Slot machines are made for many types of games and are one of the most popular types of casino games that people like to play since they usually have quite high payouts and jackpots for the winners. So let’s talk about some slot history!
Most people refer to them as fruit machines or fruities. But some people just call them slots, slot machines or slot games. You may also know them as one armed bandits and that’s because since they were first invented by Charles Fey back in 1887, they used to have one arm on the side that you would pull to spin the reels.
And as for the reels, the first slot machines invented only had three reels on it and only five different symbols of diamonds, hearts, spades, horseshoes & liberty bells. But in time, new upgrades, improvements, enhancements and additions were added to it which progressed from there to where we are today with video slots.
In fact, the first video slot machine was created by WMS Industries in 1996 and this video slot machine had more reels, more win lines, more features and other ways of paying out. For example, instead of just the spinning reels, video slot machines meant that the reels give more win lines and hence, more winnings all round.
The original one arm bandit slot machines only had one payline, the video slot machines could offer players up to as many as 9 paylines to win on. Today, most video slot machines also have many other symbols and scatter symbols that can help you to win more. Plus nowadays you have many themed slot machines like Halloween slots, Easter slots, Christmas slots, Tomb Raider slots and many more that are themed after some popular movie or story or something.
In slot machines, it’s all about numbers, and those numbers are randomly generated using some built in RNG (Random Number Generator) software. Such numbers are generated even when the machine isn’t being used. So that when it is being used, the numbers generated are even more randomized than when it was last played before.
When someone starts to play the slot machine game, everything that machine does is random. That machine will go on to generate even more random numbers so as not to give away the outcome of any game. Since if they wasn’t randomly generating numbers, players would be able to know how many spins it would take to make the jackpot!
Since the rise and dominance of these video slots all over the world, people have loved to visit the casinos that have them to play them. And it’s now easier than ever before to play them since you don’t even have to leave your home to do so. You can just login to some casino site and play them or download some software to do so.
Of course, you might want to improve your skills on one such game first before you actually play the real money games. But that can be done by playing that slot machine in free play for a while first. Then when you are confident enough and know how that particular slot machine works, you can then play it in real money mode.
Although, it can be quite daunting knowing which online casino to visit and register on to play their online slots. What you should do, especially as a first timer, is to check out any word-of-mouth recommendations from friends and colleagues that know of any. Also check out forum discussion boards for recommendations too.
That way, you’ll be much more likely to avoid playing on any dodgy online casino that fix their machines so that they don’t use RNG’s. And that’s not a casino you want to play on since you wont be in with a random chance of winning anything. And you’ll have a lesser chance of winning the jackpot since the numbers are fixed.