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Methods using an interactive video gaming platform

A variant game of hold 'em poker allows for rules of play of one or all of players being allowed to remain in game with an option of checking or making specific wagering amounts in first play wagers, being limited in the size of subsequent available play wagers or prohibited from making additional play wagers if a first play wager has been made, being limited in the size of available later play wagers if a first or earlier play wager has been made, and having the opportunity for at least two and as many as three or four distinct opportunities in the stages in the play of a hand to be able to make one or more play wagers.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

Apparatus, system, method, and computer-readable medium for casino card handling with multiple hand recall feature

Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for detecting, storing, and retrieving information about the composition of present and past hands of cards in a casino table game. The method includes causing a card-handling device to substantially automatically generate a plurality of hands wherein each hand includes one or more cards. ... Bally Gaming Inc

Using a table and progressive meter in side events

A casino wagering game is played with a progressive jackpot and a second bonus event. At least one player places a wager to play a casino wagering game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

Gaming machine using multiple triggers to determine an award from a subset of displayed awards

A gaming system includes at least one input device adapted to receive a physical item associated with a monetary value that establishes a credit balance, an input indicative of a wager drawn on the credit balance for a wagering game, and a cashout input that initiates a payout from the credit balance. In response to a wager input, a wagering game is initiated that includes the spinning and stopping of a set of bonus reels through a plurality of bonus spins populating a bonus array with bonus symbols. ... Bally Gaming Inc

Systems and methods of linking gaming stations administering different wagering games to the same progressive jackpot

Systems and methods of operating a major progressive jackpot linked to wagering games having different jackpot triggers with different probabilities. The major jackpot winning probabilities may be normalized such that players may have the substantially the same odds to win the major progressive jackpot regardless on the wagering game being played. ... Bally Gaming Inc

Device and method for arranging video displays to define an opening to pass a physical object and display content about the opening

A device and method are set forth which includes an electronic, video display including l-shaped sub-displays mated to define a frame surrounding an opening which accommodates a physical object such as the view of a second display. The second display may be a mechanical component extending through the opening to operate for example a pointer operating with the video display to provide a function for a game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

Wagering game having interlinked progressive values with shared increment

A gaming system is primarily dedicated to playing a regulated casino wagering game providing eligibility to a plurality of progressive jackpots. The gaming system comprises a secure gaming cabinet, an electronic display device, an electronic input device, a random element generator, and game-logic circuitry. ... Bally Gaming Inc

Auditing and reconciliation system and method for gaming machines operating a stand-alone progressive jackpot

In a casino environment including one or more gaming machines each operating one or more standalone progressive (sap) jackpots defined by local sap controllers, a system is set forth whereby the sap jackpot information is additionally determined at a backend system. To synch the system and local controller determined values a mobile device is configured to display the system derived values which can be adjusted at a user interface at the mobile device to match the local controller derived values.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

System and method for hosting and managing a live game

A system and method for hosting and managing a live game are disclosed which includes a live gaming table for live players and a live dealer. In an embodiment an application configures a player's mobile device to receive an invitation from a casino to play the table game based upon the player being, based upon location aware technology, being in or near the casino. ... Bally Gaming Inc

Association or linking of symbol bearing array elements in a gaming machine

A gaming system includes a wagering game mechanism associating the game-outcome symbol of multiple reels of the wagering game to a unified game-symbol outcome. The wagering game generates an outcome symbol array with independent array elements and one or more associated groups of array elements. ... Bally Gaming Inc

Computer-implemented texas hold'em poker variant

A variant game of hold 'em poker allows one or all players to remain in the game with an option of checking or making specific wagering amounts in first play wagers, while limiting the size of subsequent available play wagers or prohibiting the one or all players from making additional play wagers if a first play wager has been made. The one or all players also have at least two and as many as three or four distinct opportunities, in the stages in the play of a hand, to make one or more play wagers.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

System and method for augmented reality gaming using a mobile device

Disclosed is a method and system for preventing replay attacks for mobile promotions associated with promotion devices. Upon the occurrence of a promotion winning event such as a designated outcome of a game played on the promotion device the user, via a software application accessible to their mobile device, forwards images of the event to a server over a network. ... Bally Gaming Inc

Four-card poker game with variable wager

A casino game utilizes at least one deck of playing cards, the game comprising: each player placing at least one wager to participate in the casino game; dealing a first number of cards to a dealer, the first number of cards being greater than the number of cards to be used in determination of a poker rank hand for the dealer; dealing a second number of cards to each player, the second number of cards being greater than the number of cards to be used in determination of a poker rank hand for each player; the dealer discarding at least one card to form a resulting single dealer hand; each player discarding at least one card to form a resulting player's hand for each player, wherein the number of cards in the resulting player's hands and the resulting dealer's hand are equal; and resolving each player hand against the dealer's hand according to predetermined game rules. The initial player's wagers must be at least matched with a game bet (or play bet) to remain in the game after players have received their cards. ... Bally Gaming Inc

Bet sensing apparatuses and related devices and methods

A bet sensor for sensing values of gaming tokens may include a bet placement surface configured and oriented to support a stack of gaming tokens thereon and an image sensor located and oriented to capture an image of a lateral side surface of at least one gaming token located on the bet placement surface. The image may depict the lateral side surface in a radial format. ... Bally Gaming Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200609

Bad beat side bet on house-banked casino card games

A playing card wagering game has a player hand compete against a dealer hand according to rank or count of the player hand and dealer hand. At least one player places a first wager on the card wagering game and a second wager on at least one side bet event. ... Bally Gaming Inc

07/05/18 / #20180190176

System, apparatus and method for dynamically adjusting a video presentation based upon age

A system, method and apparatus are set forth which adjusts one or more of the brightness, vibrancy and color shift of displayed content based upon the at least approximate age of the viewer. At a display (15) the user's age is at least approximated by accessing an established user data file (835, 837) containing age determining data and/or capturing a facial image (804) of the user and processing the same to determine at least the approximate age of the user. ... Bally Gaming Inc

