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Greg A Benoy, Binh T Nguyen, Craig A Paulsen: Point of play registration on a gaming machine. IGT, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, May 24, 2005: US06896618 (308 worldwide citation)

A disclosed gaming machine is used to provide a method of registering a player to a loyalty program such as a player tracking program at the gaming machine. At the gaming machine, the player or a casino service representative may enter identification information such as a name, an address and biomet ...


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Joseph R Hedrick, Binh T Nguyen: Player tracking communication mechanisms in a gaming machine. IGT, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, June 21, 2005: US06908387 (284 worldwide citation)

A disclosed a player tracking unit provides a display, one or more illumination devices adjacent to the display and a logic device designed to control illumination of the illumination devices in a manner that visually conveys gaming information to an individual viewing the devices. A speaker may be ...


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Lee E Cannon, John P O Donovan: Gaming machines and systems offering simultaneous play of multiple games and methods of gaming. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, March 1, 2005: US06860810 (283 worldwide citation)

Gaming apparatus and methods of conducting a wagering game of chance. A gaming machine is disclosed which is configured for mutually concurrent play of a plurality of games of chance on a single display screen. A method of conducting a wagering activity includes providing a player with a plurality o ...


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Michael M Oberberger, Richard E Rowe: Cashless transaction clearinghouse. IGT, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, March 15, 2005: US06866586 (282 worldwide citation)

A disclosed cashless instrument transaction clearinghouse provides clearinghouse server including a network interface allowing the cashless instrument transaction clearinghouse to communicate with a number of gaming properties and a processor configured to enable the validation of cashless instrumen ...


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Lawrence McAllister, James Morrow, Richard Hunsaker: Gaming device with directional and speed control of mechanical reels using touch screen. Bally Gaming, Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, September 13, 2005: US06942571 (278 worldwide citation)

An enhanced mechanical gaming system (10) utilizes a touch panel (40) as a user control device for mechanical assemblies and game play features which provides users with the enhanced flexibility and interactivity of a video gaming device in a mechanical gaming device environment. The enhanced mechan ...


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Joseph E Kaminkow, David H Muir, Gregg J Palmer: Gaming device having resultant wild symbols. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, June 14, 2005: US06905406 (249 worldwide citation)

A gaming device including a plurality of reels or cards having several symbols. The symbols include at least two complimentary wild symbols that form resultant wild symbols on related reels or cards. In one embodiment, the resultant wild symbol is similar to a wild symbol and acts as a substitute fo ...


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Richard E Rowe: EZ pay smart card and tickets system. IGT, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, February 8, 2005: US06852031 (243 worldwide citation)

A disclosed smart card includes a processor and memory configured to execute a number of gaming applications, such as a bonus game application, a progressive game application, a voucher application and a paytable application, and communicate with a master gaming controller on the gaming machine. Gam ...


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John Acres: Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Merger Johnson & McCollom P C, June 28, 2005: US06910964 (228 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling a bonusing promotion system using a bonus server interconnected to a plurality of gaming devices is described. A percentage of a wager played on each gaming device is accumulated into a bonus pool stored on the bonus server. The bonus pool is compared to a thre ...


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Jerome Swartz, Daniel R McGlynn: Arrangement for and method of expediting transactions based on a customers proximity to the transactions. Symbol Technologies, Kirschstein et al, August 30, 2005: US06937998 (203 worldwide citation)

A portable terminal carried by a user and in wireless communication with a local area network for displaying data based on the physical location of the user. A plurality of network nodes is distributed throughout a venue, such as a shopping mall or a store, in which products are offered for sale. Th ...


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Fergus A Leen, Sam B Lawrence, David G McNally, Clive Hetherington, David M McDowell, Kevin R O Neal: System and method for providing game event management to a user of a gaming application. Game Account, Baker Botts L, May 31, 2005: US06899628 (198 worldwide citation)

A system for managing game events comprises a first server, a second server, a processor remotely coupled to the first server and the second server, and a memory coupled to the processor. The first server executes a first gaming application, and monitors a first plurality of game events during the e ...