06238288 is referenced by 400 patents and cites 38 patents.

In accordance with the present invention, a gaming device such as a slot machine calculates a speed of game play, and in turn determines a pay schedule based on the speed of game play. The pay schedule for higher speeds of game play typically provides a higher payout percentage, which attracts players and provides an incentive to play faster and for longer periods of time. The greater speed of play and time period of playing may actually increase revenues derived from the gaming device, even though the payout percentage is higher. Speed of game play may be calculated by measuring the number of games played in a predetermined time period, or the time elapsed between games. The gaming device may select a payout table from a plurality of payout tables based on this speed. Alternatively, the gaming device may determine a multiplier based on the speed of game play, and adjust a base payout table in accordance with the multiplier.

Title
Method and apparatus for directing a game in accordance with speed of play
Application Number
9/1902
Publication Number
6238288 (B1)
Application Date
December 31, 1997
Publication Date
May 29, 2001
Inventor
Thomas M Sparico
Riverside
CT, US
James A Jorasch
Stamford
CT, US
Jay S Walker
Ridgefield
CT, US
Agent
Steven M Santisi
US
Assignee
Walker Digital
CT, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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