US Patent No: 6,375,568

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Interactive gaming system and process

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Abstract

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An interactive gaming process and system. The system comprises a plurality of gaming machines to be played by plurality of players. The system can be configured such that the gaming machines are either located in a casino or at internet locations. Each gaming machine comprises a wagering game and a theme game, respectively. The wagering game has features that correspond to the theme game wherein the results of the wagering game influence the results of the theme game as the wagering game is being played. The system also includes a controller for electronically linking the gaming machines and providing stimuli to the gaming machines so as to effect gaming machine outputs that are impartial and random. In one embodiment, the plurality of players play the wagering game as a group wherein if one player's theme game results meet predetermined criteria, that particular player will play for the group. The group will then have the opportunity to split a jackpot. In another embodiment, the plurality of players play as a group wherein activation of each player's wagering game either helps or hinders the group as a whole in its effort to achieve a predetermined goal. In a further embodiment, the players play their respective wagering game so as to directly compete against each other in the theme game. The results of the wagering games determines the winnings of each player, the eventual winner of the theme game and/or any predetermined jackpot.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ROFFMAN, DAVIDORANGE, CT0
ROFFMAN, ELIZABETH M.ORANGE, CT0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Roffman, Arnold P Woodbridge, CT 1 302
Ross, Mark J New Haven, CT 2 320

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MULTIMEDIA GAMES, INC. (2)
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Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (2)
* 5,772,509 Interactive gaming device 570 1996
* 6,077,162 Cooperative group gaming system: apparatus and method 363 1997
 
SIERRA DESIGN GROUP (1)
* 6,062,980 Method of playing a multi-stage wagering game 456 1997
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (1)
* 6,203,429 Gaming machine with bonus mode 693 1998
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 6,224,486 Database driven online distributed tournament system 352 1998
 
Zynga Inc. (2)
* 6,142,872 Method and apparatus for team play of slot machines 507 1998
* 6,319,122 Electronic amusement device and method for providing payouts based on the activity of other devices 224 1998
 
Trump Taj Mahal Associates (1)
* 5,564,700 Proportional payout method for progressive linked gaming machines 690 1995
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (15)
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* 2003/0178,774 Card game 7 2002
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* 2004/0029,632 Baseball mania slot machine 0 2002
7,285,048 Restricted multimedia episode distribution with synthetically generated random outcomes to players with intra-episode biometric image based authentication 21 2002
* 2004/0152,501 Gaming machine and display device therefor 9 2003
* 2006/0246,988 GAMING DEVICE METHODS AND APPARATUS EMPLOYING AUDIO/VIDEO PROGRAMMING OUTCOME PRESENTATION 10 2006
* 2006/0246,987 GAMING DEVICE METHODS AND APPARATUS EMPLOYING AUDIO/VIDEO PROGRAMMING OUTCOME PRESENTATION 0 2006
* 2006/0252,497 METHODS AND APPARATUS EMPLOYING AUTOMATIC AUDIO/VIDEO PROGRAMMING TO INITIATE GAME PLAY AT A GAMING DEVICE 4 2006
* 2006/0252,498 METHODS AND APPARATUS EMPLOYING AUTOMATIC AUDIO/VIDEO PROGRAMMING TO INITIATE GAME PLAY AT A GAMING DEVICE 8 2006
8,123,618 Systems for distributing entertaining episodes and crediting payouts to authorized remote-player's wagers 7 2007
* 2012/0015,740 ENHANCED REWARD ACQUISITION FOR ONLINE GAME BASED ON SOCIAL REQUIREMENT 6 2011
* 2012/0015,738 PLAYER RECRUITMENT FOR ONLINE GAME REWARDS 5 2011
* 2012/0015,742 DYNAMIC REQUIREMENT VARIATION FOR ONLINE GAME NETWORK ASSET ACQUISITION 5 2011
* 2012/0015,736 SOCIAL REQUIREMENT FOR ONLINE GAME ASSET ACQUISITION 5 2011
 
