Chance Devices Patents (Class 273/138.1)
  • Patent number: 11107329
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods that, upon an occurrence of a designated triggering event, associated with a keno game, provide wild ball feature for one or more keno cards of the keno game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Bradford Brown, Daniel Helzer
  • Patent number: 11037404
    Abstract: Various aspects are described for utilizing achievement-based paytable unlock techniques in one or more hybrid wager-based gaming environments. Additionally, various embodiments of wager-based math models are described herein which may be used for conducting wager-related activities in one or more types of wager-based games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SYNERGY BLUE LLC
    Inventors: Georg Washington, Joe Serra, Michael Oberberger
  • Patent number: 10957154
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a casino-style video game with a unique betting scheme. A player's act of selecting one of a plurality of game icons serves as the wager synonymous with the revelation of a game prize. The system and method involve assigning a prize or lack thereof to each game tile; causing the display of three or more game tiles, each of the game tiles concealing a prize or lack thereof; accepting a player input consistent with a desired bet amount; receiving a player input consistent with selecting one of the three or more game tiles, the player input consistent with selecting one of the three or more game tiles further simultaneously acting as a bet equivalent to the bet amount; revealing on a display a prize or lack thereof associated with the selected game tile; and awarding a prize, if any, associated with the selected game tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GAMECO, LLC
    Inventors: Blaine Goldman Graboyes, Eli Weissman, Jared Torres
  • Patent number: 10950083
    Abstract: A gaming machine and method for operating a slot machine game in which virtual or mechanical reels include numbers from which a prize amount is produced by concatenation. In response to a wager activation by a player, the reels display conduct a base game including spinning the reels and stopping to produce a respective randomly selected outcome including a plurality of symbols that are each one of a single digit number which may be zero, a double digit number which may be double zero, and a blank. A prize amount is identified from the outcome by concatenating the single and double digit numbers and ignoring the blanks along a designated payline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Medford, Daniel W. Eulenfeld
  • Patent number: 10930119
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wagering games that award prizes for reaching numerical objectives. A system for a multi-zone twenty-one (21) themed game whereby if the player achieves twenty-one (21) in a plurality of zones a payout is awarded. A top payout is awarded for twenty-one (21) in all of the zones and a subordinate payout is awarded for twenty-one (21) in greater than fifty percent of the plurality of zones. Scratch-off lottery games with adding themes, such that a payout is awarded if a line contains the numerical objective twenty-one (21) a payout is awarded and if a player reaches a numerical objective in the maximum amount of lines a top payout is awarded. A table game of twenty-one (21) in a plurality of zones for reaching numerical objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Ahmnon D. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 10930108
    Abstract: A game comprising: a plurality of reels, each of the reels comprising a plurality of symbol positions; a plurality of symbols, at least one of the plurality of symbols located in at least one of the plurality of symbol positions; a visible matrix comprising a plurality of matrix positions; a plurality of matrix positions designated as capture positions; a set of program instructions executable to implement: accepting a wager; receiving an instruction to initiate play of the game; determining a game outcome including a stop position for each of the plurality of reels; displaying a portion of the reels based on each reel's stop position in the visible matrix; determining whether to issue an award based on the symbols in the capture positions; and issuing an award if the program instructions so designate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Brent Daniels
  • Patent number: 10916097
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating variation and adjustment of payouts during participation of a gaming feature. From the player's perspective, gaming payout enhancements may involve fluctuating beneficial and non-beneficial adjustments. One embodiment involves providing an initial award modifier, and a plurality of selectable items. Some of the selectable items have a positive or negative modifier adjustment value associated therewith, and at least one of the selectable items includes an awarded value that also terminates further modifier adjustment. The player selects the selectable items, and an accumulated modifier is adjusted based on the positive or negative modifier adjustment values associated with the selected items. Adjustment of the accumulated modifier value is discontinued in response to player selection of the awarded value and the termination of modifier adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Nathan Wodarz
  • Patent number: 10916095
    Abstract: A new method of playing a lottery or other game of chance is described in which a Player who purchased a ticket for a first lottery may subsequently purchase a “Milligan,” a chance to win a subset of prizes at a subsequent lottery but at a reduced cost. Similar to a mulligan in golf, the “Milligan” affords the Player a second opportunity to play. While giving the Player the benefit of an additional, discounted chance to a win, this new method of play also provides Lottery Operators additional revenue at a lower payout risk. Ticket Retailers benefit from the new method of play because it may incentivize players to return to Ticket Retailers to purchase the “Milligan.” Another new method of playing a lottery or other game of chance is described in which a Player may purchase a ticket for a lottery for a chance to win a subset of prizes but at a reduced cost is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Henry Milligan
  • Patent number: 10891826
