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, NV2826

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Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1020 30749
Ching, Erick T Reno, NV 75 1999
Peterson, Tonja M Reno, NV 41 1443
Vasquez, James A Carson City, NV 90 1890

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5,265,874 Cashless gaming apparatus and method 564 1992
5,280,909 Gaming system with progressive jackpot 490 1992
5,326,104 Secure automated electronic casino gaming system 597 1992
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5,605,506 Candle antenna 139 1995
5,702,304 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 361 1995
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5,788,573 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 874 1996
5,902,983 Preset amount electronic funds transfer system for gaming machines 420 1996
5,876,284 Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices 537 1996
6,244,958 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 448 1996
6,287,202 Dynamic tournament gaming method and system 247 1996
5,779,545 Central random number generation for gaming system 392 1996
5,885,158 Gaming system for multiple progressive games 422 1996
5,769,716 Symbol fall game method and apparatus 621 1996
5,851,148 Game with bonus display 591 1996
5,855,515 Progressive gaming system 410 1996
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5,775,692 Gaming or amusement machines 333 1996
6,179,711 Method of scoring a video wagering game 232 1997
6,050,895 Hybrid gaming apparatus and method 351 1997
6,319,125 Method apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices 548 1997
5,947,820 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 679 1997
5,848,932 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 1067 1997
6,135,884 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 705 1997
6,257,981 Computer network for controlling and monitoring gaming devices 271 1997
6,110,043 Controller-based progressive jackpot linked gaming system 428 1997
6,162,122 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 392 1997
6,146,273 Progressive jackpot gaming system with secret bonus pool 623 1998
6,254,483 Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device 456 1998
6,375,567 Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game 418 1998
6,231,445 Method for awarding variable bonus awards to gaming machines over a network 605 1998
6,312,333 Networked credit adjust meter for electronic gaming 201 1998
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6,346,043 Image matching game method and apparatus 426 1999
6,471,208 Method of playing a game, apparatus for playing a game and game with multiplier bonus feature 344 1999
6,217,448 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 510 1999
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6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 145 1999
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6,682,421 Wireless gaming environment 231 2000
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6,419,583 Large prize central management 202 2000
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6,569,015 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 313 2000
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6,966,834 Prize awarding system 136 2000
6,311,976 Video game with bonusing or wild feature 474 2000
6,675,152 Transaction signature 139 2000
6,942,574 Method and apparatus for providing entertainment content on a gaming machine 180 2000
6,811,483 Gaming device having a graduating award exchange sequence with a tease consolation sequence and an initial qualifying sequence 156 2000
6,461,241 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 316 2000
6,599,185 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 226 2000
6,645,077 Gaming terminal data repository and information distribution system 356 2000
6,656,048 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 195 2001
6,589,115 Gaming method and apparatus having a proportional payout 172 2001
2003/0228,904 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 111 2001
6,431,983 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 302 2001
6,786,824 Method, apparatus, and system for providing a player with opportunities to win a feature event award 200 2001
6,908,387 Player tracking communication mechanisms in a gaming machine 183 2001
2003/0027,625 Multiple progressive and bonusing table game methods and apparatus 162 2001
6,837,788 Method of playing a dual wagering game 134 2001
6,761,632 Gaming device having perceived skill 169 2001
6,793,578 Gaming device having a primary game outcome employed in a bonus game 98 2001
6,935,951 Electronic signature capability in a gaming machine 54 2001
6,481,713 Poker dice casino game method of play 280 2001
6,620,046 Method and system for funding and awarding bonuses in a gaming environment 182 2001
2003/0060,269 Gaming machine reel having a flexible dynamic display 144 2001
6,575,832 Method for implementing scheduled return play at gaming machine networks 240 2001
6,599,193 Progressive gaming device 294 2001
6,607,438 Gaming device having termination variables 204 2001
6,790,141 Sequential gaming 131 2001
6,832,956 Sequential fast-ball bingo secondary bonus game for use with an electronic gaming machine 87 2001
6,511,376 Systems and methods wherein a gambling result is based on a user input 75 2001
6,869,361 System, apparatus and method employing controller for play of shared bonus games 136 2001
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7,169,041 Method and system for weighting odds to specific gaming entities in a shared bonus event 84 2001
6,800,026 Method and apparatus for competitive bonus games with a player as the house 83 2001
6,984,174 Method and apparatus for a player-controllable bonus game 76 2001
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6,776,715 Method and apparatus for providing a personal wide area progressive for gaming apparatus 146 2002
6,935,958 Method and apparatus for machine location 113 2002
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7,052,395 Gaming device having different sets of primary and secondary reel symbols 89 2002
2002/0187,834 System, method and interface for monitoring player game play in real time 106 2002
6,712,697 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 160 2002
6,672,959 Bonus feature on starting hands 90 2002
6,746,328 Multiplier per selected indicia 120 2002
6,648,759 Gaming machines with bonusing 92 2002
6,682,419 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 143 2002
6,682,420 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 104 2002
6,800,030 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 186 2002
6,733,389 Gaming device having a first game scheme involving a symbol generator, a second game and a first game terminator 186 2002
7,331,868 Wagering gaming device providing physical stimulation responses to various components of the gaming device 44 2002
2003/0092,484 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 100 2002
2003/0228,912 Method for downloading data to gaming devices 90 2003
6,910,964 Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input 154 2003
6,692,355 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 178 2003
6,918,832 Gaming device with traveling reel symbols 85 2003
7,226,358 Method, apparatus and system for gaming using a rotatable payout indicator 48 2003
6,832,958 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 172 2003
6,899,620 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 85 2003
7,160,188 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 77 2003
2005/0012,818 Security camera interface 49 2003
2005/0059,467 Multi-player bingo with slept awards reverting to progressive jackpot pool 132 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 59 2004
2005/0101,374 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 95 2004
2005/0032,573 Computer network and method for changing the pay schedules of gaming devices 127 2004
2005/0070,353 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award wheels 60 2004
2006/0073,887 Wide area progressive jackpot system and methods 103 2004
2005/0096,125 Play per view 78 2004
2005/0101,375 Gaming device having an award exchange bonus round and method for revealing award exchange possibilities 95 2004
2006/0183,538 Flexible determination of progressive awards 87 2005
2005/0143,169 Direction interfaces and services on a gaming machine 105 2005
2005/0192,099 Secured virtual network in a gaming environment 139 2005
2005/0282,626 Method and apparatus for awarding a mystery promotional ticket 135 2005
2006/0030,403 Gaming method and device involving progressive wagers 139 2005
2006/0035,705 System and method for delivering mystery awards 73 2005
2006/0040,732 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 194 2005
7,500,913 Gaming system which provides multiple players multiple bonus awards 30 2005
2006/0025,210 Method of awarding prizes for jackpot and gaming machines based on amount wagered during a time period 138 2005
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5,456,465 Method for determining payoffs in reel-type slot machines 425 1994
6,068,553 Gaming machines 204 1997
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6,190,255 Bonus game for a gaming machine 762 1998
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6,322,309 Bonus game for a gaming machine 248 2000
6,749,510 Centralized gaming system with modifiable remote display terminals 203 2001
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5,761,647 National customer recognition system and method 575 1996
 
Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence (1)
4,409,656 Serial data bus communication system 118 1981
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
5,641,050 Dispensing machine with data card scanner apparatus and enhanced features 155 1995
 
HORSE SENSE CORPORATION (1)
5,806,855 Poker wagering game 119 1997
 
IGT (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED (1)
6,375,569 Operation of gaming machines in a linked bonus prize winning mode 265 1998
 
INGENIO, FILIALE DE LOTO-QUEBEC INC. (1)
6,152,823 Gain determination method and gaming apparatus 129 1999
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,167,523 Method and apparatus for forms data validation and processing control 177 1997
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC (1)
6,270,409 Method and apparatus for gaming 434 1999
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
6,293,866 System for adapting gaming devices to playing preferences 298 2000
 
JCM AMERICAN CORPORATION (1)
6,889,849 Dual cash box note and ticket validator 48 2001
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
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Kamille; Stuart J. (1)
5,855,514 Probability game with insured winning 380 1997
 
KONAMI AUSTRALIA PTY LTD. (1)
2005/0079,911 Linked jackpot controller 157 2004
 
LA FRANCAISE DES JEUX (1)
5,507,489 Electronic game-of-chance device 158 1993
 
LAS VEGAS GAMING, INC. (1)
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LYDIA VLADIMIROVNA NESTERENKO (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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MATHIS, RICHARD M. (1)
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MEGABINGO, INC. (1)
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MGM Grand, Inc. (1)
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MIDWEST FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. (1)
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NSM AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,039,649 Money-operated entertainment machine 116 1997
 
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4,880,237 Tokenless slot machine system 272 1987
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5,158,293 Lottery game and method for playing same 311 1991
5,217,224 Prize award system for coin laundry 99 1991
5,259,616 Roulette-type coin-operated gaming machine 297 1992
5,282,620 Lottery game and method of playing a lottery game 222 1992
5,377,993 Wagering game 194 1994
6,080,062 Lotto gaming apparatus and method 178 1996
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5,910,048 Loss limit method for slot machines 348 1996
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5,951,011 Method of progressive jackpot gaming 174 1997
6,117,013 Playing device system 208 1997
6,007,427 Method and apparatus for playing a gambling game with athletic game features 167 1997
5,984,779 Continuous real time Pari-Mutuel method 300 1997
5,851,011 Multi-deck poker progressive wagering system with multiple winners and including jackpot, bust, and insurance options 230 1997
6,241,608 Progressive wagering system 297 1998
6,210,277 Game of chance 298 1998
6,546,134 System for assessment of fine motor control in humans 50 2000
6,435,968 Progressive wagering system 225 2000
6,656,052 Progressive gaming method 117 2000
6,592,460 Progressive wagering system 197 2001
6,754,346 Method for tracing the distribution of physical digital media 54 2002
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2006/0035,694 Game including a bonus award funded from a progressive pool and method of determining amount of a bonus award 69 2004
2005/0239,542 Method and apparatus for multi-coin and multi-denomination progressive jackpots 204 2004
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2005/0143,168 Progressive wagering system 155 2005
2005/0209,004 Progressive system and methods 137 2005

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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 4 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
 
CFPH, LLC (6)
8,092,301 Information aggregation games 2 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 2 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
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
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (5)
8,784,212 Networked gaming environment employing different classes of gaming machines 0 2007
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
8,819,124 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
 
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

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