US Patent No: 7,597,621

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Gaming device having progressive awards and supplemental awards

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A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The central server monitors wagers on the gaming machines. Based at least in part on the wagers the central server determines when bonus events will occur and which gaming machine(s) will provide the bonus awards. In one embodiment, the central server determines which gaming machine(s) will provide progressive awards and/or supplemental bonus awards, wherein the number of provided supplemental awards is determined based on the number of active gaming machines. Each supplemental bonus award provided by each gaming device is based on any accumulated wagers placed at that gaming device.

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IGTRENO, NV2809

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Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1034 32838

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
IGT (98)
4,448,419 Electronic gaming device utilizing a random number generator for selecting the reel stop positions 754 1982
4,837,728 Multiple progressive gaming system that freezes payouts at start of game 636 1984
5,344,144 Progressive jackpot gaming system with enhanced accumulator 587 1990
5,265,874 Cashless gaming apparatus and method 578 1992
5,280,909 Gaming system with progressive jackpot 503 1992
5,326,104 Secure automated electronic casino gaming system 613 1992
5,655,961 Method for operating networked gaming devices 1023 1994
5,722,891 Slot machine having two distinct sets of reels 705 1995
5,702,304 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 369 1995
5,741,183 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 535 1995
5,820,459 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 524 1995
5,766,076 Progressive gaming system and method for wide applicability 417 1996
5,788,573 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 890 1996
5,876,284 Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices 554 1996
6,244,958 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 461 1996
5,779,545 Central random number generation for gaming system 408 1996
5,885,158 Gaming system for multiple progressive games 442 1996
5,769,716 Symbol fall game method and apparatus 639 1996
5,851,148 Game with bonus display 607 1996
5,855,515 Progressive gaming system 429 1996
6,050,895 Hybrid gaming apparatus and method 368 1997
6,319,125 Method apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices 559 1997
5,947,820 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 696 1997
5,848,932 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 1086 1997
6,135,884 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 722 1997
6,257,981 Computer network for controlling and monitoring gaming devices 280 1997
6,110,043 Controller-based progressive jackpot linked gaming system 447 1997
6,162,122 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 404 1997
6,146,273 Progressive jackpot gaming system with secret bonus pool 647 1998
6,254,483 Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device 470 1998
* 6,375,567 Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game 431 1998
6,231,445 Method for awarding variable bonus awards to gaming machines over a network 626 1998
6,312,333 Networked credit adjust meter for electronic gaming 210 1998
6,168,520 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 509 1998
6,371,852 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 345 1998
6,607,441 Method for transferring credit from one gaming machine to another 225 1998
6,089,978 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 681 1998
6,334,814 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 367 1998
6,162,121 Value wheel game method and apparatus 576 1998
6,315,662 System and method for automatically initiating game play on an electronic gaming device 218 1998
6,203,010 Method and apparatus for a progressive jackpot determinant 238 1998
6,358,149 Dynamic threshold for pool-based bonus promotions in electronic gaming systems 264 1999
6,364,768 Networked gaming devices that end a bonus and concurrently initiate another bonus 405 1999
6,210,275 Progressive jackpot game with guaranteed winner 468 1999
6,059,289 Gaming machines with bonusing 676 1999
6,346,043 Image matching game method and apparatus 445 1999
6,471,208 Method of playing a game, apparatus for playing a game and game with multiplier bonus feature 355 1999
6,217,448 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 529 1999
6,565,434 Method and apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices 275 1999
6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 150 1999
6,533,664 Gaming system with individualized centrally generated random number generator seeds 248 2000
* 6,471,591 Non-banked gaming system 155 2000
6,398,218 Gaming machine with bonusing 395 2000
6,454,651 Method of scoring a video wagering game 216 2000
6,309,300 Gaming bonus apparatus and method with player interaction 580 2000
RE37885 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 313 2000
RE38812 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 227 2000
6,419,583 Large prize central management 210 2000
6,328,649 Gaming device having multiple award enhancing levels 472 2000
6,569,015 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 331 2000
6,406,369 Gaming device having a competition bonus scheme 340 2000
* 6,966,834 Prize awarding system 146 2000
6,311,976 Video game with bonusing or wild feature 490 2000
6,675,152 Transaction signature 145 2000
6,461,241 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 329 2000
6,645,077 Gaming terminal data repository and information distribution system 366 2000
6,656,048 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 207 2001
6,589,115 Gaming method and apparatus having a proportional payout 181 2001
2003/0228,904 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 119 2001
6,431,983 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 313 2001
* 2002/0039,923 Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature 214 2001
2003/0027,625 Multiple progressive and bonusing table game methods and apparatus 170 2001
6,837,788 Method of playing a dual wagering game 142 2001
6,481,713 Poker dice casino game method of play 291 2001
6,620,046 Method and system for funding and awarding bonuses in a gaming environment 192 2001
6,575,832 Method for implementing scheduled return play at gaming machine networks 248 2001
6,599,193 Progressive gaming device 310 2001
6,776,715 Method and apparatus for providing a personal wide area progressive for gaming apparatus 152 2002
6,712,697 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 167 2002
6,648,759 Gaming machines with bonusing 96 2002
6,800,030 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 193 2002
2003/0092,484 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 105 2002
6,910,964 Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input 162 2003
6,692,355 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 190 2003
6,832,958 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 179 2003
* 2005/0054,430 Celebration pay 49 2004
2005/0032,573 Computer network and method for changing the pay schedules of gaming devices 134 2004
* 2006/0040,723 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 104 2005
* 2006/0040,732 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 206 2005
* 2006/0040,733 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 100 2005
* 2006/0040,734 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 114 2005
* 2006/0040,736 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 121 2005
* 7,311,598 Gaming system having multiple gaming devices that share a multi-outcome display 134 2005
* 7,311,604 Gaming system having multiple gaming devices that share a multi-outcome display 123 2005
* 2006/0025,210 Method of awarding prizes for jackpot and gaming machines based on amount wagered during a time period 144 2005
* 2007/0105,619 GAMING SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE GAMING MACHINES WHICH PROVIDE BONUS AWARDS 89 2006
* 2007/0149,292 GAMING SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE GAMING DEVICES THAT SHARE A MULTI-OUTCOME DISPLAY 61 2007
* 2008/0020,817 GAMING SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE GAMING DEVICES THAT SHARE A MULTI-OUTCOME DISPLAY 51 2007
 
