07931532 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 57 patents.

The invention is a method and a device for adding a bonus prize component to wagering games such as those played in gambling casinos. A player obtaining a predetermined combination in the underlying game wins the bonus prize. This might be a predetermined combination of playing cards in a card game or a predetermined combination on the reels of a slot machine. The bonus prize may require a separate side wager to qualify. The bonus prize is randomly chosen from a group of bonus prizes that includes an incrementing jackpot. The device for practicing the method includes a prize wheel that is spun to randomly choose the bonus prize, and an incrementing device with attached jackpot display for generating and showing the current amount of the incrementing jackpot. Upon winning the incrementing jackpot, the incrementing stops and the player wins the current amount shown on the display. The incrementing jackpot is subsequently reset and the incrementing resumed.

Title
Randomly awarded progressive jackpots
Application Number
12/591922
Publication Number
7931532 (B2)
Application Date
December 4, 2009
Publication Date
April 26, 2011
Inventor
Bradley W Johnson
Henderson
TN, US
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
Assignee
Paltronics
NV, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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