An Introduction to Video Slots

November 1st, 2009 by Maci Leave a reply »
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Slot machines are possibly the most popular games to gamble on at casinos. On any given night, expect most of the machines to be packed with eager players. They come in a multitude of betting levels; a few only cost $.05 a spin and others can cost as much as $20 a spin. Although slots are a gambling tool, a lot of folks are intimidated by the big money card tables and prefer the fun and thrill of an excellent slot machine.

The earliest mechanical slot machine was created in Eighteen Ninety Five and was dubbed the "Liberty Bell." Created by a California auto mechanic, the earliest slot games had three spinning reels with a cracked Liberty Bell, diamonds, hearts, and spades on each. Prior to this invention, the phrase "slot machines" was employed to describe different types of vending machines.

The initial across the board use of slot games in American brick and mortar casinos is credited to the Flamingo Hotel, Vegas somewhere around 1940. The owner of the casino had initially thought the slot machines would be great to intrigue apathetic wives of a few of the biggest high roller customers of the betting house. He didn’t know that the slots would be an enjoyable game for nearly everyone and that the enticement would extend beyond the the bored wives. At this time, it is said, slots comprise in excess of two-thirds of all money brought in by American brick and mortar casinos.

The slots certainly have a rich history. From the small invention of the mid-19th century to the million dollar industry of today, slots will continue to expand in prominence.


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