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463 - Amusement devices: games

463001000 - INCLUDING MEANS FOR PROCESSING ELECTRONIC DATA (E.G., COMPUTER/VIDEO GAME, ETC.)

463025000 - Credit/debit monitoring or manipulation (e.g., game entry, betting, prize level, etc.)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
463027000 Pool carryover (e.g., progressive jackpot, etc.) 218
463028000 Parimutuel pool 14
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20110207527METHOD OF GAMING, A GAME CONTROLLER AND A GAMING SYSTEM - A method of gaming in a gaming system comprising: generating a game outcome for a game round of a game having a plurality of winning outcomes associated with respective ones of a plurality of designated initial prize amounts; evaluating the game outcome to determine whether to make an award for one or more winning outcomes such that if no award is made there is a non-winning outcome; and making a contribution towards an increase of a prize amount associated with at least one of the winning outcomes in response to a non-winning game outcome, whereby an increased amount may be won in a subsequent game round.08-25-2011
20110207526Gaming machine management controller for progressive game - A gaming machine management controller including at least a gaming machine, which receives a bet for a game, performs a plurality of games in a first session and a second session, and performs a payout, a bonus pool device, which accumulates a bonus pool amount from each of a plurality of games performed during the first session, and a bonus controller, which recognizes a bet amount and a payout amount of a player from each of the plurality of games, and determines a bonus pool amount to be accumulated into the bonus pool device, wherein the bonus controller controls the bonus pool device to stop accumulating the bonus pool amount in the case that a predetermined condition associated with the bonus pool device is satisfied, and starts paying out a predetermined bonus award amount every time when the player wins the game performed in the second session.08-25-2011
20090093300GAME OF CHANCE PROCESSING APPARATUS - In various embodiments players may compete with one another in a gaming context.04-09-2009
20090191959GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GAMING - A method of gaming comprises initiating a jackpot event responsive to receiving an event trigger; determining whether to award a prize to a player in the jackpot event, the probability of awarding the prize in the jackpot event being dependent on a value of a jackpot evaluation parameter accumulated over a plurality of games; and awarding the prize in response to making a positive determination.07-30-2009
20090191958GAMING SYSTEM, JACKPOT CONTROLLER, AND A JACKPOT TRIGGERING METHOD - A jackpot triggering method comprising: determining a jackpot trigger value from a current value of at least one jackpot trigger parameter; generating a submission value in response to receipt of a contribution associated with a gaming device participating in the jackpot, by using a value of at least one contribution parameter associated with the contribution as a seed value to randomly generate the submission value; and making a jackpot award if the submission value corresponds to the jackpot trigger value.07-30-2009
20090191957Method of Gaming, A Game Controller, And A Gaming System - A method of gaming comprising: selecting a plurality of symbols and displaying the selected symbols at respective ones of a plurality of display positions arranged in a grid having a plurality of display positions arranged between a plurality of pairs of opposing sides, each symbol being selected from a symbol set; determining whether a line of contiguous symbols is formed by one or more designated symbols between a pair of opposing sides of the grid; and making an award in response to a positive determination.07-30-2009
20090191956GAMING SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF GAMING - Certain embodiments relate to a gaming system and method for playing a game which is able to achieve a jackpot outcome when a jackpot trigger condition is satisfied. The jackpot trigger condition may be changed on instructions from a jackpot controller. In one embodiment, the jackpot trigger condition of an electronic gaming machine is re-set from time to time by a jackpot controller. The system may be used to play games like Keno or Bingo on EGMs, the jackpot controller downloading jackpot trigger conditions for the Keno or Bingo game (e.g. Keno or Bingo numbers).07-30-2009
20130084965COMMUNITY GAME THAT ADAPTS COMMUNAL GAME APPEARANCE - A community game that adapts a scene on a community display based on the number of participating players and/or player locations from one session of the community game to another or in any given session and/or number of the gaming terminals. Selectable elements are displayed on the community display for selection by the participating players. When additional players are eligible to participate in the community game, a field of view or a virtual camera angle of a scene is changed to reveal additional selectable elements or a greater variety of selectable elements than were available for selection with fewer participating players. Any of the selectable elements can be cooperatively selectable elements which multiple players can select to reveal an enhanced award. Based on the players' locations, the scene can be adapted to portray selectable elements or previously hidden or obscured areas of the scene closest to the newly participating player(s).04-04-2013
20130079123GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A MULTIPLE PLAYER, MULTIPLE GAME BONUSING ENVIRONMENT - A gaming system and method for exchanging one or more triggered individual bonus games for one or more current plays of a community game or one or more future plays of a community game. If an individual bonus game is triggered in association with an individual gaming device, the gaming system enables the player to: (i) play the triggered individual bonus game, (ii) skip the individual bonus game and play or participate in a community or group game, or (iii) skip the individual bonus game and save an entry to play or participate in a future community or group game. In these embodiments, the gaming system determines one or more features or attributes of the available community game (which the player may play or defer play of) based, at least in part, on which of a plurality of different individual bonus games are triggered.03-28-2013
20130079124GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REPORTING FOR MULTIPLE CONCURRENTLY PLAYED GAMES - The gaming system disclosed herein enables a player to simultaneously or concurrently play a plurality of games at a gaming device regardless or independent of if the gaming device accounting system in communication with the gaming device is configured to support such simultaneous or concurrent game play. The gaming system disclosed herein additionally or alternatively enables a player to simultaneously play a plurality of games wherein certain of the games are eligible to operate with a remote host and certain of the games are ineligible to operate with the remote host.03-28-2013
20120208629GAMING SYSTEM, JACKPOT CONTROLLER, AND A JACKPOT TRIGGERING METHOD - A jackpot triggering method comprising: determining a jackpot trigger value from a current value of at least one jackpot trigger parameter; generating a submission value in response to receipt of a contribution associated with a gaming device participating in the jackpot, by using a value of at least one contribution parameter associated with the contribution as a seed value to randomly generate the submission value; and making a jackpot award if the submission value corresponds to the jackpot trigger value.08-16-2012
20100099490LINKED PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT SYSTEM - A gaming machine 04-22-2010
20100041473GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GAMING - A method of awarding a jackpot prize to a gaming device which contributes a percentage of turn-over to a jackpot prize pool comprises setting an accumulated turn-over trigger value for the gaming device, the accumulated turn-over trigger value set based on a jackpot prize pool trigger value which is, at least in part, randomly selected. Responsive to determining that the accumulated turn-over trigger value has been reached, the method further comprises awarding a prize to the gaming device.02-18-2010
