07090580 is referenced by 144 patents and cites 136 patents.

A gaming device including a plurality of reels having several symbols with at least one wild symbol. In one embodiment, the gaming device spins the reels for at one spin. If a wild symbol is indicated on a payline associated with the reels and no winning symbol combinations are indicated on the payline, the gaming device holds the reel including the wild symbol, stationary. The gaming device then re-spins the other reels for a designated number of spins, not including the reel having the wild symbol, in the game. The gaming device provides an award associated with any winning symbol combinations on the payline. In another embodiment, the gaming device holds one of the reels stationary when a wild symbol is indicated on a payline associated with the reels the award amounts associated with any indicated winning symbol combinations on the payline are less than a designated award value.

Title
Gaming device including a game having a wild symbol related award
Application Number
10/633391
Publication Number
7090580 (B2)
Application Date
July 31, 2003
Publication Date
August 15, 2006
Inventor
Jasonlee Kissee Hohman
Sparks
NV, US
Erick T Ching
Reno
NV, US
Paulina Rodgers
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Bell Boyd & Lloyd
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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