United States Patent [w]
US006024642A [ii] Patent Number:  Date of Patent:
 GAME OF CHANCE
 Inventor: Bob Stupak, 910 Rancho Cir., Las Vegas, Nev. 89107
 Appl. No.: 08/991,737  Filed: Dec. 16, 1997
Related U.S. Application Data
 Continuation of application No. 08/632,726, Apr. 10, 1996,
Pat. No. 5,695,402.
 Int. C I. G09F 17/34
 U.S. CI 463/20; 273/143 R
 Field of Search 273/143 R; 463/20,
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
4,570,934 2/1986 Smyth 273/143 R
4,669,731 6/1987 Clarke 273/143 R
5,067,712 11/1991 Georgilas 463/21
Slot 1 by Richard M. Bueschel, "Mills Futurity Bell
Machine", p. 136, 1978.
Primary Examiner—Benjamin H. Layno
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Quirk & Tratos
A game ol chance and a gaming machine for playing the game are disclosed. The gaming machine prelerably comprises a slot or video machine which has been modified to include a successive loss counter and a loss indicator, and to pay a jackpot amount il the results ol a predetermined number ol successive games played on the machine are losing results. In accordance with the method, a player activates the machine by placing a bet and then plays the game. II the result ol the game is a predetermined losing combination, the loss indicator is illuminated. II the particular loss results cumulatively in a predetermined number ol successive losing games played on the machine, the player is paid a winning jackpot amount.
12 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets