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A method and apparatus for controlling a bonusing promotion system using a bonus server interconnected to a plurality of gaming devices is described. A percentage of a wager played on each gaming device is accumulated into a bonus pool stored on the bonus server. The bonus pool is compared to a threshold value stored on the bonus server each time the bonus pool changes. One of the gaming devices is selected when the threshold value is substantially met. A bonus prize funded by the bonus pool is awarded to the selected gaming device.

Title
Method apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices
Application Number
8/843411
Publication Number
6319125 (B1)
Application Date
April 15, 1997
Publication Date
November 20, 2001
Inventor
John Acres
Corvallis
OR, US
Agent
Marger Johnson & McCollom PC
US
Assignee
Acres Gaming Incorporated
NV, US
IPC
A63F 9/22
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