A wave actuated gaming wheel is described as a device for entertainment.
In a basic form, the invention includes a wave generator, a wave tank or
pool, a wave energy captured device, and a specially adapted gaming
wheel. The wave energy capture device is mounted in the path of the wave,
positioned so as to interact with an oncoming wave. Paddles, cups, or
pontoons, and other supporting structure are coupled or fixed to the
gaming wheel to capture energy from the wave and to transfer it to the
gaming wheel in the form of rotary motion. When the wave has passed, the
transfer of energy terminates. Friction, energy losses, or a brake cause
the gaming wheel eventually to come to a stop. As with conventional
gaming wheels or "wheels of fortune," the circumference of the wheel may
be divided into a plurality of distinct gaming partitions with symbols
that represent a certain possibility for a winning outcome. Players or
observers seek to predict which gaming symbol might fall along a pay line
when the gaming wheel stops.