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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Magdalena Mik: Method and apparatus for team play of slot machines. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, May 11, 2004: US06733390 (299 worldwide citation)

A method of operating slot machines permits a machine to be identified as available for team play. Upon being identified for team play, the machine is grouped with other slot machines and subject to bonus conditions dependent on the team play. Bonus conditions typically including selected bonus outc ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch: Database driven online distributed tournament system. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, Dean P Alderucci, July 30, 2002: US06425828 (296 worldwide citation)

A method and a system for a distributed electronic tournament system in which many remotely located players participate in a tournament through input/output devices connected to a central controller which manages the tournament. The method includes the steps of (a) uniquely identifying a player comm ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch: Gaming method and apparatus having a proportional payout. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, July 8, 2003: US06589115 (241 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine such as a slot machine is provided having a payout proportional to a wager value. The gaming machine provides a player with the ability to flexibly and automatically increase and decrease wagers, thereby allowing the player to press his bets when he feels lucky, and to decrease his ...


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Jay S Walker, Andrew S Van Luchene, Magdalena Mik, Daniel E Tedesco: Purchasing systems and methods wherein a buyer takes possession at a retailer of a product purchased using a communication network. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, June 22, 2004: US06754636 (233 worldwide citation)

Purchasing systems and methods are provided wherein a buyer takes possession of a product at a retailer. A purchasing system may communicate with a buyer through a communication network to establish a first price for a product between the buyer and a seller. The purchasing system may also arrange fo ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Geoffrey M Gelman, Magdalena M Fincham, Steven M Santisi, Norman C Gilman, Thomas M Sparico: System and method for communicating game session information. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, Fincham Downs, June 26, 2012: US08206210 (206 worldwide citation)

According to one or more embodiments of the present invention, a contract is established for a session comprising two or more plays of at least one gaming device. Information about the game play session, such as outcomes generated at the at least one gaming device, is communicated to a player device ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Magdalena Mik: Gaming device and method of operation thereof. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, February 18, 2003: US06520856 (204 worldwide citation)

A gaming device such as a video based slot machine provides a player the ability to modify at least one parameter of the slot machine. The slot machine then modifies other parameters to ensure a desired house advantage. Odds, payout schedules and wager amounts may be customized by a player, and the ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Geoffrey M Gelman, Stephen C Tulley, Scott T Friesen, Russell P Sammon, Magdalena M Fincham: Methods and systems for facilitating play at a gaming device by means of third party offers. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, August 22, 2006: US07094149 (183 worldwide citation)

In accordance with embodiments of the present invention an offer is presented to a player (e.g., at a gaming device or a table game in a casino). The offer defines a benefit to be provided in exchange for the player's commitment to an obligation defined by the offer. The offer may be provided once i ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Magdalena Mik, Robert R Lech: Electronic amusement device and method for propagating a performance adjustment signal. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, November 18, 2003: US06648762 (157 worldwide citation)

An electronic amusement device and a method for operating the device are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a slot machine receives an initiation signal to initiate game play at the slot machine. The slot machine conducts a game in response to the initiation signal. The slot machine deter ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Geoffrey M Gelman, Magdalena M Fincham, Steven M Santisi, Norman C Gilman, Thomas M Sparico: Gaming device for a flat rate play session and a method of operating same. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, November 28, 2006: US07140964 (147 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed generally to a method and apparatus for operating a gaming device having a flat rate play session costing a flat rate price. The flat rate play session spans multiple plays on the gaming device over a pre-established duration. The gaming device identifies price para ...


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Jay S Walker, Stephen C Tulley, Daniel E Tedesco, James A Jorasch: Lottery game card and method for conducting a lottery game. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, January 13, 2004: US06676126 (145 worldwide citation)

A lottery game card incorporates player direction in determining the outcome of the game and allows a player to reveal one or more elements on the card according to rules associated with the lottery game. According to one embodiment of the invention, all of the possible combinations of playable elem ...