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Wagering gaming apparatus for detecting user interaction with game components in a three-dimensional display

A wagering gaming apparatus is provided, comprising a 3-dimensional (3d) display device configured to create for a player a visual illusion of a 3d scene for a wagering game, the 3d scene having perceived depth in a z-direction perpendicular to a physical screen having width in an x-direction and height in a y-direction; one or more sensor devices configured to sense a physical location of one or more anatomical features of the player; at least one processor; and at least one non-transitory processor-readable storage medium storing processor-executable instructions. The processor-executable instructions, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform various adjustments regarding the 3d scene based on the sensed physical location of an anatomical feature of the player.. ... Igt

Electronic gaming machine with stress relieving feature

A method of operating a gaming machine includes receiving a deposit of wagering credits from a player, determining a threshold stress level for the player, initiating a gaming session, wherein the gaming session includes a plurality of plays of a primary game on the gaming machine, and wherein in at least one of the plurality of plays of the primary game, the gaming machine receives a wager by the player from the deposited wagering credits, monitoring a performance of the player in the gaming session, generating a player stress metric in response to the performance of the player in the gaming session, wherein the player stress metric is indicative of a stress level of the player, comparing the player stress metric to the threshold stress level, and in response to the player stress metric exceeding the threshold stress level, activating a stress relieving feature of the gaming machine.. . ... Igt

Gaming system and method for providing different bonus awards based on different types of triggered events

A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming devices. The central server tracks the occurrences of one or more suitable events occurring at or in association with one or more gaming devices in the gaming system. ... Igt

Electronic gaming machine with emulated three dimensional display

A gaming machine includes a processor, a video controller coupled to the processor, a display device coupled to the video controller, and an input device coupled to the processor and receiving an input from a player. The display device incudes a rear display panel and a front display panel arranged between the player and the rear display panel, the front display panel including an electrochromic display panel that is spaced apart from the rear display panel in a viewing direction of the player. ... Igt

Gaming device with shifting replacement symbols

A video slot machine has m reels, each displaying n symbols when stopped. Above the display of the reels is a set of generally valuable replacement symbols that have been independently selected at random independent from the reel display. ... Igt

Conducting a side bet in a game

Systems and methods for conducting a side bet in a game include receiving side bet parameters that control how the side bet is conducted. The side bet parameters may include a specified in-game event. ... Igt

Gaming system and method providing a skill-based wagering game

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method providing a skill-based wagering game.. . ... Igt

Gaming system and method for determining awards based on adding symbols

In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing an award based on adding symbols to additional symbols display positions of a symbol display position matrix.. . ... Igt

System for monitoring and playing a plurality of live casino table games

A system for monitoring and playing a plurality of live casino table games, comprising: a plurality of dealer game tables; a plurality of electronic handheld devices remotely located from the game tables configured to display a video of at least one game taking place at the plurality of game tables; a gaming server; and a network operatively coupling the gaming server to the game tables and the electronic handheld devices; wherein each electronic handheld device includes a display part comprising: a player wagering display area having a touch screen input configured to display a plurality of touch screen results bars that allow a player to switch between the plurality of the game table's videos in response to touching the touch screen results bar to provide a selected touch screen results bar; a video display area configured to display a video of at least one game taking place at the plurality of game tables, wherein the video being displayed corresponds to the selected touch screen results bar.. . ... Igt

Gaming system and method providing a reel-based wagering game having a reel-upgrade feature

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method providing a reel-based wagering game having a reel-upgrade feature.. . ... Igt

Gaming system and method for determining awards based on secondary symbols

In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing an award based on triggering symbols and secondary symbols.. . ... Igt

Gaming system and method for determining awards based on matching symbols

In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing an award based on matching symbols.. . ... Igt

Gaming system and method for determining awards based on layering of symbols

In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing an award based on adding layers of symbol display positions to a symbol display position matrix.. . ... Igt

Gaming system and method for providing a community bonus event

A gaming system and method including providing a community or group bonus event to a plurality of players at a plurality of gaming devices. For each of the players determined as eligible to participate in a triggered group bonus event, the gaming system determines that player's relative probability of winning a group bonus event award in the triggered bonus event. ... Igt

07/26/18 / #20180209794

Gaming system and method for locating an electronic gaming machine with a mobile device

The gaming system and method of the present disclosure leverage casino patrons' mobile devices to facilitate directing the patrons exactly to their desired electronic gaming machines (egms). In various embodiments, the gaming system includes a central controller communicatively connected to a plurality of egms. ... Igt

07/19/18 / #20180204414

Gaming system and method for determining awards based on player selected persistent game elements

In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing a secondary game with player selected persistent elements.. . ... Igt

07/19/18 / #20180204410

Gaming system and method employing an award evaluation for a symbol based on a total quantity of reels in a set of reels each displaying an instance of that symbol and a total quantity of instances of that symbol displayed on the reels of the set

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a reel-based game and employing an award evaluation for a symbol based on a total quantity of reels in a set of reels each displaying an instance of that symbol and a total quantity of instances of that symbol displayed on the reels of the set. When performing the award evaluation of the present disclosure, the gaming system determines any award for a symbol regardless of the relative position of the displayed instances of that symbol on the reels and also regardless of the particular quantity of instances of that symbol displayed by any individual reel.. ... Igt

07/05/18 / #20180190066

Game ticket sets and system and method for producing same

A printed game card, sheet or ticket set can incorporate multiple individual tickets separated by perforation, scoring or folds, for example. In various embodiments, the game card or sheet is printed with at least one playable game on each individual ticket, wherein the games can be instant win games with game indicia and one or more layers of varnish or rubber-based material that is removable to reveal the indicia. ... Igt

06/28/18 / #20180182210

Gaming system and method for providing a persistent game

A gaming system including a multiple player persistent game, such as an ongoing community game. This ongoing community game includes a community game matrix which is continuously displayed to at least each of the players. ... Igt

06/28/18 / #20180182204

Gaming system and method for providing a cascading symbol game with shifting symbols between multiple symbol display position matrices

A gaming system including a cascading symbol or tumbling reel game which utilizes a plurality of symbol display position matrices or grids. Each symbol display position matrix includes a plurality of symbol display positions, wherein at least one of the symbol display position matrices includes one or more symbol display positions associated with a plurality of different symbol display positions of a plurality of the symbol display position matrices.. ... Igt

