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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Thomas M Sparico: Method and system for adapting gaming devices to playing preferences. Walker Digital, Steven M Santisi, Dean Alderucci, August 29, 2000: US06110041 (1024 worldwide citation)

A slot machine networked to a central server receives preference data corresponding to a player from the central server and configures the game to match the received preference data. The player inserts his player tracking card into the slot machine, which transmits player identification data to the ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Magdalena Mik, Jason Krantz: System and method for facilitating casino team play. Walker Digital, Steven M Santisi, March 27, 2001: US06206782 (434 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for facilitating group play by a team of members associated with a casino slot club. The method includes the steps of identifying the team members, identifying a set of rules designated by the team for rewarding the team members when a payout is due to one of the team members, ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Thomas M Sparico: Method and apparatus for directing a game in accordance with speed of play. Walker Digital, Steven M Santisi, May 29, 2001: US06238288 (411 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, a gaming device such as a slot machine calculates a speed of game play, and in turn determines a pay schedule based on the speed of game play. The pay schedule for higher speeds of game play typically provides a higher payout percentage, which attracts playe ...


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Jay S Walker, Sanjay K Jindal, James A Jorasch: Method and apparatus for funds and credit line transfers. Walker Asset Management Partnership, Dean Alderucci, Steven M Santisi, September 7, 1999: US05949044 (384 worldwide citation)

A financial tender transfer system allows a transferor to transfer credit or make payment to a transferee by debiting the credit card of the transferor and crediting the credit card of the transferee. The financial tender transfer system gives the transferee immediate access to the transferred money ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Magdalena Mik: Electronic amusement device and method for enhanced slot machine play. Walker Digital, Steven M Santisi, Dean P Alderucci, March 20, 2001: US06203430 (359 worldwide citation)

An electronic amusement device and a method for operating the device are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a slot machine identifies a tracked symbol and initializes a running count representing active occurrences of the tracked symbol generated during a play session. During the session, ...


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James A Jorasch, John M Packes Jr, Magdalena Mik: Method and apparatus for a progressive jackpot determinant. Walker Digital, Steven M Santisi, March 20, 2001: US06203010 (320 worldwide citation)

A gaming device awards the players that hit the jackpot winning combination the base value of the progressive jackpot rather than the current amount. The progressive nature of the jackpot system does not affect a player's winning amount until after the win takes place. A player who wins the pro ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Thomas M Sparico, Jesse M Fink: Slot driven video story. Walker Digital, Steven M Santisi, May 22, 2001: US06234896 (261 worldwide citation)

A gaming system includes a network server connected to a plurality of gaming devices that are adapted to provide a video payout on each play based on a set of payout parameters. Memory at each gaming device stores payout parameters that correspond to each possible gaming result or outcome. When a pl ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Andrew S Van Luchene: Method and apparatus for expiration of prepaid slot machine plays. Walker Digital, Steven M Santisi, May 8, 2001: US06227972 (259 worldwide citation)

An expiring prepaid casino card is disclosed which may be utilized to provide payment for slot machine play or other gambling activities. The disclosed expiring prepaid casino card is preferably a pointer to a monetary amount stored in a casino prepaid card database, that expires in predefined expir ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Magdalena Mik: Method and apparatus for operating a gaming device to dispense a specified amount. Walker Digital, Steven M Santisi, Dean P Alderucci, January 2, 2001: US06168522 (258 worldwide citation)

A gaming device, such as a slot machine, determines a balance and a “dispensed amount” that is less than the balance. The dispensed amount may be determined by, for example, receiving signals from one or more key presses that specify the dispensed amount. Alternatively, the dispensed amount may be d ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Robert R Lech, Thomas M Sparico: System and method for supplying supplemental information for video programs. United States of America, Steven M Santisi, Joseph F Haag, July 17, 2001: US06263505 (227 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, method, and program for providing supplemental information related to video programs. Through a computer network interface, a user can request and receive specific supplemental audio/video information related to a video program. Alternatively, the supplemental audio/video information c ...