20100041472WAGERING GAME AWARD SYSTEM - A wagering game award system is described herein. In some embodiments, the wagering game award system detects a player identifier associated with a wagering game award system, where the wagering game award system supports a plurality of award types. The system can also determine a number of awards of a first type, wherein the number of awards are associated with the player identifier, and wherein the first type is one of the award types. The system can also detect a request to exchange some of the number of awards for awards of a second type, wherein the second type is one of the award types. The system can also submit the request.02-18-2010
20090156301JACKPOT SERVER, A METHOD OF PROCESSING A JACKPOT WIN AND A GAMING SYSTEM - A method of processing a jackpot win in a gaming network comprising: providing a jackpot server: receiving jackpot claim data at the jackpot server; locking a jackpot record corresponding to the jackpot claim data; aggregating any outstanding jackpot contributions for the jackpot record from contributing parts of the gaming network to form a prize; and communicating prize data corresponding to the prize to a network destination identified by the jackpot claim data.06-18-2009
20090156300Gaming Machine - A gaming machine includes plural stations and a processor. Each station can determine a game result and execute a game independently. The processor accepts each station's entry to an event game when a predetermined condition is satisfied. There is collected an entry fee depending on a contribution degree of a station whose entry to the event game has been accepted. Then, there is executed the event game in common at each station whose entry to the event game has been accepted.06-18-2009
20090124361METHOD, APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DISPLAYING GAMING RESULTS THROUGH VARIABLE PRIZE PROGRESSIONS - A prize progression graphic displayed at a gaming machine includes a number of prize progressions with each respective prize progression including a respective prize and a respective set of progression segments. The respective prize associated with a prize progression represents a prize that may be won if all of the steps are taken, that is, all of the progression segments for the given prize progression are completed. In addition to displaying the prize progression graphic, a number of player selectable objects are displayed at the gaming machine. In the course of play, a player is enabled to select from among the player selectable objects to reveal prize progression affecting elements. Some prize progression affecting elements cause a corresponding change in progress along of one or more prize progressions, while other such elements modify the prize progressions such as by shifting prizes associated with the prize progressions.05-14-2009
20130059653GAMING DEVICE FOR WAGERING ON MULTIPLE GAME OUTCOMES - Systems and methods for wagering on game outcomes allow a player to wager on game outcomes resulting from linked gaming devices linked to a primary gaming device being played by the player. A primary game display shows game plays and outcomes and allows wagering on a primary game and a linked game display shows game plays and outcomes and allows wagering on linked games. Both the primary and linked gaming devices may be the same type of gaming device, or they may be two different types of gaming devices, such as gaming devices for playing slot games, card games, keno, and the like. Further, either or both of the primary and linked games may allow bonus game outcomes resulting in a bonus game having bonus game awards.03-07-2013
20110021268JACKPOT CONTROLLER AND A METHOD OF PROVIDING A JACKPOT FOR A GAMING MACHINE - The invention generally relates to gaming machines and methods implemented with use of a gaming machine. A prize awarded on a gaming device is awarded by obtaining a turnover value for at least one gaming device over a period of time, calculating a probability value based on the turnover value and using the probability value to determine whether the prize is to be awarded. In some implementations there may be two prizes that are awarded with different probabilities when the gaming machine system is in different configurations.01-27-2011
20130165218GAMING SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF GAMING - A bonus game controller is disclosed for use with a plurality of gaming machines in networked relationship with the bonus game controller. The bonus game controller comprises a trigger determiner arranged to determine whether a bonus trigger signal has occurred at a gaming device. The bonus game controller is arranged to implement a first bonus game when a bonus trigger signal occurs at a gaming device, and also comprises a bonus prize allocator arranged to allocate a bonus prize to the gaming device based on an outcome of the first bonus game and based on one or more respective outcomes of at least one other subsequent bonus game implemented within a qualification period. A gaming system including a plurality of gaming devices and a game controller is also disclosed. A corresponding method is also disclosed.06-27-2013
20120077576METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DEALING A CARD GAME - The present invention provides a method for dealing a card game, comprising: calling for all pick-row bets, pair-plus bonus bets, and no-peek bonus bets; calling for all pick-row bets, pair-plus bonus bets, and no-peek bonus bets; dealing three cards at a time and placing a first and second set of three cards face-up such that hand positions A, B, and C each have a two-card poker hand; looking for and confirming whether there exists a qualifying card in one of the three hands; collecting all losing pick-row wagers if none of the three hands qualify; giving action to all pick-row bets if there is a qualifying hand; establishing a winning two-card poker hand among A, B, and C; dealing three cards at a and placing a third, fourth and fifth set of three cards face-up such that hand positions A, B, and C each have a five-card poker hand; establishing any and all of no-peek bonus qualifying hands; announcing a value of all qualifying five-card poker hands; and reconciling winning and losing no-peek super bonus bets, and, in turn, paying winning bets from right to left.03-29-2012
20110300927GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD HAVING CONFIGURABLE BONUS GAME TRIGGERING OUTCOMES - A gaming system and method which provides for one or more gaming device triggered bonus games to be skipped or otherwise not provided to the players at the gaming devices which triggered such bonus games. The average expected payouts of skipped gaming device triggered bonus games are contributed to a bonus accumulation pool or fund. The accumulation pool is subsequently utilized to provide one or more gaming system triggered bonuses to one or more players at one or more of the gaming devices in the gaming system.12-08-2011
20090061999Return-driven casino game outcome generator - The Return Driven Casino Game Outcome Generator makes the first true class of casino video game possible by creating games that measure and reward skills like fast reflexes and manual dexterity while earning consistent and reliable profits for game operators. An embodiment of a method incorporating RDOG may include steps of requiring a player to purchase a predetermined amount of playing time for a predetermined amount of money; inputting an initial average Return-To-Player (RTP) percentage of the regulated game; initiating the regulated game, and during the purchased predetermined amount of playing time: providing a plurality of reward generating assets and enabling the player to interact therewith, a successful interaction with a reward generating asset generating a reward for the player, and providing a plurality of time penalty inducing assets, interaction with one of which imposes a predetermined time penalty during which the player is prevented from interacting with any of the plurality of reward generating assets whereby, after interaction with one of the plurality of penalty inducing assets, the initial average RTP percentage is reduced by an amount proportional to a length of the predetermined time penalty.03-05-2009
20080234039GAMING - A gaming machine has a random percentage selection device for randomly selecting a percentage value of a jackpot amount. The gaming machine may have a plurality of random percentage selection devices for selecting a plurality of individual percentage values and a summation unit for summing the individual percentage values to provide a summed percentage value. A display means is provided for displaying the individual percentage values and the summed percentage value. The gaming machine is particularly used together with a plurality of primary slot machines. Each of the primary slot machines has a supplementary winning combination which entitles the player thereof to operate the gaming machine to try and win a part, or all of, the jackpot.09-25-2008
