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Electric Pig Wheel® Network

This network is a concept game that is not in play.  Leveraging our existing mechanical Pig Wheel currently in over 50 bars in North Dakota.  While we hope to establish this edition of the Pig Wheel, we do not want to eliminate the physical table edition whereby players place chips on a felt layout.  We anticipate being able to provide electronic wheels for table games.

 

This electronic network version would be appropriate for more locations where the volume of play may not be great enough to support a staffed wheel.  This game brings greater efficiency, security and accountability over the mechanical wheels.  As importantly, it brings heightened entertainment. Each time one of the five pigs is indicated as a winner, an animation will reveal more of the character of that particular pig.  From the glitz of "Roxy" to the dry clarity of "Bob," players will get to know the pigs they bet on and how those pigs think of each other and the broader context of life.  The Pig Wheel becomes the first and only wagering game using winning symbols to weave a serial story.

A certain group of birds have alleged that a few pigs stole their eggs.  This false and malicious, fictional, allegation has been leveraged internationally to successfully promote a hit line of games wherein some self-serving birds are stars.  The pigs on our wheel have remained silent knowing how unjustly their friends suffered from this wrongful affront.  With your help, the pigs of the Pig Wheel will stand up to those disturbed, malicious, bullying and slanderous birds in defense of honest, smart and majestic Suiformes (that'd be pigs) everywhere.  Help pigs defend themselves.

On behalf of all pigs, thanks for your interest in Pig Wheel™.

 

A good bird is a cooked bird.  How do you like yours done?

 

Remember to squeal on bacon-eaters.

 

 

To Minnesota legislators, we ask that you modify definitions of paddle tickets and allow symbols, at least in the form of named pigs, on paddle wheels and modify the ticket-based prize limit to reflect the use of one ticket for, effectively, dozens of wagers.  We also seek the use of virtual tickets or chips on multi-touch digital table surfaces.  PLEASE SIGN ON.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You Allied Charities of Minnesota for Endorsing our 2017 Legislative Proposal

 

We hope that ACM will co-carry or carry the legislation in 2018, finally allowing the electronic simulated wheels to be deployed while also enhancing the only table (social) game in charitable gaming.  Seeking tax reductions is important but seeking revenue enhancements that could be generated from a game type that has already been authorized (2012 - electronic simulated wheels placed in statute) is equally valuable in order to stem game fatigue.  The modification to the wagering process from one-ticket-one-wager to one-ticket multi-wagers or one-ticket payoffs for the table is all that is needed.  Please, ACM, can we get this done?

 

 

This proposed legislation makes possible a needed upgrade to wheel games in Minnesota.

 

To licensed charitable organizations, we thank your trade association, Allied Charities of Minnesota (ACM) for their endorsement of the pending legislation.  Electronic paddle wheels were authorized in 2012 and we hope that passage of this legislation with modifications to paddle tickets and the paddle table will actually allow us to act on that authorization - presenting our electronic wheel games.

 

To the Control Board in Minnesota we welcome your scrutiny over the behavior of our honest pigs, pigs who know how to count, pigs who will make sure every penny goes exactly where it should.  After all, banks have been named “piggys” for generations.  Don't believe those rumors that pigs steal eggs....

 

To Licensed MN Gaming Distributors we welcome working with you -- especially those who assist us in winning the above legislation.

 

PIG POWER!  Viva la Pigs  Let our pigs into Minnesota!  We promise not to eat bird eggs.

Save Taxes - Spin Wheels

Taxed at 8.5% in Minnesota instead of 18 - 36%

Main Game Display

The Main Game Display is meant to be a large (70"+) flat panel television or display that hangs on the bar wall.  It is from this display that the wheel will go through simulated rotating spins, slowing to eventually stop at the winning number or pig.  All such displays in the state would spin at the same time and would show the same number or pig as a win.  The display provides players with a clock count down to the next spin and 20 - 30 seconds prior to that next spin, the clock numbers will turn red to indicate that betting for the next spin is closed.  The spin number is for reference on the ticket in knowing which events the ticket was valid for use.  The "Win History" merely gives players an indication of what recently won so they can check their tickets or bet according to whatever they believe past wins tell them.  If a pig is shown as a win, a brief animation will show whereby that winning pig shares a very short story or thought about themselves, the other pigs, those disturbed birds or something entirely else.

Ancillary Betting Display

The Ancillary Betting Display shows all of the bets placed for the very next spin from players on the same site.  This way players can see where others are betting.  The numbers are denominated in dollars (rounded up to the next nearest).  As the wheel spins, all of the locations that would make win lighten up, for instance the number "1" also brings a win to "A", "E" and "Odd."  So as the wheel rotates by the numbers, the potential wins follow on this display.  This display also shows the number of players playing, as evidenced by the quantity of tickets sold.  It informs players of the payouts and how much was won from the last spin on this site.  This display would be 70" as well.

