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Richard J Schneider, Joseph G Hart, Joseph W Canon, Robert P Bartholomew, Michael B Shelby, Lawrence R Pitman: Dynamic threshold for pool-based bonus promotions in electronic gaming systems. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P c, March 19, 2002: US06358149 (351 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for awarding bonuses over a gaming network having a plurality of gaming machines, such as slot machines, interconnected by a network. Play is allowed to occur on a plurality of gaming machines as the bonus pool, common to the gaming machines over the network is incremented res ...


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Richard J Schneider, Cara L Iddings, Lawrence R Pitman: Method and apparatus for awarding a bonus on a network of electronic gaming devices during a pre-determined time period. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, May 2, 2006: US07037195 (123 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention provide a time-based bonus system that can be pre-configured to award a certain amount of money to players of networked gaming devices over a certain time period. The amount of bonus money in a bonus pool is predetermined by a casino or other gaming network operator. Add ...


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Vincent S Manfredi, Richard J Schneider, William J Turner, Robert P Bartholomew, Lawrence R Pitman: Method for implementing scheduled return play at gaming machine networks. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, April 12, 2005: US06878063 (88 worldwide citation)

A method of providing incentive to play gaming devices during certain off-peak hours comprises three types of periods: an earning period over which earned credits are accumulated responsive to the level of play on the gaming device, a redeeming period where the earned credits can be played, and a re ...


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Vincent S Manfredi, Richard J Schneider, William J Turner, Robert P Bartholomew, Lawrence R Pitman: Method for implementing play at gaming machine networks using player rating. IGT, Armstrong Teasdale, November 8, 2011: US08052517 (22 worldwide citation)

A method for customizing play of a gaming device to a particular player level or group, where the gaming device is connected by a network to a host computer, includes creating a player account accessible by the host computer. The player account is associated with a player and has stored therein one ...


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Richard J Schneider, Lawrence R Pitman, Michael B Shelby: Awarding a bonus based on a maximum bonus cycle time. IGT, Armstrong Teasdale, July 12, 2011: US07976390 (4 worldwide citation)

By awarding bonuses during predetermined bonus periods, gaming establishments can exercise greater control over bonus wins and, in doing so, can create player excitement and increase play during historically off-peak times, realizing greater revenue for the casino. The time based bonus begins when a ...


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Richard J Schneider, Michael B Shelby, Lawrence R Pitman, Carrie D Porterfield, Erik B Petersen: System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, September 14, 2010: US07794322 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for awarding a bonus to a player of an electronic gaming device at one of a plurality of casino properties is implemented with a slave server networked with gaming devices at each property. The slave servers are networked with a master server that accumulates a pool comprising a percentage ...


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Robert P Bartholomew, Erik B Petersen, Lawrence R Pitman, Michael B Shelby: Random bonus prize shown on the system display. IGT, Armstrong Teasdale, November 2, 2010: US07824264 (3 worldwide citation)

A default bonus award and a set of non-default bonus awards are determined for a type of gaming machine. A criterion for qualifying for a bonus award is also determined. Then, if a bonus session is active and a player meets the criterion, a bonus award is randomly selected for the player. In one emb ...


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Richard J Schneider, Michael B Shelby, Lawrence R Pitman, Carrie D Porterfield, Erik B Petersen: System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, October 26, 2010: US07819746 (2 worldwide citation)

A method for awarding a bonus to a player of an electronic gaming device at one of a plurality of casino properties is implemented with a slave server networked with gaming devices at each property. The slave servers are networked with a master server that accumulates a pool comprising a percentage ...


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Richard J Schneider, Lawrence R Pitman, Michael B Shelby: Method of awarding a bonus prize in the play of a plurality of gaming machines. IGT, Richard E Billion, Billion & Armitage, April 23, 2013: US08425311 (2 worldwide citation)

By awarding bonuses during predetermined bonus periods, gaming establishments can exercise greater control over bonus wins and, in doing so, can create player excitement and increase play during historically off-peak times, realizing greater revenue for the casino. The time based bonus begins when a ...


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Lawrence R Pitman, Michael B Shelby: Celebration pay. IGT a Nevada Corporation, Clise Billion & Cyr P A, Richard E Billion, August 21, 2012: US08246451

Players are selected to celebrate the win. A portion of the bonus pool is divided among the celebrating players. The amount to be received by each player can be verified to meet minimum and maximum amount requirements. The celebration pay is delivered to the gaming machines used by the celebrating p ...