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Game system, server, gaming machine

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Title: Game system, server, gaming machine.
Abstract: A new gaming environment is provided. A server obtains a payout rate from each of gaming machines, determines winning probability of bonus in each of the gaming machines based on the obtained payout rate, and sends the determined winning probability of bonus to each gaming machine. Also, a gaming machine determines whether or not the bonus is won based on the received winning probability. If the bonus is won, a predetermined number of gaming medium is provided. ...


USPTO Applicaton #: #20090318233 - Class: 463 42 (USPTO) - 12/24/09 - Class 463 
Amusement Devices: Games > Including Means For Processing Electronic Data (e.g., Computer/video Game, Etc.) >With Communication Link (e.g., Television Broadcast, Etc.) >Network Type (e.g., Computer Network, Etc.)

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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20090318233, Game system, server, gaming machine.

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CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application is based upon and claims a priority from the U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/075139 filed on Jun. 24, 2008, the entire contents thereof are incorporated herein by reference for all purposes.

BACKGROUND

1. Field

One or more aspects of the invention relate to a game system, a server, and a gaming machine in which a winning probability of bonus in each gaming machine is determined based on the payout rate of each gaming machine.

2. Description of Related Art

There are slot machines in which bonus occurs in a predetermined condition to enhance an entertainment aspects. Also, a probability of occurrence of the bonus is controlled based on the bet number in some of the conventional slot machines. Also, to attract players, a game system, and a server, and a gaming machine which has new feature is anticipated.

SUMMARY

In view of the foregoing, one or more aspects of the invention relate to a game system, a server, a gaming machine, a gaming method thereof, a computer readable medium having computer-executable instructions or the like in which a new gaming environment is provided.

A game system according to one or more aspects of the invention comprises gaming machines and a server connected to the plural gaming machines. The server obtains a payout rate from one of the gaming machines, determines a winning probability of a bonus in the one of the gaming machines based on the obtained payout rate, and sends the determined winning probability of the bonus to the one of the gaming machines. The gaming machine determines whether or not the bonus is won based on the received winning probability of the bonus, and provides a predetermined number of gaming medium when the bonus is won.

Herewith, since the winning probability of bonus is determined based on the payout rate in each gaming machine, the entertainment character may be enhanced, and may attract more players.

A server according to one or more aspects of the invention is connected to the gaming machines. The server obtains a payout rate from one of the gaming machines, determines a winning probability of a bonus in the one of the gaming machines based on the obtained payout rate, and sends the determined winning probability of the bonus to the one of the gaming machines.

Herewith, since the winning probability of bonus is determined based on the payout rate in each gaming machine, the entertainment character may be enhanced, and may attract more players.

A gaming machine according to one or more aspects of the invention is connected to a server. The gaming machine sends a payout rate, receives a winning probability of a bonus, determines whether or not the bonus is won based on the received winning probability of the bonus, and provides a predetermined number of gaming medium when the bonus is won.

Herewith, since the winning probability of bonus is determined based on the payout rate in each gaming machine, the entertainment character may be enhanced, and may attract more players.

One or more of the above aspects of the disclosure is more fully described in the following detailed description when read in connection with the accompanying drawings. It is to be expressly understood, however, that the drawings are for purpose of illustration only and not intended as a definition of the limits of the disclosure.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification illustrate embodiments of the invention and, together with the description, serve to explain the objects, advantages and principles of the invention.

FIG. 1 is a flowchart of a server base process in accordance with one or more aspects of the invention.

FIG. 2 is a schematic structure view of a game system in accordance with one or more aspects of the invention.

FIG. 3 is an external perspective view of the game system in accordance with one or more aspects of the invention.

FIG. 4 is an external perspective view of a slot machine in accordance with one or more aspects of the invention.

FIG. 5 is a block diagram schematically showing an internal constitution of the game system in accordance with one or more aspects of the invention.



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20090318233 A1
Publish Date
12/24/2009
Document #
12250958
File Date
10/14/2008
USPTO Class
463 42
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
63F9/24
Drawings
17


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