WMS GAMING INC. (18)
5,401,024 Keno type video gaming device 311 1994
5,456,465 Method for determining payoffs in reel-type slot machines 435 1994
6,068,553 Gaming machines 215 1997
6,004,207 Slot machine with incremental pay-off multiplier 660 1997
6,159,098 Dual-award bonus game for a gaming machine 785 1998
6,358,147 Gaming machine with multiple payoff modes and award presentation schemes 275 1999
6,159,097 Gaming machine with variable probability of obtaining bonus game payouts 871 1999
6,155,925 Bonus game for gaming machine with payout percentage varying as function of wager 618 1999
6,364,766 Gaming machine with sorting feature 378 2000
6,347,996 Gaming machine with concealed image bonus feature 536 2000
6,428,412 Gaming machine with interlinked arrangements of puzzle elements 266 2000
6,749,510 Centralized gaming system with modifiable remote display terminals 211 2001
6,561,904 Decreasing or increasing number of multipliers for a multi-spin slot game 253 2001
6,939,234 Dynamic configuration of gaming system 117 2002
2005/0159,211 Gaming machine with feature triggering scheme 87 2004
2006/0003,829 Wagering game having progressive amounts represented in various ways 134 2004
* 2007/0202,943 Symbol Driven Contributions For A Prize Pool In A Wagering Game 61 2005
* 2006/0009,285 Gaming machine environment having controlled audio and visual media presentation 102 2005
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED (11)
5,580,053 Multi-line gaming machine 237 1994
5,941,773 Mystery jackpot controller 244 1996
5,902,184 Slot machine game with dynamic scorecard 372 1997
6,056,642 Slot machine with color changing symbols 620 1997
7,056,215 Slot machine game and system with improved jackpot feature 188 1998
6,089,977 Slot machine game with roaming wild card 706 1998
6,224,482 Slot machine game-progressive jackpot with decrementing jackpot 518 1998
6,419,579 Slot machine - with random line multiplier 407 1998
RE37414 Poker machine communication system 118 2000
6,572,471 Slot machine game--find the prize 191 2000
2003/0222,402 Linked progressive jackpot system 186 2003
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (10)
5,611,730 Progressive gaming system tailored for use in multiple remote sites: apparatus and method 617 1995
5,707,285 Method and apparatus for random prize selection in wagering games 232 1996
6,077,162 Cooperative group gaming system: apparatus and method 308 1997
6,039,648 Automated tournament gaming system: apparatus and method 382 1997
5,947,822 Method and apparatus for wagering 123 1997
5,919,088 Gaming method and apparatus including a simulation of a combination safe 273 1997
6,071,190 Gaming device security system: apparatus and method 284 1997
* 7,008,324 Gaming device video display system 115 1999
6,364,769 Gaming device security system: apparatus and method 139 2000
6,609,973 Gaming device with bingo bonus game 134 2000
 
