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A progressive gaming system pays out a progressively increasing bonus to a player who wins a game with a predetermined winning combination. The progressive gaming system includes a plurality of gaming controllers which detect when a player gets one of a plurality of predetermined winning combinations and pays out a predetermined number of coins or tokens according to the winning combination. Each of the gaming controllers counts coins or tokens bet by the player before the game is started and outputs an indication signal of the amount of the bet coins or tokens. The progressive gaming system further includes an master controller operatively connected to the plurality of gaming controllers, which adds a predetermined percentage of the bet coins or tokens reported by each of the gaming controllers to a bonus value, performs a lottery when the player gets a predetermined winning combination, and controls each of the gaming controllers to pay out coins or tokens corresponding to a predetermined reward for the predetermined winning combination and saved bonus value.

Title
Gaming system that pays out a progressive bonus using a lottery
Application Number
348243
Publication Number
5645486
Application Date
August 23, 1995
Publication Date
July 8, 1997
Inventor
Keiji Yano
Tokyo
JP
Yuji Nagao
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky
Assignee
Sega Enterprises
JP
IPC
A63F 9/24
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