Credit/debit Monitoring Or Manipulation (e.g., Game Entry, Betting, Prize Level, Etc.) Patents (Class 463/25)
  • Patent number: 10803701
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine comprising a display, a memory storing program instructions for each of a plurality of different games, a game controller for executing the program instructions, the game controller configured to conduct plural game instances in respective ones of a plurality of game areas on the display based on one or more player selections from among the different games, the game controller configured to operate in a first mode when conducting less than a defined number of game instances and a second mode when conducting a defined number of game instances, wherein when operating in the second mode, the game controller is configured to add at least one additional game feature to each of the defined game instances irrespective of the player game selections of games for the respective game areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia PTY Limited
    Inventor: Dinh Toan Tran
  • Patent number: 10803706
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine configured to: provide an interactive application including fungible objects; receive and distribute user input; a wager controller constructed to: receive wager request instructions; determine a wager outcome; transmit the wager outcome; receive fungible object data comprising a fungible object; determine the fungible object; and transmit the fungible object to the application controller; and the application controller operatively connecting the interactive controller and the wager controller, the application controller constructed to: receive the user input; determine whether to trigger a wager; when a wager is triggered, generate a wager request; transmit the wager request to the wager controller; transmit the fungible object to the interactive controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Eric Meyerhofer
  • Patent number: 10796532
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a computing system including a virtual environment hosting a player avatar, comprising: at least one processor; memory storing executable program code; at least one display to display game-related images; and input components to receive player input. The at least one processor is configured to execute the program code to: execute a first game in response to player input, the first game being a game of chance; execute a meta-game, wherein the meta-game defines at least one meta-game objective and wherein progression through the meta-game towards the at least one meta-game objective is related to results of game play in the first game, wherein a theme of the meta-game is associated with the virtual environment, and wherein the first game is executed simultaneously with the meta-game; generate a virtual environment; and present a player avatar on the display within the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Peter James Herring, Joseph Ronald Crepaldi, Andrew Wyer, Daryl Bridges, Daryl Leigh Bruce, Simon David Riley
  • Patent number: 10796520
    Abstract: A gaming system includes a gaming machine for conducting a casino wagering game and logic circuitry. The logic circuitry establishes a gaming session of the casino wagering game for a player, during the gaming session, detects an object at a detected distance via a presence sensor of the gaming machine, determines whether or not the detected object is the player based on one or more object detection criteria including the detected distance, in response to the detected object being determined to be the player, maintains the gaming session, and in response to the detected object being determined to be an object other than the player, initiates an end-session counter to terminate the gaming session. A duration of the end-session counter varies at least partially as a function of the one or more object detection criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Lyons, Ronald Gray, Yogendrasinh Hematji Rajput, Suhas Rangaswamy, Prateek Kumar Baishkhiyar, Sathishkumar Durai
  • Patent number: 10789811
    Abstract: Described embodiments generally relate to a computing system including a virtual environment hosting a player avatar comprising: a display; a memory storing a set of activity instructions; at least one input mechanism configured to receive user input from a player. The controller is configured to access and execute the instructions stored in the memory to: generate a virtual environment; present a player avatar on the within the virtual environment; present at least one skill activity on the display; enable a player to control the player avatar to perform the game of skill activity in association with the virtual environment by operating the at least one input mechanism; in response to a triggering event, determine a skill score based on at least one aspect of the avatar's performance in the skill activity and the set of activity instructions; and based on the skill score, determine whether to electronically allocate a virtual good for use in association with the player avatar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Peter James Herring, Joseph Ronald Crepaldi, Andrew Wyer, Daryl Bridges, Daryl Leigh Bruce
  • Patent number: 10789806
    Abstract: Provided is a player tracking device which is operable to separate voice of a player from surrounding sound including presentation sound outputted from speakers of gaming machines and to effectively and clearly input the voice of a player with microphones. The player tracking device has two directional microphones which are arranged so as to be spaced apart; analyzes difference between sounds from relative positions of said microphones and sound data inputted from said microphones; and executes sound data processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noritoshi Kukita, Yuya Konno, Jun Haishima, Shigehiko Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10789813
