07427236 is referenced by 195 patents and cites 214 patents.

A gaming device system in which a plurality of gaming devices are linked by a common bonus event is provided. In one embodiment, the linked gaming device system includes a shared symbol generation display that is positioned adjacent to each of a plurality of associated gaming devices and has a plurality of sections and values displayed at each section. Upon a triggering of the bonus event, any player eligible to participate in the bonus may achieve an outcome generated from the bonus event including the shared display. When the shared display is activated, it simultaneously generates a separate or individual outcome associated with each of the gaming devices. The outcomes are spatially related to one another so that a random generation of an outcome associated with one gaming device automatically generates random outcomes associated with each gaming device. Each gaming device however receives the outcome only if it has participated in the random generation.

Title
Gaming system having multiple gaming devices that share a multi-outcome display
Application Number
11/212404
Publication Number
7427236 (B2)
Application Date
August 26, 2005
Publication Date
September 23, 2008
Inventor
Michael MacVittie
Las Vegas
NV, US
Kirk A Tedsen
Reno
NV, US
Christopher D Carlisle
Reno
NV, US
Eric L Wagner
Sparks
NV, US
Kehl T LeSourd
Reno
NV, US
Paulina Rodgers
Reno
NV, US
Hans Elias
Reno
NV, US
Zeke Brill
Reno
NV, US
Anthony J Baerlocher
Reno
NV, US
Joseph E Kaminkow
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Bell Boyd & Lloyd
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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