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9022870 Web-based game platform with mobile device motion sensor input  
A distributed gaming platform is provided wherein mobile devices (e.g., a smartphone) with motion sensors are used as input controllers of a game. A cloud-based gaming rules engine manages...
9022847 Method and apparatus for modifying gaming machines to provide supplemental or modified functionality  
A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for transferring credits from one gaming device to another via the use of coded scrip is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of accepting a...
9026458 Apparatus, system and program product for dynamically changing advertising on an avatar as viewed by a viewing user  
A method, system and program product for brokering advertising of products and services in a virtual world. The method includes accepting subscriptions from advertisers willing to pay for...
9022855 Gaming system and method for rewarding players  
A gaming system a method of rewarding players of electronic gaming machines connected by a network to a host computer which includes accumulating player-usable points at a network-accessible...
9022868 Method and system for creating a virtual world where user-controlled characters interact with non-player characters  
A method of providing an interactive virtual environment is provided. The method includes using a computer system to receive registration information, establish an account for a user and...
9022867 Gaming system with tournament communication protocols  
Networked gaming systems and the communication protocols for presenting a network-based games or network-based tournament games are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, the gaming system...
9022860 System and method of conducting games of chance with enhanced payouts and bonus rounds  
A system and a method of conducting games of chance with enhanced payouts based on a cash in or initial investment amount are described. In response to a player's initial investment or cash in...
9022851 Systems and methods for playing games of chance  
Systems and methods enable one or more players to play games of chance. A system includes a memory device configured to store instructions that are executable by a processor to provide a game of...
9022854 Automated remote configuration of wagering game machines  
Systems and methods for providing configurations for one or more wagering game machines are described. The systems and methods receive performance data for the wagering game machine and analyze...
9022869 System and method for merging user accounts  
Disclosed herein is technology for merging a two separate user accounts. The virtual content in the accounts can be designated at mergeable content and managed content. The user chooses one...
9022861 Device health monitoring for gaming machines  
A gaming peripheral for a gaming machine is described. The gaming peripheral can be configured to emulate the functions of a lighting device, such as a candle. The gaming peripheral can be...
9022866 User interface system and system-controlled bonus system  
Systems and methods for managing a limited-time bonus period are disclosed herein. According to one method, one or more triggering events are established for the gaming machines, wherein the...
9022859 System and method of conducting games of chance with enhanced payouts and bonus rounds  
A system and a method of conducting games of chance with enhanced payouts based on a cash in or initial investment amount are described. In response to a player's initial investment or cash in...
9022853 Gaming device having bonus game dependent upon variable wager component selection  
A primary and secondary game for a wagering gaming machine. In one embodiment, the number of lines wagered or a slot machine makes the player eligible for a bonus game, and a wager made per...
9022864 Apparatus and method for controlling objects on a stereoscopic display  
A game environment is presented where the 3-D object is properly transitioned from the player's field of view. For example, the perceived position of the 3-D object in the real 3-D space is...
9022856 System and method for queuing players of casino games for rebates  
A system and method for queuing players of casino games for rebates is provided. The rebate queuing system of the present invention caches game play data received from electronic game tables,...
9022862 Computer-readable storage medium having stored therein information processing program, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method  
A pirate ship is displayed on a television being a stationary display device and on a terminal device being a portable display device. When the terminal device is held in a second attitude, the...
9024772 Multi sensor position and orientation measurement system  
A system is invented to combine different signals from various sensors together so that an object (such as a car, an airplane etc.)'s position and/or orientation can be measured.
9022857 Method and apparatus for managing a gaming application  
An embodiment of the present disclosure includes, for example, a method for receiving from a first device a request to initiate a video game with a second device, determining a location of the...
9022865 Methods and systems for a bonus round of a game which provides for player influence of volatility  
In some embodiments, a player may influence the volatility of a bonus round of a game by placing elements collected during a primary game onto symbol positions of the bonus round. In some...
9022848 Blackjack games  
A Blackjack game has a multi-hand feature in which a player may re-use one or more cards from a first hand in additional hands. A Blackjack game may also include a bonus event. The bonus event has...
9022849 Method of gaming, a gaming system, and a game controller  
There is disclosed a method of gaming. The method comprises selecting a plurality of symbols for display on a display at a plurality of display positions, modifying the displayed symbols by...
9025832 Automated sensor driven friending  
A method of finding a new social network service friend for a player belonging to a social network service and having a friend group including one or more player-accepted friends includes...
9022871 Gaming machine  
A gaming machine has sticker pasting portions onto which stickers with decorative images are pasted, around each of a plurality of displays thereof. Each sticker pasting portion has a sticker...
