06592457 is referenced by 292 patents and cites 51 patents.

A gaming machine includes a presentation element and an animation feature. In response to a wager amount, a processor controls the presentation element. The presentation element is capable of presenting a plurality of action selections for a player. When a player selects one of the actions, the animation feature animates a multi-step event corresponding to the selected action. Combinations of multi-step events result in a continuing gameplay experience, and payoffs are rewarded to the player in response to certain multi-step events or certain achievements in the continuing gameplay experience.

Title
Gaming machine with player selected events
Application Number
9/538934
Publication Number
6592457 (B1)
Application Date
March 31, 2000
Publication Date
July 15, 2003
Inventor
Marc A Raneses
Elk Grove Village
IL, US
Joel R Jaffe
Evanston
IL, US
Damon E Gura
Chicago
IL, US
John J Giobbi
Crown Point
IN, US
Erica A Frohm
Evanston
IL, US
Agent
Jenkens & Gilchrist
US
Assignee
WMS Gaming
IL, US
IPC
A63F 9/24
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