Evolution and History of Slot Machines

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A Brief History

Today, slot machines are famous all around the world. These were invented in the 19th century and became a significant part of the profit. Almost 30% of earnings in the casino come from slot machines. You can find slot games online and land-based casinos.

If you want to play the best slot games without leaving your home, check out prediksi togel Hongkong. With immense popularity, these machines are available all around the world. People use different names for these machines. For instance, Australian calls them pokies because of poker symbols.

People in England name them as fruit machines. These machines have numerous fruit symbols. Moreover, they are famous all over the world for their payouts and user-friendly interface. You can find several fruity and classic symbols on a machine. Nowadays, you can find 3D slots to play your favorite games.

Digging Deeper

Invention of Slot Machines

Pitt and Sitmann from Brooklyn, New York introduced the first gambling machine in 1891. Remember, this machine was not a slot machine, but a poker machine. Its concept and symbols were similar to poker.

The machine has five drums, and fifty faced down cards. Instead of a button, there was a lever on this machine to pull after putting money. The drums spin these cards and the objects land to strong poker hands.

Remember, rewards of these machines were automatic. Some bars offer a beer as a reward to players. The first slot machine was introduced in 1895 by Charles Fey, California. It was a machine with three reels (the Liberty Bell) and automatically triggered payouts.

Evolution of Exciting Slot Machines

These gambling machines have a good history. Check the evolution of this machine over the years:

1891: First gambling machine by Pitt and Sitmann

1895: Charles Fey designed a slot machine with three reels and automatic payouts. This machine offers ten nickels as the biggest win.

1907: Slots were barred in 1902; therefore, Herbert Mills introduced a machine with fruit symbols on different reels. This machine offers chewing gum and other sweets as the payout prizes.

1963: Bally introduced the first electromechanical slot machine known as Money Honey. It features electronic reels and a lever to spin the reels. This machine offers almost 500 coins payout.

1976: It was the first video slot in California by Fortune Coins. This machine was displaying videos on a Sony television. Hilton Hotel had this machine in Vegas for the first time.

1994: It was the first online casino with video slots. This machine was famous in the gaming industry.

1996: This video slot was available with a bonus round and a 2nd screen. Once one bonus round is activated, a new screen will appear with a bonus game. These machines were increasing by almost 70% of the profit in casinos.

2012: After a study in England, it was proved that citizens spent nearly 5 billion pounds on the video slots. This study demonstrates that video slots are becoming famous on the casino floors all over the world.

Nowadays, 3D slots are famous with the video screen. You can find these machines online and land-based casinos.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see…

Fey, Marshall.  Slot Machines: A Pictorial History of the First 100 Years.  Liberty Bell Books, 1997.

The featured image in this article, a photograph by Bru-nO, is licensed under the Pixabay License.


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