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A look at the history of the Slot Machine

2018-05-26 09:00:00

Slot machines are loved by players all over the world as they play them in online casinos, amusement halls, real casinos, and now thanks to the technology on mobile phones as well. First things first, let’s delve into the history of Slot machines.

The first ever Slot machine was developed all the way back in 1891 by Sittman and Pitt of Brooklyn, New York. It was fairly basic as you can imagine and it contained 5 drums that displayed a total of 50 card faces and this machine was primarily based on poker. The machine proved to be an instant hit in the various bars and clubs of New York. So much so that most of these bars had more than one machine. Unfortunately, this machine was not capable of giving out payouts for all possible winning combinations.

This was solved somewhere between 1887 and 1895 when Charles Fey of San Francisco created a machine with three spinning reels instead of drums. The machine was called Liberty Bell and the symbol of this machine is widely used in many slots today.