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Monday, 28 January 2013 22:29

Classic Slot Machines

A Slot Machine has three 3 reels that revolve when a button is press. These machines are used for gambling. Charles Fey from San Francisco invented the first slot machine in 1887.

Fey was a car mechanic and he invented the Liberty Bell mechanical slot machine. It can still be seen at the Liberty Belle Saloon & Restaurant in Reno, Nevada. There is one slot machine for every eighth person in Las Vegas. The world’s biggest slot machine was called the Super Big Bertha, and it measured two meters across and two point five meters in height. The Super Big Bertha was powered by a motor.

lucky red casinoWhen a person inserts coins into the slot machine, the machine is activated and the user can then play the game. The aim of the amusement is to win cash. There are various kinds of slot machines for example Classic Slot Machines, Fruit Machines, Multiplayer Machines, and Progressive Slot Machines Bonus Slot Machines etc. Video Slot Machines and Reel Machines differ from each other in the way payouts are calculated.

Some people think that casinos have the slot machines programmed in the favour of the casinos. Each pull on the slot machine is indifferent to the last. If a slot machine hasn’t hit for a long time that does not mean it is about to. When the slot machine is not being played it will still continue to generate numbers. The spinning of the reels is just for show. Sometimes slot machines are linked together to give a large prize. Each slot machine contributes a little and the total jackpot is awarded to the player if they win. Sometimes some slot machines are linked together over multiple casinos. Many people have come up with formulas that help them not lose money on slot machines but they seldom work. Others try to trick the machine but hampering with the slot machines which is illegal. If someone gets caught they can be sent to jail. Slot machines are programmed to pay out winnings between 80 and 98 percent of the money that is put in by players. However the theoretical payout percentage is fixed when the software is made in the factories and that does not change afterwards.

Slot machines are extremely profitable to casinos because the other games do not have such a huge profit margin for the house. Slot machines make up 70 percent of a casino’s earnings. Slot machines can be played with tokens bought from the casino. Some casinos have now integrated their slot machines to accept currency. These machines may take pennies, nickels, quarters and one dollar bills. The advancement of computer technologies has given variations to the slot machine concept. The most popular gambling method inside a casino is the use of slot machines. It also name as one armed bandits due to of a lever side by side which looks like an arm, and their ability to rob a player of all his money from his own free will.


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