中所述的接收彩票事务消息的所述装置包括经由无线装置、个人计算机、销售点记录器和彩票亭接收所述消息的装置。 26. The lottery transaction system according to claim 25, said means for receiving lottery transaction messages, wherein said means comprises receiving the message via the wireless devices, personal computers, point of sales records and lottery kiosk.
27.根据权利要求25所述的彩票事务系统,还包括第一处理子系统,用于处理所述彩票事务消息,并且把答复消息传送给无线装置、个人计算、销售点记录器和彩票亭的至少之一。 27. The lottery transaction system according to claim 25, further comprising a first processing subsystem for processing said lottery transaction messages, and transmits the reply message to the wireless device, personal computer, point of sales records and lottery kiosk at least one.
28.根据权利要求27所述的彩票事务系统,还包括第二处理子系统,用于处理所述非事务消息。 28. The lottery transaction system according to claim 27, further comprising a second processing subsystem for processing said non-transactional messages.
29.一种把专用交互接口传送给彩票网络用户的方法,包括以下步骤:提供具有专用功能的计算机程序应用;和提供用于所述应用的接口,所述接口能够允许经由具有联机中心业务事务处理器的网络访问所述应用,所述联机中心业务事务处理器能够提供多种不同的安全计算机化的彩票业务,这些业务包括:事务捕获,博弈应用管理、博弈应用发行合商务业务。 29. A method of transmitting the specialized interactive interface to a lottery network user, comprising the steps of: providing a computer program application having specialized function; and providing an interface for said application, said interface capable of allowing the center via an online business transactions with network access processor of the application, the online transaction processor business center can provide a variety of different security computerized lottery services, which include: transaction capture, manage the game application, game applications issued an aggregate business services.
30.根据权利要求29所述的方法,其中所述彩票网络用户是博弈玩家,所述应用是博弈应用。 30. The method of claim 29, wherein said network user is a lottery game player, the application is a game application.
31.根据权利要求29所述的方法,其中所述彩票网络用户是彩票系统供应商,所述应用时业务应用。 31. The method according to claim 29, wherein said lottery network user is a lottery system provider, when the application service application.
32.一种确认彩票的方法,包括以下步骤:在彩票兑现位置接收来自彩票持有者的彩票信息;经由具有联机中心业务事务处理器的网络处理所述彩票信息,所述联机中心业务事务处理器能够提供多种不同安全计算机化彩票业务,这些业务包括:事务捕获、事务处理、博弈应用管理、博弈应用发行和商务业务;和一旦所述彩票被认为有效,就向所述彩票持有者提供所述彩票的中奖值。 32. A method of confirmation lottery, comprising the steps of: receiving lottery ticket information from a lottery ticket holder at a position cash; processing said lottery ticket information via a network having online central service transaction processor, the transaction processing service center line can provide a variety of different computerized lottery security services, which include: transaction capture, transaction processing, application management game, game applications and issuing commercial business; and once the lottery is considered to be effective, to the ticket holder providing the value of the winning lottery tickets.
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