Patents Assigned to Bally Gaming, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10354481
    Abstract: A wagering game system includes a peripheral device with a peripheral device display and at least one processor configured to execute at least one application to display information on the peripheral device display. The system also includes a wagering game terminal with a terminal display configured to display a wagering game and a player-accessible interface configured to allow a player to communicatively couple the peripheral device to the wagering game terminal. The at least one application includes a wagering game application relating to the wagering game displayed on the terminal display of the wagering game terminal, and the at least one processor of the peripheral device executes the wagering application to display, on the peripheral device display, wagering game information relating to the wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Dion Aoki, Mary Burke, Patrick Gustafson, Joel Jaffe, Timothy Loose, Mark Pace, Justin Perkins, Dave Savage, Matthew Ward, Tejas Shah
  • Patent number: 10354488
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for displaying information relating to a roulette game. A roulette game display comprises at least one of a hot bet field, a number frequency field, and an even-money bet road chart. The hot bet field displays a message including information relating to a highest ranking event stored in an event history. The number frequency field includes an arrangement of indicator spaces configured for marking to show recent results of a plurality of roulette wheel spins. The even-money bet road chart includes a grid for displaying a plurality of recently winning even-money bets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel A. Baron, Todd M. Haushalter
  • Patent number: 10350481
    Abstract: Card handling devices comprise a card handling zone. A card infeed tray is configured to pass cards to the card handling zone and a separate card output tray is configured to receive cards from the card handling zone. A control system of the card handling device comprises at least one electronic signal processor, at least one memory device in electrical communication with the electronic signal processor, and a computer program stored in the memory of the memory device. The computer program is programmed to cause the control system to selectively control at least one of a card infeed system, the card handling zone, and a card output system of the card handling device and to receive an input from a user input to selectively perform at least one of a shuffling operation, a sorting operation, and a dealing operation using the card handling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul K. Scheper, Peter Krenn, Attila Grauzer, Ernst Blaha
  • Patent number: 10343054
    Abstract: An automatic card handling device, automatic card handling devices within a network, and methods of use are disclosed. An automatic card handling device includes a shuffling apparatus with a controller and configured to deliver a set of shuffled cards, and a communication module operably coupled to the controller. The communication module is configured for establishing an electronic communication with a local or world-wide network and thereafter sending and receiving information related to the operation of the automatic card handling device across the network. A network of automatic card handling devices may include a plurality of automatic card shufflers. The network may also include at least one server operably coupled to the plurality of automatic card shufflers. In addition, the server may be operably coupled to a service center through a world-wide network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Zbigniew Czyzewski, Vladislav Zvercov, Attila Grauzer
  • Patent number: 10343053
    Abstract: Methods of administering wagering games may involve accepting an ante wager. Initial cards may be dealt, at least one card face up. A suit selected from spades, diamonds, clubs, and hearts may be randomly designated to be a power suit for a current round of play. A play wager may be accepted, after presenting the option to place the play wager or make a player election to fold. An additional card available may be dealt for each of the initial cards of the power suit. A payout on the ante and play wagers may be paid when the best poker hand formable is a predetermined winning hand, and the ante and play wagers may be collected when the best poker hand formable is not a predetermined winning hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Milosevich, Roger M. Snow, Jeremie Moll
  • Patent number: 10346674
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes setting an IR (infrared) level to a first predetermined level. The method also includes reading an image and determining if a face is detected. If a face is not detected, the method sets the IR level to zero and waits a first predetermined amount of time. The method further includes repeating the setting the IR level to the first predetermined level and the reading an image. The method also includes determining a face is detected. The method further includes setting the IR level to a second predetermined level. The method also includes reading an image and determining if a face is recognized. The method may further include setting the IR level to zero and waiting a second predetermined amount of time. The method may also include setting the IR level to the first predetermined level, reading an image and determining if a face is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Patton, Martin Lyons
  • Patent number: 10347071
    Abstract: A method is set forth for providing for the integration of gaming functions and system functions into a gaming device of the type having a video touch screen display. The method includes configuring a platform for the gaming device to have at least a first processor for real time processing of hardware tasks and game logic processes and a second processor for processing system logic and game and system information display processes. At least one first processor and second processor are arranged to control said display to display a gaming interface for viewing a wagering game for play by a player and the second processor is configured to display a systems interface into said gaming interface to display non-game system information from said system-based information signals. The systems logic processes are kept separate from said game logic processes. In various embodiments the method includes displaying a system interface when a player or employee inserts a card into a card reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: James Morrow, Marvin Hein
  • Patent number: 10339757
    Abstract: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include detecting a request to pair a mobile device with a secondary content controller that is communicatively coupled to a wagering game machine. In some examples the secondary content controller is independent of a primary content controller for the wagering game machine. The operations can further include determining, by the secondary content controller, that primary wagering game content of the wagering game machine is in a state that would permit secondary wagering on the primary wagering game content. Further, the operations can include pairing the mobile device with the secondary content controller after determining that the primary wagering game content is in the state that would permit the secondary wagering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: John Toohey, Anthony J. Baerlocher, Dale R. Buchholz, James S. Peterson, Craig J. Sylla, Matthew J. Ward
  • Patent number: 10339755
    Abstract: A casino wagering game is played with a progressive jackpot and a second bonus event. At least one player places a wager to play a casino wagering game. The at least one player places a second wager that is optionally varying in amount wagered at the election of the player. The second wager enters both the progressive jackpot event and the second bonus event. The casino retains a portion of the second wager to become part of the progressive jackpot, while the second wager also is required to enter the at least one player in the second bonus event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger M. Snow
