(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: Us 7,794,318 B2
Lind et al. (45) Date of Patent: Sep. 14,2010
Prior Publication Data
US 2007/0293302 Al Dec. 20, 2007
A63F 9/24 (2006.01)
U.S. CI 463/19; 273/146; 463/16;
463/20; 463/25; 463/42
Field of Classification Search 463/17,
See application file for complete search history.
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
Bridgeman et al 463/16
Coyle et al 463/25
Piechowiak et al 463/16
Walker etal 463/21
Hughs-Baird et al 463/25
Walker et al.
Colapinto et al.
Lind etal 463/13
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Primary Examiner—John M. Hotaling, II
Assistant Examiner—Paul A. D'Agostino
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Russell D. Culbertson;
Nathan H. Calvert; JP Cody
A gaming result system is provided with program products, methods, and apparatus to implement an updatable prize result structure. The result structure having several first level result identifiers and an additional second level result. First level results are each associated with an expected number of plays per game. As with each first result level, the additional second result levels are each associated with a respective number of results per given number of plays. In contrast to first level results, the second level results correlate to a game operator assigned value which may be modified during game play to change results provided in subsequent games.
28 Claims, 10 Drawing Sheets