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new patent Methods and systems for automatically pairing headset to gaming audio source based on proximity
Methods and systems are provided for automatically pairing headset to gaming audio source based on proximity. A headset that is configurable to process audio may pair with a first audio basestation configured for communicating audio between the headset and a game console, the pairing comprising establishing one or more wireless links for communicating the audio between the first audio basestation and the headset, and pair with a second audio basestation, maintaining pairing with the first audio basestation after said pairing with the second audio basestation.
Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.


new patent Gaming device having matrix symbols and reel symbols
A game device comprising: a display device; an input device; and a processor for accessing a plurality of instructions which, when executed by the one processor, cause the at least one processor to operate with the at least one display device and the at least one input device to: provide a game comprising: a plurality of reels, each of the reels including a plurality of symbol positions; a symbol matrix having a plurality of symbol matrix positions; a random number generator to determine a stop position for each of the reels; a display of a portion of the reels in the symbol matrix positions determined by the corresponding stop reel stop positions; a display of at least one symbol attribute in the symbol matrix; a reward if a plurality of symbol attributes align in the symbol matrix; and an award if a winning combination of symbols is displayed in the symbol matrix.. .
High 5 Games, Llc


new patent 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.


new patent Electronic gaming system and providing progressive jackpot play
A gaming system is provided, including a jackpot server and a gaming server. The jackpot server accumulates respective contributions from gaming client devices into a progressive jackpot.
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited


new patent Gaming 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


new patent Gaming machine, control machine, and program for gaming machine
A gaming machine provides an operation unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The operation unit is an operation of the player.
Konami Gaming, Inc.


new patent 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.


new patent 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.


new patent Systems and methods for interactive graphics game and application objects in an instant messaging session
Systems and methods are disclosed for interactive gaming. The system includes a messaging application; a plurality of animation objects, each having a receiver; a mapping store to provide mapping action for the plurality of animation objects during a chatting game; a messaging graphics renderer to provide animation for the animation objects; and a transmitter coupled to the messaging application..

new patent Gaming platform interactive participation by players with successes and losses transacted using bitcoin
A system and method is disclosed that is directed to a gaming platform that is adaptable for integration with existing competitive skill-based gaming system that will permit participating players to transact wins and losses in bitcoin.. .

new patent

System and method to provide augmented reality and remote gameplay for traditional trading card games

A computer-implemented method and system to deliver enhanced augmented reality gameplay experience for trading card games. The computer-implemented method includes setting up a gaming session with a plurality of gamers through a user interface.

new patent

Game state save, transfer and resume for cloud gaming

A system and method of pausing a game in a cloud gaming system including playing a game on a first game computer included in the cloud gaming system, pausing the game at a selected point in the game and capturing game state data for the paused game. The paused game can be resumed by retrieving the game state data and applying the game state data to a selected game computer and resuming the game at the selected point in the game on the selected game computer..
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

new patent

Games played with robots

A robotic gaming system is provided that includes a playing surface, a ceiling above the playing surface and a subfloor below the playing surface. At least one robot is controlled by a player to navigate on the playing surface, above the subfloor, or below the ceiling to interact with a plurality of scoring elements.

new patent

Game of skill for propelling and receiving a projectile

The invention concerns a gaming device (1) to throw and catch a ball or a shuttlecock comprising a basket (20) structured around two rigid walls (21, 23) and elastic means (22, 24) for throwing the ball or the shuttlecock with a certain velocity by stretching the gaming device (1), while making it easier to catch the projectile in the structured basket (20) when the gaming device (1) is in resting position.. .

new patent

Application for screening vestibular functions with cots components

Systems and methods are disclosed that record quantifiable data for physical exams that assess neurological function. A system includes four main components.
Charles River Analytics, Inc.

Gaming console for simultaneously enabling active and passive participation

This disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and, more specifically, to gaming systems for use in casinos. Even more specifically, this disclosure relates to systems that enable one or more players, who wager on the outcome of a game, to actively participate in the game and one or more other individuals, who do not actively participate in the game, to wager on the outcome of the game.
Competition Interactive Llc

Electronic gaming machine and method

The present invention provides an electronic gaming machine comprising a display for displaying game symbols for playing a game of chance on a plurality of reels. An electronic game controller assigns a number of special symbols to one or more reel strips associated with the reels, the number of special symbols being variable and dependent on a first bet value selected by a player.
Ainsworth Game Technology Limited

Gaming system and a gaming

A gaming machine is disclosed that comprises a selector configured to select a plurality of symbols from a set of symbols for display in respective display positions in a display area, and a display position selector configured to select at least one display position. The system also has a function allocator configured to allocate a wild function to each symbol displayed at a selected display position and to allocate a wild function to each displayed symbol that is the same as a symbol displayed at a selected display position.
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited

Gaming providing a variable award in association with a virtual currency purchase

A gaming system which enables a player to purchase an amount of virtual currency from an online casino wherein the purchased virtual currency includes a predetermined component and a variable component.. .
Double Down Interactive Llc

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

Interactive gaming in licensed locations

A system for interactive gaming among a plurality of players includes a host computer system and a plurality of player terminals communicably coupled to the host computer system via a network. The plurality of player terminals are located at a plurality of licensed gaming locations.
Ag 18, Llc

Handheld wagering game 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.

Electronic gaming machine

An electronic gaming machine comprising a display, a memory storing program instructions for each of a plurality of different games, a game controller for executing the program instructions, the game controller configured to conduct plural game instances in respective ones of a plurality of game areas on the display based on one or more player selections from among the different games, the game controller configured to operate in a first mode when conducting less than a defined number of game instances and a second mode when conducting a defined number of game instances, wherein when operating in the second mode, the game controller is configured to add at least one additional game feature to each of the defined game instances irrespective of the player game selections of games for the respective game areas.. .
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited

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 Canada Solutions Ulc

Systems and methods for matching users

It is provided a method performed at a server comprising: receiving, from a client, a user matching request corresponding to a second user of the online gaming application; adding the second user to a list of multiple users to be matched, each of the multiple users to be matched being associated with a respective user matching request from a corresponding client playing the online gaming application; generating a predetermined number of user groups from the list of multiple users to be matched, each user group including the second user; calculating one or more first matching degrees for each of the predetermined number of user groups including the second user; selecting, among the predetermined number of user groups, a second user group having a highest first matching degree; and returning information of users in the second user group to the client sending the user matching request.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

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.

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

Method and 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

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

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

Player tracking device main body and player tracking device

Objects of the present invention are to provide a player tracking device main body which can be stably located in various postures inside of a housing of a gaming machine; and a player tracking device which includes said player tracking device main body. A pts main body 1700b includes a magnet cover 1801 formed as a protruding portion on a central upper side of a base panel 1803.
Universal Entertainment Corporation

Gaming 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

Intermediate credit hybrid gaming system

An intermediate credit hybrid game that awards a player an intermediate credit. The intermediate credit is awarded to the player on the based on an outcome of a wager that was made in a gambling game but triggered by the player's play of a skill-based entertainment game.
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

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

System and presenting payouts in gaming systems

A system, apparatus and method for presenting payouts in primary and/or secondary gaming activities. A plurality of wheels, rings, or other shapes are provided, where each includes a plurality of different symbols, numbers, or other indicia that can be used as a part of a collective payout award.
King Show Games, Inc.

Multi-game gaming machine

A multi-game gaming machine comprises a touch screen display, and a controller responsive to a configuration command to enter a configuration mode in which the controller controls the touch screen display to display a configuration menu including a game package selection sub-menu. The gaming machine is operable in the configuration mode to select between a plurality of game packages that are different from one another, each game package comprising a plurality of games playable on the gaming machine when the respective game package is selected.
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited

Multi sourced point accumulation interactive game

gaming systems and methods for integrated computer-related and physical game play interactions between a game player, a physical game piece and an electronic device are defined. The physical game piece measures motion quantity and transmits motion data using a signal emitter when the signal emitter is actuated.
Hasbro, Inc.

Information processing method, terminal, and computer storage medium

An information processing method, including: at a first gaming terminal that corresponds to a first game player in a game: displaying a first game scene from a first viewing perspective corresponding to the first game player; displaying, concurrently with the first game scene, a character selection area that is distinct from the first game scene, including displaying, within the character selection area, respective avatars corresponding a first subset of the plurality of game characters that are currently eligible targets of a first game operation associated with the first game player; detecting a selection input directed to at least a first avatar in the character selection area that corresponds to a first game character of the first subset of the plurality of game characters; and in response to detecting the selection input, selecting the first game character in the first game scene as a target of the first game operation.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Information processing method, terminal, and computer storage medium

A method performed at a first gaming terminal of a plurality of gaming terminals engaged in a group game, wherein the first gaming terminal corresponds to a first game player, and a second gaming terminal corresponds to a second game player: displaying a first game scene from a first viewing perspective corresponding to the first game player; displaying, concurrently with the first game scene, a game avatar corresponding to the second game player; in response to detecting a user input that is directed to the game avatar corresponding to the second game player, and in accordance with a determination that the user input meets predefined team-view criteria: retrieving a second game scene from a second viewing perspective corresponding to the second game player; and displaying the second game scene at the first gaming terminal.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Gaming headset with enhanced off-screen awareness

Methods and systems are provided for gaming headset with enhanced off-screen awareness. One or more components may be identified or detected in input audio signals, which may meet particular positioning criteria based on a user receives output audio signals corresponding to the input audio signals.
Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.

Cyber reality device including gaming based on a plurality of musical programs

A system enabling the performance of sensory stimulating content including music and video using gaming in a cyber reality environment, such as using a virtual reality headset. This disclosure includes a system and method through which a performer can virtually trigger and control a presentation of pre-packaged sensory stimulating content including musical programs through gaming.
Beamz Interactive, Inc.

