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, NV2665

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 994 26393
Ching, Erick T Reno, NV 71 1682
Peterson, Tonja M Reno, NV 40 1213
Vasquez, James A Carson City, NV 82 1605

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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5,344,144 Progressive jackpot gaming system with enhanced accumulator 528 1990
5,265,874 Cashless gaming apparatus and method 525 1992
5,280,909 Gaming system with progressive jackpot 461 1992
5,326,104 Secure automated electronic casino gaming system 557 1992
5,655,961 Method for operating networked gaming devices 910 1994
5,722,891 Slot machine having two distinct sets of reels 641 1995
5,605,506 Candle antenna 123 1995
5,702,304 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 338 1995
5,741,183 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 479 1995
5,820,459 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 478 1995
5,766,076 Progressive gaming system and method for wide applicability 361 1996
5,788,573 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 828 1996
5,902,983 Preset amount electronic funds transfer system for gaming machines 386 1996
5,876,284 Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices 497 1996
6,244,958 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 406 1996
6,287,202 Dynamic tournament gaming method and system 225 1996
5,779,545 Central random number generation for gaming system 362 1996
5,885,158 Gaming system for multiple progressive games 386 1996
5,769,716 Symbol fall game method and apparatus 572 1996
5,851,148 Game with bonus display 547 1996
5,855,515 Progressive gaming system 382 1996
5,882,261 Method of playing game and gaming device with at least one additional payout indicator 617 1996
5,775,692 Gaming or amusement machines 312 1996
6,179,711 Method of scoring a video wagering game 209 1997
6,050,895 Hybrid gaming apparatus and method 307 1997
6,319,125 Method apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices 499 1997
5,947,820 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 633 1997
5,848,932 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 1009 1997
6,135,884 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 652 1997
6,257,981 Computer network for controlling and monitoring gaming devices 252 1997
6,110,043 Controller-based progressive jackpot linked gaming system 386 1997
6,162,122 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 353 1997
6,146,273 Progressive jackpot gaming system with secret bonus pool 573 1998
6,254,483 Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device 423 1998
6,375,567 Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game 380 1998
6,231,445 Method for awarding variable bonus awards to gaming machines over a network 565 1998
6,312,333 Networked credit adjust meter for electronic gaming 179 1998
6,168,520 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 467 1998
6,371,852 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 308 1998
6,607,441 Method for transferring credit from one gaming machine to another 184 1998
6,089,978 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 620 1998
6,334,814 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 329 1998
6,663,488 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 89 1998
6,302,790 Audio visual output for a gaming device 515 1998
6,219,836 Program management method and apparatus for gaming device components 120 1998
6,805,634 Method for downloading data to gaming devices 127 1998
6,162,121 Value wheel game method and apparatus 531 1998
6,347,738 Preset amount electronic funds transfer system for gaming machines 82 1998
6,315,662 System and method for automatically initiating game play on an electronic gaming device 190 1998
6,203,010 Method and apparatus for a progressive jackpot determinant 209 1998
6,358,149 Dynamic threshold for pool-based bonus promotions in electronic gaming systems 232 1999
6,364,768 Networked gaming devices that end a bonus and concurrently initiate another bonus 360 1999
6,210,275 Progressive jackpot game with guaranteed winner 414 1999
6,059,289 Gaming machines with bonusing 609 1999
6,346,043 Image matching game method and apparatus 388 1999
6,471,208 Method of playing a game, apparatus for playing a game and game with multiplier bonus feature 314 1999
6,217,448 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 468 1999
6,565,434 Method and apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices 242 1999
6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 130 1999
6,547,131 Preset amount electronic funds transfer system for gaming machines 102 1999
6,533,664 Gaming system with individualized centrally generated random number generator seeds 217 2000
6,398,218 Gaming machine with bonusing 356 2000
6,454,651 Method of scoring a video wagering game 185 2000
6,682,421 Wireless gaming environment 206 2000
6,592,458 Gaming system incorporating non deterministic jackpot 68 2000
6,309,300 Gaming bonus apparatus and method with player interaction 518 2000
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6,419,583 Large prize central management 182 2000
6,328,649 Gaming device having multiple award enhancing levels 409 2000
6,569,015 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 281 2000
6,406,369 Gaming device having a competition bonus scheme 289 2000
6,966,834 Prize awarding system 120 2000
6,311,976 Video game with bonusing or wild feature 428 2000
6,675,152 Transaction signature 126 2000
6,942,574 Method and apparatus for providing entertainment content on a gaming machine 146 2000
6,811,483 Gaming device having a graduating award exchange sequence with a tease consolation sequence and an initial qualifying sequence 138 2000
6,461,241 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 295 2000
6,599,185 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 203 2000