    Abstract: A gaming system includes an input device, an electronic display device, and game-logic circuitry. In response to the input device detecting a physical item associated with monetary value that establishes a credit balance, the game-logic circuitry initiates a wagering game responsive to an input indicative of a wager drawn on the credit balance. The wagering game includes display of a gamescape that includes an award zone and a plurality of symbols moving around the gamescape on the display device. An award sequence is triggered when a predetermined threshold of the plurality of symbols are positioned completely inside the award zone. When the award sequence is triggered, the symbols inside the award zone stop moving and a corresponding award value is determined based on the symbols inside the award zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SG Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Roger Jaffe
  • Patent number: 10885744
    Abstract: A gaming system comprising a regulated gaming machine primarily dedicated to playing at least one casino wagering game. The gaming machine includes an electronic display device and one or more electronic input devices and game-logic circuitry configured to detect, via at least one of the one or more electronic input devices, a physical item associated with a monetary value that establishes a credit balance. The game-logic circuitry is further configured to initiate the casino wagering game in response to an input indicative of a wager covered by the credit balance. The game-logic circuitry is further configured to increment a progressive jackpot associated with the wagering game. The game-logic circuitry is further configured to conduct a skill-based bonus game that awards portions of the incremented progressive jackpot based on skillful inputs of a player in response to a triggering event occurring during the wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SG Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie W Vann
  • Patent number: 10867164
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture for real-time interactive anamorphosis projection via face detection and tracking are disclosed. An example system includes a sensor to capture an image of a face of a user. An augmented reality controller is to access the image from the sensor, determine a position of the face of the user relative to a display surface, and apply a perspective correction to an anamorphic camera representing a vantage point of the active user. A user application is to generate a scene based on the position of the anamorphic camera. A display is to present, at the display surface, the scene based on the vantage point of the active user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon Gavino, Abhay Dharmadhikari, Selvakumar Panneer, Carl Marshall, Vinay Nooji, Fan Chen, Alexandra Warlen
  • Patent number: 10861285
    Abstract: A gaming machine has a display and a game controller arranged to control images of symbols displayed on the display device. The game controller is arranged to play a game in which at least one random event is caused to be displayed on the display device. If a predefined winning event occurs, the machine awards a prize to a player. When a trigger condition occurs in a base game of the game, a bonus game feature is awarded comprising a series of bonus games. If a particular special symbol outcome occurs during any of the bonus games, the particular special symbol outcome is collected towards a jackpot prize awarding event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Scott Olive
  • Patent number: 10818139
    Abstract: A gaming machine provides an operation unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The operation unit is configured to receive an operation of the player. The display unit is operably coupled to the operation unit and is configured to display a first display area with a first grid of cells, and a second display area with a second grid of cells. The first symbol display area includes a first plurality of cells arranged in a first grid. The control unit randomly establishes a bonus pattern of symbols in the second grid of cells and copies the bonus pattern of symbols into the first grid of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Nakamoto
  • Patent number: 10803705
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for dynamic wager sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Roxor Gaming, Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Newton, Davinder Pal Singh Pank
  • Patent number: 10777043
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a display in the form of a matrix of rows and columns and a controller configured to conduct a game instance upon receiving a wager via a player input. In conducting each game instance, the controller activates a number of columns on the display based on the wager and controls a display to indicate which columns in the display have been activated. The controller determines if any of the activated columns meets a triggering condition and controls the display to display the activated columns which meet the triggering condition with a modified background. The controller then determines an outcome of the game instance based on whether a predetermined number of activated columns which meet the triggering condition are adjacent one another and makes an award to the player based on the outcome of the instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: James Kroon
  • Patent number: 10755529
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a multi-hand video poker game in which the hands are displayed as an arrangement. One or more modifiers are applied to at least one row or column of the arrangement. All the hands are evaluated against one or more paytables and awards are determined. The awards for the hands that have applied modifiers are modified based on the respective modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Bradford Brown, Wendy O'Steen-Wilson, Benjamin R. Holsclaw, Gerardo Marquez, James M. Cole, David Howe
  • Patent number: 10755532
    Abstract: Administrating a package of shuffled playing cards to prevent fraudulent card exchanges. The administrating system is configured to calculate places and a number of packages of shuffled playing cards at places of the backyard, the places of playing tables, places of carriers and the disposition place using information obtained by the loading step and unloading step and the administrating system calculates by every ID codes bases 1) places of packages registered by the registering step for registering to a data base of administrating system and a number of packages place by place from information obtained from the loading step and the unloading step. The administrating system is configured to recognize whether there is a lost package by comparing the information of all ID codes registered in registering steps with the ID codes at places of packages obtained at the calculating step from the loading step and the unloading step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10748386
    Abstract: Administrating a package of shuffled playing cards to prevent fraudulent card exchanges. The administrating system is configured to calculate places and a number of packages of shuffled playing cards at places of the backyard, the places of playing tables, places of carriers and the disposition place using information obtained by the loading step and unloading step and the administrating system calculates by every ID codes bases 1) places of packages registered by the registering step for registering to a data base of administrating system and a number of packages place by place from information obtained from the loading step and the unloading step. The administrating system is configured to recognize whether there is a lost package by comparing the information of all ID codes registered in registering steps with the ID codes at places of packages obtained at the calculating step from the loading step and the unloading step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10733830
    Abstract: A display for an electronic gaming machine (EGM) may have a display including a main display portion and one or more curved display side portions. In some examples, the EGM may include a sensor system residing at least in part on the one or more curved display side portions. A control system may be configured to cause the main display portion to display one or more images corresponding to a touch, gesture or force detected by the sensor system. One or more of the curved display side portions may be used to display images corresponding to virtual control devices and/or an attract sequence for a game. In some instances, one or more of the curved display side portions may be used to display images corresponding to an attract sequence, player identification information and/or advertising while the main display portion is being used to present an instance of the wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Pty Limited
    Inventor: Rajendrasinh B. Jadeja
  • Patent number: 10699532
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method providing a skill-based wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Scott A. Caputo
  • Patent number: 10695680
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for allowing a custom version of video session to be created for presentation on at least one viewer device. Game metadata generated from a live or recorded video feed is received. The game metadata includes three-dimensional modeling data associated with the live or recorded video feed. Viewer metadata collected from a plurality of viewer devices is received. The viewer metadata includes information pertaining to a plurality of responses of a plurality of viewers to a presentation of the video session on a plurality of viewer devices. Additional game metadata is created based on the game metadata and the viewer metadata. The additional game metadata includes camera data based on the three-dimensional modeling data. The additional game metadata is integrated into the game metadata for at least near-real-time presentation of the custom version of the video session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Unity IPR ApS
    Inventor: Adam Myhill
  • Patent number: 10688397
    Abstract: A device includes: a memory storing a deck having multiple game content objects with levels of rarity; a lottery game processing module conducting a lottery drawing for selecting a particular game content object from game content objects of a rarity level or higher among all the game content objects contained in the deck in response to a lottery drawing operation by the player, and awards the game content object selected in this lottery drawing to the player; and an update processing module which, each time the lottery drawing is conducted, performs an update of the deck by deleting the game content object awarded to the player among the game content objects of at least the preset rarity level and game content objects not awarded to the player among the game content objects, excluding the highest-rarity game content objects from the game content objects of the preset rarity level or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota Sato, Atsushi Nishide
  • Patent number: 10625167
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for allowing a custom version of video session to be created for presentation on at least one viewer device. Game metadata generated from a live or recorded video feed is received. The game metadata includes three-dimensional modeling data associated with the live or recorded video feed. Viewer metadata collected from a plurality of viewer devices is received. The viewer metadata includes information pertaining to a plurality of responses of a plurality of viewers to a presentation of the video session on a plurality of viewer devices. Additional game metadata is created based on the game metadata and the viewer metadata. The additional game metadata includes camera data based on the three-dimensional modeling data. The additional game metadata is integrated into the game metadata for at least near-real-time presentation of the custom version of the video session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Unity IPR ApS
    Inventor: Adam Myhill
  • Patent number: 10629032
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for electronic gaming are disclosed. The method includes generating a plurality of reel strips that each include a column of symbol display positions, where each symbol display position includes a symbol, and evaluating each of the symbols in the symbol display positions. The method also includes determining that at least one of the symbols corresponds to a first in-game event, where the first in-game event is associated with a first value, and adding the first value associated with the first in-game event to a first progressive jackpot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Hawkins, Robert Honeycutt, Christopher Barney, Theodore Hase, Yanis Tsombanidis
  • Patent number: 10613422
    Abstract: There is provided a display device capable of extending the range of its application by enhancing the designability and the diversity of the display manner and by improving visual effects. The display device includes: a projector configured to project light to display information in the form of a projection image; a screen having a display surface through which light projected by the projector passes to form a projection image thereon; and a controller configured to control the projector. The display surface has a non-planar shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sue, Koichi Mori, Yuuichirou Suzuki, Shinji Makisako, Hiroyuki Ishida
  • Patent number: 10580250
    Abstract: A gaming system includes a secure communication board having a Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface and/or a wireless interface accessible externally to players and administrators of the gaming system. The secure communication board selectively provides power and communication between a coupled or proximate mobile device and the gaming system. The secure communication board includes a microcontroller to selectively control both power and communication flow through the secure communication board to the external interfaces. The microcontroller is responsive to the physical state of gaming system components and gaming system processor events and control signals. A wagering game event, user authentication, and/or specific states of one or more physical security switches of the gaming system may be required to provide power and data via the external interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Loose, Walter E. Smolucha
  • Patent number: 10565831
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a credit input mechanism, a display device, symbol meters, a player interface, and a game controller. The player interface generates input signals representative of a trade offer. The trade offer specifies a first set of bonus symbols accumulated by the first symbol meters to be traded for a second set of bonus symbols accumulated by another gaming machine. The game controller randomly generates a game outcome displayed by the display device, and accumulates respective bonus symbols of the game outcome among the first symbol meters. In response to an acceptance of the trade offer, the game controller removes the first set of bonus symbols from the first symbol meters and adds the second set of bonus symbols to the first symbol meters. The game controller further triggers an event in response to the first symbol meters accumulating a winning set of bonus symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: T. Grant Bolling, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10553078
    Abstract: Administrating a package of shuffled playing cards to prevent fraudulent card exchanges. The administrating system is configured to calculate places and a number of packages of shuffled playing cards at places of the backyard, the places of playing tables, places of carriers and the disposition place using information obtained by the loading step and unloading step and the administrating system calculates by every ID codes bases 1) places of packages registered by the registering step for registering to a data base of administrating system and a number of packages place by place from information obtained from the loading step and the unloading step. The administrating system is configured to recognize whether there is a lost package by comparing the information of all ID codes registered in registering steps with the ID codes at places of packages obtained at the calculating step from the loading step and the unloading step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10546465
    Abstract: Administrating a package of shuffled playing cards to prevent fraudulent card exchanges. The administrating system is configured to calculate places and a number of packages of shuffled playing cards at places of the backyard, the places of playing tables, places of carriers and the disposition place using information obtained by the loading step and unloading step and the administrating system calculates by every ID codes bases 1) places of packages registered by the registering step for registering to a data base of administrating system and a number of packages place by place from information obtained from the loading step and the unloading step. The administrating system is configured to recognize whether there is a lost package by comparing the information of all ID codes registered in registering steps with the ID codes at places of packages obtained at the calculating step from the loading step and the unloading step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10540846
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10535224
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer program product for generating graphical representations of wagering selections. A plurality of potential scoring occurrences in an event is received. A graphical representation of each of the potential scoring occurrences on a user interface is generated based on the received first data. A plurality of graphical positions corresponding to a portion of the plurality of potential scoring occurrences is selected to generate at least one graphical pathway identifying at least one wagering selection in the plurality of wagering selections for the event. During a progression of the event, a determination is made whether at least one identified wagering selection in the plurality of wagering selections for the event did not generate a winning wager, where such selection is removed from the user interface. At the conclusion of the event, a winning amount based on the plurality of selected graphical positions is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Metric Gaming LLC
    Inventor: Martin De Knijff
  • Patent number: 10515509
    Abstract: A gaming device comprising a game wheel for obtaining a result of the game, said game wheel being mounted so as to be rotatable about a wheel axis. An electronically actuated screen associated with the game wheel viewed in the viewing direction of the wheel axis. The screen is placed in front of the game wheel and covers part of a game wheel surface which faces a location for operating the gaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Novomatic AG
    Inventor: Heinz Fridrich
  • Patent number: 10510217
    Abstract: A game method and system involving distributing a plurality of cards to participating players, receiving player selections to divide the cards into a plurality of final hands with each final hand being associated by the player with a preset designation, comparing the ranks of the final hands to determine a point total for each player and awarding an additional amount of points to each player having the highest ranked hand of any player for each of the preset designations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Klinghoffer, Neil Monastersky
  • Patent number: 10510205
    Abstract: A gaming machine provides an operation unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The operation unit is an operation of the player. The display unit displays a display area with a plurality of cells arranged in a grid. The control unit allows a player to establish a wager, to establish one of a plurality of predefined subsets of the cells as a feature area as a function of the wager and to provide a game in response to player operation. The control unit randomly selects a plurality of symbols associated with the display area. Each symbol in the plurality of symbols is associated with one of the plurality of cells in the grid. The plurality of symbols forming an outcome of the game; detect an occurrence of a predetermined symbol in the feature area; and provide a game feature as a function of the occurrence of the predetermined symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Merkel, John Pariseau
  • Patent number: 10489872
    Abstract: A method of managing bets is provided. The method includes receiving win bets and group bets. Each win bet includes a bet that a participant selected from a set of participants in an event will win the event. Each group bet includes a bet that one of a subset of the set of participants will win the event. Results of the event identifying a winning participant from the set of participants are received. An amount of a win bet payout for at least a portion of the win bets that comprise a bet on the winning participant is determined. An amount of a group bet payout for at least one of the group bets is also determined. In this manner, a bettor may bet on all participants in an event other than a particular participant, such as the favorite participant, and thus effectively bet against the particular participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CANTOR INDEX LLC
    Inventors: Lee M. Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher, Adam Burgis, Dominic Crosthwaite
  • Patent number: 10482712
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods are set forth designed to promote user loyalty with an enterprise. The user obtains a virtual object such as a virtual dog and earns the ability to acquire accessories or upgrades for their virtual dog through interaction with the enterprise. Certain accessories or upgrades may only be acquired or restored at a physical, brick and mortar venue for the enterprise to encourage the user to visit the venue. Acquisition of attributes such as accessories and upgrades may provide a basis for tournaments and prizes. The virtual object may be accessed and displayed at terminals at the venue or at remote devices. Acquisition of virtual objects may be used to qualify the user for a feature such as a progressive jackpot game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: John Link, Kiran Brahmandam
  • Patent number: 10475287
    Abstract: Various implementations of a gaming system and method perform operations including generating and displaying symbols, where a player collects and stores predetermined symbols. The operations also include converting the predetermined symbols into awards for the player. The operations further include generating and displaying a new plurality of symbols and enabling the player to collect and store predetermined symbols from the generated new plurality of symbols while the gaming system also displays nudge symbols. The operations further include moving symbols in a column of displayed symbols when one of a plurality of columns of displayed symbols includes a nudge symbol. The nudge symbols in a column of displayed symbols may prevent replacement of the displayed symbols in the column with the newly generated symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ADP GAUSELMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Däumling, Uwe Horn
  • Patent number: 10424158
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a display in the form of a matrix of rows and columns and a controller configured to conduct a game instance upon receiving a wager via a player input. In conducting each game instance, the controller activates a number of columns on the display based on the wager and controls a display to indicate which columns in the display have been activated. The controller determines if any of the activated columns meets a triggering condition and controls the display to display the activated columns which meet the triggering condition with a modified background. The controller then determines an outcome of the game instance based on whether a predetermined number of activated columns which meet the triggering condition are adjacent one another and makes an award to the player based on the outcome of the instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: James Kroon
  • Patent number: 10424155
    Abstract: A transaction based interleaved wagering system including an interactive controller configured to: communicate wagering event gift purchase; receive wager parameter display instructions; display wager parameters; communicate an indication to trigger a wager; display award; a wager controller constructed to: receive wager request instructions; determine a wager outcome; and the application controller constructed to: receive the wager setup indication; communicate the recipient information request; receive recipient information data; determine wager parameters; generate a wagering event identification; communicate the wager parameters; receive the indication to trigger the wager; communicate the wager request; receive the wager outcome; determine the award; communicate the award display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Clifford Kaylin, Eric Meyerhofer
  • Patent number: 10410466
    Abstract: An amusement machine including a housing for receiving a computer-controlled game process control, connected to a display device for depicting the game process, which is connected to an actuator allocated to the housing for signaling information sent by the game process control. Wherein the signals of the actuator designed as an infrared light diode can be perceived by a monitoring device designed as a monitoring camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NOVOMATIC AG
    Inventor: Jens Korndoerfer
  • Patent number: 10388115
    Abstract: An insurance enabled hybrid gaming system including a terminal with an entertainment software engine, a real world engine, and a game world engine connecting the entertainment software engine and the real world engine using a network, the system constructed to provide an entertainment game and a gambling game which activates an insurance proposition associated with an insurance trigger event in the entertainment game in exchange for an insurance fee when there is a gameplay event of the entertainment game dependent upon player action and an insurance module that mitigates the negative outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Caitlyn Ross, Eric Meyerhofer, Frank Cire
  • Patent number: 10388105
    Abstract: Social media activities associated with an on-line social media system are linked to casino game activities and casino gaming machines. A player of a casino gaming machine may access a social media website via the casino gaming machine, such as to play a social media game at the casino gaming machine. A player may also access the social media system from a presentation computing device and, via that system, link to a casino gaming machine to play one or more casino wagering games. Social media currency and casino monetary credits may be exchanged or converted and other aspects of casino game play and social media activities may be integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Tipping Point Group, LLC
    Inventor: Sam Johnson
  • Patent number: 10380841
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10373428
    Abstract: A gaming machine that provides a wagering game, including a user interface in communication with a game controller, through the operation of which a player selects one of a plurality of wager options that determine a number of symbols to be active and inactive in the wagering game. For at least one said wager option at least one, but not all of the plurality of symbols that define a possible said winning combination are rendered inactive for forming the winning combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Gregory Leigh Plowman
  • Patent number: 10373427
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method provide game operators with effective deployment of word-based games that removes and/or manages much of the volatility associated therewith. In various embodiments, the system includes a remote central host that processes stored game details according to a method, wherein the method includes identifying potential game tickets for generation, evaluating possible ticket outcomes associated with the potential tickets, and establishing a group of acceptable wagers and a group of represented letter combinations, wherein letter combinations can be filtered out based on repeated occurrences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Koll, Sarah W. Simpkins, Bradford Heathcote
  • Patent number: 10339752
    Abstract: An electronic method of gaming in a gaming system comprises receiving a selection of one of a plurality game options; forming, based on the selected game option, a set of symbols to be used in the generation of at least one game outcome generating a game outcome with the game controller by selecting subsets of the symbols of the respective reels of the formed set of symbols for display on a display of the gaming system in a plurality of columns of symbol display positions with which the respective reels are associated; and making an award upon the symbols displayed at the symbol display positions in the game outcome including a winning combination of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Ben McLenaghan, Oliver Crispino
  • Patent number: 10328359
    Abstract: A rotatable reel 100 for an entertainment machine comprises a circumferential lateral surface 101 and an internal frame structure 102. The reel 100 is provided with illumination means 110. The illumination means 110 are provided in a circumferentially mounted row, the row aligned with the direction of rotation about the central axis X. The illumination means 110 are activated by an illumination control unit at frequencies related to the rotation frequency of the rotatable reel 100 about central axis X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GAMESMAN LIMITED
    Inventor: Al-Haitham Bilbeisi
  • Patent number: 10332335
    Abstract: A gaming system and method includes a first set of reels, where the reels are each associated with a plurality of symbols. The gaming system and method further includes at least one row modifying reel having one or more modifying symbols. If the at least one row modifying reel stops during a play of a game and a modifying symbol is visibly displayed in a display area of the gaming system, the modifying symbol indicates a visible row of the first set of reels. The gaming system is specially programmed to cause certain symbols in the indicated row to behave differently than the same certain symbols that appear on a non-indicated row. The behavior of the certain symbols in the indicated row may also change the behavior of symbols around the certain symbols in the indicated row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ADP GAUSELMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Charles Halvorson, Josef Alexander Hartl
  • Patent number: 10319184
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and article of manufacture for computing an aggregate tax liability at a gaming device comprises receiving an indication from the gaming device of a start and end of a gaming period. A plurality of games are played by a player during the gaming period. The amount of the player's winnings and losses for each game played is monitored. A total winnings and a total losses incurred by the player during the gaming period is computed, and an aggregate amount that comprises a summation of the total winning and the total losses during the gaming period is also computed. Based on the location of the gaming device, determine a jurisdiction that governs the aggregate tax liability. Compute the aggregate tax liability based on the aggregate amount and the jurisdiction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Phillip L. Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10319177
    Abstract: A wagering interface is disclosed for a gaming apparatus, for applying a wager when playing a game. The wagering interface comprises a display screen for displaying at least a portion of the game being played and a slider which is repositionable along a slider path orientated to extend from a lower portion of the display to an upper portion of the display. The wager applied when playing the game is dependent on the position of the slider along the path which thus provides a gamer with a visual indication of the wager applied, and thus enables the gamer to better coordinate the application of the wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Novomatic AG
    Inventor: Oliver Bartosik