Progressive wagering system

  • US 6,435,968 B1
  • Filed: 10/27/2000
  • Issued: 08/20/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/17/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A free play apparatus in communication with at least one gaming device and in communication with a central system, the free play apparatus being adapted to participate in at least one linked progressive prize, the free play apparatus comprising:

  • (A) means for communicating with the central system;

    (B) means for monitoring the gaming device and detecting play;

    (C) means for dividing a total wager amount for a progressive prize by a wager amount to obtain a maximum random number range;

    (D) means for generating a random number within the maximum random number range;

    (E) means for determining that a prize award event has occurred if the random number is a predetermined prize winning number.

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