Gaming device having copycat symbols within a play matrix

A game is provided that may include a plurality of reels, each of the reels comprising a plurality of symbol positions; a plurality of base symbols, at least one of the plurality of base symbols positioned in least one of the plurality of symbol positions; at least one copycat symbol positioned in at least one of the plurality of symbol positions; at least one processor for executing instructions stored in a memory to play a slot machine game comprising the steps: displaying a portion of the plurality of reels in a play matrix including at least one of the plurality of base symbols and at least one copycat symbol; selecting at least one of the plurality of base symbols for copying; displaying a copy of the selected symbol in a symbol position occupied by the at least one copycat symbol; an issuing a first award according if the play matrix comprises a winning symbol combination after the copycat symbol is replaced.. .
High 5 Games, Llc

Gaming machine and method

The invention provides a gaming machine comprising a display for displaying a game, a game controller and a value transfer mechanism. The game comprises randomly selected game symbols displayed in an array of game positions and where predetermined winning combinations of said randomly selected game symbols in said game award prizes.
Ainsworth Game Technology Limited

Gaming machine and method

The invention in one aspect provides a gaming machine comprising a display for displaying a game comprising game symbols arranged into an array of game positions. A game controller provides a symbol meter for at least one game symbol shown in the array.
Ainsworth Game Technology Limited

Electronic gaming system for playing a bingo-type game

An electronic gaming system includes a plurality of electronic gaming machines including a display, a wager acceptor to receive value, and a controller, and a server in communication with the gaming machines. The server is configured to determine the machines participating in a session of a bingo-type game with a progressive prize; collect a portion of a wager received at each of the machines, wherein the size of the wager may vary; determine a number of virtual bingo cards for each of the machines in accordance with the size of the wager received; issue the virtual bingo cards to each of the machines in accordance with the determination; generate one or more sets of indicia; determine a progressive win event based on the virtual bingo cards and the one or more sets of indicia; and award the progressive prize to the machine associated with the win event..
Ainsworth Game Technology Limited

Apparatus and a game with symbol array of varying size

In accordance with some embodiments, an electronic gaming machine and method for a game of play is provided for use in a gaming establishment, or on a general purpose computing device for offering games with multiple outcomes. The outcome of game play is displayed as a symbol array on a display device.
Novomatic Ag

Gaming device having snaking symbols

A game device comprising: a plurality of reels, each of the reels comprising a plurality of symbol positions; a plurality of symbols at least one of the plurality of symbols located in at least one of the plurality of symbol positions; a play matrix; and a set of program instructions executable to implement: accepting a wager; receiving an instruction to initiate play of the game; determining a game outcome including a stop position for each of the plurality of reels; displaying a portion of the reels based on each reel's stop position on the display device, the portion of the plurality of reels comprising a play matrix; determining if a directional cue symbol having an associated direction is displayed in the play matrix; upgrading symbols in the path of the associated direction of the directional cue symbol if a directional cue symbol is displayed on the play matrix; and issuing an award if a winning symbol combination is displayed on the play matrix.. .
High 5 Games, Llc

Method and system of delivering funds or entertainment to a gaming machine from an external source

A method and system is provided for funding a gaming machine from an external source. The gaming machine may include at least one wager accepting device configured to receive a first physical item associated with a monetary value to increase a credit balance at the gaming machine, and at least one promotion accepting device configured to receive a second physical item associated with promotional information.

Method and appratus for playing poker

A device, gaming machine and method for playing poker allowing players to hedge their risk by utilizing communication signals and or utilizing multiple stacks of chips wherein each stack of chips may serve a distinct purpose. A physical object or virtual object is used to signal to other players and/or dealers which part of a single stack or which particular stacks of chips are in play at any given moment in a particular hand and or what wager actions are available to players.

Marketing bonus system and method

A marketing bonus system and method for use in one or more casino establishments for awarding a prize to a player who is a member of a loyalty program and has a player card in active use at an eligible electronic gaming machine. The marketing bonus system and method randomly selects a player for an award.
Umpqua Indian Development Corporation

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.

Gaming system and methods of providing an award to a player

A system for providing an award to a player is described herein. The system includes a plurality of gaming devices and a controller coupled to each of the gaming devices.
Konami Gaming, Inc.

Gaming machine with runs of symbols

A gaming machine comprising a processor to execute a game displaying a matrix of symbol containing elements having a plurality of rows and a plurality columns; at least one column comprising a portion of a simulated rotatable reel of a plurality of said symbol containing elements; said simulated rotatable reel comprising sections of symbol containing elements displaying a plurality of symbols; said simulated rotatable reel including at least one section in which a consecutive run of two or more of said elements is populated by a first identical symbol so that, said first identical symbol being used for a first play of said game, a second identical symbol being randomly selected, the first identical symbol being replaced by the second identical symbol in said consecutive run of two or more of said elements, said second identical symbol being used for a second play of said game.. .
Konami Gaming, Inc.

Gaming machine

There is provided a gaming machine capable of providing diverse type of image representation. The gaming machine 1 includes: a screen unit 10040 whose surface at least partially includes curved portions 10042; and a projector 10020 accommodated inside a casing 2, which is configured to project light to the screen unit 10040.
Universal Entertainment Corporation

Gaming 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

Interactive video game system comprising toys with rewritable memories

The invention disclosed herein relates to a video game system comprising a video game console and an object or toy used in connection with the video game console, wherein the object or toy has a rewritable data storage device, and wherein the video game console stores information in the rewritable data storage device in response to game play events occurring in a first gaming session. The stored information is subsequently retrieved by the video game console in a second gaming session, and the retrieved information is used to conduct the game play of the second gaming session..
Activision Publishing, Inc.

Method and system for accessing previously stored game play via video recording as executed on a game cloud system

A method for gaming, including receiving from a client device of a user selection of a video recording of game play of a player for a gaming application, and streaming the video recording to the client device. The video recording is associated with a snapshot captured at a first point in the recorded game play.
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

Apparatus and adapting audio signals

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an audio control apparatus having a game audio port for receiving a gaming audio signal generated by a gaming application, a chat port for receiving a chat signal comprising audio information generated by at least one gamer, and an audio system coupled to the game audio port and the chat port. The audio system can be operable to detect an energy level in the chat signal that exceeds a threshold, reduce a magnitude of the gaming audio signal to a desired audio energy level responsive to the aforementioned detection, generate a mixed audio signal comprising a combination of the gaming audio signal having the reduced magnitude and the chat signal, and transmit the mixed audio signal to a listening apparatus.
Steelseries Aps

System, method and handheld controller for multi-player gaming

Embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for multi-player gaming. Some embodiments relate to systems having an improved communications infrastructure and improved handheld game controllers, while other embodiments relate to improvements in handling large numbers of players in the multi-player game when played in a game arena with a single large display screen showing the multi-player game images.
Timeplay Inc.

Apparatus, enhancing a gaming experience

An apparatus comprises a housing configured to be added to a body associated with a software application implemented by a computer. The apparatus also comprises a sensor, a transceiver, a power supply, a memory, and a processor inside the housing.
Playfusion Limited

Gaming controller

A controller for interfacing wirelessly with a computing device is provided, including the following: a housing defined by a main body, a first extension extending from a first end of the main body, and a second extension extending from a second end of the main body, the first extension and the second extension for holding by a first hand and a second hand of a user, respectively; a touchscreen defined along the top surface of the main body between the first extension and the second extension; a first set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the first extension and on a first side of the touchscreen; and a second set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the second extension and on a second side of the touchscreen.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

Scavenger treasure hunt software application

A software application includes a game server for a plurality of users to compete for real-world prizes over a pre-established timeframe. Users are able to download the software application to their devices, for instance on their mobile phones.

Gaming elements, systems and methods

A method of executing a wagering game based on total point count in final hands using non-standard playing cards uses a set of non-standard playing cards comprising a set of fifty-two physical playing cards having five equal numbers of colored sets of non-standard playing cards having number values of 1 through 11. Random playing cards are provided to player position and dealer/banker position.

Headgear with displaceable sensors for electrophysiology measurement and training

A method and system provides for headgear usable for electrophysiological data collection and analysis and neurostimulation/neuromodulation or brain computer interface for clinical, peak performance, or neurogaming and neuromodulation applications. The headgear utilizes dry sensor technology as well as connection points for adjustable placement of the bi-directional sensors for the recoding of electrophysiology from the user and delivery of current to the sensors intended to improve or alter electrophysiology parameters.
Evoke Neuroscience, Inc.

System and allowing a player to play gaming machines having multiple reel sets

A game machine is provided. The machine comprises a display and a controller.
Konami Gaming, Inc.

Electronic variant of three-card monte

A fair variant of three-card monte is played with an automatic playing card reading device or an electronic gaming machine. At least three playing cards (or virtual playing cards) are read and randomly placed on a gaming table.

Wagering system including tournament mode and third party bettor interface

Methods, systems, devices, and software products are provided for slot machine tournaments to allow bettors to bet on slot machine tournament players and events. A bettor interface is provided including a first area showing a number of past tournament winner point totals, a second area showing a group of currently remaining gaming machines in the competition and their point totals and enabling selection of machines to wager upon, and a third wagering interface display area presents a group of potential wagers to be made.
Everi Games, Inc.

Gaming device implementing multi-reel symbols from prior game results

Embodiments of the present invention set forth systems, apparatuses and methods for implementation of multi-reel symbols from prior game results on gaming devices. Accordingly, a gaming device can be configured to receive a first game initiation signal and spin reels on the display to show a first game outcome.
King Show Games, Inc.

