Patents Assigned to Gamesys Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10410463
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an online game server provides a reel-type slot machine game interface that is modified over a course of a game and wherein the game includes a bonus feature that is triggered once a sufficient number of special symbols (e.g., scatter symbols) are accumulated by a player. In accordance with some embodiments, in order to qualify for the bonus feature, the special symbols need to be accumulated as a result of a single wager and original spin and any cascades that are triggered by an outcome of the original spin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hans Elias
  • Patent number: 10395482
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, systems, methods and articles of manufacture provide for a game comprising a primary game and a bonus round comprising a plurality of player selectable elements, in which game an outcome of the primary game may include an eliminator symbol which functions to render unavailable for selection at least one of the player selectable elements. In one embodiment, the lowest value player selectable element is removed or rendered unavailable, thus effectively increasing the player's chances of selecting a higher value player selectable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hans Elias
  • Patent number: 10322333
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for online and/or electronic card games such as blackjack that allow at least one card to be dealt from a special deck (e.g., a restricted deck) into a hand, while the remainder of the cards for that hand (and, in some embodiments, other hands involved in the game event) are dealt from a main/conventional deck. In accordance with some embodiments, the at least one card dealt from the special deck is dealt into a hand of the player while in other embodiments it is dealt into the hand of a dealer and/or an opponent player. A special deck may be a deck that includes cards configured to provide an advantage to the player (e.g., in a blackjack game, restricted deck may only include high value cards if being used for a player hand or only low value cards if being used for a dealer hand).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Robeson Mandela Reeves, Hans Elias, Marlon James Dublin, Alexander Sandford Todd Young
  • Patent number: 10319196
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for new features and functionality of slot-style games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Elias, Marlon James Dublin
  • Patent number: 10304290
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for systems and methods slot-style games having a locking feature. In one example, the locking feature may be activated based on whether a winning outcome was determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventor: Hans Elias
  • Patent number: 10290174
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a system for facilitating a card game provide for outputting a game interface which includes a plurality of card positions into which cards are placed, the card positions being configured in a triangle configuration, wherein the plurality of card positions include at least one subset of card positions within the triangle configuration, each of the at least one subset arranged in a respective sub-triangle located within the triangle configuration into which the plurality of card positions are arranged. A plurality of cards are dealt for a game event and placed into the card positions. If the plurality of dealt cards includes a first winning combination of cards, a prize is awarded to the player. In some embodiments, a prize is also awarded for any sub-combination of cards in a subset of card positions that qualifies as a winning card combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jagbir Rehill, Hans Elias, Thomas David James Aicken
  • Patent number: 10275996
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a game mechanic for an electronic game (e.g., a reel-based slot machine type game) which includes a cascade feature provides for a block of symbol(s) to be moved into and out of a game interface. The block of symbol(s) is moved or manipulated as a single unit and may be stepped into and/or out of the game interface over a course of a plurality of game events (e.g., cascades or spins of the game). The block of symbol(s) may, in some embodiments, comprise at least one symbol which spans a plurality of symbol positions of a symbol matrix when the entirety of it is placed into the symbol matrix. In some embodiments, the block of symbol(s) may function as at least one wild symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Elias, Thomas David James Aicken, Alexander Sandford Todd Young
  • Patent number: 10278114
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for geolocating a user and/or a user device, based on one or more location data sources. Some embodiments may include use of a user authentication process (e.g., a two-factor authentication service) to improve confidence in the determined location of a user device. In one embodiment, a user and/or a user device may be allowed or denied access to restricted access content based on the determined location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Hillary, Robert Anthony Breedt, Jeffrey Paul Bannister, Michael Christopher McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10269219
    Abstract: A bingo game system provides for new features and functionality for a bingo game platform, including a bingo game server configured to provide a temporary daub function for one or more bingo games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Elias, Adam Scott
  • Patent number: 10210714
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture provide for new features and functionality for bingo games, including bingo games providing for multiple bingo symbol pools, multiple bingo symbol draw sequences, and/or features involving daubed symbols drawn from different symbol pools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Elias, Thomas David James Aicken, Adam Scot, David Richard Nulty
  • Patent number: 10147278
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for interface modifications such as with respect to new features and functionality of bingo-style games, particularly with respect to bingo card sorting and presentation via mobile device platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Elias, Adam Scott, Rajko Monden