BALLY GAMING INTERNATIONAL, INC. (9)
4,624,459 Gaming device having random multiple payouts 721 1985
4,991,848 Gaming machine with a plateaued pay schedule 553 1989
5,123,649 Gaming machine with dynamic pay schedule 321 1991
5,429,361 Gaming machine information, communication and display system 811 1991
5,342,047 Touch screen video gaming machine 858 1992
5,249,800 Progressive gaming control and communication system 333 1992
5,524,888 Gaming machine having electronic circuit for generating game results with non-uniform probabilities 438 1994
5,470,079 Game machine accounting and monitoring system 474 1994
5,611,535 Gaming machine having compound win line 471 1995
 
ARUZE CORP. (8)
4,573,681 Slot machine with random number generation 177 1984
4,721,307 Slot machine 158 1987
4,964,638 Control apparatus for game machines 298 1989
5,074,559 Slot machine 144 1990
5,127,651 Slot machine 151 1991
5,209,479 Clot machine 183 1992
2005/0192,083 Gaming machine with payout table 88 2005
2005/0267,610 Game system and game server 80 2005
 
PROGRESSIVE GAMING INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (8)
5,342,049 Gaming machine with skill feature 412 1993
5,626,341 Methods of progressive jackpot gaming 196 1994
6,312,330 Methods of progressive jackpot gaming 93 1999
6,340,158 Pachinko stand-alone and bonusing game 269 2001
6,435,511 Apportionment of pay out of casino game with progressive account 260 2001
6,918,834 Casino game with hidden bonus feature 109 2002
6,554,283 Apportionment of casino game bonus pay out 66 2002
* 2004/0102,243 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 72 2003
 
ZYNGA INC. (8)
5,707,286 Universal gaming engine 253 1994
* 6,142,872 Method and apparatus for team play of slot machines 411 1998
* 6,312,332 Method and apparatus for team play of slot machines 252 1998
* 6,206,782 System and method for facilitating casino team play 298 1998
6,319,122 Electronic amusement device and method for providing payouts based on the activity of other devices 193 1998
* 6,361,441 Method and apparatus for team play of slot machines 224 2000
* 6,733,390 Method and apparatus for team play of slot machines 201 2001
* 2004/0242,297 Method and apparatus for team play of slot machines 165 2004
 
SIERRA DESIGN GROUP (7)
4,494,197 Automatic lottery system 580 1984
5,292,127 Arcade game 254 1992
5,584,763 Arcade game having multiple rotating pointers 245 1995
5,816,918 Prize redemption system for games 883 1996
6,537,150 Gaming devices having reverse-mapped game set 375 1999
6,899,625 Countdown game for a gaming device 103 2001
* 6,887,154 Shared progressive gaming system and method 216 2002
 
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (6)
5,423,539 Slot machine with payout modifying symbols 308 1993
5,547,192 Display apparatus for gaming machine 144 1994
5,989,121 Game machine in capable of controlling game aspect 136 1996
6,595,853 Game machine for playing a self-contained game in a first mode or, in a second mode participating as a terminal, in a game conducted by a remote game machine 65 2000
6,599,190 Game machine system including game machine for playing a self-contained game or, used as a terminal, a game conducted by a remote game machine 64 2001
6,634,944 Audience terminal game machine for playing a self-contained game in a first mode or, in a second mode wagering on a game conducted by a remote game machine 58 2001
 
