Patents by Inventor Ryan Randazzo

Ryan Randazzo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9311779
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for a multi-site casino or resort wide promotional winners selection. The system selects a winner based on playing with a card at a table game or slot machine, or just being at an active slot machine, opened table game, or other activity within a resort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Frank J. Silvestro, Wayne W. Walkwitz, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo
  • Patent number: 9092936
    Abstract: One or more gaming machines include an external attendant paid bonus win meter. More particularly, when the casino gaming system generates a jackpot, and awards the jackpot to a player at a gaming machine, the amount of the winning jackpot is recorded on the external attendant paid bonus win meter. Otherwise stated, the system-based jackpot is awarded to a player at a gaming machine, and the amount of the winning jackpot is recorded on a gaming machine-based meter. The player may be randomly determined. Additionally, the trigger for awarding the jackpot may be randomly determined based on predetermined criteria set by the casino or gaming system manufacturer. Once the jackpot win occurs, the player at the selected gaming machine is notified, usually by a visible sign or message. In one embodiment, the amount of the jackpot win (or bonus win) is recorded on the external attendant paid bonus win meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Walkwitz, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo
  • Patent number: 8715071
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for running an automated campaign for progressive games. The system automatically awards a maximum amount of progressive prizes set by the casino during a progressive prize time to multiple progressive winners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Keenan, William Decoux, Bryan M. Kelly, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo, Patricia A. McMahan, Frank J. Silvestro, Wayne W. Walkwitz
  • Publication number: 20130281198
    Abstract: One or more gaming machines include an external attendant paid bonus win meter. More particularly, when the casino gaming system generates a jackpot, and awards the jackpot to a player at a gaming machine, the amount of the winning jackpot is recorded on the external attendant paid bonus win meter. Otherwise stated, the system-based jackpot is awarded to a player at a gaming machine, and the amount of the winning jackpot is recorded on a gaming machine-based meter. The player may be randomly determined. Additionally, the trigger for awarding the jackpot may be randomly determined based on predetermined criteria set by the casino or gaming system manufacturer. Once the jackpot win occurs, the player at the selected gaming machine is notified, usually by a visible sign or message. In one embodiment, the amount of the jackpot win (or bonus win) is recorded on the external attendant paid bonus win meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Wayne W. Walkwitz, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo
  • Patent number: 8535150
    Abstract: A loss limit system and method automatically tracks a player's entry and cash play, and does not allow them to play more than an allotted dollar amount during a given time frame or lose more than the established limit. Typically, excursions of play sessions are set up by day. Play is tracked at gaming machines and locked from all other play during card in at a machine. No other play is allowed at gaming machines, auto table rating systems or open table ratings, purchase of tokens, unless buy-in has not reached the loss limit for the session. At rollover, players are allowed to play again until they meet the same criteria for loss limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Ryan Randazzo, Alexandra Taylor, Frank Silvestro, Paul C. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8382586
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for a multi-site casino or resort wide promotional winners selection. The system selects a winner based on playing with a card at a table game or slot machine, or just being at an active slot machine, opened table game, or other activity within a resort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Frank J. Silvestro, Wayne W. Walkwitz, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo
  • Patent number: 8360869
    Abstract: A progressive processing engine is disclosed for a multi-site casino or resort wide promotional winners selection. The system selects a winner based on playing with a card at a table game or slot machine, or just being at an active slot machine, opened table game, or other activity within a resort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Frank J. Silvestro, Wayne W. Walkwitz, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo
  • Patent number: 8348755
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for a multi-site casino or resort wide promotional winners selection. The system selects a winner based on playing with a card at a table game or slot machine, or just being at an active slot machine, opened table game, or other activity within a resort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Frank J. Silvestro, Wayne W. Walkwitz, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo
  • Publication number: 20120214579
    Abstract: A loss limit system and method automatically tracks a player's entry and cash play, and does not allow them to play more than an allotted dollar amount during a given time frame or lose more than the established limit. Typically, excursions of play sessions are set up by day. Play is tracked at gaming machines and locked from all other play during card in at a machine. No other play is allowed at gaming machines, auto table rating systems or open table ratings, purchase of tokens, unless buy-in has not reached the loss limit for the session. At rollover, players are allowed to play again until they meet the same criteria for loss limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Ryan Randazzo, Alexandra Taylor, Frank Silvestro, Paul C. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8167707
    Abstract: A loss limit system and method automatically tracks a player's entry and cash play, and does not allow to play more than an allotted dollar amount during a given time frame or lose more than the establishment limit. Typically, excursions of play sessions are set up by day. Play is tracked at gaming machines and locked from all other play during card in at a machine. No other play is allowed at gaming machines, auto table rating systems or open table ratings, purchase of tokens, unless buy-in has not reached the loss limit for the session. At rollover, players are allowed to play again until they meet the same criteria for loss limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Ryan Randazzo, Alexandra Taylor, Frank Silvestro, Paul C. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8105155
    Abstract: A loss limit system and method automatically tracks a player's entry and cash play, and does not allow them to play more than an allotted dollar amount during a given time frame or lose more than the established limit. Typically, excursions of play sessions are set up by day. Play is tracked at gaming machines and locked from all other play during card in at a machine. No other play is allowed at gaming machines, auto table rating systems or open table ratings, purchase of tokens, unless buy-in has not reached the loss limit for the session. At rollover, players are allowed to play again until they meet the same criteria for loss limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Ryan Randazzo, Alexandra Taylor, Frank Silvestro, Paul C. McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20100240448
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for running an automated campaign for progressive games. The system automatically awards a maximum amount of progressive prizes set by the casino during a progressive prize time to multiple progressive winners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore Keenan, William Decoux, Bryan M. Kelly, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo, Patricia A. McMahan, Frank J. Silvestro, Wayne W. Walkwitz
  • Publication number: 20090131162
    Abstract: One or more gaming machines include an external attendant paid bonus win meter. More particularly, when the casino gaming system generates a jackpot, and awards the jackpot to a player at a gaming machine, the amount of the winning jackpot is recorded on the external attendant paid bonus win meter. Otherwise stated, the system-based jackpot is awarded to a player at a gaming machine, and the amount of the winning jackpot is recorded on a gaming machine-based meter. The player may be randomly determined. Additionally, the trigger for awarding the jackpot may be randomly determined based on predetermined criteria set by the casino or gaming system manufacturer. Once the jackpot win occurs, the player at the selected gaming machine is notified, usually by a visible sign or message. In one embodiment, the amount of the jackpot win (or bonus win) is recorded on the external attendant paid bonus win meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Walkwitz, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo
  • Publication number: 20090124370
    Abstract: One or more gaming machines include an external attendant paid bonus win meter. More particularly, when the casino gaming system generates a jackpot, and awards the jackpot to a player at a gaming machine, the amount of the winning jackpot is recorded on the external attendant paid bonus win meter. Otherwise stated, the system-based jackpot is awarded to a player at a gaming machine, and the amount of the winning jackpot is recorded on a gaming machine-based meter. The player may be randomly determined. Additionally, the trigger for awarding the jackpot may be randomly determined based on predetermined criteria set by the casino or gaming system manufacturer. Once the jackpot win occurs, the player at the selected gaming machine is notified, usually by a visible sign or message. In one embodiment, the amount of the jackpot win (or bonus win) is recorded on the external attendant paid bonus win meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Walkwitz, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo
  • Publication number: 20080305864
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for a multi-site casino or resort wide promotional winners selection. The system selects a winner based on playing with a card at a table game or slot machine, or just being at an active slot machine, opened table game, or other activity within a resort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Frank J. Silvestro, Wayne W. Walkwitz, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo
  • Publication number: 20080305866
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for a multi-site casino or resort wide promotional winners selection. The system selects a winner based on playing with a card at a table game or slot machine, or just being at an active slot machine, opened table game, or other activity within a resort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo, Patricia A. McMahan, Fank J. Silvestro, Wayne W. Walkwitz
  • Publication number: 20080305865
    Abstract: A progressive processing engine is disclosed for a multi-site casino or resort wide promotional winners selection. The system selects a winner based on playing with a card at a table game or slot machine, or just being at an active slot machine, opened table game, or other activity within a resort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Fank J. Silvestro, Wayne W. Walkwitz, Paul C. McLaughlin, Ryan Randazzo
  • Publication number: 20080214293
    Abstract: A loss limit system and method automatically tracks a player's entry and cash play, and does not allow them to play more than an allotted dollar amount during a given time frame or lose more than the established limit. Typically, excursions of play sessions are set up by day. Play is tracked at gaming machines and locked from all other play during card in at a machine. No other play is allowed at gaming machines, auto table rating systems or open table ratings, purchase of tokens, unless buy-in has not reached the loss limit for the session. At rollover, players are allowed to play again until they meet the same criteria for loss limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Ryan Randazzo, Alexandra Taylor, Frank Silvestro, Paul C. McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20080176646
    Abstract: A loss limit system and method automatically tracks a player's entry and cash play, and does not allow to play more than an allotted dollar amount during a given time frame or lose more than the establishment limit, Typically, excursions of play sessions are set up by day. Play is tracked at gaming machines and locked from all other play during card in at a machine. No other play is allowed at gaming machines, auto table rating systems or open table ratings, purchase of tokens, unless buy-in has not reached the loss limit for the session. At rollover, players are allowed to play again until they meet the same criteria for loss limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Patricia A. McMahan, Ryan Randazzo, Alexandra Taylor, Frank Silvestro, Paul C. McLaughlin