US Patent No: 7,607,976

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Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards

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A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines and a plurality of bonus awards. 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 will provide a primary bonus award and any secondary bonus awards. In one embodiment, the number of secondary bonus awards is determined based on the number of active gaming machines. The selected gaming machine then determines a component of or the amount of the bonus award to be provided to the gaming machine selected by the central server.

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IGTRENO, NV2771

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Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1007 29249
Ching, Erick T Reno, NV 73 1876
Peterson, Tonja M Reno, NV 41 1357
Vasquez, James A Carson City, NV 87 1775

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5,326,104 Secure automated electronic casino gaming system 582 1992
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5,605,506 Candle antenna 132 1995
5,702,304 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 355 1995
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5,820,459 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 496 1995
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5,876,284 Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices 521 1996
6,244,958 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 430 1996
6,287,202 Dynamic tournament gaming method and system 240 1996
5,779,545 Central random number generation for gaming system 384 1996
5,885,158 Gaming system for multiple progressive games 413 1996
5,769,716 Symbol fall game method and apparatus 606 1996
5,851,148 Game with bonus display 581 1996
5,855,515 Progressive gaming system 401 1996
5,882,261 Method of playing game and gaming device with at least one additional payout indicator 644 1996
5,775,692 Gaming or amusement machines 328 1996
6,179,711 Method of scoring a video wagering game 226 1997
6,050,895 Hybrid gaming apparatus and method 338 1997
6,319,125 Method apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices 531 1997
5,947,820 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 664 1997
5,848,932 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 1048 1997
6,135,884 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 696 1997
6,257,981 Computer network for controlling and monitoring gaming devices 266 1997
6,110,043 Controller-based progressive jackpot linked gaming system 415 1997
6,162,122 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 377 1997
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6,254,483 Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device 446 1998
6,375,567 Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game 407 1998
6,231,445 Method for awarding variable bonus awards to gaming machines over a network 590 1998
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6,346,043 Image matching game method and apparatus 418 1999
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6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 140 1999
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6,682,421 Wireless gaming environment 222 2000
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6,419,583 Large prize central management 195 2000
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6,311,976 Video game with bonusing or wild feature 458 2000
6,675,152 Transaction signature 135 2000
6,942,574 Method and apparatus for providing entertainment content on a gaming machine 171 2000
6,811,483 Gaming device having a graduating award exchange sequence with a tease consolation sequence and an initial qualifying sequence 150 2000
6,461,241 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 310 2000
6,599,185 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 221 2000
6,645,077 Gaming terminal data repository and information distribution system 345 2000
6,656,048 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 189 2001
6,589,115 Gaming method and apparatus having a proportional payout 167 2001
2003/0228,904 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 109 2001
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6,908,387 Player tracking communication mechanisms in a gaming machine 175 2001
2003/0027,625 Multiple progressive and bonusing table game methods and apparatus 159 2001
6,837,788 Method of playing a dual wagering game 130 2001
6,761,632 Gaming device having perceived skill 157 2001
6,793,578 Gaming device having a primary game outcome employed in a bonus game 94 2001
6,935,951 Electronic signature capability in a gaming machine 52 2001
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6,620,046 Method and system for funding and awarding bonuses in a gaming environment 178 2001
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6,575,832 Method for implementing scheduled return play at gaming machine networks 231 2001
6,599,193 Progressive gaming device 285 2001
6,607,438 Gaming device having termination variables 199 2001
6,790,141 Sequential gaming 125 2001
6,832,956 Sequential fast-ball bingo secondary bonus game for use with an electronic gaming machine 83 2001
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6,869,361 System, apparatus and method employing controller for play of shared bonus games 132 2001
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6,984,174 Method and apparatus for a player-controllable bonus game 73 2001
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6,776,715 Method and apparatus for providing a personal wide area progressive for gaming apparatus 143 2002
6,935,958 Method and apparatus for machine location 110 2002
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7,052,395 Gaming device having different sets of primary and secondary reel symbols 85 2002
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6,712,697 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 155 2002
6,672,959 Bonus feature on starting hands 88 2002
6,746,328 Multiplier per selected indicia 116 2002
6,648,759 Gaming machines with bonusing 89 2002
6,682,419 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 139 2002
6,682,420 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 101 2002
6,800,030 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 180 2002
6,733,389 Gaming device having a first game scheme involving a symbol generator, a second game and a first game terminator 183 2002
7,331,868 Wagering gaming device providing physical stimulation responses to various components of the gaming device 43 2002
2003/0092,484 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 97 2002
2003/0228,912 Method for downloading data to gaming devices 86 2003
6,910,964 Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input 150 2003
6,692,355 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 172 2003
6,918,832 Gaming device with traveling reel symbols 82 2003
7,226,358 Method, apparatus and system for gaming using a rotatable payout indicator 47 2003
6,832,958 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 168 2003
6,899,620 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 81 2003
7,160,188 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 72 2003
2005/0012,818 Security camera interface 48 2003
2005/0059,467 Multi-player bingo with slept awards reverting to progressive jackpot pool 127 2004
2004/0176,161 Method and apparatus for authenticating and verifying communication on a network of gaming devices 7 2004
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2005/0101,374 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 91 2004
2005/0032,573 Computer network and method for changing the pay schedules of gaming devices 124 2004
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2006/0073,887 Wide area progressive jackpot system and methods 102 2004
2005/0096,125 Play per view 74 2004
2005/0101,375 Gaming device having an award exchange bonus round and method for revealing award exchange possibilities 91 2004
2006/0183,538 Flexible determination of progressive awards 84 2005
2005/0143,169 Direction interfaces and services on a gaming machine 102 2005
2005/0192,099 Secured virtual network in a gaming environment 136 2005
2005/0282,626 Method and apparatus for awarding a mystery promotional ticket 128 2005
2006/0030,403 Gaming method and device involving progressive wagers 132 2005
2006/0035,705 System and method for delivering mystery awards 72 2005
2006/0040,732 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 185 2005
7,500,913 Gaming system which provides multiple players multiple bonus awards 27 2005
2006/0025,210 Method of awarding prizes for jackpot and gaming machines based on amount wagered during a time period 133 2005
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6,068,553 Gaming machines 195 1997
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HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
5,641,050 Dispensing machine with data card scanner apparatus and enhanced features 152 1995
 
