06800026 is referenced by 139 patents.

The present invention relates to gaming systems and methods where enablement for play of a bonus game is linked to play of a primary game. A player may qualify for the bonus game by preselected criteria associated with play of the primary game. At least one player is enabled to play the bonus game against at least one other player by assuming a role of the house. At least one other player is enabled to play the bonus game against the house. The at least one player who assumes the house role may be awarded the wagers, or a percentage of the wagers, lost by the at least one other player wagering against the house.

Title
Method and apparatus for competitive bonus games with a player as the house
Application Number
10/5849
Publication Number
6800026 (B2)
Application Date
December 5, 2001
Publication Date
October 5, 2004
Inventor
Lee E Cannon
Bozeman
MT, US
Agent
Marshall Gerstein & Borun
US
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 13/10
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