MrCasinoGames
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August 31st, 2016 at 9:06:35 PM permalink
Congrats Dan!
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Mission146
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August 31st, 2016 at 10:21:49 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Well, my book on Casino Game Design made it to print with the Las Vegas Advisor/Huntington Press.
Quite a task, particularly in an effort to be comprehensive.
I generally donít shill, but my advice: check out a copy and save a ton in terms of cash and effort - if on such a game design project.



I'll shill for you, Dan was kind enough to send me a copy of the manuscript, in fact I am honored that it was because he was interested in my input...and it was absolutely excellent and a MUST for any game designer or would be game designer.
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Paigowdan
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August 31st, 2016 at 10:26:06 PM permalink
Quote: shrimpboatcapt

Looks awesome. You should bundle a piece of software with this that helps your fellow inventors go step by step and file their provisionals. Once they're done with your book of course :).


We thought about various Excel tools (as there are a some excel spreadsheets in the book explaining side bet and main game mechanisms, etc.),

For the provisional patents, we were planning to have some example ppa's in drop boxes also; there is a step-by-step process to it that the attorneys know well - with the patent attorneys best left to do this part. In the end, to add a "build your own Provisional" section would have been very long, and it is also fraught with too many risks as a task for a game designer, - when he or she must stay focused on the game design and gaming docs.

This is something that a gaming patent attorney can do readily and very efficiently from the Rules of Play, dealing procedures, and a math report, knowing the detail and the broadness required to describe the game accurately in the disclosure. Again, getting this exactly right is more tricky for the non-attorney game designer (as it is to lead into a critical full utility patent), - and where the consequences of messing this up are very great if the game is later infringed, or is accused of infringing another game.

Overall, we felt the book explains and details the processes and the short cuts very well as is, - and explains some stuff that you shouldn't try at home unless already a pro (like patents and the simulation math runs), you're shown what to supply and how to supply it to the patent attorney or independent mathematician so they'd get it done right and fairly cheaply for you , , .
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Paigowdan
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August 31st, 2016 at 10:34:09 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146


I'll shill for you, Dan was kind enough to send me a copy of the manuscript, in fact I am honored that it was because he was interested in my input...and it was absolutely excellent and a MUST for any game designer or would be game designer.



Thanks! I had a number of people vet the book early on.

M146 was one of them. Passing his check (as well as Anthony Curtis and Mike S.) I consider as proof that it is book focused solely on just the grit of game design.
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Lucky
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September 1st, 2016 at 6:09:42 AM permalink
Just ordered the book, Dan, and looking forward to reading it ... and also discussing it with you later this month. Remind me when we talk to tell you about an idea for a follow-up companion book.

CONGRATULATIONS!
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DJTeddyBear
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September 1st, 2016 at 9:25:48 AM permalink
Congrats Dan!
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RealizeGaming
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September 1st, 2016 at 4:18:15 PM permalink
Congrats Dan. Looking forward to reading it right after school finish my Elon Musk book.
Paigowdan
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September 1st, 2016 at 4:31:35 PM permalink
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Congrats Dan. Looking forward to reading it right after school finish my Elon Musk book.


Ah....that may be an equally interesting read....
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DJTeddyBear
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September 8th, 2016 at 3:29:39 AM permalink
The book is the subject of today's LVA Question of the Day.

Congrats Dan!


Note: Read it today, 9/8. Tomorrow that link will take you to a new QoD.
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RealizeGaming
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September 8th, 2016 at 4:41:44 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

The book is the subject of today's LVA Question of the Day.

Congrats Dan!


Note: Read it today, 9/8. Tomorrow that link will take you to a new QoD.



Thanks for the link. I'm definitely looking forward to reading it.

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