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Wild Bull LIVE!® - Remote Refereeing System

Executive Summary

Player participation in dart leagues and competitions are limited by the number of darters who can commit, in advance, to playing darts each week at a specific time and at a specific location. In this busy day and age this has never been more true.
 
The patented, Remote Refereeing System on Wild Bull LIVE!® dart machines and as supported by a proprietary support software**  solves this problem.  For the first time ever, regardless of a player’s location or the schedule of the games, players can participate and have their match recorded using the LIVE! machine’s camera- based system! The video is sent to the league or competition administrator and the RR System allows him to view important matches and to validate or invalidate them  – essentially ‘refereeing’ the match and entire competition.
 
Never before, have players be able to participate in darts in such a flexible manner and to have their scores count towards a result without a referee/opponent being present at each game to verify the results! All players are assured the results from opponents are ‘real’ and were verified by the Referee.
 
The benefits of creating great competitions and using the Remote Referee Sytem are a dramatic are great, for both players and operators. The most notable benefits are the increase in player participation in competitions by allowing players the flexibility to compete at their usual bar, habitual premises, on their own time and schedule. LIVE!® operators benefit from a dramatic increase in revenue. Operators currently using the system report increased darting participation, an increase in multiple play per player and per week.  They also report a cost reduction in administering leagues, tournaments and events which is increasing their profit.
 
We invite you to contact us today to learn more about what the Wild Bull LIVE!® and its Remote Refereeing system could do for your darts business.
 

Detailed Explanation

Wild Bull LIVE! Darts machines, that are properly connected online, and are supported by the proprietary support software***, continually and automatically send and receive certain information to/from the servers.
 
In support of the Remote Refereeing System, one of the things that are sent to the server is VIDEO of darting on the Wild Bull LIVE!® dart machines. Utilizing the strategically placed cameras, darting is filmed, sent to the server and stored for the operator or dart administrator (herein called the ‘referee’) for later viewing. Not ALL video is stored but instead only certain video, and as pre-determined by the ‘referee’. For example, the ‘referee’ may only request video to be saved for the top 5 men and top 5 women in the final rankings or in a given event, and then only those players' best 5 games (based on PPD or MPR).
 
What is often misunderstood is that video is only needed for specific matches, leagues, tournaments, championships or virtual matches because the majority of matches played on the Wild bull LIVE! darts machine are played between multiple players in the same location or LIVE, via the internet from machine-to-machine. In both cases players can watch their opponents in real time, so the remote refereeing system is not needed.
 
The RR System allows the administrator (the operator or league coordinator) to view the ‘important’ matches and to then ‘validate’ or ‘invalidate’ them. Examples of invalidations may be a player having his more skilled friend playing on his/her behalf, crossing over the throw line, or cheating in some other manner. In this case, that match would be invalidated, and the score would not count for the player or in the competition.  And, when a player has been caught cheating- he won't do it again!
 

What is the end result and why is this system important to players and machine operators?

Darting information (scores and or video) is sent again through the internet to the servers and then back to the LIVE® machines allowing players to immediately view their results, and to later see that they have been validated- as well as the results of other teams.
 
With this unique and patented system- leagues, ranking lists and competitions can be organized, allowing players, regardless of that player’s location or the schedule of the games- to participate!  This dramatically increases operator income.
 
Another example is a RANKING LIST, LEAGUE or other types of competitions- where the RR System allows ANYONE to participate and to play multiple times- on their own time and schedule! Some players will play after work, others will play multiple times during the weekend, or from several locations during the week- simply by registering at that machine with their ID #. Using the camera based system, each game is filmed and saved to ensure no one cheated and all scores (PPD and MPR) are stored. Later, the system knows what games should be ‘refereed’ by the Administrator/Operator. Games are validated or invalidated, and at the end of the league, ranking, qualification or competition- ALL the players are assured that the results were verified and players did not win unfairly. Never before, have players be able to participate in darts in such a flexible manner and to have their scores count towards a result without a referee/opponent being present at each game to verify the results!
 
The benefits of creating great competitions and using the Remote Referee Sytem are a dramatic increase in the participation in competition allowing players the flexibility to compete at their usual bar, habitual premises, on their own time and schedule. LIVE!® operators, who create these opportunities, benefit from a dramatic increase in revenue. Operators currently using the system report increased darting participation, an increase in multiple play per player and per week, a cost reduction in administering leagues, tournaments and events and much-much more.
 
We invite you to contact us today to learn more about what the Wild Bull LIVE!® and its Remote Refereeing system could do for your darts business.
 
 

**The Remote Refereeing System is part of a proprietary support software, sold separately from the machines, and is not currently for sale in North America.

 

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