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, NV2855

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Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1027 32019
Ching, Erick T Reno, NV 76 2090
Peterson, Tonja M Reno, NV 41 1509
Vasquez, James A Carson City, NV 91 1964

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5,265,874 Cashless gaming apparatus and method 572 1992
5,280,909 Gaming system with progressive jackpot 497 1992
5,326,104 Secure automated electronic casino gaming system 605 1992
5,655,961 Method for operating networked gaming devices 1012 1994
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5,605,506 Candle antenna 144 1995
5,702,304 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 366 1995
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5,820,459 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 516 1995
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5,876,284 Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices 545 1996
6,244,958 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 457 1996
6,287,202 Dynamic tournament gaming method and system 255 1996
5,779,545 Central random number generation for gaming system 401 1996
5,885,158 Gaming system for multiple progressive games 434 1996
5,769,716 Symbol fall game method and apparatus 630 1996
5,851,148 Game with bonus display 601 1996
5,855,515 Progressive gaming system 419 1996
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5,775,692 Gaming or amusement machines 337 1996
6,179,711 Method of scoring a video wagering game 237 1997
6,050,895 Hybrid gaming apparatus and method 361 1997
6,319,125 Method apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices 554 1997
5,947,820 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 689 1997
5,848,932 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 1075 1997
6,135,884 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 716 1997
6,257,981 Computer network for controlling and monitoring gaming devices 276 1997
6,110,043 Controller-based progressive jackpot linked gaming system 439 1997
6,162,122 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 397 1997
6,146,273 Progressive jackpot gaming system with secret bonus pool 637 1998
6,254,483 Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device 464 1998
6,375,567 Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game 426 1998
6,231,445 Method for awarding variable bonus awards to gaming machines over a network 618 1998
6,312,333 Networked credit adjust meter for electronic gaming 205 1998
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6,346,043 Image matching game method and apparatus 438 1999
6,471,208 Method of playing a game, apparatus for playing a game and game with multiplier bonus feature 352 1999
6,217,448 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 520 1999
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6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 148 1999
6,547,131 Preset amount electronic funds transfer system for gaming machines 125 1999
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6,398,218 Gaming machine with bonusing 390 2000
6,454,651 Method of scoring a video wagering game 213 2000
6,682,421 Wireless gaming environment 240 2000
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6,309,300 Gaming bonus apparatus and method with player interaction 576 2000
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6,419,583 Large prize central management 207 2000
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6,569,015 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 326 2000
6,406,369 Gaming device having a competition bonus scheme 334 2000
6,966,834 Prize awarding system 141 2000
6,311,976 Video game with bonusing or wild feature 483 2000
6,675,152 Transaction signature 144 2000
6,942,574 Method and apparatus for providing entertainment content on a gaming machine 186 2000
6,811,483 Gaming device having a graduating award exchange sequence with a tease consolation sequence and an initial qualifying sequence 163 2000
6,461,241 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 325 2000
6,599,185 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 234 2000
6,645,077 Gaming terminal data repository and information distribution system 363 2000
6,656,048 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 202 2001
6,589,115 Gaming method and apparatus having a proportional payout 176 2001
2003/0228,904 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 116 2001
6,431,983 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 309 2001
6,786,824 Method, apparatus, and system for providing a player with opportunities to win a feature event award 202 2001
6,908,387 Player tracking communication mechanisms in a gaming machine 192 2001
2003/0027,625 Multiple progressive and bonusing table game methods and apparatus 168 2001
6,837,788 Method of playing a dual wagering game 139 2001
6,761,632 Gaming device having perceived skill 180 2001
6,793,578 Gaming device having a primary game outcome employed in a bonus game 100 2001
6,935,951 Electronic signature capability in a gaming machine 56 2001
6,481,713 Poker dice casino game method of play 288 2001
6,620,046 Method and system for funding and awarding bonuses in a gaming environment 190 2001
2003/0060,269 Gaming machine reel having a flexible dynamic display 148 2001
6,575,832 Method for implementing scheduled return play at gaming machine networks 245 2001
6,599,193 Progressive gaming device 304 2001
6,607,438 Gaming device having termination variables 213 2001
6,790,141 Sequential gaming 135 2001
6,832,956 Sequential fast-ball bingo secondary bonus game for use with an electronic gaming machine 89 2001
6,511,376 Systems and methods wherein a gambling result is based on a user input 78 2001
6,869,361 System, apparatus and method employing controller for play of shared bonus games 139 2001
6,780,111 Method, apparatus and system for perpetual bonus game 148 2001
7,169,041 Method and system for weighting odds to specific gaming entities in a shared bonus event 87 2001
6,800,026 Method and apparatus for competitive bonus games with a player as the house 84 2001
6,984,174 Method and apparatus for a player-controllable bonus game 81 2001
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6,776,715 Method and apparatus for providing a personal wide area progressive for gaming apparatus 150 2002
6,935,958 Method and apparatus for machine location 117 2002
6,786,819 Apparatus and method of operating a gaming device having a central game and a plurality of peripheral games 58 2002
7,052,395 Gaming device having different sets of primary and secondary reel symbols 92 2002
2002/0187,834 System, method and interface for monitoring player game play in real time 109 2002
6,712,697 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 164 2002
6,672,959 Bonus feature on starting hands 93 2002
6,746,328 Multiplier per selected indicia 125 2002
6,648,759 Gaming machines with bonusing 95 2002
6,682,419 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 147 2002
6,682,420 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 107 2002
6,800,030 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 190 2002
6,733,389 Gaming device having a first game scheme involving a symbol generator, a second game and a first game terminator 191 2002
7,331,868 Wagering gaming device providing physical stimulation responses to various components of the gaming device 47 2002
2003/0092,484 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 103 2002
2003/0228,912 Method for downloading data to gaming devices 94 2003
6,910,964 Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input 158 2003
6,692,355 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 185 2003
6,918,832 Gaming device with traveling reel symbols 89 2003
7,226,358 Method, apparatus and system for gaming using a rotatable payout indicator 49 2003
6,832,958 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 176 2003
6,899,620 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 89 2003
7,160,188 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 81 2003
2005/0012,818 Security camera interface 51 2003
2005/0059,467 Multi-player bingo with slept awards reverting to progressive jackpot pool 137 2004
2004/0176,161 Method and apparatus for authenticating and verifying communication on a network of gaming devices 7 2004
6,981,917 Gaming device having a first game scheme involving a symbol generator, a second game and a first game terminator 61 2004
2005/0101,374 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 98 2004
2005/0032,573 Computer network and method for changing the pay schedules of gaming devices 131 2004
2005/0070,353 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award wheels 62 2004
2006/0073,887 Wide area progressive jackpot system and methods 107 2004
2005/0096,125 Play per view 81 2004
2005/0101,375 Gaming device having an award exchange bonus round and method for revealing award exchange possibilities 100 2004
2006/0183,538 Flexible determination of progressive awards 90 2005
2005/0143,169 Direction interfaces and services on a gaming machine 111 2005
2005/0192,099 Secured virtual network in a gaming environment 144 2005
2005/0282,626 Method and apparatus for awarding a mystery promotional ticket 142 2005
2006/0030,403 Gaming method and device involving progressive wagers 144 2005
2006/0035,705 System and method for delivering mystery awards 75 2005
2006/0040,732 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 200 2005
7,500,913 Gaming system which provides multiple players multiple bonus awards 32 2005
2006/0025,210 Method of awarding prizes for jackpot and gaming machines based on amount wagered during a time period 142 2005
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5,456,465 Method for determining payoffs in reel-type slot machines 431 1994
6,068,553 Gaming machines 213 1997
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6,190,255 Bonus game for a gaming machine 773 1998
6,159,098 Dual-award bonus game for a gaming machine 778 1998
6,358,147 Gaming machine with multiple payoff modes and award presentation schemes 268 1999
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6,322,309 Bonus game for a gaming machine 257 2000
6,749,510 Centralized gaming system with modifiable remote display terminals 208 2001
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6,645,074 Bonus game for a gaming machine 149 2001
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2005/0079,908 Gaming machine having an award-trading scheme 66 2003
2005/0159,211 Gaming machine with feature triggering scheme 85 2004
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Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence (1)
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HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
5,641,050 Dispensing machine with data card scanner apparatus and enhanced features 157 1995
 
