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Gaming-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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NEW External video mixing control
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150216

Techniques for allowing a gaming machine to exercise control over a picture-in-picture device (pip mixer). A gaming machine includes a display device, a master game controller, the pip mixer, and a pip control interface. The master gaming controller is configured to execute a wager game, send a first video signal for the wager game to the pip mixer, and send ...
NEW Method and device to improve the flying abilities of the airborne devices operator
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148340

A method and device used to improve flying education, and reduce pilot student hazard when passing from simulators to the real aircraft, by introducing an intermediary stage where a simulator and a model radio-controlled aircraft with similar features as original is used in a system with many participants, an instructor, flight monitors, command center, mission control, audience located remotely and ...
NEW Games, gaming devices and game systems having a game indicia grab feature
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148277

In a game, game players attempt to collect winning combinations of game indicia. Called game indicia are displayed to the players. Only the first player to select or grab a called game indicium collects the game indicium, while the other unsuccessful players do not collect the indicium. The outcome of the game is determined by comparing the sets of game ...
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NEW System and method for providing a feature game
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148274

A gaming machine comprises a symbol selector for selecting a plurality of symbols from a set of symbols for display during play of a base game, the set of symbols including a plurality of non-configurable symbols and a plurality of configurable symbols; a random number generator for generating random prize values; a value assigner for assigning a generated random prize ...
NEW Electronic gaming device with card tournament functionality
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148273

Examples disclosed herein relate to systems and methods, which may receive wagers on one or more paylines. The systems and methods may utilize one or more tournament game structures. The systems and methods may utilize one or more power-up cards in the one or more tournament game structures.
NEW Gaming system and method for providing a bonus game with a choice by another player(...
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148272

A gaming system having a plurality of game devices, a game controller, a shared experience controller and a method for operation thereof is disclosed. Each game device allows a player to make a wager on a game and awards the respective player an award as a function as a result of a winning condition for the game played by the ...
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NEW Virtual players card
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148269

A gaming machine including a secondary processor coupled to a player tracking system for tracking game play of a patron using a virtual player loyalty card is described. A virtual player loyalty card can be created by associating an existing physical player loyalty card with a newly created mobile loyalty card account. The mobile card can be virtually inserted into ...
NEW Player-based compensation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148268

Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a system that rewards identified players with certain benefits that can be used within a base game of a gaming device. Benefits may have a redemption period that differs from the accumulation period, and may have expiration periods. Benefits may expire at different rates. Some of the benefits directly affect the paytable of ...
NEW System for providing additional event participation to electronic video game customers
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148266

The present invention provides a closed-loop system that allows the operator of video gaming machines or other systems to offer an event for customer participation, receive funding for participation in the event, and providing feedback regarding the results. More specifically, a video game customer may receive notification of an invitation to place a bet on an event, participate in a ...
NEW Adaptive mobile device gaming system
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148263

Embodiments disclosed herein concern mobile gaming environments. Portable electronic devices can be supported by the mobile gaming environments. The locations of the portable electronic device can influence how the portable electronic devices operate or what services or features are available to the portable electronic device or their users. According to one embodiment, a mobile gaming system can concern gaming/betting ...
NEW Systems and methods for tracking of non-wagering account associated with gaming environment
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148262

Systems and methods are disclosed for associating a player identifier with a financial account. The financial account can holds funds that are accessible through the player's use of a payment vehicle. Information associated with transactions using the payment vehicle can be used for player relationship purposes.
NEW Adaptive mobile device gaming system
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148261

Embodiments disclosed herein concern mobile gaming environments. Portable electronic devices can be supported by the mobile gaming environments. The locations of the portable electronic device can influence how the portable electronic devices operate or what services or features are available to the portable electronic device or their users. According to one embodiment, a mobile gaming system can concern gaming/betting ...
NEW Gaming machine location optimization
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148260

A position transmitter is associated with each gaming machine on a gaming establishment floor. The transmitter may be an rfid or gps system. The location information and the performance data associated with each such gaming machine is compiled and an analysis of gaming machine data and performance may be used to enable efficient analysis of the floor layout. Machine usage ...
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NEW Bingo games, gaming devices and game systems having a player bingo indicia grab feature
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148257

In a multi-player bingo type matching game, game players attempt to achieve matching patterns of game indicia associated with assigned game cards. Called game indicia are displayed to the players. The first player to select or grab the called game indicia is permitted to attempt to match the called game indicia to game indicia on their assigned card, while other ...
NEW Gaming system and method having a partial selectable symbol matrix
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148255

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. In this embodiment, the player continues selecting ...
NEW Wagering games employing a mega symbol
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148254

A method in a gaming system comprises receiving a wager and displaying an array having a plurality of array positions. Each of the plurality of array positions is populated by at least one of a plurality of symbols, which include a mega symbol configured to occupy at least two array positions on each of at least two adjacent columns of ...
NEW Entertainment game-based gaming device
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148253

Embodiments of this concept are direct to a game that includes a combination of an entertainment game and a gambling game. This game combination provides an entertainment game that retains the playability and fun of a skill game or other non-traditional gambling game while allowing for wagers to still be placed and awards won. In some embodiments, the wager-based gambling ...
NEW Gaming system and method for multiple machine bonus game
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148252

A gaming system includes a plurality of gaming machines and a promotional server in communication with each gaming machine. Each gaming machine is configured to run a spinning reel base game, including displaying spinning reel columns, determining symbol display positions for symbols displayed on each spinning reel column, and determining a base game outcome based on the symbol display positions. ...
NEW Electronic gaming device with rearrangeable reels
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148251

Examples disclosed herein relate to systems and methods, which allow a player, the gaming device, and/or the gaming system to rearrange symbols on the reels to represent winning payline patterns.
NEW Three-dimensional display for wagering gaming systems with distortion compensation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148250

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; at least one processor; and at least ...
NEW Interactive gaming table
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148249

Methods and systems for interactive networked gaming. The system may include an interactive electronic gaming display configured to present a plurality of virtual chips to each of a plurality of gamers. The interactive display may be configured to receive a wager form a wagering device used by at least one of a plurality of gamers. The interactive display may be ...