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Slots history

 Have 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, in 1891.

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 casino sensation.

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 and mortar 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.

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