    Abstract: A functional transformation interleaved wagering system including an interactive controller configured to: provide an interactive application; communicate, to an application controller, a wager request; receive a wager outcome; receive an indication to provide entrance to a lottery for a period of time; provide the lottery; and communicate, to the application controller, application telemetry; a wager controller constructed to: receive the wager request; communicate the wager outcome; receive an indication; and the application controller operatively connecting the interactive controller and the wager controller and constructed to: receive the wager request; communicate, to the wager controller, the wager request; receive the wager outcome; communicate, to the interactive controller, the wager outcome; communicate the indication to provide the lottery for a period of time; and receive the application telemetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Clifford Kaylin, Eric Meyerhofer
  • Patent number: 10789807
    Abstract: A cooperative disease outbreak interleaved wagering system is disclosed, including an interactive processing device constructed to: provide an interactive application display; communicate session initiation data; receive role assignment data; automatically configure the display; communicate application telemetry data; receive wagering telemetry and application resource data; a wager controller constructed to: receive wager request data; communicate wager outcome data; the process controller operatively connecting the interactive processing device and the wager controller, and constructed to: receive session initiation data; determine number of users and roles available; assign a role to each of the users; associate each of the users with an ability; communicate role assignment data; receive application telemetry data; communicate wager request data; receive wager outcome data; determine and communicate wagering telemetry and application resource data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Eric Meyerhofer, Caitlyn Ross
  • Patent number: 10783750
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a sports event driven skill wagering interleaved game are disclosed. A sports event driven skill wagering interleaved game is provides a sports event driven entertainment game and a gambling game. The sports event driven entertainment game is provided by an entertainment system and is managed by a game world operating system. The gambling game is provided by a real credit operating system. The sports event driven entertainment game provided by the entertainment system monitors a sporting event to detect actions that occur during play of the sporting event and generates sports update information that identifies an action that has occurred. The entertainment system provides the game update information to the game world operating that uses game update information to determine whether an action that occurred during the sports events triggers a gambling event in a gambling game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Eric Meyerhofer, Caitlyn Ross, Frank Cire, Clifford Kaylin
  • Patent number: 10783748
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods for accumulating designated symbols during a gaming session wherein upon an occurrence of a designated symbol accumulator redistribution event, zero, one or more of such accumulated designated symbols are reused to influence zero, one or more determined awards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Chris Peterson, Yu Chong, Nick Hillstrom, Nathan Ajhar
  • Patent number: 10783743
    Abstract: An interleaved wagering system including an interactive controller constructed to communicate application telemetry associated with an interactive application provided by the interactive controller. The system also includes a wager controller constructed to communicate a wager result associated with a received wager request. The system also includes the application controller operatively connected to the interactive controller and the wager controller, and constructed to: receive application telemetry; upon receiving application telemetry, determine whether to trigger a supplementary mode based on a threshold value; and communicate a notification to provide a supplementary mode session. The interactive controller is further constructed to: provide the supplementary mode session upon receiving the supplementary mode notification; communicate results of the supplementary mode session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Clifford Kaylin, Eric Meyerhofer, Caitlyn Ross
  • Patent number: 10783740
    Abstract: A gaming system including an electronic gaming machine that enables a player to select one or more devices for operation of the electronic gaming machine and then provides operation of the electronic gaming machine based on the operation of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Fayez Idris
  • Patent number: 10778615
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer program product are provided for the improved and automatic prediction of a relativistic, observer-specific perception and response to a potential event and, based at least in part on the predicted perception and response, generating and presenting observer-specific digital content items. Some example implementations employ predictive, machine-learning modeling to facilitate user-specific event perception and response prediction and the selection of particularized messages and other digital content items for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASSURANT, INC.
