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An Introduction to Slot Games

November 5th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Slots are possibly the most popular games to bet on at casinos. On any given night, count on most of the machines to be packed with enthusiastic gamblers. They appear in a variety of playing levels; some just cost $.05 a spin and others can cost as much as twenty dollars a play. Although slots are a wagering tool, a lot of folks are afraid of the high-dollar table games and are partial to the entertainment and thrill of a good slot machine game.

The initial slot machine was assembled in 1895 and was dubbed the "Liberty Bell." Invented by a California machinist, the earliest slot machines had 3 reels with diamonds, hearts, spades and a cracked Liberty Bell on each. Before this invention, the name "slot machines" was used to characterize different types of vending machines.

The initial across the board use of slot machine games in US betting houses is attributed to the Flamingo Hotel, Vegas somewhere around the 40’s. The head of the casino had initially thought the machines would be awesome to captivate tired wives of a few of the largest high roller customers of the casino. Little did he know that slot games would be an enjoyable game for almost everyone and that the enticement would extend further than the tired wives. At this time, it is said, the slots comprise over 2/3rds of all money brought in by U.S. casinos.

The slots absolutely have a rich history. From the small creation of the mid-19th century to the billion dollar industry of today, slots will continue to grow in prominence.

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