6,645,077 Gaming terminal data repository and information distribution system 318 2000
6,656,048 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 172 2001
6,589,115 Gaming method and apparatus having a proportional payout 160 2001
2003/0228,904 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 103 2001
6,431,983 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 276 2001
6,786,824 Method, apparatus, and system for providing a player with opportunities to win a feature event award 180 2001
6,908,387 Player tracking communication mechanisms in a gaming machine 159 2001
2003/0027,625 Multiple progressive and bonusing table game methods and apparatus 148 2001
6,837,788 Method of playing a dual wagering game 123 2001
6,761,632 Gaming device having perceived skill 131 2001
6,793,578 Gaming device having a primary game outcome employed in a bonus game 87 2001
6,935,951 Electronic signature capability in a gaming machine 47 2001
6,481,713 Poker dice casino game method of play 258 2001
6,620,046 Method and system for funding and awarding bonuses in a gaming environment 163 2001
2003/0060,269 Gaming machine reel having a flexible dynamic display 134 2001
6,575,832 Method for implementing scheduled return play at gaming machine networks 219 2001
6,599,193 Progressive gaming device 267 2001
6,607,438 Gaming device having termination variables 184 2001
6,790,141 Sequential gaming 114 2001
6,832,956 Sequential fast-ball bingo secondary bonus game for use with an electronic gaming machine 73 2001
6,511,376 Systems and methods wherein a gambling result is based on a user input 67 2001
6,869,361 System, apparatus and method employing controller for play of shared bonus games 123 2001
6,780,111 Method, apparatus and system for perpetual bonus game 123 2001
7,169,041 Method and system for weighting odds to specific gaming entities in a shared bonus event 75 2001
6,800,026 Method and apparatus for competitive bonus games with a player as the house 72 2001
6,984,174 Method and apparatus for a player-controllable bonus game 58 2001
2003/0119,576 Gaming devices and methods incorporating interactive physical skill bonus games and virtual reality games in a shared bonus event 92 2001
6,776,715 Method and apparatus for providing a personal wide area progressive for gaming apparatus 137 2002
6,935,958 Method and apparatus for machine location 100 2002
6,786,819 Apparatus and method of operating a gaming device having a central game and a plurality of peripheral games 50 2002
7,052,395 Gaming device having different sets of primary and secondary reel symbols 78 2002
2002/0187,834 System, method and interface for monitoring player game play in real time 95 2002
6,712,697 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 144 2002
6,672,959 Bonus feature on starting hands 80 2002
6,746,328 Multiplier per selected indicia 103 2002
6,648,759 Gaming machines with bonusing 81 2002
6,682,419 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 128 2002
6,682,420 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 92 2002
6,800,030 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 168 2002
6,733,389 Gaming device having a first game scheme involving a symbol generator, a second game and a first game terminator 171 2002
7,331,868 Wagering gaming device providing physical stimulation responses to various components of the gaming device 39 2002
2003/0092,484 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 89 2002
2003/0228,912 Method for downloading data to gaming devices 80 2003
6,910,964 Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input 137 2003
6,692,355 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 160 2003
6,918,832 Gaming device with traveling reel symbols 75 2003
7,226,358 Method, apparatus and system for gaming using a rotatable payout indicator 43 2003
6,832,958 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 157 2003
6,899,620 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 67 2003
7,160,188 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 58 2003
2005/0012,818 Security camera interface 42 2003
2005/0059,467 Multi-player bingo with slept awards reverting to progressive jackpot pool 117 2004
2004/0176,161 Method and apparatus for authenticating and verifying communication on a network of gaming devices 6 2004
6,981,917 Gaming device having a first game scheme involving a symbol generator, a second game and a first game terminator 51 2004
2005/0101,374 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 82 2004
2005/0032,573 Computer network and method for changing the pay schedules of gaming devices 115 2004
2005/0070,353 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award wheels 52 2004
2006/0073,887 Wide area progressive jackpot system and methods 91 2004
2005/0096,125 Play per view 65 2004
2005/0101,375 Gaming device having an award exchange bonus round and method for revealing award exchange possibilities 83 2004
2006/0183,538 Flexible determination of progressive awards 78 2005
2005/0143,169 Direction interfaces and services on a gaming machine 93 2005
2005/0192,099 Secured virtual network in a gaming environment 127 2005
2005/0282,626 Method and apparatus for awarding a mystery promotional ticket 118 2005
2006/0030,403 Gaming method and device involving progressive wagers 125 2005
2006/0035,705 System and method for delivering mystery awards 66 2005
2006/0040,732 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 174 2005
7,500,913 Gaming system which provides multiple players multiple bonus awards 23 2005
2006/0025,210 Method of awarding prizes for jackpot and gaming machines based on amount wagered during a time period 126 2005
2007/0105,619 GAMING SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE GAMING MACHINES WHICH PROVIDE BONUS AWARDS 70 2006
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2008/0214,263 Method and apparatus for bonus round play 37 2008
 
