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Chip-based gaming

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WO2007081377B1
WO2007081377B1 PCT/US2006/015446 US2006015446W WO2007081377B1 WO 2007081377 B1 WO2007081377 B1 WO 2007081377B1 US 2006015446 W US2006015446 W US 2006015446W WO 2007081377 B1 WO2007081377 B1 WO 2007081377B1
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betting
chip
method
player
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De Courssou Thierry Brunet
Jean-Marie Gatto
Sylvie Linard
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Cyberscan Tech Inc
De Courssou Thierry Brunet
Jean-Marie Gatto
Sylvie Linard
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    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F17/00Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
    • G07F17/32Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
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    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F17/00Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
    • G07F17/32Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
    • G07F17/3244Payment aspects of a gaming system, e.g. payment schemes, setting payout ratio, bonus or consolation prizes
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    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F17/00Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
    • G07F17/32Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
    • G07F17/326Game play aspects of gaming systems
    • G07F17/3262Player actions which determine the course of the game, e.g. selecting a prize to be won, outcome to be achieved, game to be played
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    • G07F17/32Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
    • G07F17/326Game play aspects of gaming systems
    • G07F17/3262Player actions which determine the course of the game, e.g. selecting a prize to be won, outcome to be achieved, game to be played
    • G07F17/3265Influencing the position of stopped moving members to achieve a winning arrangement, e.g. nudging, shuffling, holding
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    • G07F17/00Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
    • G07F17/32Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
    • G07F17/34Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting depending on the stopping of moving members in a mechanical slot machine, e.g. "fruit" machines

Abstract

In a gaming model, players may select virtual betting chips from an onscreen palette and apply those chips to various wagering opportunities throughout a game. Using this model, players are able to make individual bets on each of a slot machine's paylines or wager on making specific hands in video poker. Players are also able to buy and/or wager on symbol 'nudges' and to buy symbol 're-spins' within a multi-line slot machine.

