A computer implemented electronic game includes a wheel of fortune game with odd s of a jackpot greatly in excess of the number of indicia on a simulated wheel. In one embodiment, a virtual mapping allows a bonus indicium of the wheel to be given a 1:M chance of being landed on, even though the bonus position is one of N positions on the simulated wheel. A random number L is chosen between 1 and M and this number is mapped to a number between 1 and N. The display of the wheel if controlled to simulate stopping of the wheel at the 1th indicium where L is mapped to 1. In one embodiment, by using successive wheel spins, the odds o f moving to the next round are multiplied to achieve an overall odds of winning a jackpot. In on e embodiment there is a 1:50 chance of entering a bonus screen from a main slot machine/phras e completion screen, a 1:20 chance of landing on a bonus position in a first wheel spin, a 1: 40 chance of landing on a bonus position for a second wheel spin and a 1:200 chance of landing on a b onus position for a last wheel spin to provide an overall odds of a jackpot of 1:8 million.

Title
Methode et appareil de jeu electronique a hierarchie de roues simulees
Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels
Publication Number
2200374
Application Date
March 19, 1997
Publication Date
March 18, 2003
Inventor
Baerlocher Anthony J
Crowder Robert W Jr
Lam Yin Zin Mark
Agent
FETHERSTONHAUGH & CO
Assignee
Igt
International Game Technology
Assignee
International Game Technology
IPC
G07F 17/32
A63F 09/22
G06F 19/00
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