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5,401,024 Keno type video gaming device 287 1994
5,456,465 Method for determining payoffs in reel-type slot machines 401 1994
6,068,553 Gaming machines 181 1997
6,004,207 Slot machine with incremental pay-off multiplier 602 1997
6,190,255 Bonus game for a gaming machine 713 1998
6,159,098 Dual-award bonus game for a gaming machine 721 1998
6,358,147 Gaming machine with multiple payoff modes and award presentation schemes 239 1999
6,159,097 Gaming machine with variable probability of obtaining bonus game payouts 793 1999
6,155,925 Bonus game for gaming machine with payout percentage varying as function of wager 556 1999
6,364,766 Gaming machine with sorting feature 339 2000
6,347,996 Gaming machine with concealed image bonus feature 478 2000
6,428,412 Gaming machine with interlinked arrangements of puzzle elements 235 2000
6,322,309 Bonus game for a gaming machine 229 2000
6,749,510 Centralized gaming system with modifiable remote display terminals 186 2001
6,561,904 Decreasing or increasing number of multipliers for a multi-spin slot game 225 2001
6,645,074 Bonus game for a gaming machine 125 2001
6,939,234 Dynamic configuration of gaming system 102 2002
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2005/0079,908 Gaming machine having an award-trading scheme 57 2003
2005/0159,211 Gaming machine with feature triggering scheme 76 2004
2006/0003,829 Wagering game having progressive amounts represented in various ways 118 2004
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5,641,050 Dispensing machine with data card scanner apparatus and enhanced features 144 1995
 
HORSE SENSE CORPORATION (1)
5,806,855 Poker wagering game 108 1997
 
IGT (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED (1)
6,375,569 Operation of gaming machines in a linked bonus prize winning mode 238 1998
 
INGENIO, FILIALE DE LOTO-QUEBEC INC. (1)
6,152,823 Gain determination method and gaming apparatus 118 1999
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,167,523 Method and apparatus for forms data validation and processing control 163 1997
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC (1)
6,270,409 Method and apparatus for gaming 404 1999
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
6,293,866 System for adapting gaming devices to playing preferences 263 2000
 
JCM AMERICAN CORPORATION (1)
6,889,849 Dual cash box note and ticket validator 41 2001
 
Kamille; Stuart J. (1)
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KONAMI AUSTRALIA PTY LTD. (1)
2005/0079,911 Linked jackpot controller 145 2004
 
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MATHIS, RICHARD M. (1)
5,380,008 Electronic gaming apparatus 150 1993
 
MEGABINGO, INC. (1)
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MGM Grand, Inc. (1)
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6,039,649 Money-operated entertainment machine 106 1997
 
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4,880,237 Tokenless slot machine system 253 1987
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5,158,293 Lottery game and method for playing same 289 1991
5,217,224 Prize award system for coin laundry 92 1991
5,259,616 Roulette-type coin-operated gaming machine 283 1992
5,282,620 Lottery game and method of playing a lottery game 209 1992
5,377,993 Wagering game 185 1994
6,080,062 Lotto gaming apparatus and method 164 1996
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5,910,048 Loss limit method for slot machines 318 1996
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5,951,011 Method of progressive jackpot gaming 164 1997
6,117,013 Playing device system 192 1997
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5,984,779 Continuous real time Pari-Mutuel method 275 1997
5,851,011 Multi-deck poker progressive wagering system with multiple winners and including jackpot, bust, and insurance options 212 1997
6,241,608 Progressive wagering system 278 1998
6,210,277 Game of chance 276 1998
6,546,134 System for assessment of fine motor control in humans 42 2000
6,435,968 Progressive wagering system 208 2000
6,656,052 Progressive gaming method 108 2000
6,592,460 Progressive wagering system 184 2001
6,754,346 Method for tracing the distribution of physical digital media 47 2002
2003/0223,803 Writing pen with piezo sensor 35 2002
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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 2 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
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
 
IGT (5)
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 2 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 1 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
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (2)
8,613,655 Facilitating group play with multiple game devices 0 2008
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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