06746327 is referenced by 58 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
10/430839
Publication Number
6746327 (B2)
Application Date
May 6, 2003
Publication Date
June 8, 2004
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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