IGT (173)
* 6,731,313 Gaming device having touch activated alternating or changing symbol 134 2000
* 6,939,223 Gaming device providing pay table information for a symbol through selection of the symbol 52 2000
6,656,041 Gaming device for changing a player's environment 33 2000
6,837,788 Method of playing a dual wagering game 182 2001
* 2002/0025,845 Method of playing a dual wagering game 11 2001
* 7,500,915 Method and apparatus for rewarding multiple game players for a single win 86 2002
* 2003/0186,733 Method and apparatus for rewarding multiple game players for a single win 158 2002
7,918,730 Trajectory-based 3-D games of chance for video gaming machines 18 2002
* 7,351,147 Standard peripheral communication 52 2002
6,899,627 USB device protocol for a gaming machine 94 2002
7,901,291 Gaming device operable with platform independent code and method 6 2002
* 2003/0064,808 Gaming device operable with platform independent code and method 53 2002
7,794,322 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 2 2002
8,702,492 Methods and apparatus for employing audio/video programming to initiate game play at a gaming device 0 2003
* 2003/0211,881 Methods and apparatus for employing audio/video programming to initiate game play at a gaming device 130 2003
7,819,750 USB software architecture in a gaming machine 27 2003
7,704,147 Download procedures for peripheral devices 54 2003
7,290,072 Protocols and standards for USB peripheral communications 70 2003
* 2004/0254,006 USB software architecture in a gaming machine 92 2003
* 2004/0254,013 Download procedures for peripheral devices 130 2003
* 2004/0254,014 Protocols and standards for USB peripheral communications 32 2003
7,789,748 Gaming device having player-selectable music 6 2003
* 2005/0054,441 Gaming device having player-selectable music 57 2003
* 7,695,363 Gaming device having multiple display interfaces 17 2003
7,819,746 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 1 2003
* 7,156,735 Parallel games on a gaming device 56 2003
* 2004/0072,619 Parallel games on a gaming device 34 2003
7,727,070 Method and apparatus for authenticating and verifying communication on a network of gaming devices 3 2004
7,722,456 Method and apparatus for associating symbols with a state of a gaming device 8 2004
* 2004/0214,629 Method and apparatus for associating symbols with a state of a gaming device 37 2004
* 7,526,736 Gaming device having touch activated alternating or changing symbol 24 2004
7,351,140 Method and apparatus for rewarding multiple game players for a single win 51 2004
* 2005/0026,674 Method and apparatus for rewarding multiple game players for a single win 42 2004
7,699,699 Gaming device having multiple selectable display interfaces based on player's wagers 11 2004
* 2005/0096,121 Gaming device having multiple selectable display interfaces based on player's wagers 86 2004
8,025,566 Gaming device methods and apparatus employing audio/video programming outcome presentation 3 2005
* 2006/0003,830 GAMING DEVICE METHODS AND APPARATUS EMPLOYING AUDIO/VIDEO PROGRAMMING OUTCOME PRESENTATION 77 2005
7,281,977 Gaming device providing touch activated symbol information 20 2005
* 2005/0233,800 Gaming device providing touch activated symbol information 10 2005
7,666,093 Gaming method and device involving progressive wagers 26 2005
7,854,654 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 28 2005
7,666,081 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 34 2005
7,621,809 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 34 2005
7,607,976 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 40 2005
7,607,977 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 29 2005
7,585,219 Gaming device having a matching symbol game 22 2005
7,785,191 Slot machine game having a plurality of ways for a user to obtain payouts based on selection of one or more symbols (power pays) 3 2005
7,744,458 Slot machine game having a plurality of ways for a user to obtain payouts based on selection of one or more symbols (power pays) 7 2005
* 2005/0288,094 Slot machine game having a plurality of ways for a user to obtain payouts based on selection of one or more symbols (power pays) 62 2005
* 2005/0282,620 Slot machine game having a plurality of ways for a user to obtain payouts based on selection of one or more symbols (power pays) 58 2005
7,597,621 Gaming device having progressive awards and supplemental awards 29 2005
7,500,913 Gaming system which provides multiple players multiple bonus awards 43 2005
8,651,939 Gaming system having a plurality of adjacently arranged gaming machines and a mechanical moveable indicator operable to individually indicate the gaming machines 0 2005
* 2006/0073,868 Gaming system having a plurality of adjacently arranged gaming machines and a mechanical moveable indicator operable to individually indicate the gaming machines 7 2005
8,043,155 Gaming device having a plurality of wildcard symbol patterns 1 2005
8,814,669 Systems and methods for post-play gaming benefits 0 2005
* 2006/0073,884 Systems and methods for post-play gaming benefits 62 2005
7,780,520 Gaming device having multiple different types of progressive awards 31 2006
8,029,353 Gaming device methods and apparatus employing audio/video programming outcome presentation 1 2006
8,029,362 Gaming device methods and apparatus employing audio/video programming outcome presentation 2 2006
8,025,562 Gaming device methods and apparatus employing audio/video programming outcome presentation 2 2006
7,905,777 Methods and apparatus for auctioning an item via a gaming device 0 2006
8,070,597 Gaming device and method having multiple progressive award levels and a secondary game for advancing through the progressive award levels 21 2006
8,702,517 Gaming device methods and apparatus employing audio/video programming outcome presentation 0 2006
* 2007/0105,625 GAMING DEVICE METHODS AND APPARATUS EMPLOYING AUDIO/VIDEO PROGRAMMING OUTCOME PRESENTATION 4 2006
8,216,065 Gaming system having multiple adjacently arranged gaming machines which each provide a component for a multi-component game 6 2006
8,137,188 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 4 2006
8,128,491 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 6 2006
7,841,939 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 22 2006
7,568,973 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 32 2006
8,523,665 Gaming system and method having multi-level mystery triggered progressive awards 0 2006
7,892,093 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 35 2006
8,491,392 Gaming system and method having promotions based on player selected gaming environment preferences 2 2006
* 7,942,737 Gaming device having a game with multiple selections and progressive game incrementation 19 2006
* 2007/0060,271 GAMING DEVICE HAVING A GAME WITH MULTIPLE SELECTIONS AND PROGRESSIVE GAME INCREMENTATION 185 2006
7,857,699 Gaming system and method of operating a gaming system having a bonus participation bidding sequence 10 2006
7,789,755 Gaming system and method having award distribution using shares 18 2006
* 2008/0108,429 GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD HAVING AWARD DISTRIBUTION USING SHARES 77 2006
7,828,649 Gaming system and method for providing group play with divided bonus features 34 2006
7,819,745 Gaming system which provides multiple players multiple bonus awards 12 2006
7,753,782 Gaming system and method for providing multiple players multiple bonus awards 9 2006
9,047,733 Gaming system and method for providing multiple level progressive awards with increased odds of winning higher level progressive awards 0 2006
7,963,845 Gaming system and method with multiple progressive award levels and a skill based determination of providing one of the progressive award levels 13 2006
7,931,531 Gaming system and method providing an interactive game with automatic wagers 25 2006