Betting

There are two ways to transmit your bet selections to the terminal in order that you receive a printed official ticket.  The first method is through filling out a paper Player's Selection Form.  These forms are likely found in a pocket at the side of tables in bars and restaurants where the game is played.  The second method for transmitting players bet selections, is through mobile phone or tablet generated QR code that is scanned to generate an official printed ticket.  The electronic method of selecting bets saves a great deal of paper and it can actually be more accurate and lead to less confusion.  Players can better balance their betting being able to select more than one unit on each type of game.  We hope that years down the line, we would be able to drop the paper Player's Selection Form in favor of electronics; however, we know that many people still aren't quite as comfortable with electronics.

 

As can be seen in the above Ancillary Betting Screen, there are several different ways to bet the wheel:

  1.  Exact number:  Individual numbers 1 - 40.  Any win on an exact number bet pays 40x bet.

 

  2.  Lines A - D:  A bet on any of these four alpha bets is a bet that the ten numbers to the right of the alpha will win.

       Should that happen, the player would be paid 4x their bet.

 

  3.  Lines E - N:  A bet on any of these ten alpha bets is a bet that the four numbers above the alpha will win.  Should

       that happen, the player would be paid 10x their bet.

 

  4.  "Odd" or "Even":  A bet that an odd number or an even number will win.  Should that happen, the player would

       receive 2x their bet.

 

  5.  Individual Pigs:  A bet on an individual pigs should they prove a winner will pay 40x the bet amount.

 

  6.  Both Blue Pigs or Both Pink Pigs:  If on of the pigs whose color you bet by placing a wager on Both is indicated a

       winner, you would be paid 20x the amount bet.

 

  7.  All Pigs:  This is a bet that any pig would be found a winner and if successful, it pays 8x the amount bet.

 

Betting Units

 

The value of a unit is determined once a player decides how much they wish to bet per spin.  In the example to the left, the player has chosen 20 units to wager.  Note the only place the player could select more than one unit is on "Odd" and "Even."  The player chose 10 units of "Even" along with two exact numbers, lines A, C, G and K for 4 units and two exact pigs, Sue and Joe, along with Any Blue Pig and Any Pig of any  color.   The player has then elected to bet $5.00 per spin.  Dividing $5.00 by 20 units means that each unit is worth 25¢.  Thus if number 3 wins, the prize would be 40 x 25¢ = $10.00 + Line A 25¢ x 4 = $2.00 + Line G for 25¢ x 8 = $2.00 or for the ticket, $14.00.

 

If the player had decided to bet $10 per spin, they would have won $28 if number 3 was inicated a winner.

 

 

The minimum value of a unit is stated to be 10¢ (it is up to the regulatory agency - could be 5¢ or something other) and players must bet at least $1.00 per spin just to pay for the ticket processing.

 

Once the player has marked their selections on the paper form, they provide the form and, in this case, $50 (10 consecutive spins at $5.00 each) to a clerk or bartender in Minnesota.  The Form is scanned into the statewide central computer server and an official ticket is printed.  It is likely that regulations would allow players to buy no more than ten consecutive spins.

The official ticket is primarily an indication of who owns the wagers that are made on the ticket while the wagers themselves are stored by the system.  The physical ticket and the stored information should never differ.

 

Example:  This 1 ticket equals 200 tickets under current Minnesota law.

 

The ticket has 20 wagers per spin for 10 spins.  Placing 200 wagers would currently require 200 tickets in Minnesota.  That is 200 tickets that would have to be counted, written on, discarded, have the winning amount written on along with the winning slot circled or noted and then stored as a record for years.  The ticket supply alone for 200 tickets would cost close to 50¢ and then the greater expense of controlling, accounting and auditing would be added.  Using the ticketing system for this edition of the paddle wheel is considerably less expensive.  The ability to audit and to reconcile to on-site cash bank is near real-time.

 

Scan to Collect on Wins

 

Players scan or have their tickets scanned for payout.  The green squared QR code contains information on all of their betting choices; however, it calls from the server the record of win and the amounts that should be paid.  If the face of the paper ticket has betting information not found in the QR code and the server, we probably have a creative player needing prosecution.

 

Depending on jurisdictional regulations, we could provide scanning terminals allowing players to check their ticket prior to all of the spins contained have been conducted.  On the other hand, some of these operations are made a bit easier with the mobile Player Selection Form below.

Mobile Digital Player Bet Selection Planner

Patent Pending

 

The mobile the same essential function as the paper Player Selection Form, except that it provides players with more information and give greater clarity in transmitting the player's selections to an official printed ticket.  The mobile Planner and Selection Form saves organizations the expense of having to stock paper forms at the tables in their sites.  What follows are five basic screens that give you an idea of the scope of the application.  In the end, this still leads to the same place as the paper form - to a scan for transmitting information that produces a paper printed official ticket (above) that needs to be presented for a scan to collect on bets.

