06443837 is referenced by 434 patents and cites 51 patents.

A gaming machine bonus feature involving the selection of strategy options. The player selects strategy options, one at a time, in successive game stages. Each of the strategy options is associated with a game activity having a number of possible outcomes. After selection of the strategy options, a gaming machine processor determines the outcomes associated with the designated game activity. In one embodiment, the game program defines a selection probability for the possible outcomes which may vary in the successive game stages.

In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a gaming machine and method of operating of the gaming machine to execute a game program defining a first and second strategy option. Each of the first and second strategy options are associated with a designated game activity. The method comprises a first step of selecting, under player control, one of the first and second strategy options. The processor identifies the designated game activity associated with the selected strategy option and a number of possible outcomes of the designated game activity. Then, the processor selects one of the possible outcomes and the gaming machine displays indicia of the selected outcome.

Title
Bonus games for gaming machines with strategy options
Application Number
9/318903
Publication Number
6443837 (B1)
Application Date
May 26, 1999
Publication Date
September 3, 2002
Inventor
Erica Frohm
Evanston
IL, US
Damon E Gura
Chicago
IL, US
Joel R Jaffe
Evanston
IL, US
Agent
Jenkens & Gilchrist
US
Assignee
WMS Gaming
IL, US
IPC
A63F 9/24
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