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The present invention provides a gaming device having a bonus scheme wherein an accumulator accumulates bonus re-triggering symbols until a pre-determined number of bonus re-triggering symbols are obtained by the player in the bonus game. The accumulated bonus re-triggering symbols are preferably the same symbol. In one embodiment, the bonus re-triggering symbols in the bonus game are the same symbol as the bonus triggering symbols in the primary game. In another embodiment, the bonus re-triggering symbols in the bonus game are different symbols than the bonus trigger symbols in the primary game. The bonus scheme of the present invention is preferably employed in conjunction with one or more other re-trigger bonus schemes. In another embodiment, the accumulator is employed as a bonus re-triggering event in the bonus game.

Title
Gaming device having a re-triggering symbol bonus scheme with a bonus symbol accumulator
Application Number
10/71441
Publication Number
6955600 (B2)
Application Date
February 8, 2002
Publication Date
October 18, 2005
Inventor
Anthony J Baerlocher
Reno
NV, US
Karen M Cregan
Reno
NV, US
Paulina Glavich
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Bell Boyd & Lloyd
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 009/24
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