20130217482NETWORK GAMING SYSTEM - A method and article of manufacture for implementing a user profile-driven gaming and prize redeeming system is disclosed. The user profile-driven gaming and prize redemption system allows for the tailoring of a user's experience of playing a computer implemented game on a network gaming system by first receiving an identifier selected from a group of identifiers including a user identifier relating to the user (i.e., player) of the network gaming system, a game identifier relating to a particular game played by the user of the network gaming system, and a site identifier relating to the location (i.e., web site) from which the game is being played. The network gaming system then alters the computer-implemented game played by the user in a manner based upon the selected identifier. The foregoing technique may also be applied to a prize redemption system.08-22-2013
20090117999Systems and/or methods for player-controlled participation in random rewards - Certain exemplary embodiments described herein relate to gaming machines and/or table games having interfaces provided thereto so as to allow players to control their participation in base games and random rewards scenarios. More particularly, an interface provided to the gaming machines and/or table games enables separate and/or separable credit meters to be maintained such that players may determine whether, and to what extent, to allocate credits to base games and one or more random rewards scenarios. This advantageously provides players with further control over their gaming opportunities. Also, certain exemplary embodiments may enable players to wager credits in excess of those capped by a particular gaming machine or table game. This advantageously provides additional revenue possibilities for gaming operators.05-07-2009
20110081962TIME BOMB JACKPOT - A method for use with a plurality of linked gaming machines, the plurality of linked gaming machines each having a game controller. The method comprises initiating a feature at the end of the play of a game on at least one of the plurality of gaming machines, enabling a bidding sequence during the feature, the bidding sequence ending at a time that is unknown to the players playing at the plurality of the linked gaming machines, enabling at least one of the players playing at the plurality of linked gaming machines to place at least one bid during the bidding sequence, and awarding a feature award to the player who places a highest bid during the bidding sequence.04-07-2011
20100120521GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING DEVICE AND METHOD OF PROVIDING COLLECTORS AND TOKENS ASSOCIATED WITH COLLECTORS - Various embodiments of the disclosed gaming system, gaming device and method provide a selection game having a plurality of tokens which are assignable to a plurality of token collectors. Each of the token collectors has a designated capacity which may be the same or different for the token collectors. In one embodiment, the designated capacity of one or more token collectors is a number of tokens. In various other embodiments, the designated capacity of one or more token collectors is a total award value.05-13-2010
20100120522GAMING SYSTEM HAVING BONUS AWARDS ENTERED INTO TOURNAMENT FEATURES - A gaming system for executing multi-mode bonus events comprises a wager input device, a primary display for displaying a primary wagering game and a bonus event, and at least one controller. The controller is operative to (i) detect receipt of a wager from a player of the gaming terminal, (ii) in response to the occurrence of a triggering event, initiate a bonus event, (iii) detect a selection between a standard bonus mode of operation and a tournament bonus mode of operation, (iv) if the standard bonus mode is selected, execute the bonus event on the primary display and provide any awards earned therein to the player, (v) if the tournament bonus mode is selected, execute the bonus event on the primary display and generate a tournament score for the player, and (vi) enter the player's tournament score into at least one tournament.05-13-2010
20100120523GAMING MACHINE - There is disclosed a gaming machine having a plurality of jackpot prizes associated with it, a player's eligibility to win one of the plurality of jackpot prizes being dependent upon an amount wagered. In a one aspect there is provided a gaming machine having a game control means arranged to play a game, a bet selecting arrangement for selecting one of a number of predetermined amounts to wager on the outcome of the game, each of said predetermined amounts to wager having at least one dedicated jackpot prize associated with it, a first display means configured to display the outcome of said game, wherein in the event that a predetermined winning event occurs said game includes the award of at least one dedicated jackpot prize associated with a respective selected predetermined amount wagered on the game.05-13-2010
20120108323SYSTEM GAMING - A method provides a player tracking system and system gaming apparatus for playing non-base games by funding the credit side of a gaming cycle. The system further includes at least one gaming device having a base game. The player tracking system and system gaming apparatus includes a player tracking user interface. The player tracking user interface provides a player with an opportunity to select and play a non-base game that may be promotional-funded or player-funded.05-03-2012
20100124987Random community bonus gaming system and method - A random community bonus having a plurality of bonus awards. A threshold is randomly selected for awarding the community bonus. The random threshold may be the number of bonus awards that players qualify for. The bonus awards are displayed on a screen. A maximum of M number of awards, such as ten awards, may be shown on the screen. After the threshold is set, eligible players playing an underlying primary game are qualified for the community bonus. The number of qualified players cannot be more than the threshold value. A compensatory award can be received if a player opts out. A running count of eligible players that have qualified for the community bonus game is also displayed. When the number of eligible players or the number of bonus awards qualified for reaches the threshold value, the community bonus is triggered to award at least one bonus award to each and every qualified player.05-20-2010
20120289322Gaming Machine Bonus - A bonus game having multiple levels of play includes credit-based and jackpot awards at one or more of the levels. The jackpot awards remain at a constant value regardless of the wager made. The expected return at the jackpot award level is generally held constant despite varying wagers through the use of a feature that provides for early termination of the bonus game at one or more levels played prior to that of jackpot award level. A reduced probability of reaching the jackpot award compensates for increased wagers and maintains the expected return constant or increasing with wager.11-15-2012
20080311981Wagering Game That Allows Player to Alter Payouts Based on Equity Position - A wagering game that allows a player to adjust a positive expectation game situation to a lower expectation game situation. In return, the player can increase the paytable so that awards the player wins will be paid at a higher rate. Alternatively, the player can increase the paytable in exchange for a less favorable game state.12-18-2008
20080207311METHOD FOR AN ONLINE PAY-TO-PLAY GAME OF SKILL - A method for an online game run by a house proprietor. The method includes logging on by a game player. Then the game player chooses a game arena. Subsequently, the game player and the other game players in said arena pay into the pot. Then the house proprietor takes a percentage. Finally, the remainder of the pot is received by the winner of the online game.08-28-2008
20120289323METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE FANTASY GAMBLING CONTEST - A server hosting a website and method thereto for managing an interactive system for a plurality of users connected via a communication network, wherein each user may play as a bettor and/or as a bookie on a real life scheduled competition, such as a sporting event. The user who is assigned to play as the bookie in the scheduled competition is responsible for setting the odds for the scheduled competition. Information may be provided to the plurality of users for assisting users with both making a wager and for setting the odds for their assigned scheduled competition. The results of the wagers are based on the outcomes of the scheduled competition, and the users are ranked and compensated accordingly.11-15-2012