07/05/18 / #20180190072

Methods for administering wagering games with discarding mechanics

Methods of administering wagering games may involve accepting an ante wager and a blind wager from a player. Cards may be dealt to the player and a dealer hand. ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169510

Four-card poker game with variable wager

A casino game utilizes at least one deck of playing cards. Each player places at least one wager to participate in the casino game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169507

Four-card poker with variable wager over a network

An online casino game utilizes at least one deck of playing cards. Each player places an initial wager. ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161665

Playing card handling devices and related methods

A playing card handling device comprises a card storing area that supports a stack of playing cards, the card storing area having a playing card support surface. A card removing system removes playing cards individually from the bottom of the stack. ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161663

Reconfigurable playing card devices and related systems and methods

Reconfigurable gaming tables and playing cards, such as card devices including thin, planar display devices, may be in communication with a processing device for randomly selecting card images stored in a data storage device for display on the display devices.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158287

Methods of playing wagering games and related systems

A card game is played against a pay table, wherein a player receives a partial hand that is preferably completed by community cards, but may be completed by cards dealt directly to a hand or a combination of cards dealt directly to a hand and at least one community card or wild card. After placement of an ante wager, each player will have an opportunity to place a game wager before receiving another card for the player's hand (whether dealt directly to the player or as a community card revealed to all players). ... Bally Gaming Inc

05/31/18 / #20180151022

Gaming machine top display

A bonus display and gaming machine with a bonus display are disclosed, the bonus display includes a square video display arranged in a diamond pattern to display content such as a bonus wheel. Back illuminated inner and outer rings are mounted to cover at least portions of the video display and are back illuminated by, for example, light emitting diodes. ... Bally Gaming Inc

05/10/18 / #20180130290

System and method for cross platform persistent sessions using a mobile device

Various embodiments directed to systems and methods that enable cross platform persistent sessions using a mobile device in a mobile device-enhanced system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method may include enabling a cross platform session in a system that includes a kiosk that presents a presentation, and a computing device distinct from the kiosk, both in communication with one another. ... Bally Gaming Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122179

System and method for augmenting content

Disclosed is a method and system involving augmenting content. The system augments content for an active event subject to a focus of a user, in an environment including a presentation of two or more active events. ... Bally Gaming Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122178

Method and system for side wagering

A side wagering system for table games includes a table controller, a dealer interface and at least one player interface, the at least one player interface including a first wager area and at least one second wager area, which permit a player to place first, second or one or more third supplemental wagers for the opportunity to win corresponding first, second or one or more third awards, such as a first, a second or a third progressive jackpot. The table controllers or multiple tables may be linked to a common award server.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108211

Handheld wagering game system and methods for conducting wagering games thereupon

A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a handheld gaming machine configured to play at least one game and a controller. The controller is configured to base eligibility of the handheld gaming machine for a game-related feature at least upon a location of the handheld gaming machine and/or a proximity of the handheld gaming machine to an external device.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108208

Mobile device applications for casinos

A wagering game system configured to perform operations to transmit to a mobile device, via a wireless communication device of the gaming system, an offer for presentation via the mobile device in response to detecting that the mobile device is located at a casino. The offer is associated with a wagering game machine within the casino. ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102020

Gaming machine including one or more grouped held value symbols

Disclosed is a gaming system including a gaming machine. In response to a triggering event, the gaming system initiates play of a feature game including a plurality of standard symbols and value symbols, the value symbols being associated with one or more values. ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096561

Transferring awards via optical machine readable data representation images

In some embodiments, a method includes: requesting, from a player at the gaming machine, player account credentials associated with the player; receiving, at the gaming machine, the player account credentials, wherein the player account credentials are associated with a player's account on the account server and enable linking game play on the gaming machine to the player's account, and wherein the player account credentials are provided to the player's mobile phone in response to joining a players club prior to detection of the initiation event; transmitting, via the gaming machine, the player account credentials to the account server; receiving, from the account server, validation of the player account credentials based on comparing the received player account credentials with credentials stored on the account server; upon receipt of the validation, linking a wagering game session on the gaming machine with the player account.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089939

System and method for augmented reality gaming

A method for enabling a mobile augmented reality (ar) table betting system to facilitate game play with a table game and one or more players each using a mobile device. The method includes: enabling a player to register at an available betting spot on the table game using the player's mobile device; commencing game play at the table game; enabling a player to place an subsequent bet or game decision at the table game using the player's mobile device.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082531

Gaming systems for funding jackpots

Methods and apparatuses for variable contribution multiple progressive jackpot games are disclosed. A variable contribution rate is determined as a function of a wager level. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082525

Remote game play in a wireless gaming environment

A system employs a server computing system with an integrated database and wireless communications devices. The wireless communications devices permits players to take a position on a potential outcome of a game and includes remote game play and remote backline playing (taking a position on a potential outcome of a position on game outcome taken by a primary player occupying a player position at a gaming table) and other types of positions not involving money. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082524

Wagering game wearables

A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include detecting that one or more wearable computers are within a proximity range to a wagering game machine. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082518

Modular gaming terminal configurations

Gaming machines, gaming systems, modular gaming terminals, and methods for assembling modular gaming machines are disclosed. A gaming machine is presented which includes an input device for receiving wagers to play a wagering game, and a display module with a display device for displaying outcomes of the wagering game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075696

Uses of location tracking in mobile devices

In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for operating a client application program on a mobile device includes: determining, by the client application program on the mobile device, that a player has participated in activities in a wagering game establishment; determining, by the client application program on the mobile device, information about the activities in the wagering game establishment; and transmitting, by the client application to a social network, an electronic message to post on the social network information indicating the player activities in the wagering game establishment.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075689

Multi-zone player interface deck for a gaming machine

A visually uniform multi-level, multi-sectioned deck for a gaming machine player interface is disclosed. Sections of the interface are configured with modular panel assemblies having corresponding sets of electronic components. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071631