  • Patent number: 10127760
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for dynamic sharding, such as in an online gaming environment. The invention includes providing a shared data store including at least a table store adapted to store data representative of table state; creating a plurality of shards wherein each shard includes at least a floor manager system and a game system; presenting a plurality of tables to players via a lobby interface; and scaling a number of the plurality of shards to support a current number of players. Numerous additional aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Phillip Jarlath Graham, Andrew Firth, Joshua Richard Watkins
  • Patent number: 10121320
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, systems and apparatus for promoting game play frequency of online games. Embodiments include displaying a plurality of positioned game elements, wherein each positioned game element is associated with a game time period; displaying a game indicia associated with a positioned game element if a player has acquired a game piece during the game time period associated with the positioned game element; selecting one or more positioned game elements after a game duration; and awarding one or more prizes if the selected positioned game elements are associated with a game indicia. Numerous additional aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Elias, Alexander Sandford Todd Young, Thomas David James Aicken, Robeson Mandela Reeves
  • Patent number: 10108523
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture provide for determining the capabilities of a remote mobile devices (e.g., determining the processing capability and/or memory capacity). In one embodiment, capability is determined by displaying a series of images and measuring the time required to display those images. Different series of images, comprising different numbers of images, may be displayed and the corresponding times for each series compared. A particular version of software (or a configuration or parameter of software) to be output to or on the mobile device is then selected based on the determined capabilities. For example, graphics which do not require relatively low processing power and/or memory capacity may be selected for output of an electronic game if the mobile device is determined to have relatively low capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Gamesys, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jason Kempster
  • Patent number: 10092841
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, systems and apparatus for determining a player position in an instance of a game. Embodiments include retrieving a placement value for each player in a set of players wherein the placement value represents a relative measure of advantages and disadvantages related to position experienced by each player in prior game instances; and determining player position assignments for a current game instance based upon the placement values. In one embodiment, determining player position assignments includes determining a number of lottery entries for each player based on the placement value of each player, the lottery entries being used to determine player positions for the players in a current instance of a game. Numerous additional aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Gamesys, Ltd.
    Inventor: Darse Billings
  • Patent number: 10086278
    Abstract: A bingo game system provides for new features and functionality for a bingo game platform, including a bingo listener for relaying messages from a bingo broadcaster to at least one mobile client device (e.g., via a bingo connection proxy).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventor: Hans Elias
  • Patent number: 10026265
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, methods and systems provide for tagging an amount of virtual currency with a source identifier that identifies the player who originally deposits the virtual currency with an online gaming establishment. Thereafter, as the tagged virtual currency is used for wagering, and fragmented into smaller units as sub-amounts of it are wagered and lost to other players, the tag comprising the source identifier persists or is generated and associated anew with each such sub-unit as the sub-amount of virtual currency is moved to virtual wagering stacks of other players. This allows for crediting the player who originally deposited virtual currency with the online gaming establishment for revenue to the gaming establishment as the virtual currency is wagered (whether by the originally depositing player or subsequent players who win the virtual currency so tagged and then re-wager it on subsequent game events).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Gamesys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Darse Billings, Stefano Romano, Louis Burrows
  • Patent number: 10013854
    Abstract: A bingo game system provides for new features and functionality for a bingo game platform, including a bingo broadcaster in communication with a bingo game server, at least one desktop client device, and at least one mobile client device (e.g., via a bingo connection proxy).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Elias, Adam Scott
  • Patent number: 9993728
    Abstract: A bingo game system provides for new features and functionality for a bingo game platform, including a bingo listener for relaying messages from a bingo broadcaster to at least one mobile client device (e.g., via a bingo connection proxy).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Elias, Adam Scott
  • Patent number: 9961614
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for geolocating a user and/or a user device, based on one or more location data sources. Some embodiments may include use of a user authentication process (e.g., a two-factor authentication service) to improve confidence in the determined location of a user device. In one embodiment, a user and/or a user device may be allowed or denied access to restricted access content based on the determined location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Hillary, Robert Anthony Breedt, Jeffrey Paul Bannister, Michael Christopher McCarthy