Systems and methods for facilitating play of a casino game via expiring prepaid plays of the casino game

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7458892
APP PUB NO 20060205485A1
SERIAL NO

11413928

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Abstract

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In accordance with at least one embodiment, an expiring prepaid casino account is disclosed. The expiring prepaid casino account has associated therewith an amount of money, time, and/or game plays. The amount of money, time, and/or game plays expires in predetermined portions over a plurality of defined expiration periods, thus encouraging a player to return to a casino during each of the predefined expiration periods. The present invention may be implemented via either a brick-and-mortar casino or an online casino.

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Patent Owner(s)

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IGTRENO, NV3241

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fincham, Magdalena M Norwalk, CT 240 6894
Gelman, Geoffrey M Stamford, CT 517 15237
Jorasch, James A Stamford, CT 1147 54637
Van, Luchene Andrew S New York, NY 255 7417
Walker, Jay S Ridgefield, CT 1505 70651

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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SIERRA DESIGN GROUP (1)
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IGT (6)
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5655961 Method for operating networked gaming devices 1330 1994
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5758875 Dynamic rate control method and apparatus for electronically played games and gaming machines 222 1996
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BALLY GAMING, INC. (1)
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Calculus Microsystems Corporation (1)
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SCA PROMOTIONS, INC. (1)
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AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9600961 Player-based compensation 0 2008
 
IGT (8)
* 2006/0068,898 Game-credit card gaming system and method with incentives 36 2004
* 7862424 Methods and apparatus for facilitating a flat rate play session and for extending same 8 2005
* 2006/0035,701 Methods and apparatus for facilitating a flat rate play session and for extending same 16 2005
7862426 Systems and methods for facilitating play of a casino game via expiring prepaid plays of the casino game 5 2008
9401072 Player reward program with loyalty-based reallocation 0 2009
* 2011/0070,944 PLAYER REWARD PROGRAM WITH LOYALTY-BASED REALLOCATION 6 2009
8777729 Time-based award system with dynamic value assignment 0 2009
* 2011/0117,991 TIME-BASED AWARD SYSTEM WITH DYNAMIC VALUE ASSIGNMENT 1 2009
 
Patent Investments & Licensing Company (1)
8313369 Outcome determination method for gaming device 2 2009
 
PATENT INVESTMENT & LICENSING COMPANY (15)
* 8657662 Gaming device having variable speed of play 0 2008
8602866 Method and apparatus for generating a virtual win 0 2009
8702490 Gaming device having multiple game play option 0 2009
8696436 Method for displaying gaming result 1 2009
9240094 Rapid play poker gaming device 0 2009
8684811 Gaming device having advance game information analyzer 0 2009
* 2012/0190,426 GAMING DEVICE HAVING VARIABLE SPEED OF PLAY 15 2012
8956214 Outcome determination method for gaming device 0 2012
* 9569926 Discounted credits as incentive to play gaming devices 0 2012
9501907 Method and apparatus for generating a virtual win 0 2013
9472064 Gaming device having variable speed of play 0 2014
9165435 Gaming device having advance game information analyzer 0 2014
9251671 Gaming device having multiple game play option 0 2014
9330535 Method for displaying game result 0 2014
9483909 Gaming device having multiple game play option 0 2015
 
KABAM, INC. (1)
9582965 Incentivizing users to alter virtual item balances in an online game 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Jun 2, 2020
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00