US Patent No: 7,470,187

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Gaming device having termination variables

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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, NV2780

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1010 29442
Gilliland, John G Reno, NV 24 592
Mead, Dennis K Reno, NV 16 342
Webb, Bayard S Sparks, NV 173 6361

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