Gaming device having external symbols that create a symbol matrix

A game comprising: a symbol matrix comprising a plurality of interior matrix positions; a plurality of exterior symbol positions; a set of program instructions executable to implement: selecting and displaying a symbol to display in each of the exterior symbol positions; determining what symbol to display in each interior matrix position based the symbols displayed in the exterior symbol positions; determining whether to issue an award based on the symbols displayed in the interior matrix positions; and issuing an award if the program instructions so designate.. .
High 5 Games, Llc

Apparatus and methods for monitoring and filtering player inputs made in a video gaming system

A method includes receiving game command input signals on a game controller signal input path to a gaming device and splitting the game command input signals from the game controller signal input path onto a signal monitoring path. Game command data representing the game command input signals from the monitoring path are stored and used in evaluating two or more game control aspects associated with the game command data to produce a respective automation probability for each game control aspect.
Everi Games, Inc.

System and methods for managing side challenges between users in fantasy gaming

Interactive systems and methods for creating game and game-like applications, including a side challenge application for building a head-to-head challenge between users, are presented. The first user selects the second user that is a target of the challenge.
Zco, Llc

Addiction/compulsive behavior recovery and relapse prevention gaming simulation platform

A new method and gaming system for recovery and relapse prevention for individuals recovering from addictive and compulsive behavior including drugs and/or alcohol is described. The system employs a series of video games configured to reinforce recovery actions, including rehearsing and reinforcing refusal language, which facilitates and expedites the recovery of an individual that has experienced problems with drugs and/or alcohol.

Geographic-based content curation in a multiplayer gaming environment

Systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed for selecting, distributing, and/or consuming content, including but not limited to recorded speech, written productions, images, recorded music, and video recordings. A multiplayer game based on content curation includes information associated with a graphically simulated multiplayer gaming environment including a plurality of different locations, a plurality of different compositions, a plurality of user profiles, and a plurality of playlists, each electronically linked to a user profile and specifying at least one composition of a plurality of different compositions, a map representing at least a subset of the plurality of different locations and at least one user icon occupying a location of at least the subset of the plurality of different locations based on associated user location information..

Wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements

Embodiments of the invention provide a unique interactive game that connects both physical and virtual play environments and includes multiple dynamic layers in which a participant may complete a variety of challenges and/or tasks. For example, the participant may obtain a physical gaming item such as a toy from a retail phase that is usable in an interactive entertainment phase that provides virtual play via computer animation.
Mq Gaming, Llc

Versatile fantasy sport scratch-off ticket and method

A scratch-off fantasy sport gaming ticket has: a ticket support sheet; two or three distinct regions of images on one side of the ticket support sheet; a first region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a number of distinct sports events which the ticket can use; a second region of images providing either i) a random distribution of multiple symbols indicating one sports team or player on which the ticket can be used with the number of distinct sports events; a third region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a sports statistic to be associated with both the multiple symbols indicating the number of distinct sports events and the sports team or player; and each of the two or three visually distinct regions of images have an opaque scratch-off coating over them, or ii) a second region having both events and statistical target in each distinct region.. .

Versatile fantasy sport scratch-off ticket and method

A scratch-off fantasy sport gaming ticket has: a ticket support sheet; two or three distinct regions of images on one side of the ticket support sheet; a first region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a number of distinct sports events which the ticket can use; a second region of images providing either i) a random distribution of multiple symbols indicating one sports team or player on which the ticket can be used with the number of distinct sports events; a third region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a sports statistic to be associated with both the multiple symbols indicating the number of distinct sports events and the sports team or player; and each of the two or three visually distinct regions of images have an opaque scratch-off coating over them, or ii) a second region having both events and statistical target in each distinct region.. .

Gaming elements, systems and methods

Determining if there is a concluding outcome in a comparison of respective summed numeric values in the player position hand and the banker position hand.. .

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.

Optical sensor based user interface for a portable electronic device

An apparatus and method are described herein, which simultaneously promotes a positive computing experience for users of portable computer systems and increases overall durability and longevity thereof. In one embodiment, an optical apparatus enhances the user computing experience, in one embodiment by simplifying operation, and is much more durable and long-lasting than mechanical switch and dial type devices it may replace.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Method and delegating resources between devices

A system performs operations including detecting a request to present a game application, receiving a resources identifier from a second communication device, determining from the resources identifier that the second communication device has one of a computing resource, a presentation resource, or both, selecting a configuration from a plurality of configurations according to an identity of the gaming application and the resources identifier, selecting according to the configuration at least one resource from one of the computing resource, the presentation resource, or both of the second communication device, and delegating processing by the first communication device of a portion of the gaming application according to the at least one resource of the second communication device.. .
Steelseries Aps

Card and dice games

Disclosed are card games that can use a traditional deck or a custom card deck and that can be played in person or on an electronic gaming machine. The custom card deck disclosed herein is made up of 48 cards.
Xari Gaming, Llc

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

Gaming 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

Systems for implementing enhanced gaming and prizing parameters in an electronic environment

System and methods are provided for effecting user experience in an electronic game environment through use of virtual currency or vcoins. In a multi-level game, the systems and methods include memory for storing information on game play, the information including input received from the user, information relating to levels within the multi-level game and game display information for output to the user.
Milestone Entertainment Llc

Interactive gaming among a plurality of players systems and methods

A system for interactive gaming among a plurality of players includes a host computer system and a plurality of player terminals communicably coupled to the host computer system via a network. The plurality of player terminals are located at a plurality of licensed gaming locations.
Ag 18, Llc

Interactive gaming among a plurality of players systems and methods

A system for interactive gaming among a plurality of players includes a host computer system and a plurality of player terminals communicably coupled to the host computer system via a network. The plurality of player terminals are located at a plurality of licensed gaming locations.
Ag 18, Llc

Gaming system, gaming device, and 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

System and accumulating and recording outcomes generated by a gaming device

A game is provided that may include a plurality of reels, each of the reels comprising a plurality of symbol positions; a plurality of symbols, at least one of the plurality of symbols positioned in least one of the plurality of symbol positions; at least one processor for executing instructions stored in a memory to play a slot machine game comprising the steps: accepting a wager; receiving an instruction to initiate play of the game; determining a game outcome including a stopping point of the plurality of reels; displaying a portion of the plurality of reels in a play matrix; issuing a first award if the play matrix comprises a winning symbol combination; and accumulating a player element total based on gameplay, the player element total transferrable to a second game.. .
High 5 Games, Llc

Gaming device having an additional symbol award within a play matrix

A game comprising: a plurality of reels, each of the reels comprising a plurality of symbol positions; a plurality of symbols, at least one of the plurality of symbols located in at least one of the plurality of symbol positions; a visible matrix comprising a plurality of matrix positions; a plurality of matrix positions designated as capture positions; a set of program instructions executable to implement: accepting a wager; receiving an instruction to initiate play of the game; determining a game outcome including a stop position for each of the plurality of reels; displaying a portion of the reels based on each reel's stop position in the visible matrix; determining whether to issue an award based on the symbols in the capture positions; and issuing an award if the program instructions so designate.. .
High 5 Games, Llc

Gaming device having expanding symbol matrix

A game is provided that may include a plurality of reels, each of the reels comprising a plurality of symbol positions; a plurality of symbols, at least one of the plurality of symbols located in at least one of the plurality of symbol positions; a set of program instructions executable to implement: accepting a wager; receiving an instruction to initiate play of the game; determining a game outcome including a stopping point of the plurality of reels; displaying a portion of the plurality of reels at the stopping point on the display device, the portion of the plurality of reels comprising a first row; issuing a first award and unlocking a second row if a first winning symbol combination is positioned in the first row; and displaying the second row if the second row is unlocked, and issuing a second award if a second winning symbol combination is positioned in the second row.. .
High 5 Games, Llc

Methods of playing wagering games with the keno system

A method of playing a game that uses the numbers generated by a keno game is described. The method includes i) receiving a wager from a player, ii) the player selecting to play a matrix-like game displaying through a display medium the player selected variables, with the matrix containing subsets each with a plurality of numbers, the subsets defined by linear contiguous trajectories; vertical, horizontal and diagonal; the subsets including generally equivalent amounts of variables, each subset including a variable that is shared with at least one other subset in the matrix and there are a plurality of subsets that include a variable that are mutually exclusive to another subset within the matrix, and iii) determining the gaming operators variables, displaying the gaming operators variables, determining whether the player wins or loses the game according to predetermined rules..

Wide area roulette display system with group arena play

A system enables group play for table games of craps and/or roulette comprising. The gaming table surface enables play of craps or roulette.

Identifying multiple users on a large scale projected capacitive touchscreen

System, method, and computer program products are provided that can support touch interaction from multiple users on a large scale projective capacitive (pcap) display system, such as a gaming table. According to some embodiments, a system includes a touchscreen coupled to a controller.
Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.

Gaming device with rotatably placed cameras

A method to identify positions of fingers of a hand is described. The method includes capturing images of a first hand using a plurality of cameras that are part of a wearable device.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Color varying random event-determining gaming objects

A game object is used as a moving object to provide a random outcome event by movement and final stoppage in an outcome indicating position or mode. Examples are die, dice, balls, roulette balls, roulette wheels and pointers on candy wheel.

System for game play with multiple remote-control flying craft with wireless communication

A gaming system for enabling three-dimensional game play of remote-control craft controlled by a controller, each craft including a communication system with both radio frequency (rf) and infrared (ir) capabilities. The system can include a plurality of hovering remote-control flying craft each controlled by a handheld controller, and further may include at least one additional game accessory elements, such as a puck, a ground station or a gun.
Qfo Labs, Inc.