Home Screen

Stored Bets

 

Lets say four of you meet at a bar once a month to play the Electric Pig Wheel Network.  Your custom is for each of you to throw $20 in the pot.  Since you have been doing this for a few months, you have saved bet configurations that you have used before.  Each configuration has information with regard for where you bet, how much you bet and how many spins you buy in a row.  Thus, you can go to "Stored Bets" and call up the past configuration you might wish to use.  You can even modify that configuration with a tweak here and there.  You don't have to go through the entire process of making bet selections.

Members

 

This is a premium service, meaning you pay extra, that provides additional information on past win data and greater information on the locations hosting the Pig Wheel.  It also will provide a record of the wins and losses that have occurred from your play.  Lastly, it aims to provide veiled messaging service among players.  By veiled, I mean that you are anonymous until you make a big effort not to be.  You can check on people you may have played with in the past.

Exit App

 

Get me out of here fast.

Table View

 

Takes you to the betting layout that is quite like the top of a wagering table.  See below.

Wheel View

 

Takes you to the wheel view screen to begin picking new choices to bet on.

Exit App

 

Get me out of here fast.

Remove

 

Tap here and the next chip you tap will be gone - no matter how many units on it.

Wheel

 

Players can rotate the wheel by swiping left or right.

Total Units Bet:  19

 

This is saying that the players has 19 units bet totally at this time.  You can't see all the bets on the wheel given that some will be line bets of multiple numbers and "Edd" or "Even."

Table View

 

Takes you to the betting layout that is quite like the top of a wagering table.  See below.

Buy

 

Touching this area takes the player to the unit value screen below.

Whole Wheel

 

See the entire wheel.  The segments on certain mobile devices will be too small to be in this view.

Undo Last

 

Walks back previous bets one tap at a time

Chips

 

Each tap on a wheel segment produces a chip.  More taps on the chip increase the units allocated to chips.

Wheel View Screen

Exit App

 

Get me out of here fast.

Remove

 

Tap here and the next chip you tap will be gone - no matter how many units on it.

Total Units Bet:  19

 

This is saying that the players has 19 units bet totally at this time.  You can't see all the bets on the wheel given that some will be line bets of multiple numbers and "Edd" or "Even."

Buy

 

Touching this area takes the player to the unit value screen below.

Wheel View

 

Takes you to the wheel view screen to begin picking new choices to bet on.

Undo Last

 

Walks back previous bets one tap at a time

Chips

 

Each tap on a wheel segment produces a chip.  More taps on the chip increase the units allocated to chips.

Table View Screen

Exit App

 

Get me out of here fast.

Table View

 

Takes you back to the betting layout that is quite like the top of a wagering table.  See above.  This would likely mean that you want to change a bet.

Buy

 

From this screen "Buy" goes to the scannable QR code screen to be scanned into the system and print an official paper ticket.

Unit Value Screen

Units Selected

 

This is a breakdown of the units selected elsewhere on the Mobile Bet Selection Planner.

Per Spin

 

Player picks the total amount they wish to bet on each spin for which this bet selection will apply.  The maximum allowed per spin may vary by jurisdiction.

Quantity of Spins

 

The player designates how many consecutive spins they wish the bet configuration to apply toward.  The 10 spin limit may vary by state.

Value of Units

 

This is a calculated field. If the player bets 19 units and wishes to spend $5 per spin, (5.00/19) = 26.31¢ per unit.  Rounded down that would be 26¢ per unit.

Price per Ticket

 

Calculated field resulting from selecting $5 per spin and 10 spins.  The ticket issued will be for all 10 spins - $50.00

Save

 

Touching here will pull up a screen allowing the player to title this bet configuration for future use.  It will also be saved by date.

Order Ticket Screen

Exit App

 

Get me out of here fast.

Home Screen

 

Takes the player back to the very beginning whereby they can access the members premium area, stored bets, or begin the bet planning all over.

QR Code

 

This form of bar code contains all of the betting choices the player has made, including amounts, quantity of spins, etc.  When this is scanned, all of those choices are registered in the network and the official ticket is printed - if the player paid the amount shown on this screen.

Save

 

Touching here will pull up a screen allowing the player to title this bet configuration for future use.  It will also be saved by date.  This is the second and last chance to save the configuration.

Electric Pig Wheel® Network Configuration

Attributes of Electronic Pig Wheel® Network

 

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                 www.minnesotatri-wheel.blogspot.com

 

                 www.tri-wheel.com

 

                 www.dakotatri-wheel.com

 

                 www.thepigwheel.blogspot.com

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