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Slot machines games origins

Slots are very popular and interesting game. A lot of people are playing this game all over the world. The rules of the game are so simple that one can easily play this game without any experience. This article is about the history of both offline and online Slots.

History of land based Slot machines games

Charles Fey invented first Slot machine in 1887. This machine had 3 reels and 5 symbols on each. The symbols 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.

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.

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.

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.

During the 1980's and 90's, Slot machines developed into the Video Slot machines which gained not previously seen popularity because of their graphics, sound effects and multiple pay lines.

History of online Slot machines games

Then, with high technological development online casino Slots became available. They quickly gained the popularity. Computer Slots propose better payback percentages than its land based counterparts. Besides, it is very convenient. One shouldn't go out to the land based casino. He/she just need a good internet provider.

Also there are different Online Slots Software providers:

  • Microgaming
  • Vegas Technology
  • Rival Gaming
  • Realtime Gambling
  • Playtech
  • Cryptologic
  • Wizard Gaming
  • Wager Works

All of them are considered to be the most famous and trust worthy.