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

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brandstetter, Steve Merrick, NY 8 88
Devlin, James Lafayette, CA 17 98

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 554 1996
* 5,848,932 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 1086 1997
* 6,146,273 Progressive jackpot gaming system with secret bonus pool 647 1998
* 6,375,567 Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game 431 1998
6,033,307 Gaming machines with bonusing 651 1999
* 6,210,275 Progressive jackpot game with guaranteed winner 468 1999
* 6,059,289 Gaming machines with bonusing 676 1999
6,120,378 Multi-line slot machine method 327 1999
6,217,448 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 529 1999
* 6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 150 1999
* 6,368,216 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 348 2000
* 6,406,369 Gaming device having a competition bonus scheme 340 2000
* 6,863,608 Frame buffer capture of actual game play 128 2000
* 2002/0039,923 Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature 214 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 141 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 91 2006
* 2009/0042,644 GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A GROUP BONUS EVENT FOR LINKED GAMING DEVICES 30 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)
* 5,664,998 Combined slot machine and racing game 320 1995
* 5,560,603 Combined slot machine and racing game 546 1995
* 5,976,015 Combined slot machine and racing game 187 1998
* 2003/0036,418 Bonus gaming system and method 21 2001
* 6,537,152 Gaming device having an animated figure 194 2001
 
WMS GAMING INC. (3)
6,203,429 Gaming machine with bonus mode 611 1998
6,234,897 Gaming device with variable bonus payout feature 485 1999
* 2010/0120,522 GAMING SYSTEM HAVING BONUS AWARDS ENTERED INTO TOURNAMENT FEATURES 3 2009
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED (2)
* 2003/0036,429 Gaming machine with automated feature 19 2001
* 2010/0137,052 TOURNAMENT GAMING SYSTEM 8 2005
 
ACRES GAMING INCORPORATED (1)
5,752,882 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 467 1995
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,142,873 Gaming device 450 1998
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (1)
* 2008/0254,893 TOURNAMENT BONUS AWARDS AND RELATED METHODS 88 2008
 
CASINOVATIONS, INC. (1)
6,203,009 Slot-type gaming machine with variable drop zone symbols 83 1998
 
Chicago Casino Systems, Inc. (1)
* 5,823,872 Simulated racing game 120 1996
 
GAMING, ANCHOR (1)
5,823,874 Method of playing game and gaming device with an additional payout indicator 954 1996
 
I.P. HOLDINGS, LTD (1)
5,046,736 Imitative-opponent gambling games 127 1988
 
PATENT INVESTMENT & LICENSING COMPANY (1)
* 2010/0004,057 SHARED GAME PLAY ON GAMING DEVICE 4 2008
 
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)
* 5,221,083 Medal game machine 111 1990
 
SIGMA GAME, INC. (1)
* 4,805,907 Slot machine 477 1986
 
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)
* 6,193,606 Electronic gaming device offering a game of knowledge for enhanced payouts 220 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 6,210,277 Game of chance 311 1998
* Cited By Examiner

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
* Cited By Examiner

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