* 2008/0108,425 GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING AN INTERACTIVE GAME WITH AUTOMATIC WAGERS 139 2006
8,105,149 Gaming system and method providing venue wide simultaneous player participation based bonus game 18 2006
* 2007/0077,985 MULTIPLAYER GAMING DEVICE AND METHODS 22 2006
7,806,764 Parallel games on a gaming device 17 2006
* 2007/0099,688 Parallel games on a gaming device 29 2006
8,113,935 System and method for presenting payout ranges and audiovisual clips at a gaming device 2 2007
* 2007/0167,221 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING PAYOUT RANGES AND AUDIOVISUAL CLIPS AT A GAMING DEVICE 2 2007
7,950,993 Gaming system and method providing an interactive game with automatic wagers 22 2007
8,876,591 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 0 2007
8,556,710 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 0 2007
8,449,380 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 2 2007
8,444,480 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 2 2007
8,430,747 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 3 2007
8,251,791 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 3 2007
8,235,808 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 5 2007
8,216,060 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 0 2007
8,128,492 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 2 2007
8,021,230 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 16 2007
7,985,133 Gaming system and method for providing an additional gaming currency 19 2007
7,963,847 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 48 2007
7,905,778 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 9 2007
7,780,523 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 7 2007
7,753,783 Gaming system and method for providing multiple players multiple bonus awards 5 2007
7,722,464 Gaming system which provides multiple players multiple bonus awards 6 2007
7,713,124 Gaming system and method for providing group play with divided bonus features 9 2007
7,690,977 Gaming system and method for providing multiple players multiple bonus awards 9 2007
7,654,896 Gaming system which provides multiple players multiple bonus awards 18 2007
7,585,223 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 21 2007
8,500,548 Gaming system and method for providing team progressive awards 5 2007
* 2009/0124,362 GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-LEVEL PROGRESSIVE AWARDS 69 2007
* 8,292,723 Gaming system and method for providing team play 4 2007
* 2009/0124,320 GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TEAM PLAY 19 2007
8,562,423 Method and apparatus for rewarding multiple game players for a single win 0 2008
8,092,297 Gaming system and method for providing a bonus based on number of gaming machines being actively played 4 2008
8,591,308 Gaming system and method providing indication of notable symbols including audible indication 1 2008
8,376,836 Server based gaming system and method for providing deferral of bonus events 6 2008
8,506,380 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for enabling a player to select volatility using game symbols 0 2008
8,162,743 Elimination games for gaming machines 5 2008
* 2011/0003,637 GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A PLURALITY OF AWARDS AND A CUMULATIVE AWARD 13 2009
7,753,784 Gaming device having progressive awards and supplemental awards 8 2009
8,342,947 Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game 3 2009
* 2011/0117,990 RAPID BONUS FEATURES USING OVERLAID SYMBOLS 0 2009
8,408,993 Gaming method and device involving progressive wagers 3 2010
8,221,218 Gaming device having multiple selectable display interfaces based on player's wagers 7 2010
8,337,298 Gaming device having multiple different types of progressive awards 2 2010
8,727,871 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 0 2010
8,167,709 Methods and apparatus for auctioning an item via a gaming device 0 2011
8,210,937 Gaming device having a game with multiple selections and progressive game incrementation 4 2011
8,430,735 Gaming system and method providing an interactive game with automatic wagers 18 2011
* 2011/0201,413 GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING AN INTERACTIVE GAME WITH AUTOMATIC WAGERS 46 2011
8,328,631 Gaming system and method with multiple progressive award levels and a skill based determination of providing one of the progressive award levels 3 2011
8,216,062 Gaming system and method for providing an additional gaming currency 3 2011
9,039,410 Gaming system, gamine device and method employing audio/video programming outcome presentations 1 2011
8,992,298 Gaming system, gaming device and method employing audio/video programming outcome presentations 1 2011
8,992,299 Gaming system, gaming device and method employing audio/video programming outcome presentations 1 2011
8,419,524 Gaming device having a plurality of wildcard symbol patterns 3 2011
8,371,931 Gaming system and method for providing a bonus based on number of gaming machines being actively played 3 2011
9,269,213 Gaming system and method for providing a bonus based on number of gaming machines being actively played 0 2011
8,702,488 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 0 2012
8,974,281 Elimination games for gaming machines 0 2012
8,632,394 Methods and apparatus for auctioning an item via a gaming device 0 2012
8,678,918 Gaming device having a game with multiple selections and progressive award incrementation 0 2012
8,708,804 Gaming system and method providing a collection game including at least one customizable award collector 0 2012
8,512,121 Gaming system having multiple adjacently arranged gaming machines which each provide a component for a multi-component game 2 2012
8,814,648 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 0 2012
8,636,582 Gaming system and method for providing team play 0 2012
9,005,014 Gaming system and method with multiple progressive award levels and a skill based determination of providing one of the progressive award levels 0 2012
8,753,196 Gaming device having multiple different types of progressive awards 0 2012
8,870,645 Server based gaming system and method for providing deferral of bonus events 0 2012
8,827,800 Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game 0 2012
8,777,733 Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game 0 2012
9,005,015 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 0 2012
8,801,520 Gaming method and device involving progressive wagers 0 2013
8,727,866 Gaming device having a plurality of wildcard symbol patterns 0 2013
8,864,575 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 0 2013
8,753,197 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 0 2013
8,864,564 Gaming system and method providing an interactive game with automatic wagers 14 2013
9,017,173 Gaming system and method having promotions based on player selected gaming environment preferences 0 2013
8,876,590 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for enabling a player to select volatility using game symbols 0 2013
9,135,785 Gaming system and method providing indication of notable symbols 0 2013
9,098,968 Gaming system and method for accumulating and redeeming community game tokens 0 2014
9,159,196 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 0 2014
9,224,266 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 0 2014
9,214,065 Gaming device having multiple different types of progressive awards 0 2014
9,129,482 Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game 0 2014
9,202,338 Gaming method and device involving progressive wagers 0 2014
9,311,784 Systems and methods for post-play gaming benefits 0 2014
9,299,220 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for enabling a player to select volatility using game symbols 0 2014
9,251,656 Gaming system and method for providing multiple level progressive awards with increased odds of winning higher level progressive awards 0 2015
 
