US Patent No: 7,666,094

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Gaming system and method for enabling a player to select progressive awards to try for and chances of winning progressive awards

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The present disclosure provides a gaming device, a gaming system and a method for operating a gaming device or gaming system with a plurality of progressive awards. The gaming device enables a player to select one of the progressive awards. The player's selection of which progressive award to play for is based, at least in part, on a relative probability of the player winning the selected progressive award compared to the relative probabilities of the player winning the non-selected progressive awards. After selecting which award to play for, the gaming device either provides the selected progressive award to the player or modifies the relative probability that the player will win the selected progressive award with one or more of any award selections remaining. Such a configuration enables the player to strategically select which award to play for and the order that the player will play for the awards.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
IGTRENO, NV2821

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1039 34236
Cohen, Alexdander Casey Naglestad - 4 58
Ferry, Tonja Marie Reno, NV 14 461
Koby, Adam Reno, NV 16 468

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6,565,434 Method and apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices 284 1999
6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 151 1999
6,533,664 Gaming system with individualized centrally generated random number generator seeds 255 2000
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6,454,651 Method of scoring a video wagering game 218 2000
6,419,583 Large prize central management 214 2000
6,688,977 Gaming device with bonus scheme having multiple award levels 100 2000
6,315,664 Gaming device having an indicator selection with probability-based outcome 345 2000
6,511,375 Gaming device having a multiple selection group bonus round 192 2000
6,328,649 Gaming device having multiple award enhancing levels 479 2000
6,569,015 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 339 2000
6,406,369 Gaming device having a competition bonus scheme 344 2000
6,966,834 Prize awarding system 147 2000
6,439,995 Gaming device having a bonus scheme with multiple selection groups 502 2000
6,726,563 Gaming device having a selectively accessible bonus scheme 241 2000
6,322,078 Game with reservable wild indicia 178 2000
6,565,436 Gaming device having a weighted probability for selecting a bonus game 201 2000
6,464,582 Gaming device with a bonus scheme having repeated selection of value sets with option to save values 246 2000
6,514,141 Gaming device having value selection bonus 286 2000
6,811,483 Gaming device having a graduating award exchange sequence with a tease consolation sequence and an initial qualifying sequence 168 2000
7,029,395 Gaming device having odds of winning which increase as a player's wager increases 213 2000
6,599,185 Gaming device having a multiple selection and award distribution bonus scheme 243 2000
6,599,192 Gaming device having risk evaluation bonus round 198 2000
6,533,658 Electronic amusement device and method for operating same 116 2000
6,656,048 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 210 2001
6,589,115 Gaming method and apparatus having a proportional payout 185 2001
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6,506,118 Gaming device having improved award offer bonus scheme 336 2001
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6,620,046 Method and system for funding and awarding bonuses in a gaming environment 195 2001
2003/0060,269 Gaming machine reel having a flexible dynamic display 154 2001
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6,599,193 Progressive gaming device 322 2001
6,790,141 Sequential gaming 141 2001
2003/0064,773 Gaming device having multi-characteristic symbol game with multiple award components 93 2001
6,783,457 Gaming device having an indicator selection with probability-based outcome 67 2001
6,913,532 Gaming device having a re-triggering symbol bonus scheme 137 2001
6,676,516 Gaming device having an indicator selection with probability-based outcome 96 2001
6,511,376 Systems and methods wherein a gambling result is based on a user input 81 2001
6,869,361 System, apparatus and method employing controller for play of shared bonus games 145 2001
6,776,715 Method and apparatus for providing a personal wide area progressive for gaming apparatus 154 2002
6,935,958 Method and apparatus for machine location 126 2002
6,955,600 Gaming device having a re-triggering symbol bonus scheme with a bonus symbol accumulator 157 2002
2003/0162,584 Gaming device having improved offer and acceptance game with masked offers 110 2002
6,939,224 Gaming device having varying risk player selections 55 2002
6,780,110 Gaming device having a competition bonus scheme 54 2002
