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A system for monitoring and configuring gaming devices interconnected over a high-speed network. Each gaming device includes a data communication node which allows the gaming device to communicate with a floor controller over a current loop network. The data communication network communicates with both the floor controller and the gaming device. In a multiple jackpot time bonus, the system activates a storm simulator which provides simulated lightning and thunder that vary in intensity with the value of a jackpot multiplier during a bonus period. The bonus jackpots are paid to players at the gaming device.

Title
Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices
Application Number
322172
Publication Number
5876284
Application Date
May 13, 1996
Publication Date
March 2, 1999
Inventor
Jose Vega
Corvallis
OR, US
John F Acres
Corvallis
OR, US
Agent
Marger Johnson & McCollom P C
Assignee
Acres Gaming Incorporated
OR, US
IPC
A63F 9/22
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