Progressive jackpot gaming system with enhanced accumulator

  • US 5,344,144 A
  • Filed: 09/27/1990
  • Issued: 09/06/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A progressive accumulator for use in a progressive jackpot gaming system in which a plurality of gaming machines are adapted to receive coins-in and to have one or more jackpot groups whose respective jackpot values are determined based upon the coins-in and the jackpot-wins at the gaming machines, said gaming machines developing coins-in information including information related to each coin-in and jackpot-win information including information related to each jackpot-win and being adapted to make said coins-in information and said jackpot-win information available to the accumulator;

  • the accumulator comprising;

    a real time clock;

    means responsive to said real time clock;

    for receiving said coins-in and jackpot-win information from said gaming machines;

    for electronically tagging each jackpot-win in said jackpot-win information with a time and date of receipt; and

    for establishing jackpot values for said gaming machines based on said coins-in information and said jackpot-win information;

    means for storing each said electronically tagged jackpot-win;

    and means for enabling said established jackpot values to be made available for supply to said gaming machines.

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