US Patent No: 7,458,892

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

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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)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
IGTRENO, NV3241

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fincham, Magdalena M Norwalk, CT 240 6630
Gelman, Geoffrey M Stamford, CT 515 14558
Jorasch, James A Stamford, CT 1146 53159
Van, Luchene Andrew S New York, NY 255 7261
Walker, Jay S Ridgefield, CT 1504 68892

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
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SIERRA DESIGN GROUP (1)
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IGT (6)
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BALLY GAMING, INC. (1)
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Calculus Microsystems Corporation (1)
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WRIGHT TECHNOLOGIES L.P. (1)
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CITIBANK (NEW YORK STATE) INC. (1)
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Ainsworth Nominees Pty. Ltd. (1)
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AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
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MAO, Inc. (1)
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WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT ("WHAM") (2)
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GTECH RHODE ISLAND CORPORATION (1)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
IGT (8)
* 2006/0068,898 Game-credit card gaming system and method with incentives 33 2004
* 7,862,424 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
7,862,426 Systems and methods for facilitating play of a casino game via expiring prepaid plays of the casino game 5 2008
9,401,072 Player reward program with loyalty-based reallocation 0 2009
* 2011/0070,944 PLAYER REWARD PROGRAM WITH LOYALTY-BASED REALLOCATION 4 2009
8,777,729 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)
8,313,369 Outcome determination method for gaming device 2 2009
 
PATENT INVESTMENT & LICENSING COMPANY (14)
* 8,657,662 Gaming device having variable speed of play 0 2008
8,602,866 Method and apparatus for generating a virtual win 0 2009
8,702,490 Gaming device having multiple game play option 0 2009
8,696,436 Method for displaying gaming result 1 2009
9,240,094 Rapid play poker gaming device 0 2009
8,684,811 Gaming device having advance game information analyzer 0 2009
* 2012/0190,426 GAMING DEVICE HAVING VARIABLE SPEED OF PLAY 10 2012
8,956,214 Outcome determination method for gaming device 0 2012
9,501,907 Method and apparatus for generating a virtual win 0 2013
9,472,064 Gaming device having variable speed of play 0 2014
9,165,435 Gaming device having advance game information analyzer 0 2014
9,251,671 Gaming device having multiple game play option 0 2014
9,330,535 Method for displaying game result 0 2014
9,483,909 Gaming device having multiple game play option 0 2015
* 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