(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication oo) Pub. No.: US 2006/0229749 Al
Ghosh (43) Pub. Date: Oct. 12,2006
(54) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A PLAYER'S TICKET
(76) Inventor: Sharad A. Ghosh, New York, NY (US)
FISH & NEAVE IP GROUP
ROPES & GRAY LLP
1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS FL C3
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1105 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/101,950
(22) Filed: Apr. 8, 2005
(51) Int. CI.
G06F 155/00 (2006.01)
G06F 19/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 700/91
Ticketing systems and methods are provided specifically relating to a player's ticket. A player's ticket references at least one player and allows the player's ticket holder to attend all sporting events played in by the at least one player referenced on the player's ticket. Information about a tournament, including the players, the tournament draw, and historical data, is acquired and used to determine the probabilities of players winning matches in the tournament. Different possible allocations of admissions (e.g., seats) for player's tickets to matches of the tournament are determined based on the tournament draw and how many player's tickets are provided for the matches. One of the allocations of seats of the possible allocations is chosen based on the probabilities of players winning matches in the tournament which aids in determining the likelihood of accommodating all player's ticket holders for each match.