In A Chance Application Patents (Class 463/16)
  • Patent number: 10297108
    Abstract: A gaming system and method providing a collection game independent from the primary games of a gaming system. In one embodiment, the collection game includes a plurality of elements and a winning element combination. During play of the collection game, randomly or upon an occurrence of a triggering event, the gaming system releases one of the plurality of elements to players. The gaming system repeats the process of releasing elements until one of the players collects all of the elements of the winning element combination. The first player to collect all of the elements of the winning element combination wins an award or prize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Daniel De Waal, Lance R. Peterson, Vincent P. Smith, Anthony J. Baerlocher, Kimberley Campbell
  • Patent number: 10297110
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods for providing progressive awards in association with a central determination gaming system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Christopher Reddicks, Jeremy J. Warner, James A. Vasquez
  • Patent number: 10296092
    Abstract: A system that generates haptic effects using an actuator receives a haptic effect definition that defines a haptic effect. The system pre-processes the haptic effect definition by determining if the actuator is capable of playing the haptic effect. The system then post-processes the haptic effect definition by adjusting a force value based on an estimate or measurement of a state of the actuator during a playing of the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanav Gandhi, Stephen D. Rank, Henry Da Costa, Eric Gervais, Daniel Parker
  • Patent number: 10293261
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples is a method of providing a computer implemented game comprising: displaying one or more on-screen objects in accordance with the computer implemented game; accepting input from a user of the computer implemented game; responsive to receiving input from the user, updating the one or more on-screen objects according to one or more game rules using one or more computer processors; receiving a notification from a game server, over a network, that the user of the computer implemented game has completed a gameplay specific task in a second computer implemented game, wherein the second computer implemented game is provided on a separate platform from the computer implemented game; and responsive to receiving the notification from the game server, providing a reward to the user in the computer implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Jon-Paul Emile Dumont, Siavash Ghamaty, Laura Louise Dansingani, Liye Zhang, Genki Mine
  • Patent number: 10297114
    Abstract: After purchase a betting ticket, odds fluctuate as time goes by and the predicted payout amount of part of buying targets becomes lower than the total purchase amount, causing unexpected loss for the ticket holders. Systems and methods acquire odds information about a race, a betting type of a betting ticket for designating one or more racers out of racers to participate in a race of the racing and a buying target in the betting type. Additionally, an acceptance amount for each buying target is accepted from a user, and notification information is output when at least one predicted payout amount out of each predicted payout amount calculated from each acceptance amount for each buying target of a betting type of a betting ticket accepted from the user and the acquired odds information is less than a reference amount based on a total acceptance amount accepted from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Sadaaki Emura
  • Patent number: 10297113
    Abstract: A gaming system may comprise a processor, a gaming machine in electronic communication with the processor, and a memory device in electronic communication with the processor with a first game and a second game stored thereon. The first game may have a first return percentage and the second game may have a second return percentage, wherein the first return percentage and the second return percentage are different. A player may elect to play the first game or the second game by selecting a first game selection device or a second game selection device, respectively, with a goal of figuring out which game has the higher return percentage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Novomatic AG
    Inventors: Bartholomeus Czapkiewicz, Johannes Wilms
  • Patent number: 10290185
    Abstract: The present invention can provide a system and method for paramutual-style fantasy sports wagering and entertainment. In one exemplary embodiment, the present invention can include a method for paramutual fantasy betting, the method comprising providing a bettor with a first plurality of players of a first player type, providing a bettor with a second plurality of players of a second player type, receiving a proposition from the bettor, wherein the proposition comprises a first player from the first plurality of players and a second player from the second plurality of players, receiving a wager amount from the bettor, receiving a paramutual bet for the proposition, calculating paramutual odds for the proposition, and determining a result for the bettor, wherein the result is based on the paramutual bet and the proposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AG 18, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Koustas, John Mix, Xander Oxman
  • Patent number: 10290175
    Abstract: A gaming terminal includes a first display screen operative to display a wagering game that includes a lower section. A second display screen is operative to display images of input buttons and includes a touchscreen operative to receive inputs at the input buttons to play the wagering game. The second display screen is smaller than the first display screen. The second display screen is positioned forwardly relative to the lower section of the first display screen such that the second display screen is closer than the first display screen to a player position in front of the gaming terminal. The second display screen is inclined relative to horizontal such that an imaginary plane containing the second display screen intersects the lower section of the first display screen thereby creating an infinity pool effect when viewing the first display screen relative to the second display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Louis Castro, Joel Roger Jaffe, Paul Michael Lesley, Larry J. Pacey, Jesse M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10282938
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a gaming system and method are disclosed as having a slide out information area that can be displayed substantially simultaneously with a game on one display screen while efficiently using gaming system hardware resources. The slide out information area enables a player to easily access game information without leaving or interrupting a play of a game. The slide out information area also minimizes the need for the player to switch the player's gaze from the game screen to another screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ADP GAUSELMANN GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Charles Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10282940
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented gaming management system for facilitating applications that support user wagering. The gaming management system may comprise a computer system in communication with a developer computer device. The computer system may be programmed to receive from the developer computer device configuration data for a contingent event to be associated with a user application; determine whether the configuration data meets at least one predetermined standard; and provided that the configuration data meets the at least one predetermined standard, provide the developer computer device with an application program interface (API) credential to be utilized by the user application, wherein the API credential is to give the user application access to an API for resolving the contingent event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Collisse Group Limited
    Inventor: Christopher E. Griffin
  • Patent number: 10279264
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a tutorial system that can aid a user in performing various game commands in response to different game states in a virtual game environment. As the user plays the game, various game states may be encountered. A tutorial engine may, based on a current game state, determine one or more game commands to be recommended to the user, based on historical information of the user and a game state model, wherein the game state model maintains associations between game states and different segments of users. The user is recommended relevant game commands during the normal course of gameplay, based on their own gameplay history and on game commands commonly performed by other users of the game application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Navid Aghdaie, John Kolen, Mohamed Marwan Mattar, Mohsen Sardari, Su Xue, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman
  • Patent number: 10275989
    Abstract: Provided is a game system which performs control so as to allow a donation amount to be collected from a payout obtained in a game upon the occurrence of said payout, a percentage of the payout to be donated being previously set by the user. A donation management server 40 stores settings related to donations made by the user in a donation setting information table 421 and upon the occurrence of the payout, performs control so as to automatically donate a fixed percentage of the payout based on the above-mentioned settings made by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 10275992
    Abstract: A gaming system is disclosed that includes a server connected to automatically control operation of one or more banks of gaming machines. Additionally disclosed are gaming machines with video cameras connected to provide live video feed to one or more displays, such as during tournament play when live video feed of the players and the player tournament positions may be driven in real-time to an overhead display by the server operating in a tournament controller mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Carpenter, Keith Riggs, Allison Pope, Michael D. Conway, Clint Owen, Bradley W. Johnson, JP Cody
  • Patent number: 10275990
    Abstract: Provided is a game system which performs control so as to conduct a ranking display of each user based on an amount of a donation made by the each user. A donation management server 40 stores a donation amount when a donation is made by a user operation, determines user ranking based on the amount of the donation made by the each user, and prepares display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 10275987
    Abstract: Provided is a game system which performs control so as to allow a predetermined profit to be provided for a user by a game facility or the like in accordance with an amount of a donation made by said user. A donation management server 40 performs controls so as to provide points in accordance with the donation amount for the user when the donation is made by a user operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 10275986
    Abstract: Provided is a game system which performs control so as to automatically donate a fraction, which is less than a minimum unit required for playing one game, from a balance of a user card based on settings made by a user. A donation management server 40 stores settings related to donations made by the user in a donation setting information table 421 and for example, when the user performs a cashing-out operation on a slot machine 1010, performs control so as to automatically make the donation by subtracting the fraction from the card balance based on the above-mentioned settings made by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 10268280
    Abstract: A method and system for positioning based device control. The method includes receiving device control instructions associated with function control of a device based on a positioning of a wearable hardware device of a user. Communications between the device and the wearable hardware device are synchronized and a position signal indicating a current position of the wearable hardware device with respect to a body of the user is received. In response, a command associated with controlling a specified function of the device is received and a command is executed resulting in the specified function of the device being modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat Deluca, Clifford A. Pickover, Dana L. Price, Aaron J. Quirk
  • Patent number: 10262491
    Abstract: A gambling hybrid game that provides game history validation. The gambling hybrid game includes an entertainment system engine that provides an entertainment game to a user, a real world engine that provides gambling games to users, and a game world engine that monitors the entertainment game and provides gambling games when appropriate. The entertainment system engine stores game history information in response to a trigger event and provides at least a portion of the stored game history information to a game world engine. The game world engine stores received portion of the game history information. When a request for game history verification is received by the game world engine, the game world engine retrieves the game history information from the entertainment system engine and used the portion of the game history information stored by the game world engine to verify the game history information from the entertainment system engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Clifford Kaylin, Scott Shimmin, Eric Meyerhofer
  • Patent number: 10252156
    Abstract: A control circuit of a master-side game console includes: a processor and a storage circuit for storing a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Hao Lin, E-Cheng Cheng, Sheng-Kai Hung, Chien-Kuo Cheng
  • Patent number: 10255763
    Abstract: Various techniques are disclosed for implementing different types interactive event outcome reveal techniques during play of wager-based games and/or non-wager-based games conducted at an electronic gaming device of a gaming network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Synergy Blue, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Washington, Joe Serra
  • Patent number: 10255766
    Abstract: A system and method for playing Trade 'N Place Poker wherein three unique poker hands are generated from the same deck of cards and populated in a matrix of three rows and five columns. The deck of cards used for this invention is a standard deck of 52 cards plus n additional trade cards which allows the player to trade any two cards current locations on the three by five matrix with each other. For this current embodiment, a poker hand is defined as a row of five cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy G. Nottke
  • Patent number: 10255758
    Abstract: A method of operating a gaming system to execute an entertainment game providing outcomes based upon an autonomous agent action and constructed to trigger a wager, wherein the game; detects the autonomous agent action taken by the autonomous agent where the autonomous agent action is a direct utilization by the autonomous agent of the actionable element within the entertainment game, wherein the autonomous agent action is taken by the autonomous agent without the player's supervision; and communicates, to the real world controller, an agent wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Eric Meyerhofer
  • Patent number: 10252157
    Abstract: A control circuit of a client-side game console includes: a processor and a storage circuit for storing a computer program product. The processor is arranged to operably execute the computer program product to perform following operations: establishing networking connection between the client-side game console and a master-side game console; receiving client-side input values generated by a user control device of the client-side game console; transmitting the client-side input values to the master-side game console; receiving a target instruction and a pseudo clock indicator value transmitted from the mater-side game console; executing the target instruction in a client-side emulating environment based on the pseudo clock indicator value; and rendering an updated client-side game screen according to execution results of the target instruction and displaying the updated client-side game screen on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Hao Lin, E-Cheng Cheng, Sheng-Kai Hung, Chien-Kuo Cheng
  • Patent number: 10255613
    Abstract: An approach to facilitating identity-recognition-based promotions using virtual containers is provided. A first virtual container may be associated with a first virtual item set and identified by a first container identifier. Container instances of the first virtual container that are purchased through a store interface during a first time period may be configured to be activated by users in a game space to obtain item instances of virtual items of the first virtual item set. The first virtual container may be modified to be associated with a second virtual item set and identified by the first container identifier. Container instances of the first virtual container that are purchased during a second time period may be container instances of the modified first virtual container that are configured to be activated by the users in the game space to obtain item instances of virtual items of the second virtual item set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie K. Schultz, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 10249129
    Abstract: A gaming system used in a wager-based electronic gaming machine is described. The gaming system is configured to provide picture in a picture capabilities on the electronic gaming machine. In one embodiment, the gaming system can include a first gaming device and a second gaming device where the first gaming device controls the second gaming device. The first gaming device can be configured to receive data and/or communicate with an electronic gaming machine controller, a value input device and value output device. The second gaming device can be configured to receive touchscreen data from a touchscreen display and first video data from the first gaming device and second video data from the EGM controller. Under control of the first gaming device, the first video data and second video data can be output in various sizes and locations on the touchscreen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: William R. Wells, Ali Saffari, Christopher Lundy, Craig A Paulsen, Andrew George Novotak, Jr., Thomas Quick
  • Patent number: 10249143
    Abstract: A gaming method including conducting a first game at a first gaming device for a first player; conducting a second game at a second gaming device for a second player; modifying play of the first game based on play of the second game; and modifying play of the second game based on play of the first game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi We Chim, Damien Burczyk, Yanis Tsombanidis
  • Patent number: 10249135
    Abstract: Methods of tracking points among participants in various wagers. An indication of a wager may be received, including point distributions, participants, an event, etc. An indication of an outcome of the wager may be received. Points may be allocated among participants in accordance with a desired point distribution based on the outcome of the wager. An indication of a point adjustment may be received, and points may be adjusted accordingly. The point adjustment may be associated with an external exchange between participants in a wager. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Howard W. Lutnick
  • Patent number: 10242529
    Abstract: An object matching interleaved wagering electronic gaming machine is disclosed. The object matching interleaved electronic gaming machine includes a wager controller operatively connected to an application controller. The wager controller is constructed to receive a request to execute a wager, determine a plurality of results for the wager using a random number generator, and communicate the results for the wager to the application controller. The application controller is operatively connected to an interactive controller and the wager controller. The application controller is constructed to communicate a request to the wager controller to execute the wager, receive the results for the wager from the wager controller, associate the results for the wager with a plurality of graphical display objects, and generate data for the graphical display objects. The interactive controller is operatively connected to the application controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Eric Meyerhofer, Frank Cire, Caitlyn Ross
  • Patent number: 10242537
    Abstract: In a card game between a dealer and at least one player, a fixed starting value is presented on a game table before cards are dealt. The game table includes one or more predesignated areas on which the fixed starting value is presented. One or more player cards are dealt to the at least one player, the one or more player cards having respective card values which, when added together with the fixed starting value, determine a point total for the at least one player. One or more dealer cards are dealt to the dealer, the one or more dealer cards having respective card values which, when added together with the fixed starting value, determine a point total for the dealer. A game outcome is determined based on at least one of the point total for the at least one player or the point total for the dealer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Las Vegas Sands Corp.
    Inventors: Kelvin Morin, Andrew MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10235829
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a gaming machine and method of providing a game. The game machine comprises a display and a controller. The display is configured to display a plurality of symbol positions displayed in a grid. The controller is configured to: initiate a game and define an initial result, the initial result including a symbol in each of the symbol positions within the grid; detect a trigger condition, the trigger condition being a collection of the same symbol within every position of the grid along a first axis; determine at least one adjacent axis from the first axis as a function of predetermined criteria; and copy the same symbol into at least one predetermined position along the adjacent axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley A. Johnson, Jason Gilmore
  • Patent number: 10229554
    Abstract: On a network of electronic gaming machines, data regarding the performance of the machines or the players of the machines is collected and processed to make predictions of future jackpots and recommendations of games to play. The predictions and recommendations are delivered via at least one virtual persona that communicates with players or potential players via displays in a casino or on a web browser, via smartphone. Players can conduct conversations with the persona using cellular telephone, text messaging, or other types of Internet communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PATENT INVESTMENT & LICENSING COMPANY
    Inventor: John F. Acres
  • Patent number: 10223869
    Abstract: A system for managing bets comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores one or more first type of bets and one or more second types of bets. Each first type of bet is associated with a bet amount and comprises a bet that a participant selected from a set of participants in an event will finish in a predetermined subset of finishing positions associated with the event. Each second type of bet is associated with a bet amount and comprises a bet that the selected participant will not finish in the predetermined subset of finishing positions associated with the event. The processor adds the bet amounts associated with the first type of bets with the bet amounts associated with the second type of bets to form a betting pool. The processor determines an amount of a payout based at least in part on the betting pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANTOR INDEX, LLC
    Inventors: Lee M. Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher, Adam Burgis, Dominic Crosthwaite
  • Patent number: 10218353
    Abstract: A circuit for an RF switch using FET transistors that largely cancels the non-linearity of the Coss of the FETs over a majority of the signal range, and reduces distortion. The RF switch includes two substantially identical FETs. The source of one FET is connected to the drain of the other FET and the node formed comprises one terminal of the switch. Two substantially identical capacitors are connected in series with each other and in parallel with the FETs, and the node thus formed comprises the second terminal of the switch. The capacitors are selected such that they have negligible impedance at AC frequencies for which the switch is expected be used, and in particular a much lower impedance than Coss of each FET. A voltage source with a series impedance is also connected in parallel with the capacitors and the two FETs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Efficient Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Glaser, David C. Reusch, Michael A. de Rooij
  • Patent number: 10217321
    Abstract: Each play of a base game increases the likelihood of winning a bonus award. A display provides a graphical indication of the change in likelihood of winning the bonus award. In one aspect, the bonus award comprises the opportunity to play a secondary game. In another aspect, winning the bonus award may be based on payback percentage or outcomes of the base game. In yet another aspect, the timing of the next bonus award can be configured, or otherwise based on one or more conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PATENT INVESTMENT & LICENSING COMPANY
    Inventor: John F. Acres
  • Patent number: 10213697
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for processing replacements to a target array by a plurality of source arrays. Selected tokens in a target array may be replaced with corresponding tokens from a source array to generate a region of identical tokens, which may be processed or removed. Tokens in the target array may be shifted in a direction corresponding to the source array to fill empty cells within the target array and new tokens generated. Selections may be made from multiple source arrays iteratively, with shift directions dynamically modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUNKITRON, INC.
    Inventor: David Walls
  • Patent number: 10210703
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a multi-jurisdictional wagering system are described for preforming actions to increase the diversity, volume and efficiency of a regulated wagering market. In one embodiment, the odds offered by an odds maker are distributed via a licensed disseminator to entities who are licensed to take wagers form punters within a regulated jurisdiction. In another embodiment, a system and method is described for a licensed entity to receive a guaranteed fee for offering wagering opportunities to punters, minimizing the financial exposures to the licensed entity for offering the wagering opportunities. In yet another embodiment, a hybrid wagering system is described that combines fixed odds wagering within a pari-mutuel framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Uplay1
    Inventor: Bruce Merati
  • Patent number: 10210697
    Abstract: A system includes a game device. A non-gambling game including a transition point is conducted on the game device. When a transition point is reached, a gambling game that is logically independent of the non-gambling game is conducted. The gambling game produces a gambling game outcome independent of the non-gambling game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: G2 GAME DESIGN, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg Russell Giuffria, Joseph Baron Giuffria
  • Patent number: 10204484
    Abstract: A skill confirmation interleaved wagering system is disclosed. The skill confirmation interleaved wagering system uses an interactive controller, a process controller and a wager server to authenticate skill level demonstrated by a user of the interactive application by generating simulated application telemetry data, comparing it to the application telemetry data, and then authorizing wagers based on the authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Eric Meyerhofer, Clifford Kaylin, Frank Cire
  • Patent number: 10198906
    Abstract: A gaming device is described that provides a number of different methods for cashing out credit balances from a gaming device. These methods include providing incentives, such as benefits, to a player for selecting particular monetary forms in which to receive the cash out. Non-preferred cash out forms may be associated with disincentives, such as penalties, to dissuade players from selecting these types of monetary transfers. In certain embodiments, incentives and disincentives may be associated with a variety of available monetary forms for cash out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Robert C. Tedesco
  • Patent number: 10192390
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the gaming system, gaming device, and gaming method disclosed herein provide a primary game and a free activation bonus sequence, wherein the gaming system enables the player to select one or more of a plurality of different volatility options for use in the free activation bonus sequence. Each option is associated with a different number of free activations and a different pool of symbols or different symbol functionality. The gaming system provides this variation in the pool of symbols or symbol functionality in various embodiments by enabling the player to replace one or more symbols of a pool or set of symbols of the primary game (i.e., the primary set of symbols) with the symbol associated with a player selected option. The symbols of this modified set of symbols (i.e., the secondary set of symbols) are used in the free activation bonus sequence).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: William K. Hughes, Eric S. Boese
  • Patent number: 10192393
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method of assessing behavior of a player of a wagering game is provided, the method comprising receiving, at a wagering gaming device, via a wireless communication interface from a wearable device worn by the player of the wagering game, physiological data of the player obtained using at least one sensor of the wearable device worn by the player, determining, using at least one processor, whether the player is exhibiting behavior exceeding at least one predefined risk threshold based at least in part on an automated analysis of the received physiological data and the player's history of gaming actions, and when it is determined that the player is exhibiting the behavior, performing at least one action by the wagering gaming device designed to reduce the exhibited behavior below the at least one predefined risk threshold in response to said determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: IGT Canada Solutions ULC
    Inventor: David V. Froy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10192395
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to systems and methods, which may receive gaming data from one or more gaming tables. The systems and methods may obtain gaming data from one or more gaming tables via a network interface based on at least one of a searching structure and a search algorithm. The systems and methods may compare betting criterion to the gaming data. The systems and methods may initiate at least one of a wager based on a comparison of the betting criterion to the gaming data and a display of data related to a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Fresh Idea Global Limited
    Inventor: Jay Chun
  • Patent number: 10186104
    Abstract: A system and method for synchronizing indicators of electronic gaming machines. The system providing a plurality of electronic gaming machines each having a control array and at least one electronic display operatively connected thereto, at least one lighting device operatively connected to the plurality of gaming machines and control circuitry, including a programmable processor, operatively connected to the lighting device. The lighting device having elements to present synchronized lighting effects at the plurality of gaming machines, the synchronized lighting effects including an attract mode and an emotive mode. The system registering a condition on at least one gaming machine and electrically transmitting a signal to the lighting device. The lighting device initiating a predetermined lighting effect at the plurality of machines in response to the registered condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Schrementi, Richard Ditton, Scott J. Schoenberg, Daniel John Whelan
  • Patent number: 10186116
    Abstract: A method and system for conducting multiple competitions of skill for a single performance are described herein. User generated competition groups and system generated competition groups allow users to participate in multiple competitions at once based on answering the same questions or making the same selections related to a single event. The users are informed of each competition either via email, text message or when logging into the network via a website. The users select which competitions groups to join. After joining the desired groups, users then make their selections related to the event which are transmitted to the network where results are tabulated and transmitted back to the users. The results are separated based on each competition group, so that users can continually know where they stand in each separate competition. With multiple competition groups, users are able to have varying success from the same performance in multiple competitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Winview, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. Lockton
