Welcome to Slot Machines

by Lucy on November 1st, 2009

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Slot machine games are possibly the most favored games to play at casinos. On any given night, expect most of the machines to be packed with eager gamblers. They come in a good selection of playing levels; a few just cost $.05 a spin while others can cost as much as $20 a play. Although slot games are a betting tool, many people are intimidated by the high-dollar table games and prefer the delight and thrill of a great one arm bandit.

The first mechanical slot machine was built in Eighteen Ninety Five and was called the "Liberty Bell." Invented by a California machinist, the first slot games had three spinning reels with diamonds, hearts, spades and a cracked Liberty Bell on each. Before this invention, the phrase "slot machines" was used to characterize different types of vending machines.

The first real across the board use of one armed bandits in American brick and mortar casinos is attributed to the Flamingo Hotel, Vegas somewhere around 1940. The administrator of the casino had initially thought the slot machines would be awesome to entertain apathetic wives of a few of the biggest high roller customers of the brick and mortar casino. He didn’t know that slot games would be an exciting game for nearly everyone and that the enticement would go further than the apathetic wives. At this time, it is said, slot machine games comprise over 2/3rds of all money brought in by U.S. brick and mortar casinos.

Slot machine games certainly have a rich history. From the little invention of the late-19th century to the million dollar sector of today, slots will continue to expand in universal appeal.

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