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David J Sharpless, Jason R deGrandmaison, Julie A Mottes, Michael T Tessmer: System, apparatus and method employing controller for play of shared bonus games. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, March 22, 2005: US06869361 (226 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a system, apparatus and method for providing a bonus game which may be shared competitively, collaboratively or both among a plurality of players. Each player participating in the bonus game generates entries thereto in association with play of a base, or primary, game ...


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Michael T Tessmer, Lee E Cannon, Charlotte S Centuori, Alan D Williams: Method and system for weighting odds to specific gaming entities in a shared bonus event. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, January 30, 2007: US07169041 (148 worldwide citation)

Methods of weighting odds in shared bonus events and gaming systems and devices configured for weighting odds in shared bonus events. A number of participations or entries by the same gaming machine or player entity may be obtained for a shared bonus event in association with play of a base or prima ...


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Monica A McClintic, Michael T Tessmer, Julie A Mottes, William E Vorias: Method of playing a matching bonus game. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, November 15, 2005: US06964416 (97 worldwide citation)

The method includes a bonus game associated with a base game that allows players to use skill and memory to determine the outcome of the bonus game. Players are prompted at the beginning of the bonus game to select at least a first and then a second game space from an array of game spaces, revealing ...


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Michael T Tessmer, Lee E Cannon: Method and apparatus for providing an advantage to a player in a bonus game. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, April 15, 2008: US07357714 (84 worldwide citation)

A gaming method includes receiving a wager from a player, displaying an image representative of a primary game, determining if a bonus event trigger has occurred, displaying an image representative of a bonus game, the bonus game including a representation associated with the player and a representa ...


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James M Coleman, Dean A Ehrlich, Michael T Tessmer, Jason R deGrandmaison: Method and apparatus for gaming with simulation of telephone for player interaction. Anchor Gaming, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, June 10, 2003: US06575829 (71 worldwide citation)

A bonus event configured for interaction between a player and a gaming machine initiated through a simulated telecommunications link including a telephone handset or similar device such as a speakerphone. The bonus event may be configured as an “incoming” call triggered by some outcome of a primary ...


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Michael T Tessmer, Lee E Cannon: Method and apparatus for providing an advantage to a player in a bonus game. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, May 30, 2006: US07052392 (65 worldwide citation)

A video game allows a player to improve odds of success in a bonus game by winning an advantage outcome in association with play of a primary or base game. An exemplary bonus game is the game of Pong where the player can use advantage credits won in play of the primary or base game to provide himsel ...


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Michael T Tessmer, Lee E Cannon: Method and apparatus for providing an advantage to a player in a bonus game. IGT, K&L Gates, March 29, 2011: US07914372 (40 worldwide citation)

A gaming method includes receiving a wager from a player, displaying an image representative of a primary game, determining if a bonus event trigger has occurred, displaying an image representative of a bonus game, the bonus game including a representation associated with the player and a representa ...


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Michael T Tessmer, Lee E Cannon: Method and apparatus for providing an advantage to a player in a bonus game. IGT, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, November 27, 2012: US08317589 (14 worldwide citation)

A gaming method includes receiving a wager from a player, displaying an image representative of a primary game, determining if a bonus event trigger has occurred, displaying an image representative of a bonus game, the bonus game including a representation associated with the player and a representa ...


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Michael T Tessmer, Lee E Cannon: Method and apparatus for providing an advantage to a player in a bonus game. IGT, K&L Gates, August 31, 2010: US07785186 (4 worldwide citation)

A gaming method includes receiving a wager from a player, displaying an image representative of a primary game, determining if a bonus event trigger has occurred, displaying an image representative of a bonus game, the bonus game including a representation associated with the player and a representa ...


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Michael T Tessmer, Lee E Cannon: Method and apparatus for providing an advantage to a player in a bonus game. IGT, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, November 19, 2013: US08585482

A gaming method includes receiving a wager from a player, displaying an image representative of a primary game, determining if a bonus event trigger has occurred, displaying an image representative of a bonus game, the bonus game including a representation associated with the player and a representa ...