06/21/18 / #20180169514

Lottery game system, product and method with encrypted planar displays

A lottery system, ticket product and method incorporate a lottery ticket product having encrypted planar displays, wherein results are revealed through malforming the ticket, such as by manipulating the ticket to decrypt information contained on the ticket.. . ... Igt

06/21/18 / #20180169513

Lottery game system, product and method

A lottery game system, product and method employs multiple connected crossword grids, where players can employ a set of player letters to form words within the crossword grids. In various embodiments of the present invention, a total number of potentially winnable prizes is provided, with a first subset of the potentially winnable prizes associated with the first crossword grid, a second subset of the potentially winnable prizes associated with the second crossword grid, and a third subset of the potentially winnable prizes associated with the first and second crossword grids together. ... Igt

06/14/18 / #20180165918

Gaming system, gaming device and method for displaying multiple concurrent games using dynamic focal points

The gaming system disclosed herein changes the focal point of a display device at different points in time to assist the player in focusing on different simultaneously or concurrently played games at different points in time. Specifically, the gaming system displays a plurality of simultaneously or concurrently played games on a display device. ... Igt

06/14/18 / #20180165912

Multi-grid encoded lottery ticket and system

A multi-grid encoded ticket and system of instant win tickets provides tickets with multiple grids, where each grid represents an independent game, where game play indicia on a first play area is associated with a grid on a second play area and game play indicia on a second play area is associated with a grid on a first play area, and where each ticket can be used individually or by two players interactively, with prizes awarded independently for each game on the ticket.. . ... Igt

05/31/18 / #20180151029

Gaming system and method providing a bonus opportunity when a designated relationship exists between a plurality of randomly determined elements

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a bonus opportunity when a designated relationship exists between a plurality of randomly determined elements. The gaming system randomly generates a plurality of elements in association with a play of a secondary game. ... Igt

05/24/18 / #20180144583

Flexible determination of progressive awards

The present invention provides novel method and devices for implementing progressive systems on networked gaming machines and associated network devices. Some preferred implementations of the invention allow a target progressive pool size to be selected and apply payouts such that the actual progressive pool size is not likely to exceed greatly the target progressive pool size. ... Igt

05/24/18 / #20180144577

Gaming system, gaming device, and method providing one or more alternative wager propositions if a credit balance is less than a designated wager amount

Various embodiments of gaming systems, gaming devices, and methods of the present disclosure provide one or more alternative wagering propositions to a player when the player's credit balance is less than (or, in certain embodiments, less than or equal to) a designated wager amount. If the player accepts one of the alternative wager propositions, the player risks an amount of the player's remaining credit balance for a chance to win an alternative award. ... Igt

05/17/18 / #20180137717

Method and apparatus for offering a mobile device version of an electronic gaming machine game at the electronic gaming machine

A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. When a player surpasses predetermined game play parameters on a game of an egm, a bonus game or related game material may be “unlocked” and offered to the player for download onto the player's portable electronic device (ped). ... Igt

05/10/18 / #20180130311

Gaming system and method providing adjustable odds for triggering a group bonus event

The gaming system and method disclosed herein provides that the probability that a group bonus event will be triggered for a plurality of gaming devices in the gaming system is independent of the number of players that are currently playing such gaming devices. The gaming system and method disclosed herein further provides that different players that are wagering different amounts at different rates are provided different quantities of evaluation points such that if a group bonus event is triggered, different players are provided different group bonus event awards proportional to each individual player's wagering activity.. ... Igt

05/10/18 / #20180130293

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with dynamic gaze display

A method of operating an electronic gaming machine includes generating an interactive game environment in accordance with game data, the interactive game environment having a viewing area may include a plurality of visible game components as a subset of the interactive game environment, displaying the viewing area with the plurality of visible game components, monitoring eye gaze of a player to collect player eye gaze data, determining a location of the eye gaze of the player relative to the viewing area using the player eye gaze data, and in response to the location of the eye gaze of the player relative to the viewing area, changing a resolution of a portion of the viewing area other than a portion of the viewing area corresponding to location of the eye gaze of the player on the viewing area. Related electronic gaming machines are also disclosed.. ... Igt

05/10/18 / #20180130283

Continuous gesture recognition for gaming systems

A method for controlling a wagering gaming apparatus includes displaying a game on a display screen, receiving, from a sensor device, a plurality of location data points corresponding to a plurality of locations of an anatomical feature of the player in three-dimensional space as the anatomical feature of the player moves in the three-dimensional space, analyzing a first group of the location data points to identify a first input command, the first group of location data points comprising sequential location data points, causing a first action to be taken in the game, the first action being determined based on the first input command, and analyzing a second group of the location data points to identify a second input command, the second group of location data points comprising sequential location data points. The first group of location data points and the second group of location data points at least partially overlap.. ... Igt

05/03/18 / #20180117452

Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot

A method and system for playing jackpot and live baccarat games are provided. One feature of the jackpot method involves the use of card combinations that may include, e.g., at least one zero-point card. ... Igt

04/19/18 / #20180108217

Gaming system and method providing a game having a sub-symbol award evaluation

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method providing a game having a sub-symbol award evaluation. Generally, in various embodiments, if an outcome of a play of the game includes a set of one or more displayed designated symbols that are each associated with a same one of a plurality of different characteristics and that are collectively associated with a quantity of sub-symbols that is at least a designated quantity, the gaming system determines an award based on that particular characteristic and that particular quantity of sub-symbols. ... Igt

04/19/18 / #20180108216

Gaming system and method providing a plurality of different player-selectable wager alternatives when a credit balance is less than a designated wager amount and greater than or equal to a lowest eligible credit balance

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method providing a plurality of different player-selectable wager alternatives if a credit balance of a player is less than a designated wager amount (such as a cost to cover a play of a wagering game or a maximum wager amount for the play of the wagering game) and greater than or equal to a lowest eligible credit balance (such as 1 credit). Generally, selecting one of the different wager alternatives when the player's remaining credit balance is less than the designated wager amount and greater than or equal to the lowest eligible wager amount enables the player to utilize the player's remaining credit balance (or any suitable portion thereof) in a manner that is different than, separate from, and in addition to wagering on one or more plays of the wagering game.. ... Igt

04/12/18 / #20180102022

Gaming system and method which enables multiple players to simultaneously play multiple individual games or group games on a central display

The present disclosure provides a gaming system including a central controller, a central display which includes a plurality of display segments and a plurality player stations. The display segments are configured to each separately display one of a plurality of games, to co-act to display a plurality of games, or to co-act to display one game. ... Igt

