07357714 is referenced by 84 patents and cites 247 patents.

A gaming method includes receiving a wager from a player, displaying an image representative of a primary game, determining if a bonus event trigger has occurred, displaying an image representative of a bonus game, the bonus game including a representation associated with the player and a representation associated with an opponent, the representations each having at least one attribute associated with the bonus game, if the bonus event trigger occurs, and determining a payout associated with an outcome of the bonus game. The method also includes offering the player at least one advantage option, the at least one advantage option affecting at least one of the at least one attribute of the representation associated with the player and the at least one attribute of the representation associated with the opponent. A gaming machines and system may be provided to carry out such a method.

Title
Method and apparatus for providing an advantage to a player in a bonus game
Application Number
11/328570
Publication Number
7357714 (B2)
Application Date
January 10, 2006
Publication Date
April 15, 2008
Inventor
Lee E Cannon
Bozeman
MT, US
Michael T Tessmer
Denham Springs
LA, US
Agent
Bell Boyd & Lloyd
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 9/24
View Original Source