MULTIMEDIA GAMES, INC. (5)
5,116,055 Progressive jackpot gaming system linking gaming machines with different hit frequencies and denominations 585 1991
* 5,580,309 Linked gaming machines having a common feature controller 431 1994
5,807,172 Three reel slot machine with nine ways to win 363 1996
6,012,982 Bonus award feature in linked gaming machines having a common feature controller 540 1996
6,149,521 Video poker game with multiplier card 316 1998
 
WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (4)
6,099,408 Method and apparatus for securing electronic games 396 1996
6,203,430 Electronic amusement device and method for enhanced slot machine play 243 1998
6,264,557 Method and apparatus for securing electronic games 121 2000
* 2003/0224,852 Method and apparatus for linked play gaming with combined outcomes and shared indicia 173 2003
 
ACRES GAMING INCORPORATED (3)
5,752,882 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 468 1995
5,836,817 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 589 1995
2001/0055,990 Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device 119 2001
 
ATLANTIC CITY COIN & SLOT SERVICE COMPANY, INC. (3)
5,560,603 Combined slot machine and racing game 546 1995
5,997,400 Combined slot machine and racing game 445 1998
6,719,630 Image alignment gaming device and method 158 2001
 
BATTLE BORN GAMING (3)
6,186,894 Reel slot machine 467 1998
6,231,442 Video slot machine with multi-choice second bonus 612 1998
6,224,483 Multi-spin rotating wheel bonus for video slot machine 687 1998
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (3)
6,110,041 Method and system for adapting gaming devices to playing preferences 678 1996
6,001,016 Remote gaming device 553 1996
* 6,238,288 Method and apparatus for directing a game in accordance with speed of play 322 1997
 
ATRONIC INTERNATIONAL GMBH (2)
* 2004/0087,368 Free game bonus round for gaming machines 118 2003
* 2004/0229,683 Jackpot system 39 2004
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (2)
5,536,016 Progressive system for a match number game and method therefor 467 1994
* 2007/0207,850 BONUS GAME SIMULATING AUCTIONS 51 2007
 
FOREVER ENDEAVOR SOFTWARE, INC. (2)
5,833,537 Gaming apparatus and method with persistence effect 567 1996
5,980,384 Gaming apparatus and method having an integrated first and second game 817 1997
 
GTECH RHODE ISLAND CORPORATION (2)
4,842,278 Hierarchical lottery network with selection from differentiated playing pools 373 1988
5,276,312 Wagering system using smartcards for transfer of agent terminal data 356 1990
 
IGT (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED (2)
* 6,375,569 Operation of gaming machines in a linked bonus prize winning mode 279 1998
* 2001/0018,361 OPERATION OF GAMING MACHINES IN A LINKED BONUS PRIZE WINNING MODE 133 1998
 
KONAMI AUSTRALIA PTY LTD. (2)
* 2005/0119,044 Jackpot system 43 2004
* 2005/0079,911 Linked jackpot controller 163 2004
 
ONEIDA INDIAN NATION (2)
5,674,128 Cashless computerized video game system and method 407 1996
5,800,269 Cashless computerized video game system and method 239 1997
 
SCIENTIFIC GAMES, INC. (2)
4,582,324 Illusion of skill game machine for a gaming system 772 1984
4,652,998 Video gaming system with pool prize structures 690 1984
 
SHFL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (2)
5,417,430 Progressive wagering method and game 320 1993
6,206,374 Methods of playing poker games 158 1999
 
SHUFFLE MASTER, INC. (2)
5,472,194 Progressive gaming apparatus 256 1993
5,732,948 Dice game method 163 1997
 
UNITED GAMES, INC. (2)
5,511,781 Stop play award wagering system 467 1993
5,833,540 Cardless distributed video gaming system 339 1996
 
ZDI GAMING, INC. (2)
5,944,606 Method, apparatus and pull-tab gaming set for use in a progressive pull-tab game 252 1997
6,309,298 Method, apparatus and gaming set for use in a progressive game 290 1999
 
ADVANCED CASINO SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
2003/0013,521 Method and apparatus for allowing uninterrupted gaming 12 2001
 
Ainsworth Nominees Pty. Ltd. (1)
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ALLIANCE GAMING CORPORATION (1)
5,277,424 Video gaming device utilizing player-activated variable betting 262 1992
 
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5,566,337 Method and apparatus for distributing events in an operating system 200 1994
 