04/12/18 / #20180102021

Gaming system and method which enables multiple players to simultaneously play multiple individual games or group games on a central display

The present disclosure provides a gaming system including a central controller, a central display which includes a plurality of display segments and a plurality player stations. The display segments are configured to each separately display one of a plurality of games, to co-act to display a plurality of games, or to co-act to display one game. ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089961

Skill game side wagering with player incentives

A gaming system offers players the opportunity to play a skill-based challenge and bettors to place wagers based on events or outcomes in the skill-based challenge. A gaming system includes a processor, a display device, an input device and a memory device storing a plurality of instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to operate with the display device and the input device, for a play of a wagering game, to perform operations. ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089960

Hybrid electronic gaming machine with persistent skill enhancements

A gaming system offers players the opportunity to play a skill-based challenge. Following the skill-based challenge, the player plays a chance-based prize round in which the player has the opportunity to win a prize. ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089957

Gaming system and method providing a wagering game with a bonus card feature

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a wagering game with a bonus card feature.. . ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089952

Gaming system and method providing a gaming tournament with a dynamic equalizer feature

The present disclosure is directed to a gaming system and method providing a gaming tournament with a dynamic equalizer feature. In various embodiments, responsive to the dynamic equalizer feature being triggered, the gaming system may select a player who is not performing well in the tournament and provide that player enough tournament points to bring that player back into contention in the tournament. ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089950

Gaming system and method providing a wagering game with an award modifier bonus feature

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a multi-hand poker wagering game with an award modifier bonus feature, and wherein in various embodiments the award modifiers are multipliers.. . ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089949

Gaming system and method providing a wagering game with a bonus hands feature

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a wagering game which is configured to provided one or more bonus hands.. . ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089944

Gaming system and method for utilizing an additional gaming currency across a plurality of gaming platforms

In various embodiment, the gaming system provides a new gaming currency which is in addition to and different than current known land-based gaming establishment currencies, such as monetary credits, promotional credits and player tracking points and also in addition to and different than current known casual or social game currencies, such as virtual currencies. This gaming currency is accumulated and redeemed in association with the plays of games occurring at land-based gaming establishments as well as in association with the plays of casual or social games.. ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089942

Gaming system and method providing a skill-based wagering game with an average expected payback percentage determined based on player skill level

The gaming systems and methods of the present disclosure provide a skill-based wagering game and determining the aep % for each play based on the player's skill level. Generally, for a play of the skill-based wagering game, the gaming system receives a skill-based input from a player, derives a player skill level from the skill-based input, and determines an aep % for the play based on the player skill level. ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089940

Gaming system player identification device

The present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods which utilize a player identification device to provide to electronic gaming machines certain gaming system functionality and features otherwise not associated with or available in association with the electronic gaming machines existing gaming establishment management systems.. . ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089935

Electronic gaming machines and electronic games using mixed reality headsets

A method of interacting with an electronic gaming machine that executes a program for a wagering game includes generating a video image including the electronic gaming machine, the electronic gaming machine is within a view of a player, generating virtual content associated with the game executed by the electronic gaming machine, and displaying the virtual content to the player to augment the player's view of the electronic gaming machine, the virtual content appears to the player to be on or adjacent to the electronic gaming machine. Related electronic gaming machines and electronic gaming systems are also disclosed.. ... Igt

03/29/18 / #20180089926

Gaming system and method providing a wagering game with a transforming card feature

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a wagering game with a transforming card feature.. . ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082543

Gaming system and method providing a skill-based wagering game with an available supplemental skill award

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a skill-based wagering game with an available supplemental skill award. In various embodiments, the skill-based wagering game is a matching game. ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082542

Gaming system and method for redistributing funds amongst players of skill games

A gaming system which employs one or more random determinations to redistribute award amounts or value not captured by lower-skilled players to higher-skilled players. The gaming system funds a skill award pool based on one or more awards that lower-skilled players (or no-skill players) failed to win in association with one or more skill-based games. ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082538

Casino game with next round multipliers

A player plays a first round of a casino slot machine game. If the player achieves a winning outcome on the first round of play, the payouts for the next round of play of the casino game will be increased. ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082535

Gaming system and method providing a physics-based game including objects that have gameplay-altering features

The gaming systems and methods of the present disclosure improve gaming technology and solve the above-described problem by providing a physics-based game including objects that have gameplay-altering features. Instead of acting conventionally when used for a play of the physics-based game, these objects may act unconventionally to alter an aspect of gameplay (as compared to gameplay without objects having gameplay-altering features). ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082534

Gaming system and method providing a wagering game having a multi-mode bonus game with multiple triggerable award generators

The gaming systems and methods of the present disclosure improve gaming technology by providing a wagering game having a multi-mode bonus game with multiple triggerable award generators. Generally, when a bonus triggering event occurs in various embodiments, the gaming system randomly determines whether to provide a play of the bonus game in one of multiple different modes, such as a first mode and a second mode. ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082533

Gaming system and method for providing a plurality of chances of winning a progressive award with dynamically scalable progressive award odds

The gaming system disclosed herein provides a plurality of chances to win a progressive award with the odds of winning the progressive award in at least one chance being based on the wager amount placed.. . ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082532

Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods with volatility control games

Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods that provide games that control volatility. In one embodiment, the gaming system disclosed herein enables a player to select values, or cells associated with values, that are displayed in a particular arrangement. ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082530

Gaming systems and methods for providing progressive awards

In various embodiments, the gaming system determines which of a plurality of progressive awards a player qualifies to potentially win based on a level of skill demonstrated by the player in association with one or more plays of one or more skill-based games (or partial skill-based games).. . ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082528

Apparatus and methods for wireless gaming communications

A method of connecting a wireless device to an electronic gaming machine is described. The method includes broadcasting, though a wireless transceiver of the gaming machine, a discovery message to wireless communication devices within a broadcast range of the wireless transceiver. ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082520

Gaming system and method for providing overlapping display of symbols from different games

In various embodiments, the gaming system and method provide the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods that concurrently display one or more aspects of a primary game and a play of a secondary game within the limited display space available of an electronic gaming machine with a single display device.. . ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180082519

Gaming system and method for determining awards based on interacting symbols

In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing an interacting symbol game.. . ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180081391