    Inventors: Rajiv Matta, Ron Brusky
  • Patent number: 10769892
    Abstract: A bonus providing element distinct from underlying game play enables individual player unique benefits to an underlying game winning outcome by the bonus providing element providing a linear indication of at least three individual random indicators including: a) an identification of a single one of at least two different player positions; b) at least one of an absolute amount or multiplier of a winning outcome payout; and c) at least one of a multiplier, prize or an absolute amount larger than or smaller than any absolute amount or multiplier in b). When a winning outcome or triggering outcome by a first player position (any player position in a group of players) occurs in an underlying game, the bonus providing element is subsequently activated to randomly provide random outcomes for each of the at least three individual random indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventor: Jamie Abrahamson
  • Patent number: 10762749
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving a request from a gaming device to initiate a session of game play comprising a plurality of game plays to be played, and transmitting to the gaming device an amount of credit required to initiate a first game play of the session on the gaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Matthew P. Ellenthal
  • Patent number: 10755521
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for betting and redemption using a single draw game ticket for a plurality of discrete wagers made by an individual consumer for a given draw game, thereby allowing discrete wagers to be accepted, recorded, and documented for any number of wagers at one time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SCA Promotions, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Hamman, Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10748385
    Abstract: A plurality of wager data is stored from a plurality of individual wagers in a true parimutuel or “Class II” Bingo draw game in a plurality of structures using n number of non-volatile data storage devices, and a volatile data storage device. The wager data for each individual wager includes wager selection, wager amount, draw game identifier, and a unique wager identifier. A mathematical operation is performed on at least a portion of wager data for each of the individual wagers which causes the plurality of wager data to be distributed among n sets. The wager data for each of the individual wagers is stored in the nth non-volatile data storage device as distributed among the n sets. After the wager data is stored in the n non-volatile data storage devices, at least a portion of the wager data for each of the individual wagers is stored in the volatile data storage device. The stored portion of the wager data includes at least the wager selection, and the unique wager identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Inspired Gaming (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Alistair Hopkins, Tariq Tufail
  • Patent number: 10748381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for integrating player tracking and cash access in a casino or other gaming environment. One aspect of the invention relates to integrating player tracking and cash access transactions by allowing a player to utilize a player tracking card for each financial transaction conducted in a gaming environment, wherein financial account information for the player, such as bank or credit card information, is linked to their player tracking account and card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Payments Inc.
    Inventors: Mike LeStrange, Richard Beer, Craig Potts, Tim Richards
  • Patent number: 10748375
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a network based gaming platform or game application. A gaming cycle for a first user and one or more opponent players can be carried out on the network based gaming platform or game application. A database can store player data from the first user and the one or more opponent players, and the player data can be sorted and ranked. Players can be matched based on the player data, and a game type can be selected. A betting option and a stake can be chosen, and the first user can be debited for the chosen stake. The selected game type can be started, and game winnings can be transferred to a winner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SGX AS
    Inventor: Magnus Skraastad Gulbrandsen
  • Patent number: 10748371
    Abstract: An gaming system includes a display device, an input device, and a game controller. When the game controller determines that a condition is met, the game controller modifies a plurality of of symbols selected for display to include a prize awarding symbol. When the game controller determines that a designated condition is met, the game controller modifies the prize awarding symbol to reveal an award. The game controller evaluates the plurality of symbols to determine an award amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Billy Tam, Liam Sanders, Alessandro Sidoti
  • Patent number: 10741017
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that is capable of validating a selected record of a digital ledger, receiving input that a player has interacted with the gaming system, and, in response to receiving input that the gaming system has interacted with the player, exiting the digital ledger validation mode and entering a game mode in which the gaming system plays a game session with the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Robert Silva
  • Patent number: 10741026
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein relate to augmented reality (AR) experiences for users. One exemplary method includes determining whether a computing device, associated with a user, is within a wagering area for an event and, when the computing device is within the wagering area, accessing an event record from a wagering hub for the event. The event record includes an offer for a wager from an originating user within the wagering area. The method also includes providing an AR experience to the user including a symbol for the offer for the wager included in the event record, where the symbol includes at least one detail of the wager, and transmitting an acceptance of the offer for the wager to the wagering hub based on an input, by the user, directed to the offer in the AR experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Rick Unnerstall
  • Patent number: 10741009