Gaming headset with voice scrambling for private in-game conversations

An electronic device may be configurable to operate in a scrambling mode and a non-scrambling mode while processing chat audio and microphone audio for a first player participating in an online multiplayer game via a game console. While operating in the non-scrambling mode, the electronic device may be configured to transmit the microphone audio to the game console without scrambling the microphone audio.
Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.

In-ear headphone for gaming, high fidelity music and 3d effect

A multi-purpose earphone having a vocal enhancement at 150 hz and 2.4 khz and having an inline dongle mechanism for toggling sound effects for playing games, watching movies, and listening to high fidelity musics.. .

Table game

The present invention involves live gaming tables where players make one or more wagers on the outcome of a game played according to a predetermined set of rules. The table game is characterized by having a progressive prize that may be won through the play of a plurality of different bonus games.
Rolled Up Gaming Partners

Gaming 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

Method and integrated customer tracking and browsing

A system and method for tracking customer activity without need for an extensive interconnecting network. The system includes a plurality of gaming devices that are communicatively isolated from one another.

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

Dynamic placement of in-game ads, in-game product placement, and in-game promotions in wager-based game environments

Various aspects are described herein for implementing in-game advertising, in-game product placement, and in-game promotion techniques in wager-based games conducted at an electronic gaming device of a casino gaming network. These techniques provide the ability for traditional video-type wager-based gaming machines (such as those deployed at casino gaming establishments) to be quickly and easily converted to wager-based games which support in-game advertising while still satisfying the strict regulatory compliance rules and regulations governing wager-based gaming.
Synergy Blue, Llc

System and placing a character animation at a location in a game environment

A method for execution by a processor of a computer system for computer gaming. The method comprises maintaining a game environment; receiving a request to execute an animation routine during gameplay; attempting to identify a location in the game environment having a surrounding area that is free to host the requested animation routine; and in case the attempting is successful, carrying out the animation routine at the identified location in the game environment..
Square Enix Ltd

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

Method and system for an integrated platform wide party system within a multiplayer gaming environment

A method and system for a platform wide party system that may be deployed in a multiplayer gaming environment. Players may associate themselves with one or more parties, wherein players within a party may choose to automatically exchange messages associated with changes in state of the players in a gaming environment.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Systems and methods that enable customizable teams for multi-player online games

The field of the invention relates to multi-user online gaming systems, and more particularly to systems and methods that enable customizable teams for online active games. In an embodiment, the system includes an online game session server system communicatively coupled to a network for access by a plurality of users to establish a plurality of real-time interactive games sessions, wherein each game session includes at least one team and wherein the at least one team may be established in accordance with a preferred composition defined by a user..
Riot Games, Inc.

Electronic gaming system with human gesturing inputs

Examples disclosed herein relate to systems and methods, which may receive wagers on one or more paylines. The disclosure relates to an electronic gaming system which allows a player to make one or more inputs via human gesturing, and associated methods..
Ags Llc

Automated artificial intelligence (ai) personal assistant

A method for assisting game play. The method includes monitoring game play of the user playing a gaming application, wherein the user has a defined task to accomplish, wherein the task is associated with a task type.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Automated artificial intelligence (ai) control mode for playing specific tasks during gaming applications

A method for gaming. The method includes assigning a default game play profile to a user, wherein the default game play profile includes a default game play style that simulates human game play, and wherein the default game play profile is configured to control game play for the user based on the default game play style.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Digital multimedia platform for converting video objects to gamified multimedia objects

Embodiments provide an interactive digital multimedia platform for converting existing video objects to gamified multimedia objects and a method for the same. An editor-user of the platform may modify an existing video object while the content of the video object is playing.
Abrakadabra Reklam Ve Yayincilik Limited Sirketi

System and capturing and sharing console gaming data

A system and method for capturing and sharing console gaming data is described. Embodiments capture gameplay data directly at the gaming console, without the need for external hardware.
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

Promotional gaming events and awards

Wagering games include promotional events and promotional awards, such as the award of free or reduced cost goods and services. Promotional awards may be reward by the receipt of property logo symbols during game play.

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.

Pull tab ticket handler and revealer with computer generated display

A gaming ticket dispensing device is provided for dispensing tickets having prize-revealing characters and a removable covering for hiding the prize-revealing characters prior to acquisition by an end user. The ticket dispensing device includes a storage mechanism for holding a plurality of gaming tickets.

Method of gaming, a gaming system and a game controller

There is disclosed a gaming system and method of gaming for playing a game, wherein in response to receipt of an additional bet from a player, the player is able to obtain at least one additional outcome in relation to which an additional prize is awarded. It is determined independently of whether the player has placed the additional bet, whether to award the additional prize to the player based on an amount bet by the player..
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited

Volumetric 3d display

A drive system for a projection screen in a swept surface volumetric 3d display is disclosed. The drive system causes the projection screen to reciprocate through an excursion distance at a screen reciprocating frequency relative to a projection system.
Voxon, Co

Systems and methods for ultrasonic velocity and acceleration detection

The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with determining velocity and/or acceleration information using ultrasound. A system may include one or more ultrasonic transmitters and/or receivers.
Elwha Llc

Systems and methods for customized camera views and customizable objects in virtualized environments

Systems and methods for providing customized camera views and customized objects within virtualized environments are provided herein. In one embodiment a method includes detecting a gameplay event of interest within a virtual gaming environment and displaying a customized camera view of the gameplay event of interest based on user input receiving during traversal of a projectile from a weapon to a target.
Hothead Games Inc.

Systems and methods for customized camera views in virtualized environments

Systems and methods for providing customized camera views of virtualized environments are provided herein. In one embodiment a method includes detecting a gameplay event of interest within a virtual gaming environment and displaying a customized camera view of the gameplay event of interest based on user input receiving during traversal of a projectile from a weapon to a target.
Hothead Games Inc.

Educational gaming system

A system and method for an online educational game to improve skills without spending money are disclosed. It further provides a system and method for the players to increase their winnings by providing gift certificates from companies who want to attract these winners.

Personalizable hybrid games

An electronic gaming machine that provides a gambling game and an entertainment game, including: a real world engine, an entertainment software engine, and a game world engine; the system constructed to provide a randomly generated payout of real world credit from a wager in a gambling game, wagers triggered during an entertainment game; and to collect parameter data indicative of player performance during the player's skillful execution of the entertainment game at each of a plurality of difficulty settings, the parameter data indicative of the player's actions during the player's skillful execution of the entertainment game and indicative of a rate of accumulation of game world credit during the entertainment game; and select a difficulty setting from the plurality of difficulty settings for the skill based entertainment game based upon the collected parameter data.. .
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

Symbol and reel modification methods for slot machines

A gaming system for play of a game, comprising: a display having a display area for play of a game; a credit acceptor to enable input of credit for wagering on the play of the game; and a game controller, said game controller comprising: a first set of symbols, each symbol having a predefined location in said first set relative to others of said symbols; and a second set of symbols; and wherein the game controller is configured to incorporate the second set of symbols prescribed by a schema into the first set by adding the predefined number of said second set of symbols prescribed by the schema into the first set relative to a selected location in said first set so as to define a modified symbol set, to select from the modified symbol set a plurality of symbols for a game outcome, to display in the display area symbols from the modified symbol set for play of the game, and to display a game outcome based on the selected symbols from the modified symbol set.. .
High 5 Games, Llc

Systems and methods for balance transfers associated with gaming environments

Systems and methods are disclosed for selectively increasing and decreasing the balances of gaming accounts and stored value accounts. Each of the gaming account and the stored value account are associated with a player.
Sightline Interactive Llc

Modifying original geographic location for viewing by a user in a multilingual collaborative gaming environment

Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for providing a collaborative communication environment. The method embodiment comprises receiving user profiles, establishing a collaborative communication environment where a plurality of users simultaneously interact over a network, converting data to be sent to each user in a collaborative environment based on the respective user's profile, and presenting a localized experience to each user using the converted data..
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.

Wearable garments recognition and integration with an interactive gaming system

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for managing a wearable garment device. Embodiments include determining an identification credential that uniquely identifies a player within an interactive gaming environment.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Implementation of professional enhancements to gaming hardware controllers

Enhancements to existing gaming controllers facilitating expedient response time and fine-tuned accuracy are described. The enhancements comprise the internal modification of the stock resistance force supplied by the analog stick centering spring mechanism.

Multi-platform gaming systems and methods

A multi-media interactive play system has a number of play elements situated in a variety of play environments or play media. The play elements are linked to a common record of participant performance, progress, character attributes, etc.
Mq Gaming, Llc

Active trigger poses

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for controlling electronic devices in an interactive gaming environment. Embodiments detect a first interactive game is playing within the physical environment using one or more electronic devices.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Automated playing card retrieval system

An automated playing card retrieval system is used with a physical gaming table that hosts live wager-based games. The system includes a movable receiving component that receives dealt physical playing cards and an automated card removal component that removes the cards to a discard region after the game.
Fresh Idea Global Limited

User of identity services to auto-discover subscribers of social networking sites

Techniques are disclosed for initiating game sessions between subscribers to online gaming services when account ids of those subscribers are unknown. Such techniques permit a first user to select a second user with whom to play a game from information readily at hand, such as a contact manager that the first user maintains.
Apple Inc.

World wonders learning is and educational initiative, curriculum, program, publishing resource etc. for reinventing schools

The purpose of d-elite.net online social media, social network, social gaming and social messaging service website is to connect, communicate, and collaborate socially, as well as send regular or live communication messages, and or mail through their ioffice spot address. D-elite.net ioffice members could conduct personal and or professional business or maybe startup a new business and use your ioffice spot's communication and messaging system as its home-based communication tool.