Gaming machine monitor hinge assembly

A gaming machine door hinge assembly configured to first primarily move a monitor outwardly from a housing of a cabinet of a gaming machine while at most slightly rotating the monitor, and then primarily rotate the monitor relative to the housing while continuing to move the monitor outwardly. This enables a relatively large curved monitor to be attached to the housing and openable in a way that provides full service access inside the cabinet while not interfering with a neighboring gaming machine. ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180078854

Electronic gaming machine and method providing enhanced physical player interaction

The electronic gaming machine (egm) and methods of the present disclosure improve gaming technology and provide enhanced physical player interaction. In various embodiments, the egm includes a display device configured to display 3d images to a player without requiring the player to wear 3d glasses, a player eye or head tracker configured to track movement of either the eyes or the head of the player, a player hand position locator configured to determine one or more positions of at least one of the player's hands in front of the display device, and a player tactile feedback provider configured to provide tactile feedback to at least one of the player's hands to provide enhanced physical player interaction in association with one or more plays of a primary or bonus game or other egm functionality.. ... Igt

03/22/18 / #20180078847

Gaming system and method providing a class ii bingo game with a player-selectable wild spot feature

The gaming system and method of the present disclosure provide a class ii bingo game with a player-selectable wild spot feature. Generally, for a play of the class ii bingo game and for each player, the gaming system provides that player a bingo card and enables the player to affirmatively designate up to a designated quantity of spots of the bingo card as wild spots. ... Igt

03/15/18 / #20180075697

Gaming system, gaming device and method for utilizing mobile devices at a gaming establishment

A gaming system which facilitates the two-way communication between mobile devices, such as mobile phones, and different gaming system components to enhance a player's gaming experience.. . ... Igt

03/08/18 / #20180068519

Gaming system and method for displaying a plurality of individual symbols at a single symbol display position

A gaming system including a game which utilizes one or more designated symbols. In these embodiments, if at least one single individual designated symbol is generated and displayed at at least one single symbol display position, the gaming system modifies the single individual designated symbol into one or more individual designated symbols at the same single symbol display position. ... Igt

03/01/18 / #20180061179

System and method for transferring funds from a financial institution device to a cashless wagering account accessible via a mobile device

The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for transferring funds from a financial institution account to a cashless wagering account and then to an electronic gaming machine without utilizing any physical forms of currency.. . ... Igt

02/22/18 / #20180053194

Casino patron engagement system

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a casino patron engagement system that facilitates engagement among casino employees and casino patrons to engender patron loyalty.. . ... Igt

02/15/18 / #20180047249

Gaming system and method for providing incentives for transferring funds to and from a mobile device

The present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing one or more incentives to a player in association with a mobile device facilitated transfer of funds to an electronic gaming machine and/or from the electronic gaming machine.. . ... Igt

02/08/18 / #20180040194

Avatar as security measure for mobile device use with electronic gaming machine

A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. The gaming system is configured to establish a secure communication session between an electronic gaming machine and a portable electronic device. ... Igt

02/08/18 / #20180040190

Object detection and interaction for gaming systems

A method for controlling a wagering gaming apparatus includes rendering a 3-dimensional display of a game, comprising visually projecting a game component out of a screen of a display device and into a 3-dimensional space between the screen and a player; receiving, from a contactless sensor device, location information indicative of a location of an anatomical feature of a player of the wagering game apparatus; generating a virtual object corresponding to the anatomical feature of the player; rendering the virtual object in the 3-dimensional space, comprising visually projecting the virtual object out of the screen of the display device and into the 3-dimensional space between the screen and the player; associating a virtual vector field in the 3-dimensional space with the virtual object; and causing the game component to move in the 3-dimensional space in response to the virtual vector field associated with the virtual object.. . ... Igt

02/01/18 / #20180033248

Managing virtual currencies in a gaming environment

A method for converting a game award earned during play of a first wager-based game into a game award in a second wager-based game includes, but is not limited to any of combination of: receiving, over a network, a request to convert a first award earned by a player in the first wager-based game into at least one award in the second wager-based game; converting, by one or more processors, the first award earned during play of the first wager-based game to at least one award associated with the second wager-based game based on award conversation data; and storing, by the one or more processors, data associated with result of the conversion of the first award into the at least award of the second wager-based game in a data storage system.. . ... Igt

02/01/18 / #20180033247

Method and apparatus for providing a time based award

A method is provided for providing payments at a gaming device, where the payments may occur at predictable times and are of predictable amounts. In one or more embodiments, a gaming device may provide a guaranteed payment every hour on the hour, so long as a player meets one or more criteria. ... Igt

02/01/18 / #20180033246

Gaming device and method having purchasable enhanced paytables

An apparatus and method for a game having a paytable selection feature which may be implemented with a primary or base game, a secondary or bonus game, or both. In one embodiment, the gaming device employs an initial paytable and enables a player pay a fee to purchase a different paytable for a plurality of plays of the game. ... Igt

02/01/18 / #20180033245

Systems and methods for determining a level of reward

A gaming system and method which includes enabling a player to initiate a play of a game, for the initiated play of the game: (i) randomly generating a game outcome, (ii) displaying to the player the randomly generated game outcome, (iii) determining any award associated with the displayed game outcome, and (iv) displaying to the player any determined award, enabling the player to invite a quantity of other players to each initiate a play of at least one game, the quantity of other players being greater than zero, and if the player invited the quantity of other players, providing the player a benefit, an amount of the benefit being based on the quantity of other players invited.. . ... Igt

02/01/18 / #20180033242

Gaming system and method for enabling a player to accept or reject a progressive award

A gaming system which enables a player to exchange progressive awards of corresponding progressive award levels of different multi-level progressive award (“mlp”) configurations. Following the determination of a progressive award of a specific progressive award level of a specific mlp configuration, the gaming system enables the player to accept that determined progressive award or forfeit that determined progressive award for another progressive award of a corresponding progressive award level of a different mlp configuration. ... Igt

02/01/18 / #20180033239

Gaming system and method providing a multiple-player bonus redemption game

A gaming system and method including a plurality of gaming devices that may participate in a shared secondary or bonus game and a controller operable to communicate with said plurality of gaming devices. At least one of the plurality of gaming devices is programmed to generate and accumulate collectors upon an occurrence of a first triggering event. ... Igt

01/25/18 / #20180023955

Gaming system and method for locating an electronic gaming machine with a mobile device

The gaming system and method, of the present disclosure leverage casino patrons' mobile devices to facilitate directing the patrons exactly to their desired electronic gaming machines (egms). In various embodiments, the gaming system includes a central controller communicatively connected to a plurality of egms. ... Igt