    Abstract: A button deck for an electronic gaming machine (EGM) may have a display system that includes one or more curved display portions. A curved display portion may be curved along an axis that is substantially horizontal when the button deck module is coupled to an EGM. In some examples, a curved display portion may reside along a side of the button deck module that is near (or touching) a player when the button deck module is in use. In some implementations, a curved display portion may be proximate a gaming machine display or a player tracking module when the button deck module is coupled to the EGM. The curvature of a curved display portion may match the curvature of a gaming machine display device. At least a portion of the button deck may be configured to display images corresponding to a game theme and/or an attract sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Rajendrasinh B. Jadeja, Bruce Urban
  • Patent number: 10737177
    Abstract: A video game processing program product causes a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game. The functions include: an updating function configured to update a position of a character; a first displaying function configured to display, in a normal mode, a normal game screen; and a second displaying function configured to display, in a photographing mode, a photographing game screen based on a photographing operation. In a first case where a user operates the user character to change position while the photographing screen is displayed in the photographing mode, a change in position of the user character does not affect a status of the normal mode. The status of the normal mode of the video game is configured to be updated in a second case while the photographing screen is displayed in the photographing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX (ALSO TRADING AS SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
    Inventors: Kei Odagiri, Hiroaki Ohno
  • Patent number: 10733838
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods that, upon an occurrence of a designated triggering event, provide a tournament-style free activation feature for rapid play by a player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Nicholas Khin
  • Patent number: 10733847
    Abstract: A gaming system is provided. The gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee M. Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher, Robert F. Bahrampour, Darrin M. Mylet, Alan B. Wilkins, Howard W. Lutnick
  • Patent number: 10729982
    Abstract: A game system includes: a versus game processing section configured to perform a versus game process against another player; an index data storage section configured to store index data that varies in accordance with a win/loss result in a versus game; an index update section configured to update the index data on the basis of a win/loss result of a player; a first parameter change section configured to change a first parameter associated with a first object included in a predetermined development target, when the index data has satisfied a predetermined condition; and a presentation section configured to present an image of the first object in which the changed parameter is reflected, to the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Konno
  • Patent number: 10726672
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a jackpot gaming environment are described. Some embodiments may include limiting access to progressing jackpots, individual progressive jackpots, and/or other actions and/or types of jackpots. For example, players may be required to contribute a minimum amount to a jackpot before being authorized to win the jackpot. Other methods and apparatus are described. Further embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Sunny Tara
  • Patent number: 10726677
    Abstract: A gaming system that enables a player to concurrently play a plurality of games at a gaming device regardless or independent of if the gaming accounting system in communication with the gaming device is configured to support such concurrent game play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Paul W. Bolton, Dwayne R. Nelson, William R. Brosnan, Kevin M. Higgins
  • Patent number: 10717007
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a method, a system, and an article for managing bonuses in a multi-player online game. The method can include: providing an online game in which a plurality of users interact with a virtual environment; determining a plurality of user conditions for the users in the virtual environment; determining, based on the user conditions, a plurality of bonuses that influence capabilities of the users in the virtual environment; determining each user's capabilities in the virtual environment based on the plurality of bonuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MZ IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Garth Gillespie, Nathan Spencer, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10721182
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of adjusting a resource credit configuration for cloud resources that includes collecting a resource credit inventory and attributing metadata related to resources from one or more cloud resources. An expected resource demand is determined. A plurality of resource credit configurations is determined that matches the determined expected resource demand. An improved resource credit benefit based on the resource credit inventory and on the plurality of credit configurations is determined that matches the determined expected resource demand. A modified attribute metadata based on the determined improved resource credit benefit is then determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Sahil Singhal, Andi Abes
  • Patent number: 10720009
    Abstract: A system and method for peer-to-peer gaming is described. One embodiment includes a system for peer-to-peer gaming, the system comprising an at least one gaming client, wherein the at least one gaming client is configured to accept a selection of an at least one gaming option from a player, and allow the player to play a game based on the selection of the at least one gaming option; an administration server, wherein the administration server is configured to receive the selection of the at least one gaming option from the at least one gaming client, and initiate the game for the player based on the selection of the at least one gaming option; and an at least one gaming server, wherein the at least one gaming sever is configured to run the game and transmit data about the game to the administration server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AG 18, LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Simons, Nicholas Koustas, John Mix, Alexander Oxman
  • Patent number: 10717008
