Abstract: A displaying device comprises an outer rotational member and an inner rotational member. The displaying device is incorporated with a game machine. The outer rotational member of the displaying device is rotated in a lateral direction of the game machine. The inner rotational member is rotated in a perpendicular direction of the game machine. The rotational members are rotated in the different directions with each other, and are respectively stopped. After the rotational members have been stopped, a game result is determined in accordance with a stop state of the rotational members. The outer rotational member represents a dividend of the game, and the inner rotational member represents whether the game is a win or loss.
Abstract: A video card game machine has a central processing unit for simulating a card game in accordance with a game control program and a display for displaying a plurality of playing cards. In a baccarat game, two playing cards are distributed to a banker and to a player. One of the four playing cards becomes a judgment card which is turned face down. Prior to displaying playing cards on the display, a game player predicts a winning competitor or a tie game and a bet state is entered from an operation panel to the central processing unit. The number of the judgment card leading to a hit of the prediction made by the game player, is displayed on the display and surrounded by a frame. After the win/tie conditions are displayed, the judgment card is faced. If it is possible to draw the third playing card, the frame is continuously displayed, whereas if the next playing card cannot be drawn and the game is terminated, the frame is flashed.
Abstract: A slot machine has a first reel group and a second reel group. The second reel group is constituted of auxiliary reels, on a peripheral surface of which re-rotation symbols are arranged. The auxiliary reels are respectively provided so as to correspond to each reel constituting the first reel group. After all the reels of the first reel group have stopped, any of the reels thereof is re-rotated and stopped if the corresponding auxiliary reel stops the re-rotation symbol at a predetermined position. Thus, a symbol combination displayed by the first reel group is changed in accordance with the auxiliary reel. It is preferable that the re-rotation symbol represents a rotational direction and a rotational amount of the re-rotated reel of the first reel group.
Abstract: A dice game machine using a die in the shape of a regular hexahedron or dodecahedron. Each side of the die has a drawing of a symbol and is provided with a plurality of magnet pins having a pattern identifying the symbol on the opposite side. This die is accommodated in a rotatable cup having an upper portion, a lower portion, and a base opening. During the rotation of the cup, the die moves freely in the upper portion of the cup. When the rotation of the cup stops, the die falls into the lower portion of the cup in a predetermined posture. The die then has a bottom side in contact with a stage via the base opening. A plurality of Hall elements are disposed on the stage to detect corresponding magnet pins. A symbol identified by signals from the Hall elements is displayed on a display. Signals from a plurality of dice game machines are supplied to a computer which displays a combination of a plurality of symbols on the display.
Abstract: Eight character symbols, all of equal pitch, and two blank symbols are arranged on a reel in a rotational direction thereof. As to each of the eight character symbols, one stop position is set so as to stop the center of the character symbol at a winning line. As to each of the two blank symbols, three stop positions are set. One of the three stop positions is selected on the basis of a random number and the blank symbol is stopped at the selected stop position. Accordingly, although the number of equally spaced symbols is ten, fourteen stop positions are obtained. The reel is rotated by a step motor. The stop position is determined according to the number of drive pulses supplied to the step motor.
Abstract: A symbol display device for a gaming machine has a display window wherein any of a plurality of different symbols is stopped. An outer reel is rotatable behind the display window. The symbols are spaced peripherally about the outer reel. Each of the symbols is transparent with an opaque portion disposed inside and/or outside the transparent symbol. The peripheral face of the outer reel is opaque outside the transparent symbol. An inner reel is rotatable inside the outer reel. A plurality of different colored patterned portions are disposed in a peripheral series about the inner reel. Any of the patterned portions can be stopped in the display window. One of the patterned portions stopped in the display window becomes observable through the transparent portion when the transparent symbol is stopped in the display window, and is combined with the transparent symbol, to constitute a compound symbol. The inner and outer reels may instead be inner and outer endless belts.
Abstract: A bingo game machine which can carry out a series of operations including storing discrimination balls which are to be blown by an air blower into a closed vessel. The balls are blown about within the vessel with some balls falling onto a return surface to the storage area and some falling into a storage member. The balls falling into the storage member are detected and are the balls used to determine the winning balls for the bingo game. Once the balls have been received and detected, the game is over and the balls in the storage member are dropped into the storage area for the next game. A motor drives a screw rod in order to open a bottom of the storage member in order to release the balls that have fallen into the storage member. The motor moves the bottom back into place to close the bottom for the next game.
Abstract: A slot machine for playing games has a set of three normal reels, with symbols arranged on their peripheries. The normal reels are rotated in a normal game, and are stopped to determine a win, in accordance with a combination of symbols of the normal reels along a predetermined first winning line. A win is selected from a normal win and a specific win. A bonus game is triggered when the specific win is provided. There is at least one specific reel having symbols which are arranged on its periphery. The specific reel is rotated in the bonus game, and is stopped to determine the win, in accordance with a symbol on the specific reel at a predetermined winning position.
Abstract: A cylindrical medal pusher is eccentrically mounted on a rotary shaft. As the rotary shaft drives the medal pusher to eccentrically rotate it, a portion of the circumferential surface of the medal pusher remotest from the rotary shaft sequentially passes through play areas and pushes a medal on a play field toward the final edge of the play field so that the medal is moved to the area outside of a locus of the remotest portion. A medal thrown by player is pushed by the medal pusher to drop another medal placed on the play field from the final edge of the play field. The dropped medal is counted when it enters a drop hopper which pays out the same number of medals as the counted medals to the player. The partition plate protrudes above the play field and the front end facing the rotary shaft is always near at the circumferential surface of the medal pusher so that a medal is not permitted to transfer between different play areas.
Abstract: A slot machine is provided with a plurality of motors each arranged for rotating a respective one of a plurality of reels. A first drive device starts driving the motors in response to a start signal, and stops driving the motors in accordance with stop signals sequentially generated for respective ones of the motors. A second drive device is provided for driving a part of the motors when it is determined that there is at least an effective winning symbol combination, to rotate those ones of the reels which stop with symbols of the obtained winning symbol combination, again in a special fashion to make an appeal to the winner.
Abstract: A slot machine having observation windows formed in a 3.times.3 matrix on a front panel. Behind each observation window, a reel is mounted which is rotated by a pulse motor. When a reel stops, one symbol appears in the central area of each observation window. Eight winning lines are provided including three vertical lines, three horizontal lines and two diagonal lines. These winning lines are made valid in accordance with the number of inserted coins. The reels are stopped in a predetermined order. If a combination of symbols on a valid winning line is a winning symbol combination, coins corresponding in number to the rank of the winning symbol combination are paid out.
Abstract: An endless belt conveyor is disposed between a coin receptacle and a hopper. Coins stored in the coin receptacle fall from an outlet at the lower portion of the coin receptacle and are supported and held on the endless belt. When the endless belt circulates, coins on the endless belt are transported toward the hopper and dropped into the bucket. The bucket is provided therein with a first sensor for detecting a lower limit of the number of coins and a second sensor for detecting an upper limit of the number of coins. In response to a signal from the first sensor, the endless belt circulates, and in response to a signal from the second sensor, the endless belt stops. The coin receptacle has a supply port for replenishment with coins. A protective cover is securely fixed to the supply port, the protective cover having a lattice pitch allowing a coin to pass but preventing a human hand from entering.
Abstract: A slot machine has inner and outer coaxial overlying reels. Each reel is formed with symbols on its transparent outer circumferential frame. The inner and outer reels are rotated independently by motors. The outer reel has a transparent outer circumferential frame to allow a player to see symbols on the inner reels. A combined symbol of superposed inner and outer reel symbols is produced.