01/11/18 / #20180012454

Gaming system and method providing a wagering game including a skill-based game having a player-selected difficulty level and duration

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method providing a wagering game including a skill-based game having a player-selected difficulty level and duration. The skill-based game contributes to the average expected payback percentage of the wagering game such that the average expected payback percentage of the wagering game can vary within a predetermined range from player-to-player based on the players' skill levels. ... Igt

01/11/18 / #20180012452

Gaming system and method for selective participation in free game retrigger sequence

A gaming system which enables a player to selectively participate in a retriggered free game sequence. Following a free game triggering event, the gaming system initiates a free game sequence including a quantity of free games. ... Igt

01/11/18 / #20180012447

Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a cascading symbols game having magnetic symbols and target symbols

A gaming system displays one of a plurality of symbols in each of a plurality of symbol positions, at least one of the plurality of symbols being a target symbol for establishing a direction of shifting and at least one of the plurality of symbols being a magnetic symbol for shifting toward a target symbol. If any generated magnetic symbol is associated with a generated target symbol, the gaming system shifts that magnetic symbol toward the associated target symbol, resulting in an empty symbol position. ... Igt

01/04/18 / #20180005490

Gaming system and method for providing a central determination of game outcomes and progressive awards

Gaming systems and methods for providing progressive awards in association with a central determination gaming system.. . ... Igt

01/04/18 / #20180005485

Internet remote game server

A gaming system, including a game outcome server, an account handling device and a client device communicatively coupled via network, is described. The game outcome server may be operable to send command, instructions, data or combinations thereof that allow an interface for a wager-based game to be generated on the client device, generate a game outcome for the wager-based game that is displayed on the client device and generate an update to a player balance maintained on the account handling device. ... Igt

01/04/18 / #20180004479

Distributed communication using real-time point-to-point streamed audio in a gaming system

Technology for ad hoc distributed real-time communication for electronic gaming machines (egms) in a gaming system is disclosed. An egm receives, via a communication network, a streamed audio data having at least one audio file from a broadcast device that was transmitted to the broadcast device as an audio signal. ... Igt

12/07/17 / #20170352231

Binding mobile transfers of mobile payments in a gaming system

Mobile transfers of mobile payments are bound by an electronic gaming machine (egm) in a gaming system. The egm receives, from the mobile device, a unique mobile device identifier and a cash out request to receive winnings resulting from one or more game wins of an event, wherein the event is a gaming event resulting from the placement of the one or more wagers at the egm. ... Igt

11/30/17 / #20170345261

Jackpot method and system

An electronic device or entertainment gaming machine comprising: at least one betting terminal having a software program or plurality of software programs that allow at least a second player to place a bet on a jackpot if a first player declines the right to place a bet on the jackpot, wherein the second player is at a betting terminal that is apart from the conventional casino table game and the first player is playing at a conventional casino table game and is granted a right of first refusal to place a bet on jackpot by virtue of the first player's bet on the conventional casino table game, wherein the outcome of the jackpot is determined according to a combination of cards or dice in the conventional casino table game.. . ... Igt

11/30/17 / #20170345256

Electronic wagering system employing machine-readable optical codes

An electronic wagering system may include a wager selection station, a server, and a software application executed by a mobile communication device. At least one processor of the wager selection station may accept user input specifying parameters of an event on which to place a wager, generate a unique reference from which the specified event parameters are derivable, encode the unique reference in a machine-readable optical code, and display the generated optical code. ... Igt

11/09/17 / #20170323532

Gaming system and method providing a multi-hand card game with modifiers available based on the initially-dealt cards of the hands

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a multi-hand card game with modifiers available based on initially-dealt cards of the hands. Generally, for a play of the card game, the gaming system randomly determines two or more initial hands of cards and displays at least one card of each initial hand face-up. ... Igt

10/26/17 / #20170309125

Gaming system and method providing a multi-play game having randomly-increasable and randomly-distributable persistent modifiers

In various embodiments, the persistent modifiers are persistent multipliers. Generally, in certain such embodiments, the multi-play game has a plurality of separate outcome-generating elements and is associated with a plurality of separate multiplier banks. ... Igt

10/26/17 / #20170309116

Methods and systems for playing for a jackpot

A method and system for playing casino jackpot games is provided.. . ... Igt

10/12/17 / #20170294079

Gaming system and method for selective accumulation of free game modifier or application of free game modifier

A gaming system which includes a game sequence, such as a free game sequence, which enables a player to selectively apply modifiers after viewing the results of games. For a game associated with an available modifier, following the display of the results of that game, the gaming system enables the player to either utilize the available modifier for that game or accumulate another modifier to be potentially utilized for another game. ... Igt

10/12/17 / #20170294072

Systems and methods for providing private sound from a wagering gaming machine via modulated ultrasound

An electronic wagering gaming machine system is provided, comprising a display, one or more input controls, one or more ultrasound emitters and at least one sensor configured to detect the location of a person in proximity to the display. Control circuitry is configured to execute wagering game software that receives input commands entered via the input control(s), to display graphics output from the wagering game software responsive to the input commands, and to generate public and private sound signals in an audible frequency range. ... Igt

10/05/17 / #20170287287

Gaming device for updating game play in real-time

A device for playing a skill-based game that modifies the visual representation of the game play using game enhancement elements. A game processor automatically generates game enhancement elements using game data of the skill-based game and computes a game skill level. ... Igt

10/05/17 / #20170287264

Wide screen gaming apparatus

A gaming apparatus includes a display unit and has a display support structure that extends substantially vertically from a horizontal support base. The display unit includes a flat-panel display screen having a width (w) and a height (h) wherein w/h is at least 16/10 the display unit is rotatable about a horizontal axis located in a plane substantially parallel to the display screen wherein, a player's angle of viewing the display unit may be adjusted by vertical translation of the display unit on the display support structure, over a vertical range of motion, and by rotation of the display unit about the horizontal axis. ... Igt

09/21/17 / #20170270742

Electronic system for playing of reel-type games

There is disclosed an electronic gaming system (100) comprising one or more player interfaces (6, 7, 17), and a main video display screen (1). The system enables players to simultaneously play a plurality of reel-type games and to place bets on lines of the games. ... Igt

09/14/17 / #20170263079

Method and apparatus for providing a bonus to a player based on a credit balance

An apparatus and method allow a value of a credit balance on a gaming device to be determined. If the value is not less than a predetermined threshold, a benefit is provided to the player of the gaming device. ... Igt

