06159098 is referenced by 948 patents and cites 93 patents.

A bonus game for a gaming machine with two types of awards. The bonus game includes a plurality of selection elements, a number of which are associated with an award of coin(s) or credit(s) and a number of which are associated with an end-bonus penalty. The game is played by selecting a number of the selection elements, one at a time, until encountering a selection element associated with an end-bonus penalty which ends the bonus game. A first award type in the bonus game is a selection-based award in which the player is credited an amount of coin(s) or credit(s) based on the value (or cumulative value) of the selection elements selected in the bonus game. A second award type in the bonus game is a quantity-based award in which the player is credited an amount of coin(s) or credit(s) based on the number of successful trials of the bonus game.

Title
Dual-award bonus game for a gaming machine
Application Number
9/145505
Publication Number
6159098
Application Date
September 2, 1998
Publication Date
December 12, 2000
Inventor
William A Grupp
Sleepy Hollow
IL, US
Scott Slomiany
Streamwood
IL, US
Agent
Jenkens & Gilchrist
Assignee
WMS Gaming
IL, US
IPC
A63F 3/06
A63F 9/22
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