20120289324SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AND MANAGING A COMPETITIVE PUZZLE-BASED GAME HAVING AT LEAST ONE RISK ELEMENT - A puzzle-based game system and method, having at least one risk element (e.g., wagering), is provided, enabling players to compete in a puzzle-based game of skill utilizing a system of risk-element-based rules, that are applied in a predetermined manner to: first partition a set of puzzles into a predefined plurality of puzzle elements, thereafter “dealing” the puzzle elements sequentially in a “round by round” sequence, and enabling, during at least a portion of the total game rounds, each player to selectively take one or more predefined risk-based actions (such as placing a wager), during a predefined time in each “risk” (e.g., wagering) round. The inventive system and method may also include an optional system and method enabling provision and management of dynamic online game environments and related infrastructures advantageously usable in plural multi-player online games having social interaction and competitive aspects, and utilizing virtual currency, with optional educational applications.11-15-2012
20090054137GAMING APPARATUS EXECUTING RACE BY A PLURALITY OF RACE OBJECTS, AND GAME CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A gaming apparatus of the present invention accepts a high-amount bet with an upper limit of bets being higher than an upper limit of bets for the normal bet, when game media in a prescribed amount or more have been betted as the normal bet; and offers an award based on the normal bet and a result of the race, and also offers an award based on the high-amount bet and the result of the race.02-26-2009
20080305862Facilitating a Flat Rate Play Session with a Parallel Game - A gaming device adapted to operate in a flat rate play mode has two credit meters. The first credit meter shows a credit balance associated with the flat rate play session. The second credit meter shows a concurrent credit balance associated with a parallel transactional play session. The player may cash out the balance of one, but not both credit meters.12-11-2008
20080234040GAMING SYSTEM WITH PROMOTIONAL FEATURE - A method is described for running a feature on a gaming system comprising a plurality of gaming consoles linked by a communication network. The method includes defining a spatial sequence for the plurality of gaming consoles and running a feature in which at least one of the gaming consoles is selected as a terminus. The gaming consoles are activated in turn to emit a predefined output, the activation cycling through the gaming consoles according to the spatial sequence. The cycle of activation halts at the terminus.09-25-2008
20080200243Gaming machine, gaming server, and gaming system - A gaming machine includes a storage and a processor. The storage stores a plurality of return plan information each related to a return plan defining a condition for a player to receive a return of a gaming value used in a game. The processor returns the gaming value based on one of the plurality of the return plan information stored in the storage.08-21-2008
20090264190CUSTOMIZED PLAYER ALERTS - Some implementations of the invention allow a player to specify type(s) of wagering conditions about which the player would like to receive notification. The player may also be able to specify the mode of notification desired, e.g., text message, email, voice message, etc. Wager gaming notification parameters may, for example, comprise information regarding an occurrence of a wager gaming outcome. Some such wager gaming notification parameters may involve an occurrence (or a non-occurrence) of a wager gaming outcome within a specified time or a specified number of plays. Player notifications may include raw data, probability data, graphical data, navigation data and/or location data.10-22-2009
20100137061GAMING APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS - Gaming apparatus (06-03-2010
20080318671Prize redemption kiosk - Some preferred implementations of the invention provide a kiosk that can read a cashless instrument, determine one or more corresponding items of merchandise for which the cashless instrument may be redeemed and provide the corresponding item(s) of merchandise. The cashless instrument may be, for example, an ordinary “cash out” ticket, a ticket formed according to the invention, a player loyalty instrument, etc. Some implementations of the invention provide EGMs configured to issue cashless instruments that may be exchanged for various types of merchandise. The cashless instruments may be, for example, encoded tickets. Some implementations provide EGMs configured for encoding a prize code that indicates a corresponding item of merchandise for which the cashless instrument may be redeemed. However, a cashless instrument may or may not indicate a prize code. If a cashless instrument includes a prize code, the prize code may or may not be indicated in human-readable form.12-25-2008
20090325687CLOCK HAND BONUS GAME SYSTEM - In various embodiments, a clock hand bonus game is provided. Moreover, in various embodiments, a system, method and apparatus is provided for a bonus gaming machine. The bonus gaming machine operates with a face and two clock hands which rotate about the face. The bonus gaming machine operates in conjunction with a base gaming apparatus. The face displays a set of indicia which the two clock hands may point to as indication of a prize. The prize may be awarded in conjunction with a prize of the base gaming machine or independently.12-31-2009
20090203434Gaming Machine Paying Out Cumulatively Accumulated Game Media and Control Method Thereof - A gaming machine comprising a controller programmed to execute the processing of accepting from an input device an input indicating placement of a normal BET of game media on outcomes of dice, cumulatively accumulating a predetermined ratio of the game media which have been bet as the normal BET, rolling and stopping a plurality of dice in a gaming portion, and, offering the cumulatively accumulated game media in a case where outcomes of the stopped plurality of dice satisfy a predetermined condition.08-13-2009
20090061998Return-driven casino game outcome generator - The Return Driven Casino Game Outcome Generator makes the first true class of casino video game possible by creating games that measure and reward skills like fast reflexes and manual dexterity while earning consistent and reliable profits for game operators. An RDOG gaming machine may include a game that includes a reward generating assets and a graphic shown on a display. The graphic is at least partially controlled by the player and configured to interact with the reward generating asset. A reward table is associated with the reward generating assets and is configured such that when the graphic successfully interacts therewith on the display, a random number is obtained and used as an index into the reward table to derive a reward multiplier. The reward due the player for successfully interacting with the reward generating asset may then be determined by a product of the reward multiplier and a collision wager that is dependent upon a time interval since a last successful interaction with the reward generating asset.03-05-2009
20090061997Return-driven casino game outcome generator - The Return Driven Casino Game Outcome Generator makes the first true class of casino video game possible by creating games that measure and reward skills like fast reflexes and manual dexterity while earning consistent and reliable profits for game operators. In RDOG, a method of determining a reward due to a player of a regulated game may include steps of enabling the player to interact with one or more reward generating assets within the regulated game; measuring a level of skill of the player in interacting with reward generating assets, and determining the reward due to the player for each successful interaction with a reward generating asset, the reward being determined according to the measured skill level, a random number and a time elapsed since a last successful interaction with any one of the reward generating asset.03-05-2009
