Patent published on July 13, 2023

IGT's Next Level Gaming Experience: Augmented Reality Meets Electronic Gaming Machines

Are you ready to experience gaming like never before? IGT, a leading gaming technology company, has patented a revolutionary new machine that could take gaming to the next level.

This new patent, numbered US20230222862A1, combines the world of augmented reality (AR) with electronic gaming machines (EGMs), creating an immersive gaming experience.

In the patent, IGT describes a gaming machine with a display screen and a wireless transceiver. This machine can display game elements in one area of the screen and send data to an augmented reality device, allowing it to display graphics in another area without covering up the game element.

For example, let’s say you’re playing a traditional slot machine. You can now use an AR device, like a pair of glasses or even your smartphone, to augment the game and make it more immersive. So, instead of just seeing the slot machine’s spinning reels on the screen, you could also see virtual objects in the same area. You could even have a virtual croupier who interacts with you as you play.

This could be a huge step forward for the gaming industry. With AR, game developers could create entirely new types of games, as well as enhance existing games. For example, a game of blackjack could be augmented with virtual cards and a 3D dealer, making it feel like you’re playing in a real casino.

The possibilities are limitless. AR could be used to create interactive games and experiences with virtual reality (VR) elements, such as virtual characters and environments. This could make EGMs even more exciting for players.

In addition, the patent states that the machine’s wireless transceiver could be used to send data to an augmented reality device. This means that the machine can be used with any AR device, making it more accessible to a wider range of players.

Overall, this patent could bring about a new era of gaming. While it’s important to note that the patent does not guarantee that the machine will come to market, it does provide an exciting glimpse into the future of gaming. IGT’s patent could revolutionize the gaming industry, allowing players to experience a gaming experience like never before.

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