  • Patent number: 10185968
    Abstract: A wagering method and a system operating on at least one central server enabling betting among Mi2Cents (M2C) Subscribers, the system comprising: at least one computing system; at least one data processor; a platform; a wager at the at least one central server, a first member using a first user interface device in communication with the at least one central server; a means for receiving at the at least one central server at least one response to the wager by at least one of a plurality of M2C Subscribers; a means for publishing the at least one response at the least one central server; a percentage payment using M2C Methodology; and a means for crediting an account of the first member with a percentage payment that is integrated into M2C Live Fight Promotion Events individual combat fight round purse split amounts between two combat fighters; wherein the percentage payment is based on M2C Subscriber's bet on a winner of any given fight round before and after the round has ended; wherein the computer comprises
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Vincent Brown
  • Patent number: 10181239
    Abstract: A method of operating a gaming machine having a game controller includes receiving, via an input device of the gaming machine, a request from a player to play a game, generating, via a game controller and based on the request to play the game, a symbol combination comprising one or more symbols, wherein the symbol combination is associated with a first payout amount, displaying the symbol combination to the player via a display device, receiving, via the input device, a request from the player to assign a wild symbol, generating the wild symbol based on the request from the player and displaying the wild symbol to the player via the display device, determining whether any of the one or more symbols in the symbol combination matches the wild symbol and providing an indication to the player of any matching symbols via the display device, calculating a second payout amount for the symbol combination based on the matching symbols, wherein the second payout amount is at least equal to the first payout amount, and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Freddy J. Oropeza
  • Patent number: 10169951
    Abstract: A gaming machine comprising a processor to execute a game displaying a matrix of symbol containing elements having a plurality of rows and a plurality columns; at least one column comprising a portion of a simulated rotatable reel of a plurality of said symbol containing elements; said simulated rotatable reel comprising sections of symbol containing elements displaying a plurality of symbols; said simulated rotatable reel including at least one section in which a consecutive run of two or more of said elements is populated by a first identical symbol so that, said first identical symbol being used for a first play of said game, a second identical symbol being randomly selected, the first identical symbol being replaced by the second identical symbol in said consecutive run of two or more of said elements, said second identical symbol being used for a second play of said game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONAMI GAMING, INC.
    Inventor: Osamu Yoshimi
  • Patent number: 10169957
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transferring objects from a first player to a second player within a gaming system are described herein. The method includes receiving, via a first touchscreen of the first gaming machine, a selection of an object by the first player. The method further includes receiving, via the first touchscreen, gesture information relating to the object. The method includes analyzing, by a controller of the gaming system, the gesture information. The method further includes determining, by the controller, that the object is to be transferred from the first player to the second player based at least in part on the gesture information. The method includes transferring, by the controller, the object from the first gaming machine to the second gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Aaron Hightower, William McMaster, Gregory H. Parrott, Alex Popovich
  • Patent number: 10163294
    Abstract: A gaming terminal includes a first display screen operative to display a wagering game that includes a lower section. A second display screen is operative to display images of input buttons and includes a touchscreen operative to receive inputs at the input buttons to play the wagering game. The second display screen is smaller than the first display screen. The second display screen is positioned forwardly relative to the lower section of the first display screen such that the second display screen is closer than the first display screen to a player position in front of the gaming terminal. The second display screen is inclined relative to horizontal such that an imaginary plane containing the second display screen intersects the lower section of the first display screen thereby creating an infinity pool effect when viewing the first display screen relative to the second display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Louis Castro, Joel Roger Jaffe, Paul Michael Lesley, Larry J. Pacey, Jesse M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10163296
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for presenting payouts in primary and/or secondary gaming activities. A plurality of wheels, rings, or other shapes are provided, where each includes a plurality of different symbols, numbers, or other indicia that can be used as a part of a collective payout award. The wheels, rings, or shapes are rotated, and at least one segment designator is provided to demarcate segments of each wheel, ring, or shape as an active segment when the wheels, rings, or shapes stop spinning. The payout amount is based on the aggregate of the symbols, numbers, and/or other indicia presented via the segment designator(s) when the spinning wheels, rings, or shapes have come to rest. In an alternate embodiment, the segment designators are rotated, and demarcate segments of each wheel, ring, or shape as an active segment when the segment designators stop spinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Bradley Berman, Adam Martin