Patent Number: 6,308,953

Title: Gaming machine

Abstract: In a gaming machine displaying a plurality of rows of symbols in moving and stopped states, when the mode of symbols displayed in a stopped state is determined to be a big winning pattern, then the LEDs of credit meter 126, bet meter 120, and last bet meter 122 are turned off (S2 to S6). The timings at which these meters 120 to 126 are turned off are set such that they appear to turn off at substantially the same time to the player's eyes. Further, all of the reel section illuminating lamps 130A to 130I, disposed within the space on the inner peripheral side of reels 12A, 12B, and 12C are temporarily turned off (S7). As all of the LEDs of meters 120 to 126 and the reel section illuminating lamps 130A to 130I are turned off, the player is startled for an instant, so that the expectation for the game increases thereafter, whereby amusement can be enhanced.

Inventors: Nagano; Hiroyuki (Koutou-ku, JP)

Assignee: Aruze Corporation

International Classification: G07F 17/32 (20060101); G07F 017/34 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018