09/14/17 / #20170262834

Using a mobile device for facilitating cashless wagering in a gaming system

Use of a mobile device for facilitating cashless wagering in a gaming system. An electronic gaming machine (egm) receives account information of a user from the mobile device associated with the user. ... Igt

09/07/17 / #20170256139

Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing group event with individual group event eligibility timers

. . A gaming system and method which provides a community group event to a plurality of players at a plurality of the gaming devices in the gaming system. Each gaming device participating in the group event is associated with an individual group event eligibility timer. ... Igt

09/07/17 / #20170256129

Remote live table gaming terminals and systems

Remote live table gaming systems can include player terminal(s), electronic gaming table(s), and/or a remote server. Electronic devices can function as remote player terminals, and can have an outer housing, a controller located therewithin, input and output component(s), and a communications interface to an outside gaming network having other functionally similar gaming device(s), gaming table(s), and a remote server. ... Igt

09/07/17 / #20170256127

Gaming system and method for providing a symbol matrix with a moveable symbol display window

In various embodiments, the present disclosure generally relates to gaming systems and methods which utilize a symbol matrix or symbol field in conjunction with a movable symbol display window to randomly select different subsets of symbols from the symbol matrix and provide different awards to players based on such selected symbol subsets.. . ... Igt

08/17/17 / #20170236381

Gaming system, gaming device and method having secondary symbols associated with primary symbols

A gaming system including a plurality of generated primary symbols and at least one generated secondary symbol. If any generated primary symbol is associated with any generated secondary symbol, the gaming system provides an award based on the generated primary symbol being associated with the generated secondary symbol.. ... Igt

08/17/17 / #20170236376

Graphic capture in a mobile loyalty network

Devices and methods for generating and/or communicating using optically formatted image data are provided. One method includes receiving first gaming information from a first wager-based gaming device via a local area network. ... Igt

08/17/17 / #20170236369

System and method for providing remote wagering games in a live table game system

Systems and methods for conducting multiple remote wagering games in a live table game system or similar system wherein the gaming symbols which are randomly generated as a result of a live table game are used to resolve the live table game and simulate play and resolve wagering outcomes of one or more remote wagering games which differ from the live table game.. . ... Igt

08/17/17 / #20170236364

Game system and method based on external event outcomes

Embodiments of a game system and method employ the outcomes of external real-life events in determining winners. Generally, in various embodiments, the game system selects a group of performers for presenting in a game play area of an issued ticket, determines a performance score for each performer based on each performer's real-life performance in an upcoming event, and compares the performance score with the scores other performers in order to determine whether the ticket has zero, one or more winners. ... Igt

08/17/17 / #20170236363

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with x-ray vision display

An electronic gaming machine to play an interactive game where a players eye gaze acts as x-ray vision. A graphics processor generates an interactive game environment and defines a viewing area as its subset. ... Igt

08/17/17 / #20170236360

Gaming system and method for providing enhanced wagering opportunities

A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines. In one embodiment, the gaming system provides players with one or more enhanced wagering opportunities. ... Igt

08/10/17 / #20170228982

Gaming system and method for providing a game which populates symbols along a path

In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to a game including a path of different symbol display positions. The gaming system generates one or more symbols (and/or one or more awards) at one or more of the symbol display positions of a matrix or grid. ... Igt

08/10/17 / #20170228960

Gaming system including a gaming table and a plurality of user input devices

Intelligent gaming tables and methods of providing game play through the gaming tables are described herein. The gaming table includes a table having a table surface, a plurality of player stations, and a common display configured to display gaming content to a plurality of players. ... Igt

08/03/17 / #20170221313

Gaming system and method for providing a game including roaming wild symbols

In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing one or more games employing roaming wild symbols.. . ... Igt

08/03/17 / #20170221312

Gaming system and method enabling a player to earn a play of a bonus game using one device and to redeem the earned play for an enhanced play of the bonus game on another device

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method enabling a player to earn a play of a bonus game using one device and to redeem the earned play for an enhanced play of the bonus game on another device. Generally, various embodiments of the gaming system of the present disclosure enable a player to earn one or more plays of a bonus game through game play on a first device, and to either: (a) redeem an earned play on the first device for a play of a first version of the bonus game, or (b) redeem an earned play on a second different device for a play of a second different version of the bonus game. ... Igt

08/03/17 / #20170221310

Gaming system and method for providing a group event eligibility sequence and a group event

A gaming system including one or more group event eligibility sequences. Each group event eligibility sequence is associated with a set duration. ... Igt

08/03/17 / #20170221309

Gaming system and method for providing randomly determined progressive award reset values

A gaming system including one or more progressive awards. Each progressive award is associated with a plurality of different progressive award reset values. ... Igt

08/03/17 / #20170221306

Virtualized magnetic player card

A method of implementing a player tracking system in a gaming network includes receiving a virtual player tracking card identifier and a virtual player tracking card password, authenticating the identifier and the password; receiving a virtual player tracking card pin, identifying a gaming machine that transmitted the virtual player tracking card pin, and crediting an account associated with the virtual player tracking card pin based on game play on the gaming machine.. . ... Igt

07/20/17 / #20170206740

Video gaming device having a system and method for completing wagers

The present invention is a method for completing wagers and purchases from a gaming device when a player presses or selects the cash out feature on the device. The present invention provides for a more convenient method for players to make additional gaming wagers and purchases directly from a gaming device. ... Igt

07/06/17 / #20170193741

Gaming device and method for providing wagering for additional symbol functionality and package betting

A gaming device which includes a plurality of different predefined wager packages. Each predefined wager package is associated with a wager amount or value and includes one or more of a plurality of different game play features. ... Igt

06/29/17 / #20170186275

Gaming system, gaming device and method for displaying multiple concurrent games using dynamic focal points

The gaming system disclosed herein changes the focal point of a display device at different points in time to assist the player in focusing on different simultaneously or concurrently played games at different points in time. Specifically, the gaming system displays a plurality of simultaneously or concurrently played games on a display device. ... Igt

06/22/17 / #20170178442

Networked lottery

A network based lottery gaming system that generates or receives lottery entries as users perform certain actions. The numbers are identified with the users and collected over a period of time—the game interval. ... Igt

