06878063 is referenced by 88 patents and cites 11 patents.

A method of providing incentive to play gaming devices during certain off-peak hours comprises three types of periods: an earning period over which earned credits are accumulated responsive to the level of play on the gaming device, a redeeming period where the earned credits can be played, and a regular period where credits are neither earnable or playable. In this way, the player is given an incentive to play during certain times of the week which are otherwise off-peak playing times where the casino might be relatively empty. The amount of credits earned and redeemed can also be dependent upon the player level so that more valuable customers are given preferential bonuses to encourage play.

Title
Method for implementing scheduled return play at gaming machine networks
Application Number
10/389633
Publication Number
6878063 (B2)
Application Date
March 13, 2003
Publication Date
April 12, 2005
Inventor
Lawrence R Pitman
Las Vegas
NV, US
Robert P Bartholomew
Corvallis
OR, US
William J Turner
Corvallis
OR, US
Richard J Schneider
Corvallis
OR, US
Vincent S Manfredi
Las Vegas
NV, US
Agent
Marger Johnson & McCollom P C
Assignee
Acres Gaming Incorporated
NV, US
IPC
A63F 009/24
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