    Abstract: An example of an information processing system manages a character-associated parameter associated with each of a plurality of character objects, and a player-associated parameter associated with a player. Further, the information processing system stores an appearance condition associated with each of the plurality of character objects. The information processing system specifies at least one target character object among the plurality of character objects. When the player-associated parameter and the character-associated parameter associated with a target character object satisfy the appearance condition associated with the target character object, the information processing system permits the target character object to appear in a predetermined region in a virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Nintendo Co., Ltd., DeNa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Sensui, Masahiro Nitta, Yasuharu Ohta, Mai Yamamoto, Junpei Horita, Ken Nakatani, Tatsuya Wakasa, Yurie Tokutake
  • Patent number: 10709972
    Abstract: The systems and methods discussed herein further provide for electronic simulation of sports-based card and board games with greater realism than conventional simulations of card and board games, with an intuitive user interface less complicated than user interfaces provided with electronic simulations of sports games. The simulation may be local to a computing device, or may utilize multiple computing devices in communication. Resources associated with a user of one computing device may be not associated with the user of another computing device, representing ownership of game tokens or entities. Resources associated with the user and resources not associated with the user may be stored separately in local databases, reducing bandwidth required for transfer of unassociated resources during multi-user simulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Choi
  • Patent number: 10713897
    Abstract: Trading-themed games are disclosed. An electronic trading-themed video gaming system includes a game controller in electronic communication with a network that provides for data communication between the game controller and one or more game clients. The game controller includes logic to communicate with the one or more game clients via the network and logic to receive inputs from and send outputs to the one or more game clients for the purpose of playing an online game. The online game is a finance-based, trading-themed game having a player interface where, as part of playing the game, a player can selectively trade a real-world trading object in the real world or trade the real-world trading object in a virtual trading marketplace within the virtual world of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Severance
  • Patent number: 10706669
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the system and method disclosed herein coordinates the access to persistent data amongst a plurality of disparate entities which otherwise have no player data sharing relationship with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Bryan Upton
  • Patent number: 10706685
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for generating an outcome for a wheel-based gaming feature based on one or more digital tokens. A skill-based input can be received. The one or more digital tokens can be launched toward a wheel of the wheel-based gaming feature based on the skill-based input. A landing location for the one or more digital tokens can be determined. One or more aspects of the wheel-based gaming feature can be modified based on the landing locations of the digital tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dwayne Nelson, Cameron Filipour
  • Patent number: 10706681
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a first plurality of identifiers associated with a first plurality of gaming chips present at a table, the first plurality of gaming chips having a stacked configuration; determining whether each of the first plurality of identifiers associated with the first plurality of gaming chips is valid; determining a value of the first plurality of gaming chips present at the table; identifying an outcome of a game involving the first plurality of gaming chips; calculating a payout associated with the outcome; identifying a second plurality of identifiers associated with a second plurality of gaming chips present at the table; determining a value of the second plurality of gaming chips present at the table, utilizing the second plurality of identifiers; and confirming that the value of the second plurality of gaming chips corresponds to the payout associated with the outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Dominic M. Kotab
  • Patent number: 10706671
    Abstract: A player is enabled to initiate on a mobile device a multiplayer game via a community gaming panel for multiplayer game play. Additional players are enabled to access the multiplayer game on additional mobile devices to enroll in the multiplayer game. The multiplayer game is funded by wagers from the player, additional players, a gaming venue, or a third party funding source. An outcome is determined for the multiplayer game based on one or more plays of the multiplayer game by the player and/or the additional players. The mobile device and the additional mobile devices are remotely connected to a server associated with multiple gaming machines. The player and the additional authenticated players are each associated with a respective gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Thomas Humphrey
  • Patent number: 10706675
    Abstract: A detection system according to the present invention includes a control device detecting fraud performed in a game table by using a result of an image analysis performed by an image analyzing device, and substitute currency for gaming used for this detection system has a multi-layer structure in which a plurality of plastic layers having different colors are stacked, a coloring layer (121) is included at least in the middle, and white layers (122) or thin-color layers (may be layers having a color thinner than that of the coloring layer (121); not illustrated in the drawing) are stacked on both sides of the coloring layer (121) disposed in the middle. A multi-layer structure, in which a coloring layer (121) is included, and white layers (122) or thin-color layers (while not illustrated in the drawing, the layers may be layers of a color that is thinner than that of the coloring layer (121)) are stacked on both sides of the coloring layer (121) of this middle, is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10706683
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that utilizes a mobile device to facilitate the transfer of funds between a gaming establishment retail account and a cashless wagering account, and further between the cashless wagering account and an electronic gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Jeffery Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10699527
