06319122 is referenced by 283 patents and cites 23 patents.

An electronic amusement device and method is disclosed for rewarding a player of a game based on the activity of other players. The method includes the step of determining the initiation of a player gaming session in which at least one play has been concluded. Such a play might include the conclusion of the spin of the reels of a slot machine, or the completion of a hand of video poker. The method also includes the step of determining a set of subsequent gaming sessions in which each of these sessions is initiated after the initiation of the player gaming session. Payouts are determined for each of these subsequent gaming sessions and a bonus is determined based on at least one of these payouts, the bonus being applied to the player gaming session. The disclosed slot machine implements the method of the present invention.

Title
Electronic amusement device and method for providing payouts based on the activity of other devices
Application Number
9/223902
Publication Number
6319122 (B1)
Application Date
December 31, 1998
Publication Date
November 20, 2001
Inventor
Jay S Walker
Ridgefield
CT, US
James A Jorasch
Stamford
CT, US
John M Packes Jr
Hawthorne
NY, US
Agent
Dean P Alderucci
US
Assignee
Walker Digital
CT, US
IPC
A63F 5/00
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