US Patent No: 7,892,088

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Gaming device having a second separate bonusing event

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Abstract

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A gaming system wherein a second game is triggered once a specific event occurs in a first game.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MGT GAMING, INC.HARRISON, NY3

International Classification(s)

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brandstetter, Steve Merrick, NY 8 87
Devlin, James Lafayette, CA 17 96

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
IGT (21)
5,876,284 Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices 549 1996
5,848,932 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 1079 1997
6,146,273 Progressive jackpot gaming system with secret bonus pool 642 1998
6,375,567 Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game 428 1998
6,033,307 Gaming machines with bonusing 646 1999
6,210,275 Progressive jackpot game with guaranteed winner 465 1999
6,059,289 Gaming machines with bonusing 672 1999
6,120,378 Multi-line slot machine method 326 1999
6,217,448 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 524 1999
6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 149 1999
6,368,216 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 346 2000
6,406,369 Gaming device having a competition bonus scheme 338 2000
6,863,608 Frame buffer capture of actual game play 126 2000
2002/0039,923 Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature 212 2001
6,471,387 Illuminated display for a gaming device 22 2001
6,837,793 Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a quasi-competition play bonus feature 140 2001
6,656,043 Gaming display device 46 2002
2008/0113,765 GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING VENUE WIDE SIMULTANEOUS PLAYER PARTICIPATION BASED BONUS GAME 90 2006
2009/0042,644 GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A GROUP BONUS EVENT FOR LINKED GAMING DEVICES 29 2007
2009/0111,574 GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PLAY OF LOCAL FIRST GAME AND REMOTE SECOND GAME 8 2007
2010/0113,146 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 4 2009
 
ATLANTIC CITY COIN & SLOT SERVICE COMPANY, INC. (5)
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5,560,603 Combined slot machine and racing game 541 1995
5,976,015 Combined slot machine and racing game 184 1998
2003/0036,418 Bonus gaming system and method 21 2001
6,537,152 Gaming device having an animated figure 193 2001
 
WMS GAMING INC. (3)
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6,234,897 Gaming device with variable bonus payout feature 481 1999
2010/0120,522 GAMING SYSTEM HAVING BONUS AWARDS ENTERED INTO TOURNAMENT FEATURES 3 2009
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED (2)
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2010/0137,052 TOURNAMENT GAMING SYSTEM 8 2005
 
ACRES GAMING INCORPORATED (1)
5,752,882 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 463 1995
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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BALLY GAMING, INC. (1)
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CASINOVATIONS, INC. (1)
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Chicago Casino Systems, Inc. (1)
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GAMING, ANCHOR (1)
5,823,874 Method of playing game and gaming device with an additional payout indicator 950 1996
 
I.P. HOLDINGS, LTD (1)
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PATENT INVESTMENT & LICENSING COMPANY (1)
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Pixy Games, Inc. (1)
6,695,698 Electro-mechanical coin operated capsule dispensing game system 12 2000
 
PRECEDENT GAMING, INCORPORATED (1)
2009/0017,906 Communal bonus game with sequential segmented play mode 8 2008
 
Sega Enterprises, Ltd. (1)
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SIGMA GAME, INC. (1)
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UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (1)
6,634,944 Audience terminal game machine for playing a self-contained game in a first mode or, in a second mode wagering on a game conducted by a remote game machine 58 2001
 
WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
IGT (3)
8,100,760 Methods and apparatus for a competitive bonus game with variable odds 4 2007
8,574,066 Methods and apparatus for a competitive bonus game with variable odds 1 2011
8,882,585 Methods and apparatus for a competitive bonus game with variable odds 0 2013
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED (2)
8,317,605 Method of gaming, a gaming system and a game controller 0 2009
8,663,001 Gaming machine for use in a system with a common bonus feature 0 2012
 
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (1)
8,545,329 Gaming machine which determines whether common game start condition is met for each gaming terminal, and gaming method thereof 0 2010

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