Gaming device having a weighted probability for selecting a bonus game

  • US 7,513,827 B2
  • Filed: 09/21/2006
  • Issued: 04/07/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A gaming device operable under control of at least one processor, said gaming device comprising:

  • a base game operable upon a player placing a wager;

    a plurality of bonus games, at least two of said bonus games;

    (a) being different,(b) having different average expected payouts, and(c) having different probabilities of being selected; and

    at least one display device;

    said at least one processor programmed to operate with said at least one display device to;

    (i) determine if a triggering event has occurred, said triggering event including an occurrence of a designated symbol combination in a play of the base game, and(ii) if said triggering event has occurred;

    display a play of a selected one of the bonus games, said selection of said bonus game being a random selection at least in part based on said probabilities, andprovide the player any bonus award resulting from said play of said selected bonus game.

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