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.