SIERRA DESIGN GROUP (1)
* 7,419,425 Shared secondary game station and system 10 2002
 
ARUZE GAMING AMERICA, INC. (1)
8,172,666 Slot machine 0 2009
 
Zynga Inc. (12)
7,695,358 Method and apparatus for team play of slot machines 6 2004
* 2004/0242,297 Method and apparatus for team play of slot machines 200 2004
7,387,571 Method and apparatus for linked play gaming 61 2006
* 2006/0211,479 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LINKED PLAY GAMING 13 2006
7,637,811 System and method for facilitating casino team play 8 2006
8,047,909 Method and apparatus for linked play gaming with combined outcomes and shared indicia 17 2007
8,235,782 Method and apparatus for team play of slot machines 6 2010
* 2010/0167,802 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TEAM PLAY OF SLOT MACHINES 5 2010
* 8,262,468 Viral dynamic rewards in a multiuser online game network 5 2010
* 8,690,683 Social requirement for online game asset acquisition 0 2011
* 8,690,684 Player recruitment for online game rewards 0 2011
8,348,767 Dynamic asset and obstacle generation in online games 3 2011
 
LOYALCOMMERCE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 2007/0202,945 Accessibility and security in a gaming environment 0 2006
 
Gyro Golf Systems, Inc. (1)
* 6,775,580 Interactive real time computer processed golf tournament system 17 2001
 
