Global patent index - EP 0984408 A2

EP 0984408 A2 2000-03-08 - Slot machine with pattern-driven award feature

Title (en)

Slot machine with pattern-driven award feature

Title (de)

Spielautomat mit Bonusgewinn im Falle der Bildung eines Musters

Title (fr)

Machine de jeu avec bonus pour la formation d'un motif

Publication

EP 0984408 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99402158 A

Priority

US 14559998 A

Abstract (en)

A pattern-based award system for a slot machine. In one embodiment, a basic payoff is made if a symbol group displayed on the slot machine includes a basic winning combination and a supplemental payoff is made if the basic winning combination matches a target pattern. In another embodiment, an enhanced payoff is made if the symbol group displayed on the slot machine includes a basic winning combination which matches a target pattern; otherwise, a basic payoff is made if the symbol group includes a basic winning combination which does not match the target pattern. The basic payoff in each embodiment comprises a predefined amount of coin(s) or credit(s) or a randomly selected mystery amount. The supplemental or enhanced payoff is the product of the basic payoff amount and a randomly selected mystery multiplier. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G07F 17/32

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/32 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/3244 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

US 5449173 A 19950912 - THOMAS ALFRED [US], et al

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0984408 A2 20000308; EP 0984408 A3 20020206; AU 4586299 A 20000316; CA 2277547 A1 20000302; ZA 9905670 B 20001003

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