06881146 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 16 patents.

A game of chance is played on a gaming machine controlled by a processor in response to a wager. The game includes an array of locations displayed on a video display and individually selectable by a player and the processor. The player and the processor make alternating selections of unoccupied ones of the locations in the array for placement of respective first and second symbol types. The probability of using a winning strategy for the selections by the processor increases with successive ones of the selections by the processor so that the processor appears to become more intelligent as the game progresses. A payout is awarded to the player based on an outcome of the game.

Title
Gaming machine with pattern-driven bonus array
Application Number
9/928116
Publication Number
6881146 (B2)
Application Date
August 10, 2001
Publication Date
April 19, 2005
Inventor
Erica A Frohm
Evanston
IL, US
Shridhar P Joshi
Skokie
IL, US
John J Giobbi
Northbrook
IL, US
John D Flint
Chicago
IL, US
Peter R Anderson
Chicago
IL, US
Agent
Jenkens & Gilchrist
Assignee
WMS Gaming
IL, US
IPC
G07F 017/34
G07F 017/34
G07F 017/34
G07F 017/34
A63F 009/24
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