20090082099User Interface System and System-Controlled Bonus System - Systems and methods for managing a limited-time bonus period are disclosed herein. According to one method, one or more triggering events are established for the gaming machines, wherein the triggering events are winning game outcomes. A gaming period is initiated on the gaming machines, wherein each gaming machine generates a game outcome. If necessary, a system host is notified that one or more triggering events have been satisfied. The gaming machines then receive instructions from the system host to initiate a limited-time bonus period, wherein the limited-time bonus period is presented on a player tracking and interactive system gaming devices on a selected number of gaming machines. A notification message is displayed on the gaming machines regarding the initiation of the first limited-time bonus period, and a prize is awarded if a winning outcome is achieved by one or more of the networked gaming machines during the first limited-time bonus period.03-26-2009
20080261683Method and system for operating a linked casino activity - Methods and systems for operating one or more linked casino activities, and for distributing awards to two or more eligible participants of the one or more linked casino activities are disclosed. A method can include: establishing a jackpot for one or more linked casino activities; establishing a criterion for selecting one or more primary winners from the two or more eligible participants; selecting one or more primary winners using the established criterion; awarding a first portion of the jackpot to the one or more primary winners; and awarding the remainder of the jackpot to one or more eligible participants.10-23-2008
20120077577CENTRAL DETERMINATION GAMING SYSTEM WITH A GAME OUTCOME GENERATED BY A GAMING TERMINAL AND APPROVED BY A CENTRAL CONTROLLER - A central determination gaming system including a plurality of gaming terminals in communication with a central controller. In one embodiment, upon initiation of a game at one of the gaming terminals, the gaming terminal randomly generates a proposed game outcome. The proposed game outcome is communicated to the central controller. The central controller determines if a pool of predetermined game outcomes includes the proposed game outcome. If the pool includes the proposed game outcome, the central controller authorizes the proposed game outcome to be provided to the player, flags the authorized game outcome from further authorizations and communicates the authorized game outcome to the gaming terminal. The gaming terminal then provides the authorized game outcome to the player. If the pool does not include the proposed game outcome, the central controller discards the proposed game outcome and instructs the gaming terminal to generate another proposed game outcome for authorization.03-29-2012
20100184508SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GAMING ON A COMPUTER SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a new system and method of gaming on a computer system. In particular, the invention relates to a novel method of playing games such as poker (and variations thereof) and other games where the player is provided with the opportunity to participate in a bonus round of play for an accumulated jackpot when the results of a regular round of play trigger access to the bonus round. The system and method are particularly suited for deployment on a video lottery terminal (VLT) slot machine or other computer gaming system.07-22-2010
20100216545Enhanced parimutuel wagering - Methods and systems for engaging in enhanced parimutuel wagering and gaming. In one embodiment, different types of bets can be offered and processed in the same betting pool on an underlying event, such as a horse or dog race, a sporting event or a lottery, and the premiums and payouts of these different types of bets can be determined in the same betting pool, by configuring an equivalent combination of fundamental bets for each type of bet, and performing a demand-based valuation of each of the fundamental bets in the equivalent combination. In another embodiment, bettors can place bets in the betting pool with limit odds on the selected outcome of the underlying event. The bets with limit odds are not filled in whole or in part, unless the final odds on the selected outcome of the underlying event are equal to or greater than the limit odds.08-26-2010
20100240447GAMING CONTROLLER, DEVICE AND METHOD OF GAMING - A method of awarding a jackpot, the method including determining whether a jackpot trigger, which is configured to occur based on a monetary turnover value associated with a gaming device, has occurred within a predefined period of time; and causing the jackpot trigger to occur irrespective of the monetary turnover value associated with the gaming machine if it is determined that the jackpot trigger has not occurred within the predefined period of time.09-23-2010
20100210356SYSTEM FOR COMPUTERIZED MULTIPLAYER TOURNAMENT GAMING AND A METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses a computerized gaming system for multiplayer tournaments, a method of operating the system, a module to be used in conjunction with the system, and a method of playing the game. The method of operating the system comprises a) setting and accommodating a configuration comprising one or more predefined and/or configurable rules for multiplication of stakes and/or a winning pool, conditions thereof, one or more parameters of said multiplication, and one or more tournament limits; b) facilitating obtaining a multiplication proposal from a player; c) obtaining game-related and/or player-related data from the gaming server and/or the billing unit and/or the storage unit, and providing automated authorization of the proposal in accordance with said obtained data and said accommodated configuration; d) presenting the authorized proposal to one or more other players and facilitating obtaining one or more respective replies, e) automated informing the game server and/or the billing unit with regard to the multiplication proposal and reply thereof; and f) automated executing the game rules corresponding to the obtained replies.08-19-2010
20100222136GAME SYSTEM AND JACKPOT DRAWING APPARATUS CONSTITUTING THE SAME - In order to prevent a situation where a winner for a jackpot award is consequently concentrated on a player who plays by using a particular game apparatus that is a part of a game system, the game system includes a jackpot drawing apparatus for performing the following processes: when the drawing unit determines winning of the jackpot award, payout amount data is read out from the storage unit, a payout process for paying out a payout target having at least a part of an amount indicated by the read-out payout amount data to the winning player is carried out, and at the same time, when a predetermined payout amount increasing condition is satisfied, the amount indicated by the payout amount data stored in the storage unit is cumulatively increased. The drawing unit carries out the jackpot drawing by carrying out a group drawing carried out for determining whether one winning group is selected or neither group is selected according to a predetermined group drawing condition, from previously determined two or more groups each configured by two or more game apparatuses, and by carrying out, when the winning group is selected by the group drawing, a winner drawing carried out for determining whether the player who wins the jackpot award is selected or neither player is selected, from the players who play by using the two or more game apparatuses belonging to the winning group.09-02-2010
20100197384APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE AWARD OF A PLURALITY OF PRIZES - Apparatus is disclosed for determining the award of a set of prizes where each prize in the set has a respective prize value. The apparatus includes memory for storing prize data indicative of the prize values in the set. An input device is responsive to input signals from a respective plurality of gaming terminals for providing an increment signal. An increment device accesses the prize data to select at least two prize values from the set to define respective current prize values, and is responsive to the increment signal for incrementing in parallel a plurality of accumulated values toward the respective current prize values. A comparator is responsive to the current prize values and the accumulated values for determining if one of the current prize values is to be awarded and, if so, generating an award signal and removing from the set the prize value corresponding to the one of the current prize values.08-05-2010
