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(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: Us 7,874,904 B2
Randall (45) Date of Patent: Jan. 25,2011
(54) GAMING DEVICE HAVING A COMPOSITE GAME WITH POTENTIAL AWARD-GENERATING GAME OR EVENT AND GUARANTEED AWARD-GENERATING GAME OR EVENT
(75) Inventor: Dov Liam Randall, Las Vegas, NV (US)
(73) Assignee: IGT, Reno, NV (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 925 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/205,680
(22) Filed: Aug. 17, 2005
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2007/0042824 Al Feb. 22, 2007
(51) Int. CI.
A63F 9/24 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 463/16
(58) Field of Classification Search 463/16
See application file for complete search history.
A gaming device and a method of operating a gaming device which include at least one potential award-generating event and at least one guaranteed award-generating event. The award-generating events can include independent games of a composite game or independent plays of a game. For each occurrence of a potential award-generating event, at least one guaranteed award-generating event occurs to provide the player at least one award. In an embodiment, the awardgenerating events occur simultaneously by being simultaneously displayed to a player and simultaneously played. Even if a terminating event occurs in the potential or guaranteed award-generating event, an award is provided to the player in the guaranteed award-generating event. In an embodiment, the potential award-generating event includes an advancement game and the guaranteed award-generating event includes a random selection game. In an embodiment, if a predetermined number of awards provided to a player are associated with an accumulation indicator, the player is provided an additional award.
32 Claims, 10 Drawing Sheets
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