Multi-player gaming sound system

A sound system presenting audio that supplements multi-player game-play in which multiple views of a 3d game object as seen from different viewpoints are simultaneously displayed. The audio includes audio characteristics responsive to behaviors of the 3d game object and depict a focus direction associated with respective behaviors.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068527

Methods of receiving electronic wagers in a wagering game via a handheld electronic wager input device

A gaming system for conducting a multi-player wagering game includes a multi-touch table surface that is touched by a handheld electronic wager input device (ewid) carried by a player for placing wagers on a wagering game displayed on the multi-touch table surface. Each ewid carried by a player has an associated unique identification code, which is linked to the respective player's account. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053373

Externally hinged cabinet door for a gaming machine housing

Disclosed are a gaming terminal, a gaming cabinet and a gaming machine that include a housing having gaming components therein. The housing includes a door opening for accessing gaming components inside the housing and a door assembly having an open position that exposes the door opening, and a closed position that covers the door opening. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052582

User interface features in a system of concurrent games

A video gaming system is disclosed that includes one or more game processors, one or more video displays, an apparatus for a player to control the play of the game, and a memory device. The memory device stores a set of fixed instructions to control the game processor and is configured to: enable the player to interact with the game interface to select a game from a list of games offered by the video gaming machine, wherein the game is represented by a game bubble floating in the game interface; display a game selection interface to enable the player to select the game and add the game in a control panel, wherein the control panel is configured to display multiple games selected by the player; and enable the player to switch among the plurality of games and control a game play of the plurality of games concurrently.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050273

Multi-player gaming system with reflective display assembly

A multi-player gaming system includes a reflective display assembly that presents multiple views of a 3d game object as seen from different viewpoints. The reflective display assembly includes a plurality of reflectors the each reflect an image of the 3d game object toward a respective position disposed around the gaming system.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047255

Methods and apparatus for poker-based wagering game

A poker-based wagering game includes a player and dealer each receiving three cards. The player discards one card. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047253

Gaming system with adjustable skill-based progressive jackpot feature

A gaming system comprising a regulated gaming machine primarily dedicated to playing at least one casino wagering game. The gaming machine includes an electronic display device and one or more electronic input devices and game-logic circuitry configured to detect and accept a physical item associated with a monetary value that establishes a credit balance. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047247

Gaming terminal with an inclined input interface

A gaming terminal includes a first display screen operative to display a wagering game that includes a lower section. A second display screen is operative to display images of input buttons and includes a touchscreen operative to receive inputs at the input buttons to play the wagering game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047246

Gaming terminal with an inclined input interface

A gaming terminal includes a first display screen operative to display a wagering game that includes a lower section. A second display screen is operative to display images of input buttons and includes a touchscreen operative to receive inputs at the input buttons to play the wagering game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040201

Transferring awards via optical machine readable data representation images

Club cards and tickets can be eliminated by providing an application that allows a player's mobile phone to process an image of an optical machine-readable representation of data. At the end of a wagering session on a wgm, the wgm can display a barcode representing a player's winnings, an achievement, game status, etc. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040192

Handheld wagering game system and methods for conducting wagering games thereupon

A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a handheld gaming machine configured to play at least one game and a controller. The controller is configured to base eligibility of the handheld gaming machine for a game-related feature at least upon a location of the handheld gaming machine and/or a proximity of the handheld gaming machine to an external device.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036628

Methods of delivering a playing card from a playing card-handling device

An apparatus for handling cards has a dispensing end. The dispensing end has a base plate for supporting cards being manually removed. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033253

Gaming machine with expanding symbol combinations

A gaming system for performing at least one wagering game includes a regulated electronic wagering game machine comprising one or more input devices and one or more display devices. An initial set of active array elements is determined on a playfield for the wagering game and a symbol is randomly determined for each of the active array elements. ... Bally Gaming Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025578

Wireless gaming environment

A method and system are set forth to enable a player using a wireless remote portable device to wager on a live table game. The system and method includes one or more servers configured with the portable device to cause a video display on the device to display information including a video presentation of a selected live table game, a graphic representation of the time remaining for the remote player to register a wager and to reject wagers received after the time for placing a wager has elapsed. ... Bally Gaming Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018851

Wheel display apparatus with linked wedges

An apparatus comprises a wheel and an indicator. The wheel includes a plurality of wedges and a linking element. ... Bally Gaming Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015357

Card shufflers and gaming tables having shufflers

A playing card shuffling device includes a visual display in information communication with the playing card shuffling device. At least one processor is programmed to provide displayable information to the visual display indicative of an amount of time remaining or time expired in a procedure performed by the playing card shuffling device.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012453

Instant lottery scratch ticket on-demand printing

The present invention describes a lottery ticket system providing an instant scratch lottery ticket to a consumer on-demand. A customer vending device of the lottery ticket system may be used to receive consumer input. ... Bally Gaming Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005484

Providing secondary wagering-game play via a mobile device

A mobile device for playing a wagering game and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include obtaining a game code associated with a secondary game, wherein the game code was scanned from a physical game card. ... Bally Gaming Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001185

Methods of feeding cards

A card-feeding device for feeding cards into a card-handling device may include a card infeed area that supports a stack of cards, where a pivoting arm presses against a card at the top of the stack. Methods of shuffling cards may include providing cards to be shuffled into a card infeed area as a stack with a top and bottom and removing cards one at a time from the bottom of the stack and moving the removed cards to a shuffling zone. ... Bally Gaming Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372558

Gaming machine including one or more grouped held value symbols

Disclosed is a gaming system including a gaming machine primarily dedicated for use in playing at least one regulated casino wagering game. In response to a triggering event, the gaming system initiates play of a feature game including a plurality of standard symbols and value symbols, the value symbols being associated with one or more values. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345257