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that utilizes a mobile device to facilitate the transfer of funds from a cashless wagering account to an EGM while tracking the source of such funds in association with the transfer and in association with one or more events occurring on the EGM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Erik Petersen, Jeffery Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10699521
    Abstract: A gaming table includes input sensors which are configured to receive multiple inputs from a player. The sensors are linked to a gaming table controller and are configured to receive different types of inputs from players at different times. One input may comprise a wager input in the form of one or more chips which are associated with the sensor. Another input may comprise a game play input, such as a spin input for a bonus game, received by a player placing their hand proximate to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Zbigniew Czyzewski, Michael Skvorzov
  • Patent number: 10699533
    Abstract: A gaming machine for providing a skill-based wagering game to a player is described herein. The gaming machine includes a controller programmed to display the skill-based wagering game on a display device, receive a signal indicating a wager being received from the player, and initiate the skill-based wagering game. The controller generates a skill event associated with the skill-based wagering game and randomly selects a skill event record associated with the skill event from a database. The controller receives a player's selection input from a user input device in response to the displayed skill event, determines a player skill level value based on the received player's selection, determines an award value included in the selected skill event record based on the player skill level value; and adjusts the credit balance based on the determined award value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Hirai, Toru Omoto
  • Patent number: 10686338
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device comprises: a near-field communication unit; and a control unit electrically connected to the near-field communication unit, wherein the control unit can be configured to detect whether a foreign object is located between the electronic device and a first electronic device by using the near-field communication unit before performing wireless charging with the first electronic device which provides power wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jong-Won Lee, Na-Hyang Kim, Yong-Youn Kim, Soon Park, Eun-Hee Choi
  • Patent number: 10679463
    Abstract: A system and method of providing wagering over a computerized system. The system includes a computerized multi-player game. The game includes an integral game mechanics module for providing a game-play session over a computerized network. The game mechanics module is in real-time communication with a wagering module and therethrough the wagering module automatically receiving real-time game event information. The game mechanics module provides a wagering option to a player in real-time that is selectable by a game-play action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Martin Denham, Bruce Alan Evenson, Jason P. Webb
  • Patent number: 10681004
    Abstract: A program configured to offer a reward to a user who has registered a simple access means, such as a shortcut, for accessing a predetermined screen is disclosed. The program may cause a computer to receive an access request from a terminal device used by a user; determine based on a character string, which may be contained in a URL of an access destination of the received access request, whether or not the user's terminal device has a simple access means to the URL registered thereupon; and offer a benefit or reward to the user operating the terminal device used to perform the access request when the simple access means is determined to be registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuki Ino
  • Patent number: 10672232
    Abstract: A gaming machine identifies a first pattern within a first play area including a plurality of first positions arranged in a plurality of first columns, determines whether the first pattern satisfies a predetermined first threshold based on a first position and a first symbol, identifies a second position associated with the first symbol in a second play area including a plurality of second positions arranged in a plurality of second columns, and associates the second position with a second symbol. Each first position is associated with a respective symbol of a plurality of symbols including the first symbol and the second symbol. The first pattern is associated with the first position. The first position is associated with the first symbol. Each second position is associated with a respective symbol of the plurality of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: VIDEO GAMING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Peters, Zachary Thomas Schmid, Craig Ronald Kelly, Brandon Mason, Edgar Portigal
  • Patent number: 10672231
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method of (and system for) operating instances of a game having a plurality of game positions that can be occupied by players, such as a poker-type game. The method comprises assigning a player a plurality of weights relating to game positions, where each weight indicates a bias towards placement of the player at a game position. When a player has played in a first game at a given position, the weights are updated to indicate an altered bias towards placement at each position. The player is then assigned to a second game based on the updated weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: RATIONAL INTELLECTUAL HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Serguei Bourenkov, Vadim Sheikhman, Dmitri Ligoum
  • Patent number: 10672223
    Abstract: A craps gaming system is directed to a craps table including a dice area and one or more sensors configured to sense when dice are added to the dice area and when dice are removed from the dice area. A plurality of player consoles located in close proximity to the craps table are connected over a network to the one or more sensors. Each player console is configured to enable players to place bets on a craps game played on the craps table. Each player console is configured to disable the player console from accepting further bets on the craps game when a signal is received from the one or more sensors indicating that dice have been removed from the dice area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INTERBLOCK D.D.
    Inventor: Urban Bergant