20090069080GAMING MACHINE, LINKED GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH VARIABLE ELIGIBILITY FOR AN AWARD - A method of awarding an award on a gaming machine, the method comprising: a) in a random selection process selecting an eligibility criterion or eligibility criteria from a plurality of possible eligibility criteria, whereby the selected criterion or criteria is deemed an active award trigger event; b) monitoring game play activity on the gaming machine for occurrence of the active award trigger event; c) when the active award trigger event occurs as a result of game play activity on the gaming machine, awarding the award; and d) following the completion of step c), or following the occurrence of another event: i) deeming the selected eligibility criterion or criteria an inactive award trigger event; and ii) repeating steps a) to c).03-12-2009
20090036203SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SERVER-BASED GAMING - Aspects of the present disclosure present systems, methods, and apparatus for server-based gaming. Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to systems and methods that include gaming system functionality on a host computer that provides such to individual player-operated electronic gaming machines as thin clients in thin-client architecture. Embodiments of the disclosure can provide systems and methods for tracking and/or downloading a downloadable game, and may include royalty calculation functionality for the use of proprietary gaming software at one or more electronic gaming machines.02-05-2009
20090036204SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BETTING ON-THE-BOARD OR OFF-THE-BOARD IN AN EVENT - A system for managing bets comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores one or more first type of bets and one or more second types of bets. Each first type of bet is associated with a bet amount and comprises a bet that a participant selected from a set of participants in an event will finish in a predetermined subset of finishing positions associated with the event. Each second type of bet is associated with a bet amount and comprises a bet that the selected participant will not finish in the predetermined subset of finishing positions associated with the event. The processor adds the bet amounts associated with the first type of bets with the bet amounts associated with the second type of bets to form a betting pool. The processor determines an amount of a payout based at least in part on the betting pool.02-05-2009
20100331076SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARED WINS - Certain embodiments provide a system and method for providing shared wins in a gaming system. Certain embodiments include establishing a shared win award, wherein the shared win award has an amount or value. One or more eligible players may be identified to participate in a shared win, wherein eligibility of a player is independent of player choice. A shared win event may be determined and at least a portion of the shared win award may be awarded to each of the one or more eligible players. At least one group of players may be defined as eligible to participate in a shared win. A sharing percentage of the shared win award may be assigned to each of the eligible players as a function of relative play among the eligible players. The sharing percentage assigned to a player may be adjusted based on play relative to other eligible players, for example.12-30-2010
20110003635GAME SYSTEM INCLUDING DRAWING MACHINE FOR JACKPOT GAME - A pool amount (payout amount) of a jackpot award is adjusted without deteriorating individual game attractiveness of all game apparatuses even in a game system in which game apparatuses of different models are mixed.01-06-2011
20110244951SKILLED-BASED, FINITE POOL WAGERING GAME AND METHOD OF CONDUCTING THE SAME - A system and method wherein players play skill-based games over player terminals linked to a central system forming a game network. If the player accomplishes the skill-based task within an allotted time period, the player wins a game award and bonus prize. If the player fails to accomplish the skill-based task within the allotted time period, the player does not win the pre-determined game prize and the bonus prize is placed into a bonus prize pool which is available to be won by any player on the network who subsequently accomplishes a skill-based task in an allotted time period. The bonus prize pool increases as players over the network fail to accomplish the skill-based tasks within the allotted time period. The system and method allows games of chance based on finite pools to maintain proper winning percentages. Random number generator skill-based games may also benefit from the system and method.10-06-2011
20100056266METHOD OF GAMING AND A GAMING SYSTEM - A method of gaming including: initiating a jackpot feature game including a plurality of winnable jackpots having different values corresponding to respective probabilities of each jackpot being awarded; receiving an instruction from a player selecting at least one of the plurality of jackpots to play for in the jackpot feature game; and conducting the jackpot feature game in response to receipt of the instruction from the player, the jackpot feature game including: initiating a determination of whether to award at least one of the selected jackpots; and providing, in at least some jackpot feature games, an option to the player to accept an award of lesser value than at least the highest value selected jackpot before completion of the determination.03-04-2010
20100069149COORDINATING GROUP PLAY EVENT FOR MULTIPLE GAME DEVICES - A networked system that provides group play features for respective end users of a plurality of game machines is provided. The gaming machines may be connected together through a peer-to-peer environment or through a network controller or other device. An eligibility score may be maintained by each gaming machine, and the eligibility score indicates eligibility to participate in the group-play bonus feature. The group-play bonus feature is initiated when a triggering event is detected. Intermediate and final results of the group-play bonus feature are provided by the eligible gaming machines to all other eligible gaming machines. Each gaming machine apportions a bonus award from a bonus pool associated with the group-play bonus feature to each player.03-18-2010
20110077074Sustainable online game-saving the world - The “sustainable online game” specified by 03-31-2011
20110077075METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PARIMUTUEL WAGERING ON OUTCOMES - A method for determining an award for at least one winner includes establishing at least a first outcome predicated on a common output produced by a plurality of entities working in conjunction, and establishing at least three scenarios associated with the first outcome, each scenario associated with a condition of the first outcome, and receiving a plurality of wagers associated with each scenario and at least one of the entities. The method further includes awarding at least a first award in a parimutuel basis based on the received wagers.03-31-2011
20100304851GAMING MACHINE ACCEPTING SIDE BET AND PLAYING METHOD THEREOF - A gaming machine executing the processing of (A) accepting an input for placing a normal bet; (B) accepting an input for placing a side bet different from the normal bet, (C) starting a card game and displaying a player initial card on a display; (D) determining a result of a side game based on the player initial card, when a side bet has been placed; and (E) offering a first payout based on the result of the side game, advancing the card game to determine a result of the card game, and offering a second payout based on the result of the card game.12-02-2010
20100298045OPEN-ENDED BETTING POOL - Methods and systems for hosting a betting pool are disclosed. The betting pool can be hosted by a lead participant. Pool participants can be maintained through a partner relationship module. The betting pool lead participant manages events associated with the betting pool through an event manager and through a pool manager. Winning participants in the betting pool are determined and payouts can be processed.11-25-2010
20100298046GAMING SYSTEM - A gaming system is disclosed which includes a plurality of gaming machines, each gaming machine being arranged to implement a game, a data handling system arranged to communicate with a back end gaming system configured to receive data from the gaming machines, and a communications network arranged to facilitate communications between the gaming machines and the data handling system. The data handling system is arranged to store data received from the gaming machines through the communications network, and to send stored data to the back end system in communication with the data handling system when requested by the back end system. A corresponding method is also disclosed.11-25-2010