06/22/17 / #20170178441

System and method for multi-game, multi-play of live dealer games

A system and method for providing multiple synchronous games for multiple plays from a live table game located in a casino includes a physical game table, a physical game system for playing a live table game in connection with the physical game table to generate a single live game data sequence by a live dealer operating the physical game system, a game server to receive the single live game data sequence and generate multiple synchronous games from the single live game data sequence, and one or more electronic gaming terminals in communication with the game server, each of the one or more electronic gaming terminals having a display to display the multiple synchronous games and an input mechanism to input one or more wagers on the multiple synchronous games. The game server is configured to receive the one or more wagers on the multiple synchronous games from the one or more electronic game terminals, to provide the multiple synchronous games to the one or more electronic gaming terminals synchronously, to determine results of the multiple synchronous games, to resolve the one or more wagers on the multiple synchronous games synchronously from the one or more electronic game terminals, and to payout rewards on the multiple synchronous games to the one or more electronic game terminals.. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169664

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with gaze-based popup messaging

An electronic gaming machine is provided. The computer device comprises at least one data storage unit storing game data for a game, a display unit to display graphical game components to a player of the game, at least one data capture unit, such as a camera, to collect data about the player's gaze, and a processor to process the player gaze data, determine if a player gaze condition is satisfied, determine whether a game condition is satisfied. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169663

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with gaze-based dynamic advertising

A computer device and method for dynamically displaying at least one advertisement to a player of a game are provided. The computer device may be an electronic gaming machine, and comprises a camera which can be used to collect data on the movement of a player of an electronic game. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169662

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with dynamic gaze display

An electronic gaming machine where the player plays an interactive game using their player eye gaze. A graphics processor generates an interactive game environment and defines a viewing area as its subset, the viewing area having visible game components. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169661

Automatic electronic gaming system timeout calibration

In one aspect, there is described a computer-implemented method of configuring timeout values for an electronic gaming system. The electronic gaming system includes an electronic gaming machine and a first host coupled to the electronic gaming machine through a network. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169660

Automated topology generation for electronic gaming machines

In one aspect, there is described a computer-implemented method comprising: determining locations of a plurality of electronic gaming machines through communications between the electronic gaming machines and at least one wireless transmitter provided at a known location; based on the locations of the plurality of electronic gaming machines, generating a game floor map; and displaying the game floor map on a retailer terminal, the retailer terminal configured to provide management functions for the plurality of electronic gaming machines.. . ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169659

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with gaze-aware 3d avatar

A computer device and method for displaying a 3d avatar and causing the 3d avatar to move are provided. The computer device may be an electronic gaming machine, and comprises a camera which can be used to collect data on the movement of a player of an electronic game. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169658

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with electronic maze and eye gaze display

An enhanced electronic gaming machine is provided, the electronic gaming machine adapted for generating an interactive game environment having graphical game components for at least an interactive network of intercommunicating paths and an electronic player token; a game controller for detecting a plurality of points of eye gaze of the player relative to the displayed graphical game components for the interactive network of intercommunicating paths; the game controller mapping the plurality of points of eye gaze of the player to the interactive network of intercommunicating paths and triggering a graphical animation representative of movement of the electronic player token based on a player pathway generated at least based on the plurality of points of eye gaze.. . ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169657

Casino electronic gaming machine cabinet with mobile device dock and related techniques

A casino electronic gaming machine cabinet is provided, comprising at least one display screen, a plurality of input controls, a dock configured to receive a player's mobile device, and at least one communication interface capable of electronic communication with the player's mobile device via the dock while the mobile device executes wagering game software providing wagering game play to the player. The cabinet further comprises control circuitry configured to transmit to the docked mobile device control signals corresponding to input commands entered by the player via the input controls of the cabinet, and display on the display screen(s) of the cabinet graphics output from the wagering game software received from the player's docked mobile device, providing visual components of the wagering game play.. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169656

Techniques of using wearable devices to promote responsible gaming and related systems and methods

According to some aspects, a method of assessing behavior of a player of a wagering game is provided, the method comprising receiving, at a wagering gaming device, via a wireless communication interface from a wearable device worn by the player of the wagering game, physiological data of the player obtained using at least one sensor of the wearable device worn by the player, determining, using at least one processor, whether the player is exhibiting behavior exceeding at least one predefined risk threshold based at least in part on an automated analysis of the received physiological data and the player's history of gaming actions, and when it is determined that the player is exhibiting the behavior, performing at least one action by the wagering gaming device designed to reduce the exhibited behavior below the at least one predefined risk threshold in response to said determination.. . ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169653

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with x-ray vision display

An electronic gaming machine to play an interactive game where a player's eye gaze acts as x-ray vision. A graphics processor generates an interactive game environment and defines a viewing area as its subset. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169651

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with dynamic gaze display

An electronic gaming machine where the player plays an interactive game using their player eye gaze. A graphics processor generates an interactive game environment and defines a viewing area as its subset, the viewing area having visible game components. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170169649

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with gaze-based dynamic messaging

A computer device and method for dynamically displaying at least one message to a player of a game are provided. The computer device may be an electronic gaming machine, and comprises a camera which can be used to collect data on the movement of a player of an electronic game. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170168570

Temperature based haptic feedback on a gaming terminal display

An electronic gaming machine (egm) for providing haptic feedback to a player is provided. The egm includes a touchscreen having a touchscreen surface. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170165573

Enhanced electronic gaming machine with dynamic gaze display

An electronic gaming machine where the player plays an interactive game using their player eye gaze. A graphics processor generates an interactive game environment and defines a viewing area as its subset, the viewing area having visible game components. ... Igt

06/15/17 / #20170165566

Haptic feedback on a gaming terminal display

An electronic gaming machine (egm) for providing haptic feedback to a player is provided. The egm includes a touchscreen having a touchscreen surface and an ultrasonic actuator coupled to the touchscreen surface to vibrate the touchscreen surface. ... Igt

06/08/17 / #20170162002

Gaming system, gaming device and method for draw poker game (dream card)

A gaming system, a gaming machine and a method is provided having a five card video draw poker game with a single hand or multiple hands. The gaming system or gaming machine first determines whether a dream card is going to be used in a particular round of play or a dream card is used on every hand. ... Igt

06/01/17 / #20170154496

Gaming system and method for providing an additional gaming currency

A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The gaming system includes a point or count based system to provide one or more awards to one or more players. ... Igt

