05885158 is referenced by 608 patents and cites 14 patents.

A progressive gaming system is configured to run many progressive prizes on one central system. The relationship between progressive group and prize with a particular game is designed so that the odds and bet on a particular game need not be identical throughout a group. In one embodiment, prize definition is in terms of number of coins expected to be played between prize hits, independent of denomination, and minimum number of coins returned to players, regardless of odds or denominations. When a progressive game is designed, the coins bet and odds related to the logic of the game are verified as compatible with the prize definitions coins expected to be played between prize hits. The prize definition is used to validate an association between a particular game and a particular progressive prize. Preferably the event that triggers a progressive prize may be unrelated to the events on any game.

Title
Gaming system for multiple progressive games
Application Number
8/716823
Publication Number
5885158
Application Date
September 10, 1996
Publication Date
March 23, 1999
Inventor
Adrian Marcu
Reno
NV, US
Rick Rowe
Reno
NV, US
Wayne Seguin
Reno
NV, US
Bhavani Prasad
Reno
NV, US
Mark Lowell
Reno
NV, US
Kumar Kannan
Reno
NV, US
Lawrence J Torango
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross P C
Assignee
International Game Technology
NV, US
IPC
G07F 17/34
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