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, NV3063

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Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno , US 628 44915

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8,512,130 Gaming system with linked gaming machines that are configurable to have a same probability of winning a designated award 0 2006
* 2008/0026,824 GAMING SYSTEM WITH LINKED GAMING MACHINES THAT ARE CONFIGURABLE TO HAVE A SAME PROBALILITY OF WINNING A DESIGNATED AWARD 15 2006
8,702,501 Formation and use of formal partnerships for play games 0 2007
* 2008/0248,844 FORMATION AND USE OF FORMAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR PLAY GAMES 9 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 9 2009
8,435,111 Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods for providing progressive awards 10 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 2 2009
8,888,580 Gaming system, gaming device and method including a community trail game 0 2010
9,342,956 Gaming system, gaming device and method for shifting progressive award contribution rates 0 2012
* 8,454,434 Gaming system and method for providing an offer and acceptance game with progressive awards associated with a quantity of progressive tokens 5 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 7 2012
9,293,010 Wagering agent 0 2012
9,129,486 Gaming system and method providing a card game associated with a supplemental pool funded upon an occurrence of a designated outcome and winnable by a player or a dealer 0 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 1 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
8,888,577 Gaming system and method for providing optimal poker auto-hold functionality with progressive awards 0 2013
8,926,423 Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods for providing progressive awards 0 2013
9,076,299 Gaming system and method for providing an offer and acceptance game with progressive awards 0 2013
8,764,557 Gaming system and method for providing an offer and acceptance game with progressive awards 0 2013
8,764,552 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 0 2013
9,269,228 Gaming system with linked gaming machines that are configurable to have a same probability of winning a designated award 0 2013
9,098,968 Gaming system and method for accumulating and redeeming community game tokens 0 2014
9,159,194 Method and apparatus for attractive bonusing 0 2014
9,129,482 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 2014
 
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8,696,437 Gaming system having bonus booster features 0 2008
* 2010/0227,666 GAMING SYSTEM HAVING BONUS BOOSTER FEATURES 0 2008
* 2011/0124,408 Gaming System Having Time Period Based Progressives 1 2009
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Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Apr 6, 2017
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Apr 6, 2021
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
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