Patent Number: 7,819,737

Title: Gaming machine having an enhanced game play scheme

Abstract: A gaming machine having an enhanced game play scheme is provided where, in response to receipt of a second wager to select an option, a player is provided with enhanced game play. Enhanced game play may include (1) providing more frequent bonus game play, (2) providing a larger bonus game value payout, (3) providing more frequent bonus game play and providing a larger bonus game value payout, (4) providing a larger or multiplied game value payout, (5) providing a guaranteed value payout for a non-winning outcome, (6) providing game features (7) providing a larger game value payout based on a partial game outcome, (8) providing an extra wild symbol capable of repositioning, and (9) providing a possibility of an additional reel movement to reposition an extra reel symbol or (10) providing a possibility of an extra pay line to include an extra reel symbol to increase a value payout.

Inventors: Englman; Allon G. (Chicago, IL), Jaffe; Joel R. (Glenview, IL), Rothschild; Wayne H. (Northbrook, IL)

Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00