HORSE SENSE CORPORATION (1)
5,806,855 Poker wagering game 115 1997
 
IGT (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED (1)
6,375,569 Operation of gaming machines in a linked bonus prize winning mode 259 1998
 
INGENIO, FILIALE DE LOTO-QUEBEC INC. (1)
6,152,823 Gain determination method and gaming apparatus 126 1999
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,167,523 Method and apparatus for forms data validation and processing control 174 1997
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC (1)
6,270,409 Method and apparatus for gaming 427 1999
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
6,293,866 System for adapting gaming devices to playing preferences 287 2000
 
JCM AMERICAN CORPORATION (1)
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Kamille; Stuart J. (1)
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KONAMI AUSTRALIA PTY LTD. (1)
2005/0079,911 Linked jackpot controller 155 2004
 
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD. (1)
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LABTRONIX CONCEPT INC. (1)
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MEGABINGO, INC. (1)
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MGM Grand, Inc. (1)
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IGT (8)
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 3 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
8,475,262 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 3 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
8,777,733 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
8,764,552 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
 
CFPH, LLC (6)
8,092,301 Information aggregation games 1 2008
7,942,734 Amusement devices and games including means for processing electronic data where ultimate outcome of the game is dependent on relative odds of a card combination and/or where chance is a factor: expected biases such as long shot and favorite bias 3 2009
8,070,595 Amusement devices and games including means for processing electronic data where ultimate outcome of the game is dependent on relative odds of a card combination and/or where chance is a factor: the monty hall paradox 1 2009
7,980,932 Amusement devices and games including means for processing electronic data where ultimate outcome of the game is dependent on relative odds of a card combination and/or where chance is a factor: wagering on hands of cards 0 2009
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BALLY GAMING, INC. (3)
8,721,431 Systems, methods, and devices for providing instances of a secondary game 0 2008
8,613,655 Facilitating group play with multiple game devices 0 2008
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8,272,960 System including one or more gaming machines 0 2006
 
WMS GAMING INC. (1)
8,585,484 Wagering game having continuous free bonus game plays 0 2011
 
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8,784,212 Networked gaming environment employing different classes of gaming machines 0 2007

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