KING SHOW GAMES, INC. (1)
* 2008/0176,634 Gaming method and apparatus for portioning a play area 13 2007
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
8,147,322 Multiplayer gaming device and methods 7 2008
8,684,825 Multiplayer gaming device and methods 0 2012
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED (6)
9,177,446 Gaming system 0 2004
8,475,276 Gaming system 0 2007
* 2008/0026,848 GAMING SYSTEM 39 2007
8,162,749 Gaming system and a method of gaming 0 2008
* 2009/0191,950 GAMING SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF GAMING 1 2008
9,028,316 Gaming system and a method of gaming 0 2012
 
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (30)
8,353,766 Gaming machine 2 2003
8,337,286 Gaming machine with image display assistance feature 2 2003
8,096,867 Gaming machine and display device with fail-tolerant image displaying 6 2003
8,016,669 Gaming machine 9 2003
* 2004/0214,635 Gaming machine 69 2003
* 2004/0209,668 Gaming machine 65 2003
* 2004/0147,303 Gaming machine 64 2003
* 2008/0261,674 Gaming machine and display device therefor 3 2003
8,123,609 Gaming machine 5 2005
* 2005/0282,617 Gaming machine 35 2005
8,133,108 Gaming machine and game control method 0 2007
* 2008/0020,820 Gaming machine and game control method 15 2007
8,216,068 Gaming machine 0 2008
* 2008/0176,653 GAMING MACHINE 19 2008
8,197,332 Gaming machine and playing method thereof, in which gaming machine bet amount for special payout is added to bet amount placed at gaming terminal designated to be shooter of common game 1 2010
* 2010/0304,820 GAMING MACHINE AND PLAYING METHOD THEREOF, IN WHICH GAMING MACHINE BET AMOUNT FOR SPECIAL PAYOUT IS ADDED TO BET AMOUNT PLACED AT GAMING TERMINAL DESIGNATED TO BE SHOOTER OF COMMON GAME 3 2010
9,047,729 Gaming machine and gaming method thereof, which simultaneously run common game in all terminals 0 2010
8,545,329 Gaming machine which determines whether common game start condition is met for each gaming terminal, and gaming method thereof 0 2010
8,382,587 Gaming machine which runs common game at plurality of gaming terminals and a playing method thereof 1 2010
* 2010/0304,821 GAMING MACHINE AND GAMING METHOD THEREOF, WHICH SIMULTANEOUSLY RUN COMMON GAME IN ALL TERMINALS 1 2010
* 2010/0304,846 GAMING MACHINE WHICH RUNS COMMON GAME AT PLURALITY OF GAMING TERMINALS AND A PLAYING METHOD THEREOF 3 2010
8,409,012 Gaming machine and game control method thereof, capable of skipping common game resulting in a draw 1 2010
* 2011/0053,677 GAMING MACHINE AND GAME CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, CAPABLE OF SKIPPING COMMON GAME RESULTING IN A DRAW 3 2010
* 2011/0065,512 SERVER, GAMING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SERVER 2 2010
8,647,189 Gaming machine capable of displaying information for a description of bet types including a winning condition 0 2010
* 2011/0092,266 GAMING MACHINE CAPABLE OF DISPLAYING A DESCRIPTION OF BET TYPES 3 2010
8,834,260 Gaming machine and game control method thereof, capable of executing common game corresponding to the number of executed base games 0 2010
8,241,121 Gaming machine with a light guiding plate subjected to a light scattering process and having a light deflection pattern 0 2011
* 2011/0124,411 Gaming machine with a light guiding plate subjected to a light scattering process and having a light deflection pattern 6 2011
8,602,870 Gaming machine and game control method 0 2012
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 7,497,776 Multiplayer game mode with predator feature 3 2004
 
LAS VEGAS GAMING, INC. (1)
* 2007/0281,774 Method of playing a keno game of chance with a multiplier bonus payout play option 6 2007
 
CORK GROUP TRADING LTD. (3)
7,993,192 Control system 0 2003
* 2005/0181,854 Control system 23 2005
* 2005/0215,304 Control system 0 2005
 
KONAMI GAMING, INC. (2)
* 7,128,648 Game machine and method for controlling the game machine 20 2002
* 2003/0045,346 Game machine and method for controlling the game machine 2 2002
 
WMS GAMING INC. (1)
7,972,206 Gaming machine and display device therefor 11 2003
 
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2007/0263,426 Optical flip-flop circuit 3 2007
 
WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (1)
* 2005/0014,554 Multiplayer gaming device and methods 126 2004
 