06/01/17 / #20170154489

Gaming table system permitting play of a shared player hand by multiple players

An electronic gaming table for hosting live table games involving wagers can include a physical surface, a dealer station, a plurality of player terminals, and a table controller. The physical surface permits the play of live table games with a live dealer and physical game components. ... Igt

05/18/17 / #20170140609

Digital spread spectrum technique for electromagnetic emission reduction

Techniques for reducing electromagnetic (em) emission in a wager-based gaming machine. A gaming machine includes one or more processors configured to generate a bus clock signal having a fundamental frequency and fundamental spectral components at harmonics of the fundamental frequency. ... Igt

05/11/17 / #20170132877

Gaming system and method having a partial selectable symbol matrix

A gaming device including a plurality of symbol generators adapted to generate a plurality of symbols at a plurality of symbol positions. In one embodiment, a player selects a first symbol position, the selected symbol position is activated and the gaming device reveals whether a terminator is associated with the selected symbol position. ... Igt

05/11/17 / #20170132876

Gaming system and method for providing a plurality of chances of winning a progressive award

The gaming system disclosed herein provides a player one or more chances or opportunities to win the same progressive award. In these embodiments, the gaming system provides the player one or more opportunities to win a progressive award in association with a first game sequence. ... Igt

05/11/17 / #20170132873

Methods and system for providing outcomes

Gaming devices may generate outcomes to be sold in printed form. Representations of the outcomes, corresponding payouts, and other information are printed on sheets of paper. ... Igt

05/04/17 / #20170124803

Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game

In various embodiments, the gaming system, gaming device, and gaming method disclosed herein includes an accumulation sequence and a competition sequence. In one embodiment, the gaming system includes competitor points which determine (i) a competitor's eligibility to participate in the competition sequence and (ii) the competitor's relative probability of success in the competition sequence. ... Igt

04/27/17 / #20170116821

Electronic game and method for playing a game based upon symbols in a game matrix

Payout methods in a mechanical, an electro-mechanical and/or computer-based slot machine-like games-of-chance enable a series of awards based upon: appearance of predetermined symbol combinations in the symbol matrix; issuance of awards for the predetermined combination of symbols; removal of the winning symbol combinations from the symbol matrix; replacement of removed symbols with other symbols; issuance of awards for predetermined combination of symbols in the symbol matrix; and recurring cycles of award, removal and replacement until no winning symbol combinations appear in the symbol matrix.. . ... Igt

04/27/17 / #20170116816

Electronic game and method for playing a game based upon removal and replacing symbols in the game matrix

Payout methods in a mechanical, an electro-mechanical and/or computer-based slot machine-like games-of-chance enable a series of awards based upon: appearance of predetermined symbol combinations in the symbol matrix; issuance of awards for the predetermined combination of symbols; removal of the winning symbol combinations from the symbol matrix; replacement of removed symbols with other symbols; issuance of awards for predetermined combination of symbols in the symbol matrix; and recurring cycles of award, removal and replacement until no winning symbol combinations appear in the symbol matrix.. . ... Igt

04/20/17 / #20170109972

Gaming system and method for providing awards

A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines is provided. The gaming system includes a plurality of progressive awards arranged in a hierarchy. ... Igt

04/20/17 / #20170109963

Gaming system and method providing a slot game including a symbol generator modification event

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a slot game including a symbol generator modification event. In various embodiments, the gaming system is configured to provide a slot game, each play of which employs a subset of a plurality of symbol generators. ... Igt

04/13/17 / #20170103607

System, apparatus and method for implementing game changes in a gaming platform

A system, apparatus and method are presented wherein games operated by users may be added, modified, and/or deleted in a manner that eliminates the need to substantially reconfigure all or mostly all of the related subsystems. In various embodiments, game containers, game container setups, and a game catalog server combine such that desired changes to game types are generated in bundles of game data setup packages and distributed for execution by respective game containers. ... Igt

04/13/17 / #20170103604

Gaming system and method providing a slot game employing a randomly selected set of reels

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a slot game employing a set of randomly selected reels. In one embodiment, the gaming system is configured to operate a slot game associated with a plurality of adjacently arranged reels including a plurality of symbols. ... Igt

04/13/17 / #20170103603

Gaming system and method providing indication of notable symbols

The gaming device and method disclosed herein produces an indication of an appearance of a notable or designated symbol in a symbol display region while at least one reel is spinning. The indication continues while the notable symbol appears in the symbol display region and while the at least one reel is spinning. ... Igt

04/13/17 / #20170100672

Gaming system and method providing one of a plurality of different versions of a game based on a player selected skill level

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method providing one of a plurality of different versions of a game based on a player selected skill level. The gaming system displays an indication of a plurality of different skill levels. ... Igt

04/06/17 / #20170098345

Gaming system and method for permanently increasing the average expected payback percentage of a game for a player

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method for permanently increasing the average expected payback percentage of a game for a player. The gaming system is configured to operate a game associated with one or more designated point thresholds, each of which is associated with a quantity of points. ... Igt

03/30/17 / #20170092070

Gaming system and method for providing a triggering event based on a collection of units from different games

A gaming system including a secondary event configured to be triggered based on a designated quantity or threshold of events occurring in association with a play of a primary wagering game and/or one or more plays of one or more bonus games associated with the play of the primary wagering game. In certain embodiments, by identifying and tracking an occurrence of an event through one or more game states associated with the placement of a wager, the gaming system provides a persistence aspect to a collection game which is associated with one or more games tied to or otherwise resulting from a single wager placed.. ... Igt

03/30/17 / #20170092061

Virtual ticket-in and ticket-out on a gaming machine

An electronic gaming machine includes a cabinet, a display mounted to the cabinet, a wireless interface for communicating with a portable electronic device, a network interface for communicating with a validation server, a bill validator coupled to a game controller configured to accept bills and printed ticket vouchers, and a removable cash box. The game controller includes a processor and a memory configured to control a wager-based game played on the egm, redeem virtual ticket vouchers and printed ticket vouchers, receive an indication to transfer value to the egm via a virtual ticket voucher, receive the virtual ticket voucher including a virtual ticket voucher validation number from the portable electronic device via the wireless interface, validate the virtual ticket voucher with the validation server via the network interface, deposit a credit amount associated with the virtual ticket voucher, and notify the validation server that the virtual ticket voucher is redeemed.. ... Igt

03/30/17 / #20170092059

Gaming system and method for automatically transferring funds to a mobile device

The present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for facilitating an automatic transfer of funds to and from an electronic gaming machine via a mobile device.. . ... Igt








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