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2003/0027,630 System, method and article of manufacture for providing a progressive-type prize awarding scheme in an intermittently accessed network game environment 89 2002
 
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4,775,155 Method and apparatus for playing a bingo line game 228 1987
 
Atronic Casino Technology Distribution GmbH (1)
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Atronic International AG (1)
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CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (1)
5,601,487 Electronic game devices and methods 117 1995
 
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GAMING ENHANCEMENTS, INC. (1)
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GAMING, ANCHOR (1)
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GOLDEN GAMING, INC. (1)
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HORSE SENSE CORPORATION (1)
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I.D. GOLF, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION (1)
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INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC (1)
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KONAMI GAMING, INC. (1)
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MAO, Inc. (1)
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MARCOR RESORTS, L.P.V. A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF NEVADA (1)
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MEGABINGO, INC. (1)
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MGM Grand, Inc. (1)
6,048,269 Coinless slot machine system and method 616 1993
 
MIDWEST FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. (1)
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NP IP HOLDINGS LLC (1)
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NSM AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
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POKERTEK, L.L.C. (1)
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SCIENTIFIC GAMES INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
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Scotch Twist, Inc. (1)
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Sega Enterprises, Ltd. (1)
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TECH LINK INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT LTD. (1)
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Trump Taj Mahal Associates (1)
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Ungaro, Mark Curran (1)
6,776,714 Progressive roulette 82 2001
 
VT TECH CORP. (1)
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WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD. PARTNERSHIP (1)
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Webcraft Games, Inc. (1)
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Yuri Itkis (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (27)
4,760,527 System for interactively playing poker with a plurality of players 435 1986
4,880,237 Tokenless slot machine system 279 1987
5,048,833 Apparatus for detecting a series of game outcomes 200 1990
5,158,293 Lottery game and method for playing same 316 1991
5,217,224 Prize award system for coin laundry 102 1991
5,259,616 Roulette-type coin-operated gaming machine 305 1992
5,377,993 Wagering game 198 1994
RE35864 Pari-mutuel electronic and live table gaming 214 1996
5,910,048 Loss limit method for slot machines 358 1996
5,951,011 Method of progressive jackpot gaming 180 1997
6,117,013 Playing device system 220 1997
6,007,427 Method and apparatus for playing a gambling game with athletic game features 173 1997
5,851,011 Multi-deck poker progressive wagering system with multiple winners and including jackpot, bust, and insurance options 239 1997
6,241,608 Progressive wagering system 307 1998
6,210,277 Game of chance 312 1998
6,634,946 Pari-mutuel networks, devices and games 58 1999
6,554,710 Lotto gaming apparatus and method 20 2000
6,435,968 Progressive wagering system 232 2000
6,656,052 Progressive gaming method 123 2000
7,172,508 Multi-person parimutuel betting games based on sporting events 54 2001
6,592,460 Progressive wagering system 203 2001
* 2004/0072,613 Method and apparatus for gaming 38 2003
2005/0239,542 Method and apparatus for multi-coin and multi-denomination progressive jackpots 214 2004
2005/0070,356 Gaming machine with hidden jackpot 85 2004
2005/0143,168 Progressive wagering system 161 2005
2005/0209,004 Progressive system and methods 143 2005
* 2006/0052,158 Entrance-exchange structure and method 24 2005
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IGT (15)
8,512,130 Gaming system with linked gaming machines that are configurable to have a same probability of winning a designated award 0 2006
8,702,501 Formation and use of formal partnerships for play games 0 2007
8,231,453 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a player an opportunity to win a designated award based on one or more aspects of the player's skill 5 2009
8,435,111 Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods for providing progressive awards 6 2009
8,342,947 Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game 1 2009
8,888,580 Gaming system, gaming device and method including a community trail game 0 2010
* 8,454,434 Gaming system and method for providing an offer and acceptance game with progressive awards associated with a quantity of progressive tokens 1 2012
8,475,262 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a player an opportunity to win a designated award based on one or more aspects of the player's skill 5 2012
8,662,982 Method and apparatus for attractive bonusing 0 2012
8,663,002 System and method for rewarding players based on personal interests or attributes 0 2012
8,827,800 Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game 0 2012
8,777,733 Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game 0 2012
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