you ever wondered where the
slots originated from? How could playing
slots be so common, fun, thrilling and entertaining and yet people still
be so clueless as to from where they were born?
Well slots like most everything do have a history. As for original slots
it is believed that they hailed from Brooklyn, New York, when Sittman
and Pitt developed a
gambling operated machine, which ended up becoming
the precursor to the slots.
This early version of what we know as that hot and sizzling slots
contained five drums, which held up to 50 cards and had a close affinity
to poker cause of course this was before the turn of the 20th century,
The early slots found their niche in society that you couldn’t find a
bar where one was not present. Today gamers can vie away for dollars at
a time, but even back in the day it was pricy with a nickel or five cent
cost to play and before the push of the button, anyone playing the slots
got the thrill of pulling the level, which would then spin the machine
and if landing a progression would
payout. The drums operated in such a
way that it could a players chance at winning at slots so minimal it
wasn’t worth playing.
But, let’s back track a bit to a machine that was created four years
earlier by Charles Fey in San Fransisco, California. Fey innovative
machine proved that as opposed to other poker games it was possible to
create automatic payouts that resulted in winning combinations.
This original version of the slots consisted of three spinning reels and
five symbols: horseshoes, diamonds, spades, hearts and a Liberty Bell
and so it was called the Liberty Bell.
When he did this there was the replacement of ten cards with five
symbols and using three reels instead of five drums and therefore it
resulted in a productive and useable pay machine. But, with the great
demand for slots with its rising popularity, Fey was unable to meet the
supply and ended up selling out on the slots, ending his legacy.
There were even some slots in these early days that were believed to
have given out fruit flavored chewing game to match the symbols on the
machines they were playing away and basking away in the glory of what
would be a
Slots soon became associated with their symbols such as the cherry and
melon. Later on the BAR symbol became the most prevalent as it is still
around today whether one enjoys competing in
casinos online or in brick
casinos. The BAR symbol actually comes from the Bell-Fruit
Gum Company. And it was finally in 1964 when Bally created the first
electromechanical type of slots called Money Honey.
So, whether you are in the comfort of your own home or in a place like
Las Vegas and you can’t get enough of the slot machine sensation,
remember its history.