An Introduction to Slot Machines

by Gabrielle on November 26th, 2009

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Slot machines are one of the most liked games to enjoy at casinos. On any night, bargain on most of the slot machines to be packed with eager players. They come in a good selection of gambling levels; a few only cost $.05 a play and others can cost upwards of twenty dollars a play. Although slots are a wagering tool, a number of folks are afraid of the high-dollar card tables and like the entertainment and excitement of a great slot machine.

The first mechanical slot machine was created in 1895 and was called the "Liberty Bell." Invented by a California auto mechanic, the initial slot machines had three reels with diamonds, hearts, spades and a cracked Liberty Bell on each. Prior to this invention, the name "slot machines" was used to characterize different kinds of vending machines.

The initial across the board use of slots in US casinos is credited to the Flamingo Hotel, Sin City somewhere around the 40’s. The head of the brick and mortar casino had originally thought the slot machines would be awesome to entertain bored wives of some of the biggest high roller customers of the brick and mortar casino. He did not know that slot machines would be an exciting activity for almost everyone and that the appeal would extend further than the bored wives. At this time, it is said, slots comprise in excess of two-thirds of all revenue generated by American betting houses.

Slot machines beyond a doubt have a full history. From the small invention of the mid-19th century to the billion dollar business of today, slot machines will continue to grow in universal appeal.

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