07074127 is referenced by 166 patents and cites 136 patents.

A gaming device including a re-initiation mode wherein the probability of extending the bonus game is increased by fixing the reel or reels displaying a wild symbol on the reel. In the re-initiation mode embodiment, the gaming device re-activates some or all of the reels except the reel displaying the wild symbol for a predetermined number of free spins or until the reactivated reels display or indicate a wild symbol on the reels. The gaming device provides any outcomes associated with indicated symbols or combination of symbols. In one embodiment, if a predetermined number of wild symbols are displayed on designated reels, the gaming device re-initiates the bonus game.

Title
Gaming device having a probability-enhancing trigger symbol
Application Number
10/661443
Publication Number
7074127 (B2)
Application Date
September 12, 2003
Publication Date
July 11, 2006
Inventor
Jasonlee Kissee Hohman
Sparks
NV, US
Erick T Ching
Reno
NV, US
Ryan W Cuddy
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Bell Boyd & Lloyd
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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