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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Geoffrey M Gelman, Magdalena M Fincham, Steven M Santisi, Norman C Gilman, Thomas M Sparico: System and method for communicating game session information. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, Fincham Downs, June 26, 2012: US08206210 (174 worldwide citation)

According to one or more embodiments of the present invention, a contract is established for a session comprising two or more plays of at least one gaming device. Information about the game play session, such as outcomes generated at the at least one gaming device, is communicated to a player device ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Geoffrey M Gelman, Magdalena M Fincham, Steven M Santisi, Norman C Gilman, Thomas M Sparico: Gaming device for a flat rate play session and a method of operating same. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, November 28, 2006: US07140964 (134 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed generally to a method and apparatus for operating a gaming device having a flat rate play session costing a flat rate price. The flat rate play session spans multiple plays on the gaming device over a pre-established duration. The gaming device identifies price para ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Geoffrey M Gelman, Norman C Gilman, Scott T Friesen, Steven M Santisi: Method and apparatus for planning and customizing a gaming experience. IGT, K&L Gates, July 13, 2010: US07753789 (129 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a system and method for planning and customizing a gaming vacation. Initially, a central controller receives preference and configuration data from a user at a user terminal. A preparation code is then determined and associated with the configuration data. The configuration da ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Geoffrey M Gelman, Steven M Santisi: Method and apparatus for remotely customizing a gaming device. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Fincham, May 9, 2006: US07040987 (122 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a system and method for remotely configuring gaming devices. Initially, a central controller receives configuration data from a player at a remote user terminal. A customization code is then determined and associated with the configuration data. The configuration data and the ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Daniel E Tedesco, Stephen C Tulley, Geoffrey M Gelman, Steven M Santisi: Method and apparatus for linked play gaming. Walker Digital, Walker Digital Management, June 17, 2008: US07387571 (84 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a system and method for providing linked play via gaming and other devices. In some embodiments, a casino server registers a group for linked play and a group objective and format are established. The linked play commences according to the group format on the gaming devices wh ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Victor M Garcia, Geoffrey M Gelman, Daniel E Tedesco, Steven M Santisi: Method and apparatus for setting game parameters. Walker Digital, Walker Digital Management, September 23, 2008: US07427233 (68 worldwide citation)

The present invention allows gaming devices to set or modify game parameters through the use of random events such as spinning slot machine reels or random number generators. In some embodiments, game parameters may be established with various initial values, and then, by spinning the gaming devices ...


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Jay S Walker, Geoffrey M Gelman, James A Jorasch, Stephen C Tulley, Steven M Santisi, Daniel E Tedesco, Magdalena M Fincham: Systems and methods for determining a level of reward. IGT, K&L Gates, August 24, 2010: US07780525 (66 worldwide citation)

In accordance with one or more embodiments, a method comprises associating, with a casino patron, a benefit of a first value. The benefit of the first value is determined based on a first algorithm and based on the patron's activity during a first portion of a period of time. The method further comp ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, David F Zucker, Jose A Suarez, Stephen C Tulley, Geoffrey M Gelman, Victor M Garcia, Daniel E Tedesco, Steven M Santisi: Method and apparatus for providing regular entrance into a bonus game. IGT, K&L Gates, January 18, 2011: US07871323 (54 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for providing entry into a bonus game at a gaming device, where the bonus games may occur at predictable times and may payout predictable amounts. In one or more embodiments, a gaming device may provide a guaranteed entry into a bonus game every hour on the hour, so long as a p ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Daniel E Tedesco, Stephen C Tulley, Geoffrey M Gelman, David F Zucker, Steven M Santisi: Method and apparatus for linked play gaming with combined outcomes and shared indicia. Walker Digital, Fincham Downs, Magdalena M Fincham, November 1, 2011: US08047909 (48 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a system and method for providing linked play via gaming and other devices wherein players may share and combine outcomes or parts thereof. In some embodiments, a casino server registers a group for linked play and a group objective and format are established. The linked play ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Scott T Friesen, Steven M Santisi: Gaming device method and apparatus employing modified payouts. Walker Digital, July 21, 2009: US07563167 (44 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a system and method for a gaming device to determine when to offer a player an opportunity to play using a “jackpot only” pay table. The player may choose to accept the gaming device's offer to switch from using a conventional pay table to using a pay table that only pays top ...