20100004057SHARED GAME PLAY ON GAMING DEVICE - Embodiments of the present concept provide an electronic gaming device that facilitates wagering by multiple players on a single gaming device. Also provided is a method of sharing game play on such a gaming device, where the method includes receiving a wager from a first player at a first gaming station, receiving a wager from a second player at a second gaming station, initiating a gaming event that is displayed at the first and second gaming stations, and awarding prizes associated with gaming outcomes displayed at the first and second gaming stations.01-07-2010
20080242404Gaming Machine with Symbol Enhancements Based on Winning Outcomes - A wagering game in a gaming machine includes symbols that are associated with multiple payoff levels. The symbols may have their payoff levels incremented and decremented based on certain predefined criteria. The criteria may be based on a winning outcome, random selection, the position of the symbols, the configuration of the symbols, and the like. As some symbols have their payoff levels incremented, other symbols have their payoff levels decremented. Each symbol may be graphically rendered in a manner to distinctively indicate the particular payoff level currently assigned to that symbol. In this way, the wagering game maintains a dynamic mix of symbols having different payoff levels and graphical renderings.10-02-2008
20110053683WAGERING GAME WITH SHARED PAYOFF BASED ON MULTIPLE PLAYER SELECTIONS - The present invention is directed to a gaming terminal and a method of playing a wagering game at a gaming terminal whereby multiple players make selections and accumulate bonus awards as the game is passed from one player to another. Play continues until a game-terminating object is selected. At that time, each player that participated in the wagering game receives his or her accumulated awards plus any awards won by subsequent players.03-03-2011
20110034239Wagering Game with Community Game Features - A community game having a “winner-takes-all” feature in which at least one eligible proxy winning player of a round of the community game, which is initiated by a triggering event and is played by multiple players at linked gaming terminals, accrues the highest award among the awards accrued by other proxy players of the community game. The winning proxy player must satisfy an eligibility criterion to participate in the community game and to be eligible to receive the winner-takes-all award, which includes all of the awards accrued by the winning eligible proxy player during one or more rounds and at least the other respective awards accrued by the other proxy players during the round(s). These awards can include those accrued by non-eligible proxy players as well, who are awarded nothing at the end of the round(s). Non-winning eligible proxy players of the community game are awarded whatever awards they accrued during the round(s).02-10-2011
20120208628ADJUSTING PAYBACK DATA BASED ON SKILL - A gaming device including an interface unit configured to accept game play data from a player and a controller coupled to the interface unit. The controller includes a processor and a memory, wherein the memory stores payback data. The processor is configured to receive, via the interface unit, the game play data for the player playing a game, evaluate the received game play data based on predefined criteria, determine a level of skill of the player based at least on the evaluated game play data, and adjust the payback data based on the determined level of skill of the player.08-16-2012
20120208630Jackpot Server, a Method of Processing a Jackpot Win and a Gaming System - A method of processing a jackpot win in a gaming network comprising: providing a jackpot server: receiving jackpot claim data at the jackpot server; locking a jackpot record corresponding to the jackpot claim data; aggregating any outstanding jackpot contributions for the jackpot record from contributing parts of the gaming network to form a prize; and communicating prize data corresponding to the prize to a network destination identified by the jackpot claim data.08-16-2012
20120009993Method and Apparatus to Award at Least One Jackpot Prize - An embodiment of the method commences with some initialization steps 01-12-2012
20120115593WAGERING GAME HAVING GAME ASSETS WITH MULTIPLE LEVELS OF ENHANCEMENT - A gaming system includes an input device, at least one display, and at least one controller. The input device receives a wager input for playing a wagering game. The at least one display displays a basic wagering game and a community bonus game. The at least one controller is operative to provide a player with a bonus-game asset that is usable in at least a first play of the community bonus game. The bonus-game asset is capable of having at least a first level and a second level that provides a higher bonus-game enhancement than the first level. The at least one controller is further operative to determine if that the bonus-game asset is available to the player for use in a second play of the community bonus game and to alter the level of the bonus-game asset from the first level to the second level for use in the second play.05-10-2012
20090131158Method and system for time gaming with skill wagering opportunities - A regulated skill-based game includes a plurality of reward generating assets configured such that successful player interactions therewith increase the player's score and give rise to wagers whose outcomes are randomly determined. The amount of the wager may be a function of a time elapsed since the last wager was placed. The regulated game may be configured such that a predetermined duration of game play time thereon is purchased for a predetermined amount of money. A first portion of the predetermined amount of money funds the wagers and a second portion thereof funds a progressive jackpot to be awarded to a player having earned the highest score that is not been exceeded after a predetermined point in time. The regulated game is further configured to award credits when the randomly determined outcome is a reward generating outcome. Both the score of the skill-based game and awarded credits may be shown onscreen.05-21-2009
20080207312GAMING SYSTEM AND GAMING DEVICE WITH WAGER DEPENDENT PAYBACK - A gaming system is disclosed that comprises at least one gaming device that allows a player to place a wager and play a game. The gaming system allows the payback of the gaming device to be varied dependent on the size of a wager placed by a player. Once the player has placed a wager, an active pay table is determined, for example using a formula having the wager as a variable or by using look-up tables. A random number is then generated and compared to the active pay table to determine the game outcome. The gaming system encourages and rewards placing higher wagers by providing high payback percentages for higher wagers.08-28-2008
20090017906Communal bonus game with sequential segmented play mode - A method of mechanical, electromechanical or video slot play is disclosed. The method comprises networked gaming machines, each machine comprising a base game and a communal second screen bonus feature that is perpetually displayed and viewable in real time. A predetermined symbol or symbol set result in a base game determines a specific number of chances for a qualified player and triggers the play of the communal bonus feature, the number of chances determining a gaming segment. Qualified players play their game segments one at a time in sequential order. Upon the completion of a gaming segment, the player collects awards and returns to the base game. If at any time a predetermined special symbol or event has been activated during a gaming segment in the bonus game event, the game is terminated, and a next bonus game event is initiated.01-15-2009
20090017905SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ONLINE POOL WAGERING - Disclosed is a method and system for online pool wagering wherein a first user may be provided with a representation of a ticket submitted by at least a second user. The system may include software modules operative to provide a user with wager distribution statistics.01-15-2009
