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ApplicationNo. 140947 filed on 08/27/1998
US Classes:463/20, Lot-to-lot combination (e.g., slot machine, etc.)273/143R, Edge indication463/25Credit/debit monitoring or manipulation (e.g., game entry, betting, prize level, etc.)
ExaminersPrimary: Layno, Benjamin H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassG07F 017/34
AbstractA gaming machine is operated by a programmed micro-processor in which the first mode of operation, a basic gambling game, is implemented such as video poker or reel-type slot machine play. If bonus symbols are selected in the basic mode, a bonus mode is triggered. In the bonus mode the same or a different game is implemented by the micro-processor system employing a variable probability trial procedure in which the player continues to play and receive awards until a losing combination occurs. The hit rate for the bonus mode is often significantly greater than 50% although the overall hold percentage of the game remains below 100%.