Gaming device having conditional reel functionality

Embodiments of the present invention set forth systems, apparatuses and methods for providing conditional reel functionality in gaming devices. Accordingly, a gaming device can be configured to increase the variety of outcomes and sense of anticipation in a video slot game, by varying the composition of symbols on one or more reels based on outcomes of previously determined reels.
King Show Games, Inc.

Gaming system and method with a real-time streaming video feed and display

A convertible in-revenue and out-of-revenue gaming system is disclosed that includes a server connected to automatically convert operating modes and control in-revenue and out-of-revenue operation of one or more banks of gaming machines. Additionally disclosed are gaming machines with video cameras connected to provide live video feed to one or more displays, such as during tournament play when live video feed of the players and the player tournament positions may be driven in real-time to an overhead display by the server operating in a tournament controller mode..
Everi Games Inc.

Alternative application resource interleaved wagering system

An electronic gaming machine including a wager controller constructed to: receive application telemetry; determine a wager request; determine a encrypted wager outcome; communicate encrypted wager outcome data; an application server controller constructed to: receive decrypted wager outcome instructions; determine application resources to award the application client controller; and communicate application resource data to the application client controller; and the application client controller operatively connecting the application server controller and the wager controller, the application client controller constructed to: receive encrypted wager outcome data; decrypted the encrypted wager outcome data communicate the decrypted wager outcome instructions.. .
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

User interface manager for a skill wagering interleaved game

An electromechanical gaming machine constructed to receive real credits from a user, and having an entertainment game controller connected to a game world controller, and a real world controller which together communicate game world information; receive a request to aggregate information; aggregate game world information; receive a gambling outcome; display gambling outcome; receive a wager request; determine gambling outcome; communicate gambling outcome; determine whether or not to generate an aggregation request; generate an aggregation request; disaggregate game world information, communicate wager request; receive gambling outcome; and communicate gambling outcome.. .
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

Gaming machine, system, and an associated stage effect

A gaming system comprises a plurality of gaming machines operably interconnected. Each of the plurality of gaming machines is assigned a unique machine identification code.
Konami Gaming, Incorporated

Generating challenges using a location based game play companion application

A method for gaming interaction. The method including capturing a plurality of snapshots generated from a gaming application executed for a first user.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

In-game location based game play companion application

A method for gaming. The method including receiving location based information of game play of a user playing a gaming application as displayed on a first computing device, wherein the location based information is made with reference to a location of a character in the game play of the user in a gaming world associated with the gaming application.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Modular accessory for video gaming

Systems and method for using a modular game accessory to play a video game. A smart toy is presented that can be reconfigured by the player on the fly while playing the video game by adding and removing modules.
Ubisoft Entertainment

Method and system for saving a snapshot of game play and used to begin later execution of the game play by any user as executed on a game cloud system

A method for navigating through a gaming world, including capturing a plurality of snapshots generated from instances of a video game; generating for display a timeline of a first user playing the video game, wherein the timeline includes snapshot images of at least one user progressing through the video game displayed in relation to a currently rendered image displayed in association with the first user; generating for display in the timeline thumbnails including first snapshot images associated with the first user, wherein the first snapshots shows past progress of the first user in comparison to the currently rendered image; and generating for display in the timeline second thumbnails including second snapshot images associated with a second user, wherein the second snapshot images shows progress of the second user at a point in the video game after the currently rendered image.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

Game play companion application

A method for gaming, including establishing a first communication channel with a first computing device associated with a first user configured for implementing a first instance of a gaming application in association with a first game play of the first user. The method further including establishing a second channel with a second computing device associated with the first user.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Browser-based cloud gaming

A method includes: receiving, from a browser executed by a client device, a request to initiate gameplay of a cloud video game; responsive to the request, transmitting to the client device a web application, and initiating execution of the cloud video game by a cloud game machine to generate a first video stream including video content of the cloud video game that is encoded in a compressed video format and encrypted; transmitting the first video stream from the cloud game machine to a streaming server; decrypting the first video stream by the streaming server to generate encoded video content; transmitting, by the streaming server, the encoded video content using a secure protocol to the web application, thereby defining a second video stream, the web application being configured to receive and process the second video stream to provide the video content of the cloud video game for rendering to a display.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

Persistent game sessions with multiplayer support

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques for initiating direct-connection multiplayer game sessions and for resuming a previously-adjourned multiplayer game session using a stored game object representing a state of the game session. In one exemplary method, a multiplayer gaming application may be executed on a first terminal, which may be associated with a first user.
Apple Inc.

Rendering method

A method of rendering a grid based user interface includes selecting a gaming object with an illumination value to be updated. The gaming objects located directly adjacent to the selected gaming object each having an associated illumination value.
King.com Limited

System for trade-in bonus

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to gaming systems that allow customers to wager, or “trade-in” an object of value or winning situation for a chance to win an even more valuable award. The chance for valuable award may be a bonus game or chance to win a bonus game.
Patent Investment & Licensing Company

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

Method of gaming, a gaming system and a game controller

A method of gaming comprising: selecting in at least one game round a plurality of symbols for display to a player in a set of display positions; modifying the displayed symbols copying each symbol in an original subset of the display positions to at least one clone subset of the display positions which is identical to or laterally displaced from the original subset, in response to determining that a subset of the symbols should be cloned; and determining an outcome based on the modified symbols.. .
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited

Method of gaming, a gaming system and a game controller

A method of gaming comprising: conducting an initial play round comprising: selecting and displaying a first set of normal symbols at a plurality of display positions; displaying at least one special symbol at a display position; determining a game outcome based on each at least one special symbol and the first set of normal symbols, and conducting one or more further play rounds until an end condition is met, each further play round comprising: retaining the at least one special symbol from the previous play round; selecting a new display position at random for each retained special symbol; selecting and displaying a further set of normal symbols at a plurality of display positions; and determining a further game outcome based on the new display position of each special symbol and the further set of normal symbols.. .
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited

Network based sweepstakes gaming system incorporating an alternative contestant entry

According to some embodiments, a computer based and web enabled sweepstakes system that utilizes automation methods and tools to define a sweepstakes specification and to download the specification to one or more internet based web servers is disclosed. The web servers will permit a sweepstakes contestant to enter personal information into a sweepstakes central database using a web page entry form.
Sca Promotions

Gaming device having a haptic-enabled trigger

A haptic peripheral comprising a housing, a user input element, a position sensor coupled to the user input element, and an actuator located within the housing and coupled to the user input element. The position sensor is configured to detect a position of the user input element and is configured to send the position to a processor.
Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for haptic remote control gaming

Systems and methods for haptic remote control gaming are disclosed. In one embodiment a portable multifunction device receives information from a remotely controllable device.
Immersion Corporation

Camera-based multi-touch interaction apparatus, system and method

An apparatus, system and method controls and interacts within an interaction volume within a height over the coordinate plane of a computer such as a computer screen, interactive whiteboard, horizontal interaction surface, video/web-conference system, document camera, rear-projection screen, digital signage surface, television screen or gaming device, to provide pointing, hovering, selecting, tapping, gesturing, scaling, drawing, writing and erasing, using one or more interacting objects, for example, fingers, hands, feet, and other objects, for example, pens, brushes, wipers and even more specialized tools. The apparatus and method be used together with, or even be integrated into, data projectors of all types and its fixtures/stands, and used together with flat screens to render display systems interactive.
Epson Norway Research And Development As

Smart hvac manifold system

The smart hvac manifold system provides a means of quickly and electronically handling the manual data acquisition process which would include component and or system model and serial numbers, equipment location (gps tagging), customer name, environmental conditions that effect performance and performance measurement (weather data and elevation), and supports photo, voice and text documentation. These features streamline data acquisition, allow remote support, and minimizing transcription errors and preventing data-gaming when servicing equipment, commissioning or retro commissioning the system..

Gaming device, gaming system, non-transitory storage medium having stored therein gaming program, and swing input determination method

A body device of a gaming system includes a controller communication unit that acquires operation data including at least acceleration data from each of a plurality of controllers including acceleration sensors and a cpu that determines that a swing input has been performed on the basis of the acceleration data, for each of the controllers, and executes gaming processing on the basis of swing input determination. When it is determined that the swing input has been performed for one of the controllers and the other controller is in a swing state, the cpu determines that the swing input has been performed for the other controller at the same time as one controller and executes simultaneous swing gaming processing..
Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Gaming headset with adjustable contact pressure

The invention relates to a headset comprising at least one headband and at least one earpiece, the headband comprising a headband structure, wherein the headband structure is divided in at least one soft, flexible section and at least one stiff, non-flexible section, at least one sliding spring element, at least one handle element attached to the at least one sliding spring element and at least one guiding element, guiding the relative movement between the headband structure and the at least one sliding spring element.. .
Sennheiser Communications A/s

Multichannel head-trackable microphone

A production work flow optimized multichannel virtual reality microphone that has its own rendering software allowing for the recording, rendering, and playing back of immersive, head-trackable positional audio for 360 video, gaming, and virtual reality applications. The multichannel microphone used to record multiple binaural sound perspectives, has eight microphones coupled to a rotatable disc frictionally mounted on the outside of a truncated spherical shell, an internal, detachable clamp for attaching the shell to a vertical pole stand, and easily accessible microphone output connections configured as four stereo microphone pairs, spaced closely to an average set of human ears.

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

Systems and methods for video game competition wagering

Video game competition wagering in a hybrid game including a host game and a guest game is disclosed. A wager associated with a player in the host game is received.
Spina Technology Ltd.

Bonus jackpots in enriched game play environment

An electronic gaming machine for a providing a jackpot bonus in a gaming system a jackpot bonus element is generated in an entertainment game portion of a hybrid game and a gambling game in a gambling game portion of the hybrid game is triggered when a player initiates an encounter in the entertainment game with the bonus element. It is then determined if the player wins the gambling game triggered by the player's encounter with the bonus element in the entertainment game a payout is provided to the player when it is determined that the player has won the gambling game..
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

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.

