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John Acres: Method apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, November 20, 2001: US06319125 (792 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling a bonusing promotion system using a bonus server interconnected to a plurality of gaming devices is described. A percentage of a wager played on each gaming device is accumulated into a bonus pool stored on the bonus server. The bonus pool is compared to a thre ...


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John F Acres, Jose Vega: Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, March 2, 1999: US05876284 (697 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and configuring gaming devices interconnected over a high-speed network. Each gaming device includes a data communication node which allows the gaming device to communicate with a floor controller over a current loop network. The data communication network communicates with b ...


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John F Acres: Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, July 3, 2001: US06254483 (690 worldwide citation)

Electronic gaming machines, such as slot machines or video poker machines are interconnected by a computer network. The behavior of each machine is controlled by configuring selected parameters such as game speed, payback percentage, or game appearance. As the machines are played, any of the selecte ...


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John F Acres: Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, April 23, 2002: US06375567 (644 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a group of gaming machines interconnected by a network to play both primary and secondary games from the machines. Each of the gaming machines has a primary game associated with it. Play is allowed to occur on the gaming machines while a triggering event is detected. In a pref ...


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John Acres: Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, June 12, 2001: US06244958 (634 worldwide citation)

A method for providing incentive to players of networked slot machines includes a card reader associated with each machine and a card associated with each player. A player account accessible by a host computer on the network is created which associates the player's card with the account. A pred ...


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John F Acres, Richard J Schneider: Networked gaming devices that end a bonus and concurrently initiate another bonus. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, April 2, 2002: US06364768 (588 worldwide citation)

A plurality of gaming machines, such as slot machines or the like, are networked together in communication with a bonus server. The bonus server identifies each machine on the network and transmits a bonus token across the network to a machine control interface within a selected one of the machines. ...


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John F Acres, Alec Ginsburg, David Wiebenson: Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, December 19, 2000: US06162122 (561 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and configuring gaming devices interconnected over a high-speed network is disclosed. The system can support a file server, one or more floor controllers, one or more pit terminals, and other terminals all interconnected over the network. Each gaming device includes an electr ...


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John F Acres: Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, April 16, 2002: US06371852 (506 worldwide citation)

A method of providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer. The casino creates a player account accessible by the host computer. The account can accrue both player-tracking points and account credits. Account credits are applied to a player's account as sig ...


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John F Acres, Alec Ginsburg, David Wiebenson: Computer network for controlling and monitoring gaming devices. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, July 10, 2001: US06257981 (432 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and configuring gaming devices interconnected over a high-speed network is disclosed. The system can support a file server, one or more floor controllers, one or more pit terminals, and other terminals all interconnected over the network. Each gaming device includes an electr ...


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John F Acres: Method for transferring credit from one gaming machine to another. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, August 19, 2003: US06607441 (366 worldwide citation)

A method for transferring credits between gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer comprising. A player account accessible by the host computer is created. The player can access the account by inserting a card into a card reader at one of the gaming devices. A credit is applied by th ...