Depiction of Retro Slot Machines

It is impossible to imagine any gambling house without the most played casino game - slots. Slots machines have some other names, which describe some theit qualities - "fruit machines" and "one armed bandits". Taking into consideration the huge jackpots it is hardly believed that the payout of old slot machines was paid by cigars, chewing gum or candies.

Liberty Bell

The "Liberty Bell" is a forefather of modern slot machines. It's principle of working and basic design is used in modern ones. The first slot machines had three reels and 20 symbols. Modern machines are equipped microprocessor-controlled devices, hundreds of symbols and five spinning reels.

Key moments in slots history

Charles Fey invented first Slot machine in 1887. This machine had 3 reels and 5 symbols on each. The symbols in old slot machines were: a diamond, a horseshoe, a spade, and a "Liberty Bell". Three "Liberty Bells" won 10 nickels. These machines became very popular in all bars and restaurants.

Mills Novelty Company

In 1907 Charles Fey started to work with the Mills Novelty Company. The result of their work was "Mills Liberty Bell." Those machines were cast-iron. During 1930 the Mills Novelty Company made changes to the Slot machine that would revolutionize the industry.

Spreading of Slot Machines

During the 1940's Bugsy Siegel (American gangster) placed several hundred Slots machines in his Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas. Then the machines gained more popularity.

It's curious but at first Bugsy Siegel used slot machines just for entertaining wives of "big bosses" while they were at business meetings. But soon they became extremely popular.

Electromechanical machines

In the 1960's electromechanical machines were invented. Such features like progressive jackpots and multi-coin play were added. Famous "one-armed bandit" disappeared with these technologies.

Nevertheless old classical slot machines are still rather popular. They attract a lot of gamblers all over the world.

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