Dynamic updating of content based on gaming-application context

A gaming system and its operations include, for instance, providing, for presentation via one or more electronic display devices, first digital content for a first application. The first application is independent from a second application that concurrently presents second digital content. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330418

System and method for providing loyalty-based virtual objects across various media including gaming devices

Gaming systems and methods are set forth designed to promote user loyalty with an enterprise. The user obtains a virtual object such as a virtual dog and earns the ability to acquire accessories or upgrades for their virtual dog through interaction with the enterprise. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326462

System, method and apparatus for player presentation in virtual reality gaming

A gaming system includes an input interface, an output interface and processing circuitry. A data stream defining a vr environment is transmitted by the processing circuitry to a vr headset. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326450

Separable url gaming system

A system and method for enabling one network to use the functionality of another network is provided. The system comprises a first network system having a first network functionality and a second network system having a second network functionality. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326438

Playing card shufflers and related methods

An apparatus is for shuffling a plurality of playing cards used in gaming. The apparatus includes a card support adapted to support the unshuffled cards on-edge. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326437

Method and apparatus for handling cards

A card shuffler that moves cards one at a time from the bottom of a group that may be a deck in a deck-crib, to randomly designated single-card receptacles in a receiving or dealing rack, and methods for shuffling and for dealing cards. Either the deck-crib or the receiving rack is moved by a motor to align a single-card receptacle, randomly selected from among remaining empty single-card receptacles, with an outfeed slot of the deck-crib to receive each card to be moved from the deck-crib. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323523

System and method for positionally accurate gaming content

A system is disclosed for providing access to first interactive content or second interactive content by a user of a portable computing device based upon a determined location of the portable computing device. The system includes a host server, a content server storing data representing the first interactive content and the second interactive content, and a communication network in communication with the host server and the content server. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323522

System and method for cross platform persistent gaming sessions using a mobile device

Various embodiments directed to systems and methods that enable cross platform persistent gaming sessions using a mobile device in a mobile device-enhanced system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for reformatting original graphical content designed for presentation on a gaming machine for presentation on a mobile computing device for which the original graphical content was not originally designed may include transmitting display information associated with a display on the mobile computing device to the gaming machine. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323518

System and method for awarding bonus features in a video carousel

A video carousel bonus feature system is disclosed that includes gaming presentations for a plurality of players, one or more game processors, and a plurality of base game cabinets that each contain base game presentations that display base games. The system also includes a video carousel with a plurality of video monitors, wherein each of the plurality of video monitors is positioned above a base game cabinet, wherein a visual representation of one or more bonus features is displayed independently on each video monitor of the video carousel. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323515

Mobile control for electronic gaming machine and tables

Disclosed is a system and method for enhanced mobile control of electronic gaming machines and tables. In one aspect, statistical information is provided to a player in convenient and useful formats. ... Bally Gaming Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319949

Distributing information in a wagering game system

A gaming device and its example operations include detecting, via a secondary gaming controller, an electronic request for funding a second casino wagering game (“second game”) concurrently presented with a first casino wagering game (“first game”) via an electronic display device associated with a wagering game machine. The first game includes first content that originates from a first content source. ... Bally Gaming Inc

10/26/17 / #20170309127

Transient or persistent game play in wagering games

In at least some aspects, a method includes the acts of operating a wagering game with a player on a first game platform, suspending the wagering game operating on the first game platform at a game state, automatically authenticating the player at a second game platform different than the first game platform, resuming the wagering game from the game state on the second game platform, and operating the resumed wagering game with the player differently on the second game platform than on the first game platform, the second game platform having one or more different components than the first game platform to cause the wagering game to be operated differently on the second game platform than the first game platform.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304712

Card-handling device and method of operation

Card-handling devices may include a randomizer configured to randomize ordering of playing cards in a set of playing cards. An output may be configured to present a group of cards at a time from the randomizer for removal from the card-handling device. ... Bally Gaming Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294077

Gaming system having exchangeable bonus token accumulation-redemption feature

A gaming terminal is utilized for playing a wagering game. The gaming terminal includes a wager-input device and a display for displaying the wagering game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287285

Seven-card gaming methods with flush ranking

A seven-card wagering game includes a player and a dealer each receiving a seven-card hand after the player places an ante wager. A specialty deck may be used, which specialty deck may include five wild cards and twelve value cards (e.g., three through ace) in each of four suits. ... Bally Gaming Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287283

Wagering game with special-event eligibility feature based on passive game play

According to one aspect of the invention, a gaming system and method for providing passive participation in at least one wagering game are disclosed. Funds are received to obtain a period of eligibility for an award associated with the wagering game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287267

System and method for cross platform persistent gaming sessions using a mobile device

Various embodiments directed to systems and methods that enable cross platform persistent gaming sessions using a mobile device in a mobile device-enhanced system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method may include enabling a cross platform gaming session in a system that includes a gaming machine that presents a game, and a computing device distinct from the gaming machine, both in communication with one another. ... Bally Gaming Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287265

System and method to provide user-configurable preferences and/or options for team play on a single gaming machine

A method and system to provide user-configurable preferences and/or options for team play on a single gaming machine is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented gaming system comprises a memory device having stored thereon a gaming application that enables multiplayer, turn-based gameplay among one or more players. ... Bally Gaming Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287260

Real three dimensional display for wagering game machine events

Systems and methods include a wagering game machine having a three-dimensional monitor. Certain events are 3d transition events that cause certain graphical elements presented by the wagering game to be rendered as real 3d objects using the three-dimensional monitor.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279896

System and method for providing interactive content to a user

Systems and methods are set forth which provide seamless connectivity between an enterprise and a user's mobile device and a fixed terminal such as a gaming terminal. The connectivity can follow the user through several different communication channels and can enable different content, including interactive content, to be provided based upon the communication channel currently invoked which can be attributed to the user's location as either within a venue and at a terminal or roaming about remote from the terminal and venue. ... Bally Gaming Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270964

Card recognition system, card handling device, and method for tuning a card handling device

