05988638 is referenced by 147 patents and cites 69 patents.

A reel-type slot machine includes a microprocessor driven game control circuit for randomly selecting a game result. Three reel assemblies each include a symbol-bearing display reel driven by a stepper motor for displaying game symbols corresponding to the game result. A random number generator within the game control circuit generates a random number within a predetermined range of random numbers for application to a look-up table wherein a game result consisting of three game symbols is identified. Each potential game result is associated with a subset of random numbers within the total range of random numbers. The size of the subset determines the probability of the game result occurring. An undesired game result may be avoided by providing no corresponding subset. After the game result symbols have been identified, the display reels are driven by the stepper motors to display the game symbols. Optional ramp-up and ramp-down circuits provide improved stepping accuracy.

Title
Reel type slot machine utilizing random number generator for selecting game result
Application Number
876046
Publication Number
5988638
Application Date
October 21, 1997
Publication Date
November 23, 1999
Inventor
Gregory L Rodesch
Oceanside
CA, US
Dale F Rodesch
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Lockwood Alex FitzGibbon & Cummings
Assignee
Unislot
CA, US
IPC
G07F 17/34
A63F 5/04
A63B 71/06
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