System and conducting games of chance with enhanced payouts based on cash in amount

A system and method of conducting games of chance with enhanced payouts based on a cash in or initial investment amount is disclosed. In response to a player's initial investment or cash in amount, a payout schedule is selected.

Connected interleaved wagering system

An electronic gaming machine including, an application controller, providing skill-based entertainment games, distributing application telemetry, receiving a wager outcome, and providing a display of the received wager outcome; a wager controller receiving a wager request, determining a wager outcome, and distributing the wager outcome; and an application controller operatively connecting the interactive controller and the wager controller, distributing application telemetry, distributing the wager request, receiving the wager outcome, receiving, second application telemetry; and distributing the wager outcome.. .
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

Wide area roulette display system with group arena play

A system enables group play for table games of craps and/or roulette comprising. The gaming table surface enables play of craps or roulette.

User registration

An agent that may assist a service provider of gaming services with registering/signing up users, with accepting funds/money from a user and depositing these funds in a gaming account of the user for the user to play games with, and/or with receiving requests from a user to withdrawal funds from the user's account and paying the user the withdrawn funds. The agent may also assist a user in obtaining a report of an account of the user, the account being associated with a service provider that provides gaming services..
Cfph, Llc

Dynamic quality of service management in multiplayer gaming

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for dynamic quality of service (qos) management for multi-player gaming. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for dynamic qos management for multi-player gaming is provided.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd

Actionable push notifications for computer-implemented games

A online gaming system provides for presentation on a user device of actionable game-related push notifications. The push notification is presented outside of a game interface and includes both contextual information about a particular game event and one or more action elements.
Zynga Inc.

Cross platform controller

A gaming controller that includes: a left analog controller on a face of the controller; a right analog controller on the face of the controller; a speaker at the center of the controller; a microphone on the face of the controller; and mechanisms to enable cross platform integration of the controller. The gaming controller may further include a speaker and directional control buttons on the face of the controller.

Gaming incorporating social group features

A gaming apparatus, method and system enables communication between members of a social group using machines belonging to the system. Members of a social group are thereby enable to share benefits from members' participation or winnings, by altering operation of gaming machines in use by member of the social group.

Systems and methods of providing a gaming system accessible via a global computer network

A machine comprising: a reward campaign engine; a plurality of user configurations, stored on a memory, wherein each user configuration comprises: an index to a plurality of games wherein the index comprises a game access status for each game; and a user credit balance; a user interface enabling a user to play the games whose game access status is unlocked at any time and not enabling the user to play the games whose game access status is locked wherein the outcome of the games affects the user credit balance; and an event, triggered by the reward campaign engine, wherein the occurrence of the event modifies the user configuration.. .
High 5 Games, Llc

Method of gaming, a gaming system and a game controller

This is disclosed an electronic method of gaming. The method comprises selecting a symbol for display at each display position of a plurality of sets of display positions (710), modifying the displayed symbols by interchanging a first set of symbols displayed at a first set of display positions with a second set of symbols displayed at a second set of display positions (740), and determining whether to make an award based on the symbols displayed at the plurality of sets of display positions as modified 750.
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited

Printing and dispensing system for an electronic gaming device that provides an undisplayed outcome

An electronic gaming system has been developed. The system includes an electronic gaming device that receives a wager and generates an outcome of the wager.

Asynchronous persistent group bonus game

An asynchronous persistent group bonus game system, method and apparatus may have a plurality of gaming machines including a first processor and a bonus server having a second processor. The first processor may be configured to: determine when a bonus game session event is triggered, transmit a bonus game session request to the second processor, and receive an end session notification from the second processor.
Nguyen Gaming Llc

Gaming machine with rear projection feature

A gaming machine has a front and a rear. One or more player interface devices such as a primary game display, buttons and the like, are located at the front for engaging by a player of the gaming machine.

Illuminated frame system

An illuminated frame system for framing a display unit, such as a screen and the like, comprises a frame on which lighting means, preferably in the form of leds, are arranged. An illuminated frame system of this kind may advantageously be used in gaming devices which have at least one screen..
Novomatic Ag

Easy chair drivers seat

A video gaming station for mounting a game controller that enables the player to comfortably sit in a home furnishing, such as a couch or an easy chair, while playing a game. The game controller is preferably a steering wheel or yoke type controller, such as used in motor vehicle racing games.

Identifying an individual's abilities, skills and interests through gaming data analytics

Personal characteristic may be identified by receiving, at a server, game data indicative of a plurality of games, determining a first comparative game performance associated with a first game of the plurality of games, deriving a personal character from the first comparative game performance, and providing an indication of the personal characteristic. Each game of the plurality of games is designed to assess at least one personal characteristic.
Identifor, Inc.

System for providing access to game progress data

A game distribution platform includes a game submission interface through which a developer can submit a game. In some embodiments, when a developer submits a game using a game submission interface, the game distribution platform generates a loader for the game.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Portable gaming and entertainment system

A portable gaming and entertainment system (or “environment”) for use with a game console and related components that allows the user thereof to easily, safely and conveniently transport the system. The system comprises a case having a lid pivotally attached to a base.
G.a.e.m.s., Inc.

Multi-image interactive gaming device

An image capture device, including: a housing; a first camera defined along a front surface of the housing; a first camera controller configured to control the first camera to capture images of an interactive environment during user interactivity at a first exposure setting, the captured images from the first camera being analyzed to detect a dynamic range of the interactive environment and to track a user; a second camera defined along the front surface of the housing; a second camera controller configured to control the second camera to capture images of the interactive environment during the user interactivity at a second exposure setting based on the detected dynamic range, the second exposure setting being lower than the first exposure setting and configured to enable capture of objects that are the brightest objects in the interactive environment, the captured images from the second camera being analyzed to track an illuminated object.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Dice with curved, but non-spherical surfaces, certain of which feature nonuniform display probabilities

The current document is directed to gaming dice, including physical dice and virtual dice represented on an electronic display or viewing screen. Certain of the currently disclosed gaming dice have approximately ovoid, prolate spheroid, or ellipsoid shapes that are modified to include planar surfaces.

Multi-flex printed circuit board for wearable system

Disclosed is a printed circuit board (pcb) design for a multi-flex pcb system aimed at wearable devices that is capable of meeting requirements such as ultra-thin thickness profile of the board (thereby allowing 360 degree of bendability) and less manufacturing cost, as desired by consumer electronics, such as wearable motion controlled mobile gaming devices. The pcb design suggests two thickness levels for the multi-flex pcb system.
Titanium Falcon Inc.

Maze chase hybrid gaming system

An electromechanical gaming system for a maze chase hybrid game, including an entertainment system engine constructed to: provide an entertainment game; display a first icon in a user interface of the entertainment game; communicate an indication when the first icon is consumed; display a second icon, different in appearance from the first icon; communicate the second icon is consumed; a real world engine constructed to: receive the wager of real credits; and communicate the wager outcome of real credits; and the game world engine connected to the entertainment system engine and the real world engine using a communication link, and constructed to: receive the indication when the first icon is consumed; communicate the wager of real credits; receive the indication when the second icon is consumed; and communicate the random outcome of in-game objects.. .
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

Method for locating and identifying players on a network of gaming machines

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method for locating and identifying players on a network of gaming machines. A player's name or a gaming machine number is searched on a mobile computing device that is operatively connected to the network.
Patent Investment & Licensing Company

Dual-meter hybrid gaming apparatus, system and method

A variety of embodiments are described for determining two or more game payouts in a game based on both skill and chance. In one embodiment, a gaming device or gaming server determines a skill level of a player as the player plays a game, and then determines a chance payout based on a random number generator and a skill payout based on the skill level of the player..
Uplay1

Gaming machine

A gaming machine comprises a terminal device which runs a game, and a storage device which stores a point value generated in games run in the terminal device and a game play count. The gaming machine stores, in a game play count storage area, a total game play count incremented in each game; accumulatively stores a portion of a total point value in a first storage area; accumulatively stores the remaining portion of the total point value in a second storage area of the storage device; adds the point value stored in the first storage area to the point value stored in the second storage area, when the total game play count reaches a certain value; and awards a benefit to the terminal device, when a total point value stored in the second storage area reaches a certain value..
Aruze Gaming (hong Kong) Limited

System and 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.

Attendant device and gaming machine

The present invention provides a reception device, which comprises an operation device which is used to perform a variety of operations, a camera device which is used to take dynamic images for the operation area of the operation device, and a control device determining whether there is an abnormal state in the operation area according to the dynamic images taken by the camera device, and if it is determined that there is an abnormal state, performing a control to cause the operation device to perform an operation corresponding to the abnormal state.. .
Aruze Gaming (hong Kong) Limited

System and detecting and analyzing video data relating to the course of a game on a gambling table in casinos

The invention relates to a system for detecting and analyzing video data (vd1 to vd3) relating to the course of a game on at least one gaming table (2) in casinos, wherein the gaming table (2) has a playing field (3) including a plurality of playing field sections (3.1 to 3.3), wherein the course of a game on the gaming table (2) is detected from at least two different side perspectives via at least a first and second camera units (6, 7) arranged on the edge of the gaming table (2), and from the bird's eye view via at least a third camera unit (8) arranged above the gaming table (2), in each case in the form of video data (vd1 to vd3), wherein the detected video data (vd1 to vd3) are transmitted to a video analysis unit (vae) and are analyzed in the video analysis unit (vae) by means of at least one analysis routine (ar), and that a game database, which displays the course of a game at the gaming table (2) in real time, are generated from this.. .
Dallmeier Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg

Speech recognition device and gaming machine

The utterance recognition device 5 comprises camera devices 511 and 512 taking dynamic images including the corners of mouth of respective personage for a plurality of personages, a microphone device 513 acquiring a voice of an utterance of the respective personages, a main unit 101 determining a personage who performs an utterance from the plurality of personages according to a motion of the corners of mouth of respective personage taken by the camera devices 511 and 512 when the microphone device 513 acquires a voice.. .
Aruze Gaming (hong Kong) Limited

Gaming system, control gaming system, and program for gaming machine, for providing a game with a bonus opportunity

A gaming system provides a center control unit and a plurality of gaming stations. The center control unit is provides a main game to a plurality of players.
Konami Gaming, Inc.