9022852 Symbol and reel substitution methods for multi-line slot machines  
A method of operating a slot machine, and a slot machine in which the method may be used. One or more symbols on a reel are replaced with symbols prescribed by a selected schema. The schema may be...
9022850 Method and apparatus for selectively indicating win probability  
Each play of a base game increases the likelihood of winning a bonus award. A display provides a graphical indication of the change in likelihood of winning the bonus award. In one aspect, the...
9017159 Casino game with pay line multipliers  
A pay line multiplier is randomly selected for each active pay line. The pay line multiplier varies for each round of play. An extra wager may be required from the player to activate this feature...
9019087 Synchronization of haptic effect data in a media stream  
Haptic information in a series of frames of a media file is identified and time stamps corresponding thereto are determined in accordance with information embedded in a tag either preceding or...
9017180 Distributed scoring system  
In one embodiment, a distributed bowling center system includes two or more computing devices associated with respective bowling center peripherals. The bowling center peripherals are any...
9017165 Wagering game, gaming machine, networked gaming system and method with a simultaneous secondary game  
A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed in which a gaming machine provides both a base game and a side game which may be played and wagered upon concurrently or according to some play...
9017161 Wagering game with awarded paylines  
A gaming system, apparatus, and method are disclosed with one or more additional payline awards made through special symbols appearing in the game. The number of additional paylines is determined...
9021598 Managing application events  
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing application events are provided. In embodiments, a notifier is received that indicates a usage of an application installed on a user...
9017160 Gaming machine with fixed wild symbols and multiplier  
A method for use with a gaming machine arranged to provide a spinning reel game in which symbols are spun up on a plurality of reels to form at least one outcome and, if a winning outcome occurs,...
9021544 Personal irritation dispersion device systems  
An apparatus for an electronic feedback system designed to work in combination with a television set to enable a viewer to express his or her anger toward televised events by allowing the viewer...
9021390 Methods and apparatus for optimized pausing of an embedded application to render pop-up window  
Methods and systems executing an embedded application within the context of a first client application are provided. One method includes executing application logic to adjust states of one or more...
9017169 Franchise mechanic for interactive social games  
A franchise game mechanic for use in an online social game that promotes interaction between users.
9017164 Game device provided with touch panel, game control program, and method for controlling game  
A game device includes: a display device; a rear touch panel provided on the other side of a surface on which the display device is mounted; an activation control unit operative, when the rear...
9017167 Ergonomically configurable game controller  
An improved user input device is disclosed having ergonomically-configurable features to custom fit individual users. The arms of the gamepad may be extended from the body of the gamepad, and may...
9017170 Method and apparatus for interactive gameplay across multiple computing platforms  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for enabling interactive gameplay across multiple platforms.
9019203 Storage medium, information processing apparatus, information processing system and information processing method  
A non-limiting example game system includes a game apparatus to which a television functioning as a stationary-type display device is connected. The game apparatus performs game processing...
9017162 Gaming device having hard drive based media and related methods  
Various embodiments are directed to a gaming device that uses an internal hard drive for primary media storage. The software is installed on the hard drive without requiring physical access to the...
9017168 Button structure for game controller  
A button structure includes a base frame longitudinally defining an arc-shaped guide slot, a button body pivoted to a front end of the base frame, a sliding part transversely defining a guide...
9017173 Gaming system and method having promotions based on player selected gaming environment preferences  
A gaming system including a tracking system or a player tracking system and plurality of gaming machines. The gaming machines include at least one display device and a plurality of player...
9017172 Video game control server, video game control apparatus, and video game control program product  
A video game control server for controlling progress of a video game via a communication network is provided. A game board information on a game board formed in a matrix manner is stored in the...
9017171 Systems and methods for socially motivated multiplayer gaming  
Various exemplary embodiments engage the community as a whole to complete game play tasks. In doing so, a large scale cooperative play may be achieved without having large groups of people...
9017158 Slot game with additional skill element  
A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to implement a slot machine (or other game) with a skill element. After reels on the slot machine are spun (or cards are dealt; wheel is stopped,...
9017163 System and method for acquiring virtual and augmented reality scenes by a user  
A preferred method of acquiring virtual or augmented reality (VAR) scenes can include at a plurality of locations of interest, providing one or more users with a predetermined pattern for image...
9017157 Wide screen gaming apparatus  
A gaming apparatus includes a display unit and has a display support structure that extends substantially vertically from a horizontal support base. The display unit includes a flat-panel display...
9017166 Matching network game players by giving the perception of being the first to request participation  
A server device receives a request for participation in a network game through a communication line, integrates user information of each user terminal from which the server receives the...
9011234 Integrated card and slot machine mechanic  
Embodiments described herein allow the users to influence various aspects of a game by selecting digital objects associated with a user's digital object collection to be integrated into customized...