A card recognition system comprises an imaging device configured to capture a raw image of at least a portion of a card, and a processor operably coupled with the imaging device. The processor is configured to perform an image processing analysis of the raw image to identify measurements of at least one of a rank area around a rank of the card, and a suit area around a suit of the card, and automatically generate a calibration file based, at least in part, on the image processing analysis. ... Bally Gaming Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270752

Systems dynamically choosing pay tables, related methods

Gaming table systems configured to at least partially automatically administer wagering games may include a gaming table with player positions having wagering areas for accepting wagers. An automatic card-handling device configured to output subsets of cards may be supported by the gaming table. ... Bally Gaming Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270748

Controlling wagering game system browser areas

Wagering game systems, methods and associated operations are described herein. The operations can include presenting one or more browsers on display device. ... Bally Gaming Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270743

Wagering game and method having additional reel matrices sharing a common reel

Disclosed are a game, gaming device, system and method for play of a reel-based feature game including a base matrix of reel indicia, one or more additional matrices of reel indicia and an expanding reel which replaces a portion of the base matrix and each of the additional reel matrices to simultaneously produce outcomes in each of the matrices.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266541

Rim-mounted roulette ball launching system

A ball-launching system mounts to a top rim of a roulette wheel and positions a ball launcher configured to launch a roulette ball into the roulette wheel. The ball-launching system includes an outer jaw and an inner jaw which clamp to the top rim. ... Bally Gaming Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263077

System and method for augmented reality gaming

Disclosed is a method for enabling a mobile augmented reality (ar) table betting system to facilitate game play with a table game and one or more players each using a mobile device. The method includes: enabling a player to register at an available betting spot on the table game using the player's mobile device; providing a dealer display that presents information to a dealer as game events occur on the player's associated mobile device; enabling a player to access funds from an electronic wallet associated with the player to place an initial bet at the table game; commencing game play at the table game; enabling a player to place an subsequent bet or game decision at the table game using the player's mobile device; in response to a winning table game outcome, transferring funds to the player; and in response to a losing table game outcome, transferring funds from the player.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256140

Casino card handling system with game play feed

A card game monitor manages play of a game with a video feed of casino table game play. A dealer deals a game using a card-handling device that randomizes and dispenses cards, which may be grouped into sets of hands by the card-handling device. ... Bally Gaming Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256132

System and method for augmented reality gaming using a mobile device

Disclosed is a method and system for preventing replay attacks for mobile promotions associated with promotion devices. Upon the occurrence of a promotion winning event such as a designated outcome of a game played on the promotion device the user, via a software application accessible to their mobile device, forwards images of the event to a server over a network. ... Bally Gaming Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256124

System and method for augmented reality using a user-specific card

Disclosed is a method of displaying augmented reality gaming information associated with a user-specific card using mobile device in an augmented reality gaming system. In one embodiment, the method includes: enabling a user to view a live image of a user-specific card through a display of a mobile device; acquiring user-specific identification information from the user-specific card; sending the user-specific identification information via a network to a server; retrieving user-specific specific information from the server using the mobile device; and displaying the user-specific information in conjunction with the user-specific card when viewing the user-specific card through the display of the mobile device using augmented reality.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249798

Physical playing card gaming systems and related methods

A physical playing card gaming system includes a gaming table including at least one dealer position and at least one player position. The system includes a physical playing card handling device that is configured to read at least one of a card rank and card suit of physical playing cards. ... Bally Gaming Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243434

System and method for augmenting content

Disclosed is a method and system involving augmenting content. The system includes context-sensitive augmenting options that are conveniently presented to a player. ... Bally Gaming Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228976

Configuring gaming system options based on player skill

A regulated gaming system includes game-logic circuitry, an electronic display device, and an electronic input device detecting a physical item associated with a monetary value to establish a credit balance. The gaming system performs a casino wagering game initiated by an input indicative of a wager covered by the credit balance. ... Bally Gaming Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228970

Gaming machine, gaming machine display and method

A device and method are set forth which includes an electronic, video display including l-shaped sub-displays mated to define a frame surrounding an opening which accommodates a physical object such as the view of a second display. The second display may be a mechanical component extending through the opening to operate for example a pointer operating with the video display to provide a function for a game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221301

Gaming machine having a dual chute

The present invention provides a gaming machine including a cabinet housing which houses a receiver and a dispenser. An opening extends through the housing. ... Bally Gaming Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221300

Integrating autostereoscopic wagering game elements and controls

Embodiments include a method for controlling a wagering game on a wagering game machine. The method can include presenting, at an autostereoscopic depth and from a first perspective, a wagering game object moving about an autostereoscopic display device during the wagering game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216713

Ergonomic card-shuffling devices

Playing-card-shuffling devices may include a card input, a card output, and a temporary card-storage area. The card input may be located on a same lateral side of the temporary card-storage area as a lateral side of the temporary card-storage area on which the card output is located. ... Bally Gaming Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213423

Apparatus, system, method, and computer-readable medium for casino card handling with multiple hand recall feature

Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for detecting, storing, and retrieving information about the composition of present and past hands of cards in a casino table game. The method includes causing a card-handling device to substantially automatically generate a plurality of hands wherein each hand includes one or more cards. ... Bally Gaming Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213420

Wagering game with option to risk credit balance

A method of conducting a wagering game includes receiving a first wager amount from a player. The first wager amount initiating a first play of the wagering game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206739

Methods of operating a wager recognition system

A gaming table apparatus has a gaming table with a gaming table support surface. At least two token sensors are provided, which are electrically connected in series to a token sensor controller. ... Bally Gaming Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200349

Gaming system having system wide tournament features

A multi-mode gaming terminal comprising, a wager input device, a primary display for displaying a primary wagering game. And at least one controller operative to: (i) detect a selection between a cash mode of operation and a tournament mode of operation; (ii) if the cash mode is selected, execute the primary wagering game configured with a first payback return; (iii) if the tournament mode is selected, execute the primary wagering game in a tournament mode configured with a second payback return and a tournament return, wherein on each tournament eligible play of the primary wagering game resulting in a winning outcome, a predetermined number of tournament points are awarded and added to a tournament entry; and (iv) upon the occurrence of a triggering event, entering the tournament entry into at least one tournament.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193747