Providing a secondary service for a client application which is associated with a primary service

A secondary service provides a second, or collateral, service in connection with a client application associated with a first service. The secondary service receives user input from the client application and forwards the user input to at least one second server for the collateral service.

Attendant device and gaming machine

The present invention provides a reception device, which comprises an operation device which is used to perform a variety of operations, a camera device which is used to take dynamic images for the peripheral area of the operation device, and a control device analyzing the action of the personage presented in the peripheral area according to the dynamic images of the peripheral area taken by the camera device and performing a control to cause the operation device to perform the operation corresponding to the analysis result.. .
Aruze Gaming (hong Kong) Limited

Attendant device, gaming machine, and dealer-alternate device

The present invention provides a reception device, which comprises an operation device performing a variety of operations, an obstacle checking device checking the obstacle in the monitoring area which includes the motion range of the operation device, and a control device simulating the operation path of the operation device in advance before the operation device performs an action and during the process of performing the action, and if there is an obstacle in the simulated operation path, a control is performed to cause the operation device to perform the operation corresponding to the abnormal state.. .
Aruze Gaming (hong Kong) Limited

Distributed generation of a coupon

Coupons are electronically delivered by a coupon generating subsystem to a plurality of mobile devices via gaming sessions experienced on the mobile devices. A memory of the coupon generating subsystem stores a set of rules associated with delivery of the coupons from the coupon generating subsystem to the mobile devices, wherein the set of rules include a payout table that determines the value of coupons that are delivered.
Tapcentive, Inc.

Virtual input system

For a user having a user input actuator, a virtual interface device, such as for a gaming machine, for determining actuation of a virtual input by the input actuator is disclosed. The device comprises a position sensing device for determining a location of the user input actuator and a controller coupled to the position sensing device, the controller determining whether a portion of the user input actuator is within a virtual input location in space defining the virtual input..
Iii Holdings 1, Llc

Method and system for tracking race participants

Embodiments of the invention provide a method and system that allows for gnss tracking of race participants in a race. Wireless enabled gnss receivers monitor the position of race participants during a race and transmit position back to a central aggregating unit using a tdma radio frame structure.
Sportss Information Services Limited

Platform for gestural gaming device

Systems and methods are described for playing a game using a gestural gaming device. In an embodiment, the gestural gaming device includes a processor, a sensor, a communications transceiver, and a plurality of lighting elements.

System, 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.

User registration

An agent that may assist a service provider of gaming services with registering/signing up users, with accepting funds/money from a user and depositing these funds in a gaming account of the user for the user to play games with, and/or with receiving requests from a user to withdrawal funds from the user's account and paying the user the withdrawn funds. The agent may also assist a user in obtaining a report of an account of the user, the account being associated with a service provider that provides gaming services..
Cfph, Llc

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.

Augmented reality and physical games

Augmented reality and physical game techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an indication is received by a computing device of a location of a physical gaming piece of a game.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Gaming machine

The present invention provides a gaming machine which comprises a roulette wheel causing a roulette ball to contact a guiding wall and perform a circling motion under an action of a centrifugal force, and then the roulette ball drops toward the central part when the centrifugal force weakens and is stopped at a certain pocket, a delivering device which delivers the roulette ball and causes the roulette ball to perform a circling motion in the roulette wheel, and a roulette ball holding device including a holding component which is used to hold the roulette ball removably at a delivering position, and the delivering position is a position where the roulette ball is delivered by the delivering device.. .
Aruze Gaming (hong Kong) Limited

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.

Military-based gaming system

A deck of cards includes eighty four playing cards. Each playing card has a front surface and a back surface.

Easy fold locking mechanisms

The present disclosure relates to a gaming-table support locking apparatus including a first hinge bar, a second hinge bar, and a tab connector. The first hinge bar is connected to a first bar of a gaming-table and includes a tab notch.
Medal Sports (taiwan) Corporation

Single radio switching between multiple wireless links

A computing device (such as a computer gaming console) uses only a single radio to concurrently communicate with a wireless network access point and wireless client devices such as game controllers or peripherals. To establish and maintain both a high-throughput link with the access point, and a low-latency link with the client device(s), the single wi-fi radio of the computing device is configured to periodically switch between a channel used for the high-throughput link and a different channel that is used for the low-latency link—thus implementing a combination of frequency division multiplexing (fdm) and time division multiplexing (tdm).
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Single radio serving multiple wireless links

A computing device (such as a computer gaming console) uses only a single radio to concurrently communicate with a wireless network access point and wireless client devices such as game controllers or peripherals. To establish and maintain both a high-throughput link with the access point, and a low-latency link with the client device(s), the single wi-fi radio of the computing device is configured to periodically switch between a channel used for the high-throughput link and a different channel that is used for the low-latency link-thus implementing a combination of frequency division multiplexing (fdm) and time division multiplexing (tdm).
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Method of calibration for a video gaming system

A method of calibration a video game system can include removing an optical filter that filters out visible light from a field of view of a camera to allow the camera to view visible light. The method can also include displaying a calibration image on a display screen located within the field of view of the camera, processing the video output feed from the camera with a computer processor to identify the calibration image, and calculating with the processor coordinates that represent corners of the display screen in the field of view of the camera once the calibration image is identified..
Performance Designed Products Llc

Systems, apparatuses and methods for awarding gaming payouts

Methods, apparatuses, and systems for awarding gaming payouts in slot games are provided. Embodiments are directed to initiating a reelspin and moving at least one modifying symbol to a new symbol location.
King Show Games, Inc.

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

Method and device for presenting and playing card-type games

In a method of presenting a game, a player places an ante wager, a secondary wager and one or more optional bonus or side bets via an input receiving device of a gaming table. Three cards are dealt to the player and a dealer, and thereafter two pairs of community cards are dealt.
Ags Llc

Gaming system and using the same

A system and method for conducting a casino game based on a number of same-suited cards. Players place a mandatory 9-card wager on red or black synonymous with diamonds/hearts and spades/clubs, respectively.
Turbo Gaming, Llc

Gaming methods, systems, and devices for implementing dice game having re-roll feature

Embodiments of the present invention set forth systems, apparatuses and methods for implementing a dice game having a re-roll feature on a gaming device. Accordingly, a gaming device can be configured to roll multiple virtual dice on a game display and determine if the result of the dice roll satisfies a predefined criterion.
King Show Games, Inc.

Achievement-based payout schedule unlock techniques implemented in wager-based gaming networks

Various aspects are described for utilizing achievement-based paytable unlock techniques in one or more hybrid wager-based gaming environments. Additionally, various embodiments of wager-based math models are described herein which may be used for conducting wager-related activities in one or more types of wager-based games..
Synergy Blue, Llc

System and 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.

System and 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.

Systems for flexible gaming environments

A hybrid gaming system comprised of a terminal including an entertainment software controller coupled to a subscriber interface provider operator control access, wherein the entertainment software controller receives credit and provides an entertainment game; a real world controller provides a gambling game; and the subscriber interface which receives coupling requests; determines that the request is approved; and allows an operator to couple the game world controller to the entertainment software controller, when the a subscriber interface that the request is approved.. .
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

Wagering game apparatuses, methods and systems for slot games with a "21" theme and video three card poker featuring multiple pay lines with progressive jackpots

Methods, systems and apparatuses of and for playing electronic or electro-mechanical wager gaming devices, including a player interface, of and for playing a “slot machine”, “rotary reel”, or “video poker” type game based at least in part upon card-deck games such as but not limited to blackjack and/or poker. The methods, systems and apparatuses include a plurality of configurations with multiple rule sets and payout lines to facilitate the inducement and build game player excitement..

Hybrid gaming system, apparatus and method

An apparatus, system and for providing a game to online game players over a network that combines physical gaming values produced at a location with electronical game values generated by the server, comprising receiving one or more electronic indications of the physical game values over a network from the location for use in playing the game, generating one or more electronic game values for use in playing the game, providing the one or more electronic game values to an online game player of the online game players over the network, providing the one or more electronic representations of the physical game values to the online game player over the network, and determining, by the processor, a final game result based on at least the one or more electronic representations and the one or more electronic game values.. .
Uplay1

System and 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.

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.

Method and device for implementing wagering games requiring player input

A gaming table includes input sensors which are configured to receive multiple inputs from a player. The sensors are linked to a gaming table controller and are configured to receive different types of inputs from players at different times.
Ags, Llc

Virtual hybrid texture mapping

A gaming device is configured to provide virtual hybrid texture mapping, which provides a type of virtual placeholder that can be filled in using cloud computing resources. The virtual placeholders are filled in to create more detailed textures whose calculated are offloaded to a cloud computing service provider data center's cluster..
Vmware, Inc.

