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Mark L Yoseloff, Russell B Dunn, Josef Alexander Hartl: Video game with bonusing or wild feature. Mark A Litman & Associates P A, November 6, 2001: US06311976 (675 worldwide citation)

A method of playing a wagering game comprises placing a wager in a reel-type video wagering game, and playing a first game segment in the reel-type video wagering game in which symbols are randomly displayed to the player. At least some displayed symbols may be non-monetary credit symbols, and after ...


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Josef Alexander Hartl, R Brooke Dunn, Michael C Halvorson, Mark A Litman: Alternative bonus games associated with slot machine. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, November 1, 2005: US06960134 (171 worldwide citation)

A method of playing a game on a gaming machine is performed by placing a wager on an underlying wagering game and playing the underlying wagering game according to the rules of the underlying game. When a predetermined event occurs in the underlying game, the player enters at least one bonus game. T ...


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Josef Alexander Hartl: Multiple play high card game with insurance bet. Shuffle Master, Mark A Litman & Assoc P A, July 1, 2003: US06585588 (111 worldwide citation)

A player places at least two wagers and an optional insurance wager, the insurance wager providing the player with an immediate payout if the dealer's first card is an Ace or face card. During play, the dealer deals a single card to all players having made a first wager and a card to himself. I ...


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R Brooke Dunn, Josef Alexander Hartl: Reveal-hide-pick-reveal video wagering game feature. Shuffle Master, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, January 8, 2008: US07316609 (100 worldwide citation)

A game feature, and especially a bonus event game feature for video wagering apparatus has a unique method of displaying at least some of the potential individual rewards or other bonus event results, hiding those potential individual awards or other bonus event results ‘beneath’ a symbol or region, ...


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Josef Alexander Hartl: Combination wagering game. Shuffle Master, Mark A Litman & Associates P A, February 13, 2007: US07175522 (87 worldwide citation)

A combination card game allows players to play 3 distinct games using one hand of cards. In a preferred embodiment, players place wagers on an Ante spot to play THREE CARD POKER®, a TRIPOLEY® spot to win odds, and a Best 2 Blackjack spot to play blackjack. A player can bet one, two or all three spot ...


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Mark L Yoseloff, Russell B Dunn, Josef Alexander Hartl: Video gaming system with wild card system and bonus system. IGT, K&L Gates, July 14, 2009: US07559837 (41 worldwide citation)

A gaming system for producing a unique bonusing event is described. The method includes the step of a player placing a wager on a reel-slot-type video game and displaying a plurality of randomly selected game symbols on the game display. Upon the occurrence of a triggering event, such as a winning o ...


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Josef Alexander Hartl, R Brooke Dunn, Michael C Halvorson, Mark A Litman: Gaming device having a puzzle function operable to indicate information related to a game event. IGT, K&L Gates, October 20, 2009: US07604539 (12 worldwide citation)

A method of playing a game on a gaming machine is performed by placing a wager on an underlying wagering game and playing the underlying wagering game according to the rules of the underlying game. When a predetermined event occurs in the underlying game, the player enters at least one bonus game. T ...


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Josef Alexander Hartl, R Brooke Dunn, Michael C Halvorson, Mark A Litman: Gaming device having an indicator operable to indicate primary game outcomes and associated bonus game opportunities. IGT, K&L Gates, April 6, 2010: US07690983 (12 worldwide citation)

A method of playing a primary game on a gaming machine is performed by placing a wager on an underlying wagering primary game and playing the underlying wagering primary game according to the rules of the underlying primary game. When a predetermined event occurs in the underlying primary game, the ...


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Michael Charles Halvorson, Josef Alexander Hartl: Gaming system and method having symbol type conversion. ADP GAUSELMANN, Resolute Legal PLLC, February 12, 2019: US10204472

The gaming system and method includes a symbol type conversion. The gaming system includes a set of reels, where the reels are each associated with a plurality of symbols from a set of symbols. During a game play, the gaming system randomly generates a plurality of symbols from the set of symbols fo ...


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Michael Charles Halvorson, Josef Alexander Hartl: Gaming system and method having non-interacting reels while evaluating displayed symbol combinations for winning symbol combinations. adp Gauselmann, Resolute Legal PLLC, October 2, 2018: US10089819

A gaming system and method may include a first set of gaming reels that is oriented a first way and at least one non-interacting reel that is oriented differently with respect to the first set of gaming reels. The gaming system may evaluate symbol combinations displayed on the first set of gaming re ...