  • Patent number: 10339759
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a method of operating a gaming system, the method comprising receiving, over one or more networks from a mobile device, a check-in message indicating a physical location external to a wagering game establishment and an identification of a wagering game player account. The method can also include detecting log-in of the wagering game player account on a wagering game machine in the casino, wherein the wagering game machine is configured to present a wagering game and establish a credit balance upon detection of a physical item associated with value. The method can also include in response to detecting the log-in, determining modified game content that includes an attribute associated with the physical location, and transmitting the modified game content over the one or more networks to the wagering game machine to replace wagering game content of the wagering game machine for use in presenting the wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Dicillo, Dave Savage, Jamie W. Vann, Matthew J. Ward
  • Patent number: 10339766
    Abstract: A card game is played against a pay table, wherein a player receives a partial hand that is preferably completed by community cards, but may be completed by cards dealt directly to a hand or a combination of cards dealt directly to a hand and at least one community card or wild card. After placement of an ante wager, each player will have an opportunity to place a game wager before receiving another card for the player's hand (whether dealt directly to the player or as a community card revealed to all players). At least some or all game wagers may be an amount within a range of multiples of the player's ante wager, such as one times, two times, three times, four times, or five times the amount of the ante wager. The range of wagers may remain the same or vary with the number of dealt cards or community cards revealed to the players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Yoseloff, Louis J. Castle, II, Roger M. Snow
  • Patent number: 10332348
    Abstract: Systems and methods of operating progressive jackpots linked to wagering games having different jackpot triggers with different probabilities. The jackpot winning probabilities may be normalized such that players may have the substantially the same odds to win the major progressive jackpot regardless on the wagering game being played. The jackpot triggers may be associated with particular wagering game outcomes. The jackpot triggers may also be associated with a prize of a segment of a spin wheel that is spun in response to the occurrence of a particular wagering game outcome. The spin wheel may be displayed on a player interface of a gaming machine in response to the particular wagering game outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Halter, Ryan Masao Yee, Zbigniew Czyzewski, Edgar Damian Bless
  • Patent number: 10325446
    Abstract: A visually uniform multi-level, multi-sectioned deck for a gaming machine player interface is disclosed. Sections of the interface are configured with modular panel assemblies having corresponding sets of electronic components. The panel assemblies may be exchanged to customize and flexibly configure the player interface. The deck includes partitions housing individual modular panel assemblies engaged via mated fastener components, shielding visibility of the installed electronic components from the player position until activated. A plurality of the modular panel assemblies, each having distinct and functional sets of electronic components, are available for engagement in each of the partitions of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Louis Castro, Robert James Glenn, II, Paul Michael Lesley, Timothy C. Loose
  • Patent number: 10319185
    Abstract: A gaming system and its operations include, for instance providing, for presentation via one or more electronic display devices associated with the gaming system, first digital content for a first application that is independent from a second application that concurrently presents second digital content via the one or more electronic display devices; intercepting, by the first application, data associated with the second digital content; determining, via one or more electronic processing units of the gaming system and based on the data, a relationship between the first digital content and the second digital content; and causing the second application to automatically modify presentation of the second digital content in response to determining the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Mark B Gagner, Siva Kumar Krishnan, Larry J Pacey, Alfred Thomas, Matthew J Ward
  • Patent number: 10319176
    Abstract: A wagering game system includes a peripheral device with a peripheral device display and at least one processor configured to execute at least one application to display information on the peripheral device display. The system also includes a wagering game terminal with a terminal display configured to display a wagering game and a player-accessible interface configured to allow a player to communicatively couple the peripheral device to the wagering game terminal. The at least one application includes a wagering game application relating to the wagering game displayed on the terminal display of the wagering game terminal, and the at least one processor of the peripheral device executes the wagering application to display, on the peripheral device display, wagering game information relating to the wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Dion Aoki, Mary Burke, Patrick Gustafson, Joel Jaffe, Timothy Loose, Mark Pace, Justin Perkins, Dave Savage, Matthew Ward, Tejas Shah
  • Patent number: 10311673
    Abstract: A gaming table apparatus has a gaming table with a gaming table support surface. A token sensor assembly includes a container having a height and side walls that define an inside and outside perimeter of the container, and a top surface and bottom surface, a translucent cover disposed on the top surface of the side walls, a circuit board secured to the inside perimeter of the container, a plurality of lights disposed on a top side of the circuit board, and a passive ambient light sensor disposed on the top side of the circuit board. The passive ambient light sensor and the translucent cover may operate within predetermined wavelength ranges for receiving and passing light, respectively. A condition of the passive ambient light sensor may not be polled if the plurality of lights is emitting light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Helgesen, Troy D. Nelson, Vladislav Zvercov
  • Patent number: 10304278
    Abstract: A gaming system includes an input interface, an output interface and processing circuitry. A data stream defining a VR environment is transmitted by the processing circuitry to a VR headset. The VR headset displays visual imagery depicting the VR environment seen from a first viewpoint. The processing circuitry receives an input indicative of a selection of a second viewpoint and directs the VR headset to display visual imagery depicting the VR environment seen from the second viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Lyons, Rolland Steil
  • Patent number: 10297103
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gaming system including a regulated gaming machine primarily dedicated for use in playing at least one regulated casino wagering game that randomly selects an outcome of the casino wagering game and displays the selected outcome via first and second adjoining matrices comprising a plurality of game symbols and at least one modifier symbol displayed in a position to temporarily overlay at least one symbol in each of the first and second matrices and to convert any overlaid symbols to another symbol prior to awarding an award in response to the displayed outcome meeting a predetermined award criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Hornik, Allon Englman, Nicholas Poole
  • Patent number: D853419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Bally Gaming, Inc., The Talisman Group, LLC, GameAccount Network PLC
    Inventors: Robin Clive Powell, David Jacques, Thomas James O'Halleran
  • Patent number: D854046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Dave Reyes