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Anthony J Baerlocher, Robert W Crowder Jr: Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels. International Game Technology, Sheridan Ross P C, August 4, 1998: US05788573 (1039 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented electronic game includes a wheel of fortune game with odds of a jackpot greatly in excess of the number of indicia on a simulated wheel. In one embodiment, a virtual mapping allows a bonus indicium of the wheel to be given a 1:M chance of being landed on, even though the bonus ...


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Stephen W Morro, Anthony J Baerlocher, Robert W Crowder Jr: Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels. International Game Technology, Sheridan Ross P C, September 7, 1999: US05947820 (876 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented electronic game provides a game portion which includes a puzzle completion game. In one instance, the puzzle is a word phrase. The first area displays regions for each letter in the phrase. A payline of an electronic slot machine display is associated with one of a plurality o ...


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Stephen W Morro, Anthony J Baerlocher, Robert W Crowder Jr, Yin Zin Mark Lam: Value wheel game method and apparatus. International Game Technology, Sheridan Ross P C, December 19, 2000: US06162121 (701 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented game includes a wheel of fortune portion. The wheel is positioned in a location spaced from the main game housing. In this way even relatively large wheels can be provided without undesirable dimensional enlargement of the main housing.


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Anthony J Baerlocher, Robert W Crowder Jr, Yin Zin Mark Lam: Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels. International Game Technology, Sheridan Ross P C, January 2, 2001: US06168520 (586 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented electronic game includes a wheel of fortune game with odds of a jackpot greatly in excess of the number of indicia on a simulated wheel. In one embodiment, a virtual mapping allows a bonus indicium of the wheel to be given a 1:M chance of being landed on, even though the bonus ...


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Robert A Luciano, Robert W Crowder Jr: Apparatus and method for maintaining game state. Sierra Design Group, Russ F Marsden, August 2, 2005: US06923721 (162 worldwide citation)

A system and method for maintaining player's game state (award credits or game pieces) in a gaming environment is disclosed. In particular, the player may restore the game state from previously played games either from the same game device or from another game device. The invention also provides for ...


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Bryan M Kelly, Pravinkumar Patel, Mettu R Reddy, Anthony E Green, Robert W Crowder Jr: Browser manager for a networked gaming system and method. Bally Gaming, Steptoe & Johnson, November 22, 2011: US08062134 (63 worldwide citation)

An integrated browser manager and networked gaming method for providing server based dynamic content onto a content display area of one or more gaming machines is disclosed. The method includes: receiving incoming message queues, and after message receipt, processing the message and sending back rep ...


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Robert W Crowder Jr, Loren T Nelson: Cashless gaming apparatus, system, and method of use. Sierra Design Group, Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, February 28, 2006: US07004837 (46 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises methods and apparatus for modifying or converting a gaming machine to permit fully cash-less or optional cash-less transactions in a manner which avoids changing the existing firmware or software of the gaming machine. In an optional cash-less arrangement, a player selects th ...


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Bryan M Kelly, Stephen Patton, Kiran Brahmandam, Robert W Crowder Jr, Vijay Kompella, Jeffrey Lee Allen, John R Vallejo, Vernon H Bernard II, Karl E Wudtke, Frank R Anderson, Lawrence C McAllister: Gaming machine having a curved display with a video switcher and touch router system. Bally Gaming, Steptoe & Johnson, August 14, 2012: US08241124 (45 worldwide citation)

Gaming machines projecting video images onto a curved display are disclosed herein. A Display Manager receives one or more video signals from a Master Gaming Controller and one or more video signals from the system device and displays one or multiple video signals on the curved display. The Display ...


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Bryan M Kelly, Robert W Crowder Jr, Pravinkumar Patel, Anthony E Green, John E Link, Gennady Soliterman, Jeffrey L Allen, Dennis Lockard, Jeffrey C Tallcott, Joshua D Larsen, Thomas Scott, Christopher D Barton, Sudheer Vemuri, Mettu R Reddy: Tournament gaming systems, gaming devices and methods. Bally Gaming, Brooke Quist, Marvin Hein, August 13, 2013: US08506394 (40 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to gaming systems, gaming devices, and methods for presenting tournament games. According to one embodiment, a gaming device provides a base game in a normal, non-tournament mode, and the player's eligibility to play a tournament game is also determined. An eligible ...


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