06311976 is referenced by 675 patents and cites 42 patents.

A method of playing a wagering game comprises placing a wager in a reel-type video wagering game, and playing a first game segment in the reel-type video wagering game in which symbols are randomly displayed to the player. At least some displayed symbols may be non-monetary credit symbols, and after playing the first game segment, the player may accumulate the non-monetary credit symbols. Upon the occurrence of a special feature or event, a monetary value is randomly assigned to the non-monetary credit symbols, and a payout is resolved, based at least in part on the monetary value assigned to the non-monetary credit symbols. The method may have the player accumulate non-monetary credits in a first game segment, and the random assignment of a monetary value or values to the non-monetary credits occurs in a second game segment.

Title
Video game with bonusing or wild feature
Application Number
9/654193
Publication Number
6311976 (B1)
Application Date
September 1, 2000
Publication Date
November 6, 2001
Inventor
Josef Alexander Hartl
509 Escoto Pl., Henderson
NV, US
Russell B Dunn
3003 La Mesa, Henderson
NV, US
Mark L Yoseloff
1900 Grey Eagle St., Henderson
NV, US
Agent
Mark A Litman & Associates P A
US
IPC
G07F 17/34
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