Methods of administering roulette bonus wagers and related apparatuses and systems

Methods of administering games of roulette may involve accepting a wager may from a player. A multiplier may be randomly selected from a group of fixed multipliers for a payout on the wager. ... Bally Gaming Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193735

Bet sensing apparatuses and methods

A bet sensor for sensing values of gaming tokens may include a bet placement surface configured and oriented to support a stack of gaming tokens thereon and an image sensor located and oriented to capture an image of a lateral side surface of at least one gaming token located on the bet placement surface. The image may depict the lateral side surface in a radial format. ... Bally Gaming Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193708

System and method for augmented reality with complex augmented reality video image tags

Disclosed is a complex augmented reality system implementing a mobile device to display complex augmented reality on a display device. A user captures one or more live images from the display device via a camera on the mobile device, which sends the images to a server. ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186273

Managing cashless wagering game systems

A gaming system is configured to transfer wagering credits usable for wagering from a first cashless wagering system to a second cashless wagering system, the gaming system including a first and a second gaming machine and controller(s) configured to perform acts including depositing wagering credits associated with the first gaming machine into the first cashless wagering system, accessing, via a first system access technique, the first cashless wagering system and debiting, in a first transaction, the wagering credits from the first cashless wagering system. The controller(s) being further configured to credit, in the first transaction, the wagering credits from the first cashless wagering system to a second, different cashless wagering system, the second cashless wagering system being accessed via a second, different system access technique, wherein the first and second cashless wagering systems are communicably coupled over a network and disburse the wagering credits from the second cashless wagering system for game play on the second gaming machine associated with the second cashless wagering system.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178453

Methods of receiving electronic wagers in a wagering game via a handheld electronic wager input device

A gaming system for conducting a multi-player wagering game includes a multi-touch table surface that is touched by a handheld electronic wager input device (ewid) carried by a player for placing wagers on a wagering game displayed on the multi-touch table surface. Each ewid carried by a player has an associated unique identification code, which is linked to the respective player's account. ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173449

Methods for automatically generating a card deck library and master images for a deck of cards, and a related card processing apparatus

A method of automatically generating a calibration file for a card handling device comprises automatically generating a calibration file stored in memory of a main control system for a card handling device. Automatically generating the calibration file comprises identifying at least one parameter associated with a rank area around a rank of at least a portion of the card, identifying at least one parameter associated with a suit area around a suit of the at least a portion of the card, and storing the at least one parameter associated with the rank area and the at least one parameter associated with the suit area in the calibration file. ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161998

Using coded identifiers for adaptive gaming

A gaming system configured to perform operations that include receiving, electronically, a first coded identifier, and providing, for presentation, on a display device of a mobile device, the first coded identifier for detection by a wagering game machine. The operations can further include detecting a second coded identifier presented by the wagering game machine after the detection by the wagering game machine of the first coded identifier. ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157507

Augmented reality for table games

A method includes acquiring media content of a wagering game table at a wagering game establishment with a camera of a mobile device. A location of the mobile device is determined when the media content is acquired. ... Bally Gaming Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154499

Gaming, system, method and device including a symbol changing or augmenting feature

Gaming systems, devices and methods are set forth which provide for the selection and application of modifiers to game outcomes. The modifiers confer different functionalities to base game symbols or an augmenting functionality to alter or provide an outcome. ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116822

Transferring awards via optical machine readable data representation images

Club cards and tickets can be eliminated by providing an application that allows a player's mobile phone to process an image of an optical machine-readable representation of data. At the end of a wagering session on a wgm, the wgm can display a barcode representing a player's winnings, an achievement, game status, etc. ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116817

Systems, methods, and devices for playing wagering games with symbol clumps and non-uniform weighting of reel positions

Gaming devices, gaming systems, methods of conducting wagering games, and computer programs for executing wagering games are disclosed. A gaming system is disclosed which includes one or more processors and one or more memory devices storing instructions that, when executed by at least one of the processors, cause the gaming system to: receive a wager to play a wagering game with symbol-bearing reels, each of which has distinct reel positions populated by various symbols, at least one reel bearing a symbol clump; and, display via a display device a randomly determined outcome of the wagering game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113126

Intelligent automatic shoe and cartridge

Card-reading shoes may include an input area configured to support cards therein. A card-reading system may be located within the card-reading shoe, the card-reading system including at least one sensor configured to detect at least a rank and suit of each card processed by the card-reading shoe. ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113125

Card shuffling apparatuses and related methods

Card shuffler apparatuses include a card repositioner used to randomly reposition a plurality of cards on-edge over an aperture extending through a card support surface to allow cards to sequentially pass through the aperture in a random order. The apparatuses may be capable of continuously and sequentially forming playing card hands for use in a game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109959

Wagering game content based on locations of player check-in

A computer-implemented method comprises replacing, by one or more processors, original wagering game content with modified wagering game content based on a wagering game player's check-ins at one or more physical locations. The method also includes presenting, on an electronic display device, a wagering game with the modified wagering game content in place of the original wagering game content.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103600

Wearable wagering game system and methods

In at least some aspects, the present concepts include a wearable haptic device including one or more input devices, one or more haptic output devices, one or more processors, and a communication device, wherein the one or more processors are configured to cause the one or more haptic output devices to output a haptic output, of a plurality of haptic outputs, responsive to an event in a game, of a plurality of possible game events, in accord with a mapping of haptic outputs to game events.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098343

