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A rapidly incrementing multiple progressive gaming system. One or more gaming controllers are coupled to a progressive controller. Coin drop and win information at each gaming controller is provided to and accumulated by the progressive controller. Meter amounts generated at the progressive controller are transmitted back to the gaming controllers to provide multiple continually incrementing progressive bonus values. Upon game win, all gaming controllers not in play are reset to an initial starting value. Gaming controllers in play during a win are allowed to complete play at a progressive bonus value as established at beginning of game play. Any additional wins generated during the completion interval are paid at this progressive bonus value. A current progressive value is provided to update the game controller either continually or upon game completion. The game payouts are frozen upon detection of the coin drop so that the player knows the value(s) being played for.

Title
Multiple progressive gaming system that freezes payouts at start of game
Application Number
6/573771
Publication Number
4837728
Application Date
January 25, 1984
Publication Date
June 6, 1989
Inventor
Jon Bengtson
Reno
NV, US
Robert P Barrie
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Townsend & Townsend
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
G06F 15/44
G07F 17/34
A63F 5/04
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