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Slot Machines History

Today, slot machines are the only one omnipresent gambling device which is seen in all casinos. In some casinos, whole rooms will be committed to slot machines. Not only in live casinos, but also in online virtual casinos, these slot machines are available. All the same, these popular slot machines have a small history. The slot machine history shows that, its story began in 20th century when August Fey, a German immigrant, in San Francisco built a metal box containing three spinning reels. These three reels had many symbols and bells. When three bells were lined up in box's window, the highest prize was awarded. Later on, Herbert Mills of Chicago elaborated the Bell Machines by widening the window and adding symbols so that the players who have missed hitting will be able to see how close they have come to the winning spin. Mills produced his machines on a large scale and sold them throughout the country.

Initially, in order to avoid gambling legislation, these machines paid in prizes and not in cash. But in 1931, when the gambling was legalized cash-pay out slots began to appear quickly in all the local casinos at Nevada. The slot machine history depicts that the Bally's company in 1960 replaced the classic mechanical slot machines with an electromechanical system. This made the machines to collect and payout quickly which made Bally's the market leader for slot machines. At present, the slot machines have extraordinarily large number of whistles and bells than before.

Some casinos even today have the arm which will be cranked to place the wheels in motion. But, they can be operated by pressing a button which will be on the display. These allow many coins which results in huge payments and offer a big progressive jackpot. The slot machines history expresses briefly that in 21st century, the slot moved to online world. They work exactly the same way like their counterparts without any need of more coins. As the casino gambling has developed, the slot machines has also developed and its popularity shows no decline as a gaming option.