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The present invention is directed to a gaming device having a plurality of reels each having a plurality of award symbols, a terminating condition, at least one award indicator and a processor connected to the reels. The processor activates the reels and randomly stops one of the reels. An award is provided to the player if an award symbol is indicated on the stopped reel. If a terminating condition occurs with respect to a reel, the reel is deactivated. If a terminating condition does not occur, the processor re-activates the reel. The gaming device continues to activate the reels until all of the reels are deactivated. The player then receives the total accumulated award for the bonus game.

Title
Gaming device having independent bonus reels
Application Number
10/678512
Publication Number
7014560 (B2)
Application Date
October 3, 2003
Publication Date
March 21, 2006
Inventor
Anthony J Baerlocher
Reno
NV, US
Joseph E Kaminkow
Reno
NV, US
Paulina Glavich
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Bell Boyd & Lloyd
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 9/24
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