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US Patent Issued for Gaming System and Method Providing Keno Game with a Wild Extra Spot Indicator Feature

September 2, 2021 | Lottery Patents

United States Patent Number: 11,107,329

Patent Issued: August 31, 2021

Title: Gaming System and Method Providing Keno Game with a Wild Extra Spot Indicator Feature

Inventors: Brown; Bradford (Sparks, NV), Helzer; Daniel (Reno, NV)

Applicant: IGT (Las Vegas, NV, US)

Assignee: IGT (Las Vegas, NV)

Family ID: 1000005772958

Appl. No.: 16/555,054

Filed: August 29, 2019

Current U.S. Class: 1/1

Current CPC Class: G07F 17/3211 (20130101); G07F 17/3267 (20130101); G07F 17/329 (20130101)

Current International Class: G07F 17/32 (20060101)

ABSTRACT: Gaming systems and methods that, upon an occurrence of a designated triggering event, associated with a keno game, provide wild ball feature for one or more keno cards of the keno game.

A gaming system comprising: a processor; and a memory device storing a plurality of instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: for a play of a keno game: cause a display, via a display device, of a plurality of keno cards each comprising a plurality of spots, cause a display, via the display device, for each of the plurality of keno cards, an indication of a plurality of player spots selected from the plurality of spots of that keno card, cause a display, via the display device, of a plurality of randomly drawn spot indicators that each indicate one of the spots on each of the keno cards, responsive to a triggering event occurring in association with the play of the keno game, cause a display, via the display device, of an extra spot indicator indicating one extra spot of one of the keno cards, and responsive to an activator event occurring, cause a movement of the extra spot indicator to a second extra spot of one of the keno cards, for each keno card, determine any awards associated with that keno card based on a quantity of the player spots of that keno card that match any of the randomly drawn spot indicators and based on any extra spots on that keno card that are indicated by the extra spot indicator regardless of whether any of those extra spots are player spots, and cause a display, via the display device, of any determined awards.

SOURCE: US Patent & Trademark Office.

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