20110124407METHOD OF PLAYING A GAME OF CHANCE AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING THE PLAY THEREOF - A method for playing a game of chance and system for facilitating the play of the game are disclosed. The method of playing the game of chance includes receiving a ticket containing a set of playing cards. The method of playing the game of chance further includes viewing a display screen that displays a second set of playing cards. The method of playing the game further includes receiving a prize if the combination of the playing cards on the ticket and the playing cards on the display matches a predetermined pattern.05-26-2011
20120322546MULTIPLAYER GAME WITH CONNECTABLE OUTCOMES - A system for playing a multi-player game is provided. The system has terminals for receiving entry fees from players, a random number generator for generating a player outcome for each player, an outcome controller for assigning each player outcome to a position within a network displayed on a display, and a filter for identifying connected positions. The system also has a comparator for comparing those of the player outcomes assigned to the connected positions and deleting any undesirable one of the compared outcomes, as well as an account controller for providing a payout to players whose outcomes have remained assigned to a position at the end of a play of the game. Also provided are a method for playing the game is also provided and a system for configuring the network of positions.12-20-2012
20120276987Method and System for Wagering on Races - The method and system allow players to wager on races, in particular horseraces. The game tracks winning entries, placing entries, and showing entries over a series of races. Points are accumulated for picking winning horses, placing horses, and showing entries. A winner or winners is/are chosen by accumulating the highest total of points over the series of races. A first carryover pool made from a portion of the stake can be awarded whenever there is only one winning player who has the highest point total. A second carryover pool made from a further portion of the stake can be awarded whenever there is only one winning player who has made a set of picks that results in the highest possible number of points. The system encourages players to stay for a series of races and to return to subsequent events.11-01-2012
20120088576SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A COMMUNAL JACKPOT - A system for providing a communal jackpot includes a plurality of gaming machines. Each gaming machine provides an individual game of chance to a player wagering at each respective gaming machine. A communal jackpot controller is in communication with each of the gaming machines. The communal jackpot controller provides a communal jackpot game to the players wagering at each gaming machine and awards the communal jackpot to a plurality of players according to predetermined eligibility criterion when triggered.04-12-2012
20130017886VIDEO GAMES WITH REVENUE PARTICIPATION - According to an embodiment, a video game permits revenue sharing by players of the video game and other entities. For example, players can buy and sell whole or fractional portions of the revenue sources derived from a particular game environment. The ownership may be represented as stock or as some other allocations mechanism.01-17-2013
20130095916Wagering Web Service System and Method - A system to coordinate a wagering event using a virtual Web server with an administration application and a server database. The administration application is executable code which can generate a first event page from an event category page. The administration application also has a player management page, a pool page and a ticket management set of pages. The administration application interoperates with a banking application and a casino application. The administration application will send the event information to the casino application, receive wager information from the casino application, coordinate wager amounts with the banking application, close the wagering, monitor the event, update pool, close the pool, and allocate the winnings and losses.04-18-2013
20130095917Wagering Game With Triggering Feature For Special Event - A gaming system and method for conducting a wagering game includes a special event that is triggered by a progression through a plurality of subfeatures of the wagering game. The subfeatures are completed upon the collection of a predetermined number of items. The items collected are associated with wagering-game enhancement parameters that are applied to the wagering game in response to the items being randomly awarded during the wagering game.04-18-2013
20130116042Systems and Methods Of Playing A Progressive Game - A computer-implemented method of playing a game on a plurality of networked terminals comprises receiving a plurality of requests to play the first game, facilitating play of the first game on at least one of the plurality of networked terminals, triggering play of a second game at a particular point in time, determining eligible players whom are eligible to play the second game from a plurality of players submitting requests to play the first game, in response to receiving each of the plurality of requests from the eligible players that occur after the particular point in time, facilitating a play of the second game concurrently with a respective play of the first game, determining which plays of the second game result in a prize, and decrementing a second game total prize pool by an amount of each prize that results from each play of the second game.05-09-2013
20110223991MULTI-PLAY CENTRAL DETERMINATION SYSTEM - Disclosed are methods, apparatus, and systems implementing techniques for using a central determination system with multi-play gaming machines having sub-games and with gaming machines having a base game and a bonus game. A seed value is provided for each of the games (i.e., each of the sub-games or the base game and the bonus game). This ensures that all possible game outcomes may be displayed for each of the games.09-15-2011
20120258792SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISSEMINATING INFORMATION IN A GAMING ENVIRONMENT - Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for awarding jackpots and disseminating information regarding jackpot awards in a gaming environment. Certain embodiments provide a method for announcing jackpot awards including detecting a jackpot awarded at a gaming terminal in the gaming system, determining satisfaction of an announcement criterion by the jackpot, and transmitting, upon satisfaction of the announcement criterion, a jackpot announcement to a group of one or more players satisfying an eligibility criterion. The jackpot announcement may include, for example, an opportunity to win an additional jackpot and/or an award of an additional jackpot. In certain embodiments, the announcement criterion identifies a jackpot sufficient to trigger a jackpot announcement and opportunity for an additional jackpot award. In certain embodiments, the eligibility criterion identifies one or more groups of one or more players who qualify for an opportunity for an additional jackpot.10-11-2012
20130184066Jackpot Display System - A jackpot display system (07-18-2013
20130184065BETS REGARDING INTERMEDIATE POINTS IN A RACE EVENT USING FRACTIONAL TIMING - A system for betting on fractional times comprises a memory coupled to a processor. The memory stores a first betting option comprising a bet that a particular participant in a race will finish a predetermined length of the race in a first range of fractional times. The memory further stores a second betting option comprising a bet that the particular participant in the race will finish the predetermined length of the race in a second range of fractional times. The processor receives a plurality of bets on at least one of the first betting option and the second betting option and determines an actual time for the particular participant to finish the predetermined length of the race. The processor then determines which of the plurality of bets are winning bets based at least in part upon the determination of the actual time and the corresponding betting options.07-18-2013
20130196751LOTTERY-LIKE GAME WHERE THE WINNING NUMBER DEPENDS ON THE PLAYERS' CHOICES - A lottery-like game played by a plurality of players, where each player chooses a whole number within some specified range. The winner(s) are determined by a simple rule that depends on the particular choices the players make. The game can be played by a small group in proximity, or by a large group over the internet.08-01-2013

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