Claims

AMENDED CLAIMS received by the International Bureau on 26 November 2007 (27.11.2007).
1. A method of wagering within an electronic game of chance that is configured to display a plurality of wagering opportunities, the electronic game of chance including a player activated pointing device, the method comprising the steps of: displaying betting chips of differing predetermined denominations; selecting, using the player activated pointing device, at least one of the displayed betting chips, and placing, using the player activated pointing device, the at least one selected betting chip on at least one of the plurality of displayed wagering opportunities to complete a wager..
2. The method of claim 1, further comprising a step of grouping the displayed betting chips together by denomination to form a chip palette.
3. The method of claim 1, wherein the selecting step is carried out by detecting when a player touches the selected at least one of the displayed betting chips.
4. The method of claim 3, wherein the placing step is carried out by enabling the player to touch the at least one of the plurality of displayed wagering opportunities to associate the selected at least one of the displayed gaming chips with the touched at least one of the plurality of displayed wagering opportunities.
5. The method of claim 1, wherein the displayed plurality of wagering opportunities includes pay lines on a displayed multi-line slot machine and wherein the placing step enables the player to apply the selected at least one of the betting chips to selected ones of the pay lines of the displayed multi-line slot machine.
6. The method of claim 1, wherein the displayed plurality of wagering opportunities includes reward generating hands in a displayed electronic poker game, and wherein the placing step enables the player to apply the selected at least one of the betting chips to selected ones of the reward generating hands of the displayed electronic poker game.
7. The method of claim 1, wherein the displayed plurality of wagering opportunities includes representations of events that may occur in the future within the electronic game of chance.
8. A method of enabling a player to play an electronic game of chance, the electronic game of chance being configured to display a symbol layout that includes a plurality of symbols, the method comprising the steps of: displaying a plurality of betting chips of predetermined denominations to form a displayed chip palette; enabling the player to select at least one betting chip of the displayed chip palette; 18
enabling the player to apply at least one of the selected betting chips to at least one selected symbol of the displayed symbol layout; manipulating the displayed symbol layout; displaying the manipulated symbol layout; rewarding the player if the displayed manipulated symbol layout includes a reward- generating outcome.
9. The method of claim 8, wherein the symbol layout manipulating step includes changing a previous random placement of the symbols in the displayed symbol layout.
10. The method of claim 9, wherein the manipulating step includes keeping at least one player selected symbol unchanged and manipulating at least one remaining symbol of the symbol layout.
11. The method of claim 9, wherein the chip palette includes a re-spin betting chip, the electronic game of chance includes a slot machine having a plurality of reels and wherein the method further includes a step of enabling the player to place the re-spin betting chip on a selected reel, the re-spin betting chip affording the player an opportunity to re-spin all the symbols on the selected reel.
12. The method of claim 9, wherein the chip palette includes a hold-down betting chip, the electronic game of chance includes a slot machine having a plurality of reels and wherein the method further includes a step of enabling the player to place the hold-down chip on at least one selected reel, the hold-down chip affording the player an opportunity to hold-down all the symbols on the selected reel and to re-spin the symbols on all other reels.
13. The method of claim 9, wherein the manipulating step includes moving one or more symbols within a reel.
14. The method of claim 9, wherein the chip palette includes a nudge chip, the electronic game of chance includes a slot machine having a plurality of reels and wherein the method further includes a step of enabling the player to place the nudge chip on a selected reel, the nudge chip affording the player an opportunity to move any symbol up or down one position within its reel.
15. The method of claim 8, wherein the symbol layout is a result of a random deal in an electronic poker game.
16. The method of claim 15, wherein the manipulating step includes holding one or more cards after an initial draw and performing an additional draw.
17. The method of claim 1, wherein the applied betting chips are displayed until it is determined whether the player is rewarded. 19
18. A method of enabling a player to place wagers in an electronic game of chance, comprising the steps of: providing and displaying a palette of betting chips, the palette of betting chips including a plurality of individually player-selectable betting chips of a plurality of different predetermined denominations; accepting from a player a first selection of a first betting chip from the palette of betting chips, the first betting chip being of a first denomination of the plurality of different denominations; accepting from the player a first wager on a future occurrence of a first event in the game of chance using the selected first betting chip of the first denomination; accepting from the player a second selection of a second betting chip from the palette of betting chips, the second betting chip being of a second denomination of the plurality of different denominations that is different from the first denomination; accepting from the player a second wager on a future occurrence of a second event in the game of chance using the selected second betting chip of the second denomination; determining an outcome of the game of chance, and rewarding the player according to the first wager if the determined outcome includes the first event and rewarding the player according to the second wager if the determined outcome includes the second event.
19. The method of claim 18, wherein the game of chance include a multi-line slot machine having a plurality of reels each having a plurality of symbols thereon that collectively define a plurality of paylines and wherein the first and second wager selecting steps include accepting different wagers on different ones of the plurality of paylines of the slot machine.
20. The method of claim 19, wherein the palette of betting chips includes a player- selectable betting chip that is configured to keep a selected one of the plurality of symbols unchanged during the outcome determining step.
21. The method of claim 19, wherein the palette of betting chips includes a player- selectable betting chip that is configured to enable the player to re-spin a selected one of the plurality of reels while others of the plurality of reels remain stationary during the outcome determining step.
22. The method of claim 19, wherein the palette of betting chips includes a player- selectable betting chip that is configured to hold-down all the symbols on a selected one of the plurality of reels stationary and to re-spin the symbols on all other reels during the outcome determining step. 20
23. The method of claim 19, wherein the palette of betting chips includes a player- selectable betting chip that is configured to move any symbol up or down one position within its reel during the outcome determining step.
24. The method of claim 18, wherein the game of chance is electronic poker and wherein the outcome determining step includes a random deal.
25. The method of claim 18, further comprising the step of dynamically configuring the palette of betting chips in the providing and displaying step depending upon the game of chance and a state of game play.
26. The method of claim 18, wherein the first and second occurrences in the first and second wager selecting steps include possible future occurrences within a scripted narrative- based game of chance.
27. A method of wagering in an electronic game of chance, comprising the steps of: selecting a first betting chip from a displayed palette of betting chips, the first betting chip being of a first denomination of the plurality of different denominations; placing a first wager on a future occurrence of a first event in the game of chance using the selected first betting chip of the first denomination; selecting a second betting chip from the palette of betting chips, the second betting chip being of a second denomination of the plurality of different denominations that is different from the first denomination; placing a second wager on a future occurrence of a second event in the game of chance using the selected second betting chip of the second denomination; causing an outcome of the game of chance to be determined, and receiving a first reward according to the first wager if the determined outcome includes the first event and receiving a second reward according to the second wager if the determined outcome includes the second event.
28. The method of claim 27, wherein the game of chance include a multi-line slot machine having a plurality of reels each having a plurality of symbols thereon that collectively define a plurality of paylines and wherein the first and second wager placing steps include placing different wagers on different ones of the plurality of paylines of the slot machine.
29. The method of claim 27, wherein the palette of betting chips includes a player- selectable hold-down betting chip that is configured to keep a selected one of the plurality of symbols unchanged when the outcome of the electronic game of chance is determined and wherein the selected first betting chip in the first placing step is the hold-down betting chip. 21
30. The method of claim 27, wherein the palette of betting chips includes a player- selectable re-spin betting chip that is configured to enable the player to re-spin a selected one of the plurality of reels while others of the plurality of reels remain stationary when the outcome of the electronic game of chance is determined and wherein the selected first betting chip in the first placing step is the re-spin betting chip.
31. The method of claim 27, wherein the palette of betting chips includes a player- selectable nudge betting chip that is configured to move any symbol up or down one position within its reel when the outcome of the electronic game of chance is determined and wherein the selected first betting chip in the first placing step is the nudge betting chip.
32. The method of claim 27, wherein the game of chance is electronic poker and wherein the outcome determining step includes a random deal.
33. The method of claim 27, further comprising the step of dynamically configuring the palette of betting chips in the providing and displaying step depending upon the game of chance and a state of game play.
34. The method of claim 27, wherein the first and second occurrences in the first and second wager selecting steps include possible future occurrences within a scripted narrative- based game of chance.
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