2002/0187,834 System, method and interface for monitoring player game play in real time 115 2002
6,712,697 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 174 2002
6,746,328 Multiplier per selected indicia 136 2002
6,659,864 Gaming device having an unveiling award mechanical secondary display 171 2002
6,575,830 Gaming device having apparatus and method for producing an award through award elimination or replacement 173 2002
6,682,419 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 154 2002
6,682,420 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 113 2002
6,595,854 Gaming device having a bonus scheme with multiple selection groups 189 2002
6,800,030 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 198 2002
2004/0048,649 Gaming device having a bonus game with multiple player selectable award opportunities 94 2002
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2003/0092,484 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 106 2002
6,910,964 Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input 167 2003
6,692,355 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 197 2003
6,918,832 Gaming device with traveling reel symbols 99 2003
6,814,664 Method of operating a gaming device having termination variables 79 2003
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6,832,958 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 186 2003
6,758,750 Gaming device having risk evaluation bonus round 97 2003
2003/0216,166 Method of operating a progressive gaming device 125 2003
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2005/0054,429 Gaming device having bonus game dependent upon variable wager component selection 179 2003
7,004,835 Gaming device having an award distributor and an award accumulator bonus game 32 2003
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2005/0032,573 Computer network and method for changing the pay schedules of gaming devices 139 2004
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2005/0101,375 Gaming device having an award exchange bonus round and method for revealing award exchange possibilities 104 2004
2005/0130,729 Gaming device having risk evaluation bonus round 55 2005
2005/0176,498 Name your prize game playing methodology 21 2005
2005/0192,099 Secured virtual network in a gaming environment 156 2005
2005/0197,180 Gaming device having an offer and acceptance game 54 2005
2005/0227,754 Gaming device having resultant wild symbols 70 2005
2005/0282,626 Method and apparatus for awarding a mystery promotional ticket 148 2005
2006/0030,403 Gaming method and device involving progressive wagers 154 2005
2006/0040,732 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 213 2005
2006/0040,736 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 126 2005
2006/0025,210 Method of awarding prizes for jackpot and gaming machines based on amount wagered during a time period 147 2005
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2007/0298,873 PROGRESSIVE TABLE GAME BONUSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS 33 2006
2007/0060,321 SERVER BASED GAMING SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE PROGRESSIVE AWARDS 111 2006
2007/0060,271 GAMING DEVICE HAVING A GAME WITH MULTIPLE SELECTIONS AND PROGRESSIVE GAME INCREMENTATION 146 2006
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6,068,553 Gaming machines 227 1997
6,004,207 Slot machine with incremental pay-off multiplier 673 1997
6,203,429 Gaming machine with bonus mode 622 1998
6,315,660 Gaming machines with board game theme 467 1999
6,443,837 Bonus games for gaming machines with strategy options 318 1999
6,159,097 Gaming machine with variable probability of obtaining bonus game payouts 888 1999
6,155,925 Bonus game for gaming machine with payout percentage varying as function of wager 631 1999
6,234,897 Gaming device with variable bonus payout feature 499 1999
6,159,095 Video gaming device having multiple stacking features 757 1999
6,322,309 Bonus game for a gaming machine 264 2000
6,749,510 Centralized gaming system with modifiable remote display terminals 228 2001
6,607,437 Selection feature for a game of chance 120 2001
6,508,707 Gaming machines with board game theme, apparatus and method 154 2001
6,939,234 Dynamic configuration of gaming system 117 2002
2005/0079,908 Gaming machine having an award-trading scheme 69 2003
2005/0159,211 Gaming machine with feature triggering scheme 87 2004
2006/0003,829 Wagering game having progressive amounts represented in various ways 137 2004
2007/0060,319 Gaming network for use in a restricted-access progressive game 91 2004
2006/0035,706 Wagering game with payoff rounding feature 82 2005
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2006/0073,897 Wagering game with group jackpot 151 2005
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6,416,408 Method of playing a group participation game 303 1999
 
VT TECH CORP. (1)
5,762,552 Interactive real-time network gaming system 673 1995
 
Trump Taj Mahal Associates (1)
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Sega Enterprises, Ltd. (1)
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