06261177 is referenced by 614 patents and cites 12 patents.

A slot machine includes a prize display, a coin entry slot, and payout tray and internally mounted game control processor circuits. The game display means comprises a video display screen controlled to display a game image divided into a matrix of elements or player selectable zones. The video screen has an array of touch sensitive areas located on its display surface with one such area associated with each matrix element. The control processor causes an image to be displayed on the display means, such as a sportsman playing his sport and randomly selects one or more of the matrix elements to have a prize associated with it. The player selects one of the matrix elements to have a prize by touching the screen within the area of the respective element to be selected, thereby causing the image in the element to change to reveal the associated prize value. Additional player controls are implemented by displaying images corresponding to controls on the screen such that when the control images are touched, the associated function is caused to be performed. In the event that the player wins the game, by selecting a zone having associated prize value, the machine will pay him a prize equivalent to the prize value in the zone selected by the player multiplied by the number of units bet, if appropriate.

Title
Slot machine game-hidden object
Application Number
9/254164
Publication Number
6261177 (B1)
Application Date
March 1, 1999
Publication Date
July 17, 2001
Inventor
Nicholas Bennett
Manly Vale
US
Agent
Rosenman & Colin
US
Assignee
Aristocrat Technologies Australia
US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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