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Robert A Luciano, William K Bertram: Gaming devices having reverse-mapped game set. Sierra Design Group, Jonathan T Velasco, Russ F Marsden, March 25, 2003: US06537150 (497 worldwide citation)

A gaming apparatus and method first determines an outcome, and then maps that outcome to a symbol which is displayed to a player. In general, for each possible outcome, there may be a plurality of possible symbols, and the system selects a symbol by a random selection technique. The method can be pr ...


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Robert Anthony Luciano Jr: Method and apparatus for enhancing game play through savable game play state. Sierra Design Group, Russ F Marsden, November 2, 2004: US06811486 (313 worldwide citation)

A system and method for maintaining player's enhanced game play state in a gaming environment is disclosed. In particular, the player may restore enhanced game play states from previously played games either from the same game device or from another game device, the enhanced game play states ty ...


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Robert Anthony Luciano Jr, Loren Travis Nelson: Shared progressive gaming system and method. Sierra Design Group, Russ F Marsden, May 3, 2005: US06887154 (311 worldwide citation)

A progressive system (local and wide) where a primary and secondary progressive meter is maintained is disclosed. When a progressive win event occurs, there are two payouts: the first payout (defined by the primary meter) is paid to the player triggering the progressive payout event; the second payo ...


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Alex J Malavazos, Gregory A Malavazos, Constantine Malavazos: Rotating disks slot machine. Sierra Design Group, Ian F Burns, August 22, 2000: US06105962 (269 worldwide citation)

Gaming apparatus has rotatable disks turning about a common axis of rotation and having annular bands of indicia of different diameters on faces of the disks which extend toward the axis of rotation. A player's winnings are determined by alignment of particular indicia along one or more radii of the ...


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Robert Anthony Luciano Jr, Robert William Crowder, Russ Frederick Marsden: Method and apparatus for maintaining game state. Sierra Design Group, Russ F Marsden, July 6, 2004: US06758757 (241 worldwide citation)

A system and method for maintaining player's game state (award credits, partial award states, and non-award or non-credit states) in a gaming environment is disclosed. In particular, the player may restore the game state from previously played games either from the same game device or from anot ...


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Russel Tower Bradford, Robert Anthony Luciano Jr, Russ Frederick Marsden: Player identification using biometric data in a gaming environment. Sierra Design Group, Russ F Marsden, September 2, 2003: US06612928 (232 worldwide citation)

A system and method for using two authenticators to identify a player in a gaming environment is disclosed, where the second authenticator is based on biometric data. The two authenticators allow a two-level authorization process, where the second authenticator, being based on biometric data, allow ...


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Robert A Luciano, Ian F Burns: Progressive wagering system with jackpots displayed in tangible objects. Sierra Design Group, Ian F Burns, March 7, 2000: US06032955 (221 worldwide citation)

A progressive wagering system in which all or a portion of the value of a progressive jackpot is displayed with prize objects. A bank is provided for storing, displaying, and dispensing the prize objects. A plurality of wagering devices are linked to the bank for allowing players to place wagers and ...


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Russel Tower Bradford, Robert Anthony Luciano Jr, Russ Frederick Marsden: Player identification using biometric data in a gaming environment. Sierra Design Group, Russ F Marsden, March 23, 2004: US06709333 (216 worldwide citation)

A system and method for using two authenticators to identify a player in a gaming environment is disclosed, where the second authenticator is based on biometric data. The two authenticators allow a two-level authorization process providing very high assurance that a player at a gaming machine is who ...


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Robert A Luciano: Multiple game apparatus and method. Sierra Design Group, Ryan A Heck, Ian F Burns & Assoc, March 16, 2004: US06705944 (200 worldwide citation)

The specification discloses a multiple game-of-chance. The game occupies the same floor space as a traditional slot machine but has a spinning reel game mounted below a spinning wheel game. The game also an outcome bank for storing outcomes from the spinning wheel game. The spinning reel game may pr ...


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Robert A Luciano: Method and device for playing a keno game in which a player is charged for performing game playing actions. Sierra Design Group, Ian F Burns, April 9, 2002: US06368214 (198 worldwide citation)

A method of playing a keno wagering game that is based upon a multi-step game is disclosed. The method utilizes an underlying keno game that allows the player to perform predefined chargeable actions while the player is playing the underlying game. The player is charged for each chargeable action th ...