PROFESSIONAL VIRTUAL SPORTS, LLC (2)
7,901,286 Video gaming device and method of wagering on a virtual football game 0 2007
* 2008/0287,183 Video gaming device and method of wagering on a virtual footall game 0 2007
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (131)
* 6,786,818 Gaming machine with interacting symbols on symbol array 120 2000
7,160,187 Gaming machine with superimposed display image 93 2002
* 2003/0087,690 Gaming machine with superimposed display image 31 2002
7,077,745 Slot machine with win completion feature 47 2003
7,963,846 Gaming machine having multiple level progressive feature with player controlled outcome 0 2003
7,662,040 Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering 49 2003
* 2005/0003,880 Gaming machine having multiple level progressive feature with player controlled outcome 82 2003
7,510,475 Gaming machine with superimposed display image 40 2003
8,460,083 Gaming terminal with multi-level progressive jackpot 0 2004
* 2005/0059,481 Gaming terminal with multi-level progressive jackpot 62 2004
7,850,524 Progressive jackpot game with special bonus 4 2004
7,510,473 Wagering game having progressive amounts represented in various ways 26 2004
* 2006/0003,829 Wagering game having progressive amounts represented in various ways 157 2004
* 2007/0135,211 Gaming system using single player-identification card for performing multiple functions 24 2004
* 2007/0259,714 Player Identification Feature for Restricted-Access Wagering Games 13 2004
7,980,938 Wagering game with video lottery bonus game 2 2005
7,874,915 Wagering game providing free game play as a progressive award 12 2005
* 2007/0213,114 Wagering Game Providing Free Game Play as a Progressive Award 42 2005
* 2007/0202,943 Symbol Driven Contributions For A Prize Pool In A Wagering Game 70 2005
9,330,530 Bank wagering game 0 2005
* 2008/0045,341 Bank Wagering Game 75 2005
8,038,528 Wagering game with enhanced progressive game 0 2005
* 2008/0015,012 Wagering Game with Enhanced Progressive Game 27 2005
7,419,430 Wagering game for tracking various types of wager inputs 29 2005
8,353,753 Wagering game with randomly funded progressive amounts 0 2005
* 2007/0259,711 Wagering Game with Randomly Funded Progressive Amounts 110 2005
8,137,180 Wagering game having progressive amounts displayed in a matrix 2 2005
* 2006/0035,706 Wagering game with payoff rounding feature 98 2005
7,780,531 Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering 40 2005
* 2006/0009,283 Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering 166 2005
8,545,304 Wagering game with bonus game triggered by linked terminal 0 2005
7,775,873 Wagering game with shared payoff based on multiple player selections 12 2005
* 2006/0079,319 Wagering game with shared payoff based on multiple player selections 12 2005
* 2006/0079,318 Wagering game with bonus game triggered by linked terminal 12 2005
7,874,920 Wagering game with unilateral player selection for developing a group 31 2005
* 2006/0073,897 Wagering game with group jackpot 178 2005
8,113,947 Wagering game with award unlocking feature 10 2005
* 2006/0111,169 Wagering game with award unlocking feature 26 2005
* 2006/0094,495 Wagering game with competitive multi-tier event 58 2005
8,821,240 Wagering game with collection of objects to influence game outcome 3 2005
* 2006/0111,170 Wagering game with collection of objects to influence game outcome 33 2005
8,556,708 Wagering game with player-determined symbol function 0 2006
* 2006/0160,613 Wagering game with player-determined symbol function 7 2006
* 2006/0160,605 Wagering game with enhanced payline-ordering feature 10 2006
8,133,120 Wagering game with alternating picks 2 2006
* 2006/0160,625 Wagering game with alternating picks 25 2006
* 2006/0189,376 Wagering game with enhancement feature for allowing additional wager during performance of the wagering game 19 2006
7,927,209 Wagering games with pooling of awards 2 2006
* 2006/0183,536 Wagering games with pooling of awards 17 2006
7,618,315 Wagering game with wrap-around paylines 7 2006
* 2007/0191,087 Wagering game with wrap-around paylines 32 2006
8,342,956 Progressive wagering game with funding distribution feature 0 2006
8,147,320 Adjustment of awards in progressive system based on wager 4 2006
* 2009/0305,777 Progressive wagering game with funding distribution feature 9 2006
* 2009/0131,159 Adjustment of awards in progressive system based on wager 9 2006
7,833,094 Wagering game with community award based on best selection from all players 13 2006
* 2006/0287,043 Wagering game with community award based on best selection from all players 61 2006
8,216,052 Sharing game assets in a wagering game network 1 2006
* 2008/0220,841 Sharing Game Assets in a Wagering Game Network 6 2006
8,591,311 Gaming system with challenge feature 0 2006
* 2007/0060,263 Gaming system with challenge feature 5 2006
8,328,626 Wagering game with progressive game triggered by multiple players 2 2006
* 2009/0117,974 Wagering game with progressive game triggered by multiple players 13 2006
8,303,402 Wagering game with special event shared by adjacent gaming machines 4 2006
7,585,220 Gaming machine with superimposed display image 23 2006
* 2007/0077,986 Gaming machine with superimposed display image 33 2006
8,231,464 Multigame gaming machine with transmissive display 0 2006
8,182,338 Wagering game with multiplier for progressive fund pool 55 2007
8,460,087 Community wagering game with multiple player selections 2 2007
