US Patent No: 7,311,598

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Gaming system having multiple gaming devices that share a multi-outcome display

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Abstract

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A gaming device system in which a plurality of gaming devices are linked by a common bonus event is provided. In one embodiment, the linked gaming device system includes a shared symbol generation display that is positioned adjacent to each of a plurality of associated gaming devices and has a plurality of sections and values displayed at each section. Upon a triggering of the bonus event, any player eligible to participate in the bonus may achieve an outcome generated from the bonus event including the shared display. When the shared display is activated, it simultaneously generates a separate or individual outcome associated with each of the gaming devices. The outcomes are spatially related to one another so that a random generation of an outcome associated with one gaming device automatically generates random outcomes associated with each gaming device. Each gaming device however receives the outcome only if it has participated in the random generation.

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IGTRENO, NV2915

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1048 35425
Brill, Zeke Reno, NV 42 1050
Carlisle, Christopher D Reno, NV 43 775
Elias, Hans Reno, NV 96 1081
Kaminkow, Joseph E Reno, NV 299 10245
LeSourd, Kehl T Reno, NV 74 1115
MacVittie, Michael Las Vegas, NV 80 2031
Rodgers, Paulina Reno, NV 159 2647
Tedsen, Kirk A Reno, NV 64 973
Wagner, Eric L Sparks, NV 42 844

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7,901,282 Gaming device having competitive/bonus matching game 10 2006
7,828,649 Gaming system and method for providing group play with divided bonus features 28 2006
7,819,745 Gaming system which provides multiple players multiple bonus awards 9 2006
* 7,753,782 Gaming system and method for providing multiple players multiple bonus awards 9 2006
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8,100,754 Gaming system having multi-player wheel bonus game and characteristic selection 0 2007
8,651,947 Gaming system and method providing a multiple-player bonus redemption game 1 2007
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8,157,646 Gaming system and method for providing a progressive award multiple times before resetting the displayed value of the provided progressive award 2 2009
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8,579,709 Multi-player bingo game with progressive jackpots 0 2011
8,360,850 Gaming system and method having configurable bonus game triggering outcomes 0 2011
8,298,081 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing multiple display event indicators 1 2011
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8,784,183 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for displaying indications of awards that could have been won 0 2011
8,986,107 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a multiple player, multiple game bonusing environment 0 2011
8,905,831 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a multiple player persistent game 0 2011
8,790,177 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a multiple player, multiple game bonusing environment 0 2011
8,662,980 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a multiple player persistent game 0 2011
8,545,313 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a multiple player, multiple game bonusing environment 0 2011
8,517,818 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a multiple player, multiple game bonusing environment 0 2011
8,491,381 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a multiple player, multiple game bonusing environment 1 2011
8,475,265 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a multiple player persistent game 1 2011
8,758,117 Gaming system, gaming device and method of providing selection game with interdependent award distribution 0 2011
8,342,954 Gaming system and method of operating a gaming system providing wagering control features for wagering games 0 2011
8,371,931 Gaming system and method for providing a bonus based on number of gaming machines being actively played 1 2011
8,597,103 Gaming system having multi-player wheel bonus game and characteristic selection 0 2011
8,403,740 Gaming system and method which enables multiple players to simultaneously play multiple individual games or group games on a central display 8 2012
8,605,114 Gaming system having reduced appearance of parallax artifacts on display devices including multiple display screens 0 2012
8,460,098 Gaming system having display device with changeable wheel 0 2012
8,684,832 Multi-player bingo game with optional progressive jackpot wager 0 2012
8,795,063 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a multiple player game 0 2012
8,545,316 Gaming system and method for providing a progressive award multiple times before resetting the displayed value of the provided progressive award 1 2012
8,764,544 Gaming system and method providing a Keno game including an additional number triggering event that causes at least one additional number to be added to a selected number set to form a modified number set 0 2012
8,708,804 Gaming system and method providing a collection game including at least one customizable award collector 0 2012
8,840,456 Gaming system and method for providing an offer and acceptance game 0 2012
8,784,174 Gaming system and method for providing an offer and acceptance game 0 2012
8,672,762 Gaming system and method providing a selection game associated with selectable visually unblocked objects and unselectable visually blocked objects 1 2012
8,517,827 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a game in which a player collects emblems by positioning accumulators in a field 0 2012
8,662,982 Method and apparatus for attractive bonusing 0 2012
8,636,582 Gaming system and method for providing team play 0 2012
8,727,865 Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods with non-competitive play and optional competitive play 1 2012
8,672,739 Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods with non-competitive play and optional competitive play 0 2012
8,663,002 System and method for rewarding players based on personal interests or attributes 0 2012
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* 2012/0214,600 Gaming System and Method 0 2012
* 8,545,317 Gaming system and method 0 2012
 
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (3)
* 8,795,056 Gaming machine running common game 0 2011
* 8,636,593 Gaming machine running common game 0 2011
* 2012/0115,614 GAMING MACHINE RUNNING COMMON GAME 2 2011
 
CORK GROUP TRADING LTD. (2)
* 8,313,372 Electronic gaming environment with display of multiple instances of single-player games and multiplayer bonus game 1 2009
* 2011/0034,240 Electronic gaming environment with display of multiple instances of single-player games and multiplayer bonus game 2 2009
 
PROGRESSIVE GAMING INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
8,043,153 Gaming device having destructive chain reaction events 6 2005
 
WMS GAMING INC. (5)
* 8,545,304 Wagering game with bonus game triggered by linked terminal 0 2005
* 8,628,407 Community gaming system outcome indicators 0 2006
* 2010/0255,901 DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF WAGERING GAME AVAILABILITY 4 2010
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
 
ISI, LTD (2)
* 8,747,216 Sportsbook room and method therefor 0 2010
* 2011/0223,980 SPORTSBOOK ROOM AND METHOD THEREFOR 0 2010
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