Gaming device having termination variables

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7470187
APP PUB NO 20050064928A1
SERIAL NO

10982476

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A gaming device that enables players to accumulate awards until there are no more awards or until one or more termination variables reaches a predetermined limit is provided. A random generation device generates awards upon a player input. One or more termination variables is used, each defined by or divisible into a plurality of units, wherein a random generation device generates an amount of units upon a player input. A game termination limit of accumulated or lost termination units is provided, wherein a player generates awards until accumulating the termination limit of units.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
IGTRENO, NV3257

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 642 51034
Gilliland, John G Reno, NV 13 1041
Mead, Dennis K Reno, NV 9 545
Webb, Bayard S Sparks, NV 99 10051

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