Tracking and player-to-game matching system for online gaming

A video game method has steps for receiving, at a network-connected server providing video games, a request from a first player to enter a particular game, determining by software executing on a processor on the network-connected server, from a non-transitory medium, instances of the particular game already in progress, accessing stored information regarding friends of the first player, determining if one or more friends of the first player are engaged in one or more of the games already in progress, and directing the first player to a particular one of the games already in progress wherein one or more friends of the first player are engaged.. .
Roblox Corporation

Zoom controls for virtual environment user interfaces

Zoom controls for virtual environment user interfaces are provided herein. In one embodiment a computing system includes a processor and memory configured to provide a virtual gaming environment.
Hothead Games Inc.

Method of operating a video gaming system

A method of operating a video game system can include applying an optical filter in a field of view of a camera to filter out visible light and allow the camera to view non-visible light directed at a display screen positioned within the field of view of the camera. The method can also include processing the video output feed from the camera with a computer processor to identify a location of a non-visible light dot within the field of view of the camera that is projected onto the display screen by a light targeting peripheral unit.
Performance Designed Products Llc

Video gaming system and operation

A video game system can include a console, a camera and a light targeting peripheral (ltp), where the lpt can direct non-visible light (e.g., infrared (ir) light) onto a display screen. The camera is positioned so that is can view the display screen, and can locate a non-visible light dot on the display screen during video game play.
Performance Designed Products Llc

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.

Latency enhanced note recognition method in gaming

The present invention relates to the field of audio recognition, in particular to computer implemented note recognition methods in a gaming application. Furthermore, the present invention relates to improving latency of such audio recognition methods.

Gaming system and method providing a multi-play game having a persistent moving modifier

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a multi-hand poker game having a persistent moving modifier. Generally, when a modifier triggering event occurs in association with a play of the multi-hand poker game, the gaming system activates a corresponding modifier, associates the active modifier with one of the hands of the multi-hand poker game, and uses the active modifier to modify any award for that hand.

Gaming increasing the likelihood of obtaining a designated outcome for a play of a game

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method for increasing the likelihood of obtaining a designated outcome for a play of a game. In certain embodiments, when a triggering event occurs in association with a play of a game, the gaming system increases the likelihood of obtaining a designated outcome for that play of the game.

Unified platform for a plurality of titles and gaming devices

A unified platform supports a plurality of game titles and diverse gaming devices to provide publishers and developers with a software development kit (sdk) including application programming interfaces (apis) for creating multiplayer tournaments. Developers use the sdk to create tournament definitions and permission levels for tournament organizers.

Gaming machine with symbol locking

A reel-based game may be executed behalf of a client machine. The game may involve spinning a plurality of reels to determine outcome events.

Gaming machine with symbol propagation

An embodiment may involve selecting a set of symbols associated with an outcome event of a reel-based game. The reel-based game may be executed on behalf of a client machine, and selecting the set of symbols may involve spinning a plurality of reels to determine the outcome event.

Gaming machine with symbol accumulation

An embodiment may involve selecting a first bonus set of symbols associated with respective positions of each of a plurality of reels as a first bonus outcome event of the bonus game. The embodiment may further involve incrementing a bonus counter by a number of instances of a predetermined symbol, in the bonus symbol set, that do not contribute to any winning combination.

Gaming system and a gaming

A gaming system that is arranged to facilitate selection of one or more win lines by a player is described. The gaming system comprises a weight allocator for allocating a weight to a wager, the allocated weight being dependent on a number of win lines selected by the player.

Gaming machine management system

A gaming machine management system including a gaming machine, a host machine and a controller is disclosed. The gaming machine includes a control panel and a wireless communication module coupling with the control panel.

Distributed anonymous payment wagering system

A distributed anonymous payment interleaved wagering system is disclosed, including an interactive processing device constructed to receive a request for processing a payment; communicate interactive processing device data and a request for an anonymous payment identifier; receive the anonymous payment identifier; lock the interactive processing device for a period of time; communicate anonymous payment identifier; receive gaming session data; unlock the interactive processing device; the process controller or wager controller constructed to: create an anonymous payment identifier; associate the anonymous payment identifier with the interactive processing device data; communicate the anonymous payment identifier; create a gaming session based on the anonymous payment data, the anonymous payment identifier, and the interactive processing device data; communicate gaming session data; the interactive payment controller constructed to: receive a value bearing item; communicate tito data and anonymous payment identifier; the payment controller constructed to: communicate tito data, anonymous payment data and anonymous payment identifier.. .

Tablets for augmenting services of electronic terminals and electronic gaming machines (egms) and methods of using thereof

In some embodiments, the present invention provides for a method, including: providing a first component including a first game-operating device, operationally interconnecting the first component to a second component to form a second game-operating device; where the first game-operating device is a stand-alone operating device, and where the second component is a dedicated auxiliary device, delivering from the second component at least one auxiliary service which has not been previously provided by the first component, where the at least one auxiliary service selected from the group including: a card reading service, an online connection service, a responsible gaming service, a player tracking and loyalty service, a multimedia service, a side game service, a user identification service, and an identity protection service.. .

Gaming system with gaming machines having associated secondary game boards

A gaming system comprises gaming machines which are configured to generate gaming information and present games, such as primary games, to players, and game boards which also generate gaming information for use in presenting games, such as secondary games, to players. The game boards may be used to present the secondary games to players via player presentation devices such as a player's mobile phone, tablet, pda, computer or the like..

Gaming machine with symbol restriction

A gaming machine may award a number of spins of a plurality of reels in an instance of the bonus game. A symbol counter may be set to an initial value.

System, virtual reality gaming with selectable viewpoints and context-sensitive wager interfaces

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.

Gaming center allowing switching between games based upon historical results

A gaming system comprising a plurality of betting terminals and a computer server comprising: a plurality of betting terminals for selecting and playing one or more live casino game(s) being played at a plurality of tables; each of the plurality of betting terminals has at least one first portion of a first screen for displaying the one or more live-casino game(s) to said player wherein the one or more live casino game(s) is a game offered in at least one casino resort, wherein a results history for each table is displayed in at least one first portion of a first screen to provide a results history display, and a switching mechanism for selecting, switching and playing one or more casino slot machine game(s) adapted to allow the player to switch between the live casino games according to at least the results history display for each table.. .

Unified platform for a plurality of titles and gaming devices

A unified platform supports a plurality of game titles and diverse gaming devices to provide publishers and developers with a software development kit (sdk) including application programming interfaces (apis) for creating multiplayer tournaments. Developers use the sdk to create tournament definitions and permission levels for tournament organizers.

System and personalized avatar generation, especially for computer games

A system and method for generating a 3d personalized avatar including a computerized server, a computerized client device, a bidirectional communications channel between the server and the client device, a memory in the client device, storing 3d scan data of at least part of a user's body, a memory in the server stores the 3d scan data received from the client device. A plurality of 3d model data sets are stored in the server memory.

Cloud gaming device handover

Methods and systems to identify options of secondary client devices for a device handover of game play include establishing a session of game play of a game for a primary client device by executing the game on a server for streaming video frames to the primary client device. A request is received to generate a profile of one or more secondary client devices that are identified to be local to the primary client device.

Non-contact body and head based monitoring of brain electrical activity

Apparatus and methods for monitoring electrical activity within the brain of a person (“brainwaves”) employing electrodes or other sensors placed proximate to portions of the body below the head to develop raw signals without physically touching the body and penetrating hair and clothing. Additionally, apparatus and methods for monitoring electrical activity within the brain of a person (“brainwaves”) employing non-contacting sensors placed proximate to portions of the head to develop raw signals.

Card game with fixed rules

Disclosed herein is a gaming table with detectors for tracking a game.. .
Cfph, Llc

Method, device, and computer-readable medium for wagering on a skills-based digital gaming competition with an out-of-game peer wagering module

A method for wagering on a skills-based digital gaming competition, the method executing on a computing device including storage storing a peer-wagering module that is external and distinct from at least one game stored on the storage device or another storage device, the method including: receiving potential game and competitor player data; receiving game competition selection information from the player that includes at least one selected game instance and at least one wager amount; receiving game instance match id data generated by the transactional server, wherein the game instance match id data includes at least one of: credential data associated with the player, player wager amount or a board, level, or difficulty setting associated with the selected game instance; and transmitting the game instance match id data and game initiation data to the game, thereby activating the at least one selected game instance on the computing device.. .

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

Slot machine game and system with improved jackpot feature

A system for awarding a progressive prize includes a bank of gaming machines accepting different bets per play as selected by a player. A random number is selected from a predetermined fixed range of numbers that does not change during play of a gaming machine.
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited

Methods and devices for anonymous competition

Methods and devices are presented for facilitating anonymous gameplay in multi-state, multiplayer games, such as poker. A gaming server may allow players to anonymously join instances of a game.
Cork Group Trading Ltd.

Automated money laundering detection, notification, and reporting techniques implemented at casino gaming networks

Various aspects described or referenced herein are directed to different methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing automated money laundering detection, notification, and reporting techniques implemented at casino gaming networks.. .
Fresh Idea Global Limited

Interactive gaming among a plurality of players systems and methods

A system for interactive gaming among a plurality of players includes a host computer system and a plurality of player terminals communicably coupled to the host computer system or gaming platform via a network. The plurality of player terminals may be located at a plurality of licensed gaming locations.
Ag 18, Llc

Gaming machine and gaming method

The invention provides a gaming machine comprising a display for displaying a game comprising game symbols arranged into an array of predetermined game positions. A plurality of character symbols are offered for selection by the player.
Ainsworth Game Technology Limited



Gaming topics:
  • Playing Cards
  • Mirror Layer
  • Social Network
  • Display Panel
  • Secondary Wager
  • Control Unit
  • Transverse
  • Interactive
  • Smart Phone
  • Search Algorithm
  • Social Networking
  • Networking
  • Input Device
  • Enhancement
  • Computing Device


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