US 7,470,189 B2 *Dec. 30, 2008
(54) GAMING DEVICE HAVING TERMINATION VARIABLES
(75) Inventors: Anthony J. Baerlocher, Reno, NV
(US); Dennis K. Mead, Reno, NV (US);
Bayard S. Webb, Sparks, NV (US);
John G. Gilliland, Reno, NV (US)
(73) Assignee: IGT, Reno, NV (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/830,226
(22) Filed: Jul. 30, 2007
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2008/0076535 Al Mar. 27, 2008
A gaming device that enables players to accumulate awards until there are no more awards or until one or more termination variables reaches a predetermined limit is provided. A random generation device generates awards upon a player input. One or more termination variables is used, each defined by or divisible into a plurality of units, wherein a random generation device generates an amount of units upon a player input. A game termination limit of accumulated or lost termination units is provided, wherein a player generates awards until accumulating the termination limit of units.
15 Claims, 31 Drawing Sheets