Wager recognition system having ambient light sensor and related method

A gaming table apparatus has a gaming table with a gaming table support surface. A token sensor assembly includes a container having a height and side walls that define an inside and outside perimeter of the container, and a top surface and bottom surface, a translucent cover disposed on the top surface of the side walls, a circuit board secured to the inside perimeter of the container, a plurality of lights disposed on a top side of the circuit board, and a passive ambient light sensor disposed on the top side of the circuit board. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092076

Anonymous funding and tracking of sports wagering across multiple devices

A gaming system includes a network accessible sports betting server that allows players to anonymously place wagers on sporting events using an anonymous account identifier that is not associated with any personal information of the player. The player may use the anonymous account identifier to access an available monetary balance for wagering, view, filter, and place wagers on sporting events using various wagering game machines, and continue to use the account identifier to track all associated wagering transactions while a remaining balance remains or pending wagering transactions are outstanding. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092068

Gaming system with skill-based progressive jackpot feature

A gaming system comprising a regulated gaming machine primarily dedicated to playing at least one casino wagering game. The gaming machine includes an electronic display device and one or more electronic input devices and game-logic circuitry configured to detect, via at least one of the one or more electronic input devices, a physical item associated with a monetary value that establishes a credit balance. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092060

Unified digital wallet

A unified wallet manager (uwm) virtualized as a single virtual service in which all transactions relative to the uwm are treated as immutable facts permanently stored in append-only queues or ledgers from the time of their creation. A rules engine reads conversion requests in request calls to the service, and determines which rule or rules to apply to convert funds from one ledger to another, in the same or different vertically scaled gaming systems. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092058

Recording and reproduction of wagering game play step events occuring in multiple nested bonus games

A gaming system includes game-logic circuitry that primarily performs a casino wagering game. The casino wagering game includes gaming events (play steps) having outcomes that may trigger and perpetuate a multi-level bonus game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092038

Intelligent player interface messaging for gaming systems

A gaming system includes a plurality of input devices for operating a wagering game feature. A level of adoption is determined and dynamically modified for one or more input devices based upon player interaction during the feature. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092037

Methods of administering roulette bonus wagers using a roulette ball launching system

Methods of administering games of roulette may involve accepting a wager may from a player and using a ball launching system to launch at least one roulette ball into a track of a roulette wheel. A number and associated color may be randomly generated from within a range of numbers and associated colors. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091493

Modular card reader

A modular identification card reader is provided which includes a bezel sub-assembly to be secured to an enclosure such as a gaming device cabinet and a card reader and controller sub-assembly. A releasable connection is provided between the bezel sub-assembly and reader and controller sub-assembly such that, in situ, a defective reader and controller sub-assembly may be disconnected from the bezel sub-assembly and replaced by any card reader and controller sub-assembly which includes an adaptive connection to mate with the bezel sub-assembly. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087465

System and method for augmented reality maintenance

A method enables a user to use an augmented reality system and a mobile device to display augmented reality by overlaying a virtual 3d object over a physical 3d object. In one implementation, the method includes: enabling a user to capture a live camera image of a physical 3d object via camera on the mobile device; determining if there are image tags on the physical 3d object in the live camera image; using the one or more image tags to access information used by the augmented reality system; and overlaying the virtual 3d object onto a live camera image of the physical 3d object on a display of the mobile device to produce augmented reality effects, wherein the virtual 3d object delivers content a user that assists in performing maintenance on the physical 3d object.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087450

Rim-mounted roulette ball launching system

A ball-launching system mounts to a top rim of a roulette wheel and positions a ball launcher configured to launch a roulette ball into the roulette wheel. The ball-launching system includes an outer jaw and an inner jaw, which clamp to the top rim. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087446

Roulette ball launching system

Disclosed are an apparatus, a system, and method for automatically launching roulette balls into a ball track of a roulette wheel.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087445

Hand-forming card shuffling apparatuses including multi-card storage compartments, and related methods

Card shufflers usable in forming and dispensing randomized playing card hands for use in playing card games include a card input mechanism for inputting cards into the card shuffler, a card storage device for receiving cards from the card input mechanism and temporarily storing cards within the card shuffler, and a card output mechanism for outputting shuffled cards from the card shuffler. The card storage device may include a wheel configured to rotate within the card shuffler. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087443

Methods of administering wagering games

Methods of administering wagering games may involve accepting an ante wager. Initial cards may be dealt, at least one card face up. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/23/17 / #20170084129

Gaming systems, electronic gaming machines, and logic circuitry for conducting skill-based and hybrid gaming

Presented herein are electronic gaming machines, gaming systems, and logic circuitry for executing wagering game applications. A gaming system is disclosed which includes game-logic circuitry and a regulated gaming machine. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/23/17 / #20170084115

Integrating three-dimensional elements into gaming environments

A wagering game system and its operations can include presenting wagering game content for a casino wagering game to have a two-dimensional appearance via an autostereoscopic display device. The operations can further include detecting an indication to change a presentation of the two-dimensional appearance without stereoscopic depth to have a stereoscopic three-dimensional appearance having stereoscopic depth. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076555

Bingo game system and method

A bingo system having individual bingo player terminals on which players purchase bingo cards at varying costs and play bingo, coupled to backend computer systems called bingo game managers (bgms). The bgms manage bingo game play in two modes, banked and non-banked. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076535

Gaming system with privacy features

A wagering game system includes a peripheral device with a peripheral device display and at least one processor configured to execute at least one application to display information on the peripheral device display. The system also includes a wagering game terminal with a terminal display configured to display a wagering game and a player-accessible interface configured to allow a player to communicatively couple the peripheral device to the wagering game terminal. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072296

Batch card shuffling apparatuses including multi card storage compartments, and related methods

Automatic card shufflers may include a card input mechanism for inputting cards into the card shuffler, a card storage device for receiving cards from the card input mechanism and temporarily storing cards within the card shuffler, and a card output mechanism for outputting cards from the card shuffler.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072294

Method for shuffling and dealing cards

A card shuffler that moves cards one at a time to randomly designated single-card receptacle in a receiving or dealing rack, and a method for shuffling and for dealing cards.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072293

