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Chris Blackburn
Jeff Allen, Christopher W Blackburn, Matthew J Ward, Larry Pacey: Event-based scheduling of wagering game events. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, November 27, 2012: US08317596

Wagering game systems and methods are disclosed in which the occurrence of a triggering event causes a community game to begin. Further, the occurrence of an event may cause a wagering game or wagering game service such as a progressive game to be reconfigured.


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Chris Blackburn
Jeff Allen, Christopher W Blackburn, Matthew J Ward, Larry Pacey: Event-based scheduling of wagering game events. Wws Gaming, May 5, 2011: US20110105219-A1

Wagering game systems and methods are disclosed in which the occurrence of a triggering event causes a community game to begin. Further, the occurrence of an event may cause a wagering game or wagering game service such as a progressive game to be reconfigured.


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Jeremy M Hornik, Matthew J Ward, Peter W Flemming, Michael P Casey: Wagering game with unilateral player selection for developing a group. VMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, January 25, 2011: US07874920 (39 worldwide citation)

A wagering game system includes a service for conducting a group-wagering game for a group of players under the control of a gaming control system and a plurality of gaming terminals, each gaming terminal connected to the service and being configured to conduct a group-wagering game in combination w ...


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Jeremy M Hornik, Matthew J Ward, Peter W Flemming, Michael P Casey: Wagering game with unilateral player selection for developing a group. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, March 26, 2013: US08403758 (27 worldwide citation)

A wagering game system includes a service for conducting a group-wagering game for a group of players under the control of a gaming control system and a plurality of gaming terminals, each gaming terminal connected to the service and being configured to conduct a group-wagering game in combination w ...


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Vladimir I Arezina, Michael J Blankstein, Rory L Block, Allon G Englman, McLaurin H Files, Mark B Gagner, Brian R Gamache, Jeremy M Hornik, Joel R Jaffe, Larry J Pacey, Shridhar P Joshi, Alfred Thomas, Jamie Vann, Matthew J Ward: Wagering game system with player rewards. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, October 9, 2012: US08282489 (24 worldwide citation)

According to one aspect of the present invention, a gaming system includes a method of conducting a wagering game. The method includes identifying a player as a member of certain group, and offering the player options related to the wagering game. The options are unavailable to players who are not m ...


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Matthew J Ward, Craig J Sylla, Christopher Brewer: Displaying 3D characters in gaming machines. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, January 25, 2011: US07874900 (15 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention include a method of performing a bonus event in a gaming machine that produces a gaming outcome. The method for performing a bonus event includes displaying a three-dimensional character; modifying the character based on one or more user selections; and controlling the c ...


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Jeremy M Hornik, Matthew J Ward, Peter W Flemming, Michael P Casey: Wagering game with award unlocking feature. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, February 14, 2012: US08113947 (11 worldwide citation)

A method of playing a wagering game having a plurality of players playing at a plurality of gaming terminals, the wagering game including a basic game and a bonus game. The method includes the steps of conducting the basic game at a first gaming terminal, fulfilling a bonus game entry event at the f ...


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Daniel P Fiden, Lisa M Helfer, Matthew J Ward: Wagering game with asset trading. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, April 23, 2013: US08425323 (11 worldwide citation)

Method and system are disclosed for operating a wagering game terminal where players are allowed to transfer game assets that they may have accumulated to other players. The game assets may be transferred as part of an on-line auction won by one of the other players, as a gift to a preselected playe ...


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Paul A Jennas II, Jason L Peipelman, Joshua M Rhoades, Matthew J Ward: Methods for dynamic consistency group formation. International Business Machines Corporation, Zilka Kotab PC, October 1, 2013: US08548949 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for dynamic consistency group formation, in one embodiment, includes creating a snapshot of first data stored on a source storage system with respect to data content and data structure, copying the snapshot to a target storage system, detecting one or more write operations affecting data on ...


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Ezequiel Cervantes, Paul Anthony Jennas, Mario Francisco Acedo, Matthew J Ward, Jason L Peipelman: Method and system for dynamic message correction. International Business Machines Corporation, MaxValueIP, September 23, 2008: US07428702 (8 worldwide citation)

A system is presented to allow users in an instant messaging environment to edit already-exchanged messages dynamically, and resend the edited version of the message to the target users, as an example. The newly edited message received by the second user is clearly understandable because the correct ...