2097570-A is referenced by 66 patents.

A fruit machine comprises a control system 1 which controls a reel mechanism 2 in dependence on depression of game/game-feature buttons 3. When a coin is introduced into the machine a certain predetermined proportion of the value of the coin is credited to each of a game accumulator 4, a hold accumulator 5, a hop accumulator 6, a nudge accumulator 7 and a jump accumulator 8. When a winning combination is obtained on the reel mechanism 2 as a result of a normal game, the value of the prize awarded is subtracted from the game accumulator 6, whereas, when a winning combination is obtained as a result of a hold, hop, nudge or jump game feature, the value of the prize is subtracted from the appropriate one of the accumulators 5 to 8.; If the value in the game accumulator 4 becomes negative the control system 1 goes into a low pay-out mode, whereas, if the value in one of the accumulators 5 to 8 becomes negative, the corresponding game feature is not made available to the player. This ensures accurate control over the pay-out associated with the game and each of the game features and enables the various pay-outs to be separately adjusted.

Title
Gaming machines
Application Number
GB19820009618 19820401
Publication Number
2097570 (A)
Application Date
April 1, 1982
Publication Date
November 3, 1982
Assignee
Questenco
IPC
G07F 17/34
G07F 17/32
G07F 17/32
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