US Patent No. 10,192,405

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A MULTI-PLAY GAME HAVING RANDOMLY-INCREASABLE AND RANDOMLY-DISTRIBUTABLE PERSISTENT MODIFIERS


Patent No. 10,192,405
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Gaming System And Method Providing A Multi-play Game Having Randomly-increasable And Randomly-distributable Persistent Modifiers
Inventorship Ernest W. Moody, Las Vegas, NV (US)
Yoohwan Hwang, Las Vegas, NV (US)
Assignee IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,192,405

1. A gaming system comprising:a processor; and
a memory device that stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
determine whether a modifier distribution event occurred for a first play of a game including a first outcome-generating element and a second outcome-generating element;
responsive to determining that the modifier distribution event did not occur for the first play of the game, maintain a plurality of persistent modifiers for a second play of the game;
responsive to determining that the modifier distribution event occurred for the first play of the game:
select one of the plurality of persistent modifiers;
determine a first individual modifier based on a first portion of the selected persistent modifier; and
determine a second individual modifier based on a second portion of the selected persistent modifier;
randomly determine a first outcome for the first outcome-generating element and cause a display device to display the first outcome;
randomly determine a second outcome for the second outcome-generating element and cause the display device to display the second outcome;
determine any first awards based on the first outcome and, if the modifier distribution event occurred for the first play of the game, the first individual modifier; and
determine any second awards based on the second outcome and, if the modifier distribution event occurred for the first play of the game, the second individual modifier.