Ex parte Nicholas
Appeal 2016-003046; Appl. No. 14/186,522; Technology Center 3700
A method of providing funds to a player at a gaming facility comprising:a portable electronic device sends a wireless communication to a funding establishment that supports a financial card;the funding establishment supporting the financial card by storing an authorized level of credit available to the player from the financial card in memory;the wireless communication containing data that identifies a) a specific financial card and a specific electronically-stored account established at the gaming facility on a server and b) an amount of funds to be applied against the financial card and transferred to the specific financial account;the specific financial account receiving the transferred amount of funds and the gaming facility allowing electronic transfer of the transferred amount of funds; andthe specific financial account electronically transferring funds to a fund-providing electronic apparatus in the gaming facility.