* 2009/0093,298 COMMUNITY WAGERING GAME WITH ALTERNATING PLAYER SELECTIONS 18 2007
7,458,890 Reel spinning slot machine with superimposed video image 27 2007
8,251,795 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 4 2007
8,128,477 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 9 2007
8,096,878 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 13 2007
* 2009/0312,095 Wagering Game With Simulated Mechanical Reels 24 2007
* 2009/0181,755 Wagering Game With Simulated Mechanical Reels 9 2007
* 2010/0113,131 Wagering Game with Progressive Feature 7 2007
7,654,899 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 24 2007
* 2008/0004,104 WAGERING GAME WITH SIMULATED MECHANICAL REELS 63 2007
8,267,777 Wagering game with progressive award indicator having an incrementing feature 1 2007
9,064,372 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels having an overlying image display 0 2007
8,235,804 Wagering game 1 2008
8,460,086 Wagering game for tracking various types of wager inputs 0 2008
8,262,467 Wagering game system for providing gaming establishment with guaranteed theoretical winning percentage 1 2008
8,317,587 Gaming system having free spin enhancement features 1 2008
8,262,457 Wagering game apparatus and method to provide a trusted gaming environment 2 2008
8,979,657 Wagering game with community event poker game 0 2008
8,403,743 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 2 2008
* 2009/0131,145 Wagering Game with Overlying Transmissive Display for Providing Enhanced Game Features 37 2008
7,988,552 Wagering game having progressive amounts represented in various ways 0 2009
7,971,879 Gaming machine with superimposed display image 5 2009
* 2009/0181,758 Gaming Machine With Superimposed Display Image 21 2009
8,282,474 Wagering game providing a progressive award having an actual value determined by follow-up game play 0 2009
8,210,936 Wagering game providing a progressive award having a numerical unit value and a non-numerical fraction 0 2009
* 2009/0247,277 Wagering Game Providing A Progressive Award Having An Actual Value Determined By Follow-Up Game Play 17 2009
8,187,089 Wagering game providing player options for time-based special event 9 2010
8,696,445 Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering 0 2010
8,622,814 Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering 0 2010
8,512,147 Wagering game with shared payoff based on multiple player selections 1 2010
* 2011/0053,683 WAGERING GAME WITH SHARED PAYOFF BASED ON MULTIPLE PLAYER SELECTIONS 5 2010
* 2011/0070,940 COMPETITIVE-COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY EVENT 10 2010
8,562,418 Gaming system with non-cash-based progressive awards 1 2010
8,506,391 Wagering game with multi-level progressive jackpot with partial reset 0 2010
* 2011/0092,277 Wagering Game With Multi-Level Progressive Jackpot With Partial Reset 2 2010
8,622,805 Wagering game for awarding positional game modifiers in a plurality of plays 0 2010
8,591,313 Wagering game for awarding attributes in a plurality of plays 0 2010
* 2011/0098,102 Wagering Game For Awarding Attributes In A Plurality Of Plays 5 2010
8,506,390 Wagering game having game assets with multiple levels of enhancement 0 2010
8,403,758 Wagering game with unilateral player selection for developing a group 2 2010
8,414,383 Wagering games with pooling of awards 0 2011
9,275,510 Wagering game with time-based bonus 0 2011
* 8,998,705 Gaming machine with visual and audio indicia changed over time 0 2011
* 2011/0244,960 Gaming Machine With Visual And Audio Indicia Changed Over Time 1 2011
8,628,400 Progressive wagering game having symbol-triggering award feature 0 2011
8,360,851 Wagering game with progressive game award values associated with reel symbols 7 2011
8,641,520 Wager equalized bonus trigger allocation and redemption 0 2011
8,684,808 Wagering game with overlaying transmissive display for providing enhanced game features 0 2011
8,939,841 Wagering game with alternating picks 1 2012
9,058,714 Wagering game systems, wagering gaming machines, and wagering gaming chairs having haptic and thermal feedback 1 2012
9,142,083 Convertible gaming chairs and wagering game systems and machines with a convertible gaming chair 0 2012
8,814,667 Wagering game providing a progressive award having an actual value determined by follow-up game play 0 2012
9,305,433 Systems, methods and devices for playing wagering games with distributed competition features 0 2013
8,979,635 Systems, methods and devices for playing wagering games with distributed and shared partial outcome features 0 2013
8,616,981 Systems, methods, and devices for playing wagering games with location-triggered game features 0 2013
9,245,411 Wagering game having game assets with multiple levels of enhancement 0 2013
9,011,251 Wagering game with shared payoff based on multiple player selections 0 2013
8,974,290 Wagering game for awarding attributes in a plurality of plays 0 2013
9,159,200 Progressive wagering game having symbol-triggering award feature 0 2013
9,280,879 Wagering game providing a progressive award having an actual value determined by follow-up game play 0 2014
9,361,766 Wagering game with community event poker game 0 2015
9,349,242 Gaming machine with visual and audio indicia changed over time 0 2015
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
* 2006/0119,707 Personal video message system 6 2003
 
SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC (2)
* 7,904,577 Data transmission protocol and visual display for a networked computer system 5 2008
* 2009/0198,824 Data transmission protocol and visual display for a networked computer system 5 2008
 
CSR PARTNERSHIP, A TEXAS GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 2007/0232,391 CREDIT SYSTEM FOR GAMING MACHINES AND GAMING TABLES 0 2007
 
PTT, LLC D/B/A HIGH 5 GAMES (1)
* 7,749,072 Method of providing free games on a slot machine device 0 2005
 
SCIENTIFIC GAMES INTERNATIONAL, INC. (43)
6,648,753 Method of playing a group participation game 163 1998
6,692,354 Method of playing a group participation game 130 2002
7,134,959 Methods and apparatus for providing a lottery game 42 2003
* 2004/0266,514 Methods and apparatus for providing a lottery game 4 2003
7,147,557 Method of playing a group participation game 22 2004
8,221,210 Lottery game having secondary game with multiplier and second payout 0 2005
* 2006/0205,476 Lottery game having secondary game with multiplier and second payout 16 2005
7,621,814 Media enhanced gaming system 0 2005
* 2006/0019,751 Media enhanced gaming system 0 2005
7,631,871 Lottery game based on combining player selections with lottery draws to select objects from a third set of indicia 3 2005
* 2006/0076,734 Lottery game based on combining player selections with lottery draws to select objects from a third set of indicia 1 2005
7,410,168 Poker style scratch-ticket lottery games 1 2005
7,429,044 Scratch-ticket lottery and promotional games 1 2005
7,485,037 Fixed-odds sports lottery game 4 2005
7,726,652 Lottery game played on a geometric figure using indicia with variable point values 6 2005
* 2006/0249,897 Lottery game played on a geometric figure using indicia with variable point values 7 2005
* 2006/0217,181 On-line lottery extension game having an instant component and a draw-based component 10 2005
7,213,811 Extension to a lottery game for which winning indicia are set by selections made by winners of a base lottery game 52 2005
* 2006/0119,034 Extension to a lottery game for which winning indicia are set by selections made by winners of a base lottery game 4 2005
7,699,314 Lottery game utilizing nostalgic game themes 4 2006
7,662,038 Multi-matrix lottery 5 2006
* 2006/0154,716 Multi-matrix lottery 2 2006
* 2006/0151,943 Lottery game utilizing nostalgic game themes 11 2006
7,824,257 On-line lottery game in which supplemental lottery-selected indicia are available for purchase 8 2006
* 2006/0151,944 On-line lottery game in which supplemental lottery-selected indicia are available for purchase 1 2006
7,601,059 Word-based lottery game 1 2006
7,481,431 Bingo-style lottery game ticket 2 2006
* 2006/0170,153 Bingo-style lottery game ticket 0 2006
8,262,453 Combination lottery and raffle game 1 2006
* 2006/0178,194 Combination lottery and raffle game 9 2006
7,874,902 Computer-implemented simulated card game 1 2006
7,837,117 Embedded optical signatures in documents 0 2006
8,033,905 Preprinted lottery tickets using a player activated electronic validation machine 4 2006
* 2007/0010,311 Preprinted lottery tickets using a player activated electronic validation machine 2 2006
7,654,529 Combination scratch ticket and on-line game ticket 5 2006
8,308,162 Combination scratch ticket and on-line game ticket 5 2009
* 2010/0102,546 COMBINATION SCRATCH TICKET AND ON-LINE GAME TICKET 4 2009
8,056,900 Grid-based lottery game and associated system 5 2010
* 2010/0273,548 Grid-Based Lottery Game and Associated System 4 2010
8,109,513 Lottery game played on a geometric figure using indicia with variable point values 0 2010
8,177,136 Embedded optical signatures in documents 0 2010
8,808,080 Grid-based lottery game and associated method 0 2011
8,460,081 Grid-based multi-lottery game and associated method 1 2011
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