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John F Acres, Alec Ginsburg, David Wiebenson: Method for operating networked gaming devices. Acres Gaming, Marger Johnson et al, August 12, 1997: US05655961 (1391 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 awarding variable bonus awards to gaming machines over a network. Acres Gaming, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, May 15, 2001: US06231445 (823 worldwide citation)

A method for awarding bonuses over a gaming network having a plurality of gaming machines interconnected by a network. Play is allowed to occur on the plurality of gaming machines. A bonus period is initiating for which a bonus-triggering event (e.g. a winning combination) and an initial bonus amoun ...


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John F Acres, Alec Ginsburg, David Wiebenson: Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices. Acres Gaming, Marger Johnson McCollom & Stolowitz, November 17, 1998: US05836817 (739 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, 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 (685 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, Alec Ginsburg, David Wiebenson: Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices. Acres Gaming, Marger Johnson McCollom & Stolowitz PC, April 21, 1998: US05741183 (684 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 and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, July 3, 2001: US06254483 (679 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, Alec Ginsburg, David Wiebenson: Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices. Acres Gaming, Marger Johnson McCollom & Stolowitz PC, October 13, 1998: US05820459 (630 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 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 (626 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 F Acres, Alec Ginsburg, David Wiebenson: Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices. Acres Gaming, Marger Johnson McCollom & Stolowitz PC, May 19, 1998: US05752882 (586 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, 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 (570 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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