HORSE SENSE CORPORATION (1)
5,806,855 Poker wagering game 121 1997
 
IGT (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED (1)
6,375,569 Operation of gaming machines in a linked bonus prize winning mode 271 1998
 
INGENIO, FILIALE DE LOTO-QUEBEC INC. (1)
6,152,823 Gain determination method and gaming apparatus 133 1999
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,167,523 Method and apparatus for forms data validation and processing control 180 1997
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC (1)
6,270,409 Method and apparatus for gaming 440 1999
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
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JCM AMERICAN CORPORATION (1)
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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
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KONAMI AUSTRALIA PTY LTD. (1)
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LA FRANCAISE DES JEUX (1)
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LAS VEGAS GAMING, INC. (1)
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MEGABINGO, INC. (1)
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6,210,277 Game of chance 306 1998
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6,435,968 Progressive wagering system 229 2000
6,656,052 Progressive gaming method 121 2000
6,592,460 Progressive wagering system 201 2001
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IGT (9)
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 4 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 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
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
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (7)
8,784,212 Networked gaming environment employing different classes of gaming machines 0 2007
8,856,657 User interface for managing network download and configuration tasks 0 2008
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
8,851,988 Apparatus, method, and system to provide a multiple processor architecture for server-based gaming 0 2012
8,819,124 System and method for one-way delivery of notifications from server-to-clients using modified multicasts 0 2012
8,667,457 System and method for validating download or configuration assignment for an EGM or EGM collection 0 2012
 
CFPH, LLC (6)
8,092,301 Information aggregation games 2 2008
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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
8,469,785 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 2011
8,357,037 Amusement devices and games including means for processing electronic data where ultimate outcome of the game is dependent on odds 0 2011
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED (1)
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
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,870,647 Wireless gaming environment 0 2007

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