Card handling devices and methods of randomizing playing cards

A playing card handling device comprises an elevator platform configured to receive one or more cards from an input platform to form a shuffled set of cards, a card gripper positioned above the elevator platform, and configured to grip cards from the shuffled set of cards, and a processor configured to control the elevator platform to have a grip position for the card gripper grip the shuffled set of cards, wherein the grip position is adjusted based, at least in part, on a correction value associated with a particular card insertion. A related method includes determining a grip position of an elevator platform of a card handling device based, at least in part, on a desired insertion location within a stack of shuffled cards as adjusted based on a corrective value that is different for a plurality of different insertion locations.. ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061744

Gaming machine and system including adjustable use of game percentage variants

Disclosed are a gaming system, a regulated gaming machine and a method primarily dedicated for use in playing at least one regulated casino wagering game in which the gaming machine randomly determines which of a plurality of mathematical models of the casino wagering game to apply to a given play in order to achieve a selected game yield which may be different from the game yield of any one of the plurality of mathematical models defined for the casino wagering game.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061732

Wagering game system with persistent entries in community event

A game machine includes a table display defining a first portion on which a community game is displayed and second portions on which a wagering game is displayed to player stations. An outcome is displayed on the second portions. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053481

Wagering game with a secondary reel having oversized single-evaluation symbols

A gaming system includes one or more input devices, one or more display devices, and one or more processors, and one or more memory devices storing instructions that cause the gaming system to receive an input indicative of a wager. The instructions further cause the gaming system to display a wagering game having an array of symbol positions positioned on a plurality of primary reels and at least one secondary reel overlaying two or more adjacent primary reels, the secondary reel including at least one oversized standard symbol, the oversized symbol overlaying symbol positions on at least two of the two or more adjacent primary reels. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053478

Illuminated bezel for a gaming machine

A gaming system includes an outcome display device and a reel bezel assembly. The reel bezel assembly includes a bezel encompassing the outcome display device. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053477

Edge-lit reels for wagering gaming machines

A gaming system includes at least one reel mechanism for a gaming machine. Each reel mechanism comprises a rotatable cylindrical reel basket, a light shield, and one or more light boards having first and second stationary light sources affixed thereon. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046910

Gaming system with symbol clump feature

A gaming system comprising a regulated gaming machine primarily dedicated to playing at least one casino wagering game. The gaming machine includes an electronic display device and a value input device and game-logic circuitry configured to display, on the electronic display device, a plurality of symbol-bearing reels, each reel having a plurality of reel positions occupied by symbols. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046906

Gaming machine and system for concurrent gaming player interface manipulation based on visual focus

A gaming system includes one or more input devices, audio output devices, visual display devices, and information processors. At least one visual display device visually depicts a plurality of visual presentations and at least one audio output device renders audio selectively mixed from corresponding audio components of the visual presentations. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039812

Apparatus and method of blackjack game with dealer-card bonus trigger

An electronically administered card game with a multi-tiered bonus game is disclosed. A wager is placed to play a blackjack base game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039803

Modular gaming terminal configurations

Gaming machines, gaming systems, module systems for providing gaming machines, and methods for assembling modular gaming machines are disclosed. A module system is disclosed for providing gaming machines for conducting wagering games. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039799

Bet sensing apparatuses and related devices and methods

A bet sensor for sensing values of gaming tokens may include a bet placement surface configured and oriented to support a stack of gaming tokens thereon and an image sensor located and oriented to capture an image of a lateral side surface of at least one gaming token located on the bet placement surface. The image may depict the lateral side surface in a radial format. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036098

Playing card handling devices, systems, and methods for verifying sets of cards

Systems include an automatic card shuffler and a shoe. The automatic card shuffler may include a printing device for applying a randomly selected set symbol on each card of a set of cards. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032612

Wagering game with reel array having extended symbol visually overlaying adjacent reel

A gaming system includes an input device, a display device, a processor, and a memory device. The memory device stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the gaming system to receive a wager and to display an array having a plurality of symbol positions, each of the symbol positions being populated by symbols located on a plurality of symbol-bearing reels. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032610

System and method for accumulating and applying symbol attributes from a secondary symbol array

A gaming system includes a regulated gaming machine primarily dedicated to playing at least one casino wagering game, the gaming machine including an electronic display device and one or more electronic input devices. The gaming system further includes game-logic circuitry configured to randomly select a first plurality of symbols to populate a symbol array and to randomly select a second plurality of symbols with respective attributes. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030111

Electronic locking mechanism

An electronic lock and system particularly for replacing existing mechanical locks for enclosures including gaming devices are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, the gaming device includes a cabinet having a chassis and a main gaming device door locked by a mechanical lock. ... Bally Gaming Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028295

Gesture enhanced input device

Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a virtual player interface such as button deck for a gaming device. The interface includes a touch screen display which displays one or more button icons. ... Bally Gaming Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024970

Gaming machine and system for redeeming an accrued attribute in subsequent gaming instances

A gaming system includes a gaming machine for redeeming an accrued attribute in subsequent plays of a wagering game. A wagering game instance may include a randomly triggered bonus game. ... Bally Gaming Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024956

Gaming machine including a multi-matrix modifier symbol

Disclosed is a gaming system including a regulated gaming machine primarily dedicated for use in playing at least one regulated casino wagering game that randomly selects an outcome of the casino wagering game and displays the selected outcome via first and second adjoining matrices comprising a plurality of game symbols and at least one modifier symbol displayed in a position to temporarily overlay at least one symbol in each of the first and second matrices and to convert any overlaid symbols to another symbol prior to awarding an award in response to the displayed outcome meeting a predetermined award criterion.. . ... Bally Gaming Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011596

Gaming systems for funding jackpots

Methods and apparatuses for variable contribution multiple progressive jackpot games are disclosed. A variable contribution rate is determined as a function of a wager level. ... Bally Gaming Inc








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