Background of Slot Development: Key Tips

How did the First Slots Emerge?

Gamblers globally are willing to spend their leisure time playing slot machines. It is a reasonable activity that will help to avoid humdrum existence and to travel to inspiring and magic virtual worlds. But who was their inventor and when did they emerge? It is a question we will try to answer! In accordance with selected evidence, the first model of a well-known slot machine was produced in USA in 1892 or 1891 by Sittman and Pitt. This slot was based on a famous card game – poker. The machine had five reels that featured 50 cards. In a short time this slot became very demanded and spread in all the Brooklyn bars.

If we check some different facts, the first slot that remind of a contemporary slot machine was produced four years before, when the American citizen whose name was Charles Fey introduced his prototype called “The Liberty Bell Machine”. There was some dissimilarity between these two prototypes. The Liberty Bell was provided with a specific function of giving coins based on the outcome of the spin instantly, at the same time the slot machine developedby Sittman and Pitt did not offer such an option. It offered much more probable combinations because of the five reels instead of 3 and it used the cards in contrary to of just a few images.

It allowed the Liberty Bell machine to gain more popularity than the product constructed by Sittman and Pitt. Anyway, both of these devices were produced and put in bars and saloons. Regardless this nuance, the Liberty Bell was the one that actually triggered the slot machine epidemic. Different companies began to construct their own slot machines and that is how this kind of entertainment appeared.

Distinction Between Classic and Video Slot Games

All slots might be segregated into two general groups:

  • Classic slot machines
  • Video slot games.

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Classic slot machines

A classic slot usually is a sort of slot game that has three reels for spinning and familiar pictures, that include sevens, bells of freedom, bars, cherry and so on. These slot games are based on the classic three-reel slots usually referred to as one-armed bandits. As compared with the initial three-reel slot games, newest devices can offer the gambler varieties of types. They offer players a wide range of special bonuses and progressive prizes. Mostly in the classic slot there is only 1 line to make wagers, but depending on the type of game the number of lines to make bets may reach 5. Some of the slots remind of machines with a large speed of reels rotation and high maximum bets.

Video slot machines

Video slot machine is a class of devices, where instead of the mechanical reels with symbols a particular software is installed. Video slot is a game dedicated to certain topic and accompanied with authentic sound effects, interesting animation and a few bonus options on the drums as well as additional screens. The first video machine emerged in 1976 in California. At present it is more favoured than classic slot games (thanks to the progressive innovations and high-quality design).

One more Widely Used Classification of Slot Machines

Apparently, there are some other ways to categorize slots. One of them is the separation which depends on the number of reels:

  • three-reel slot machines
  • 5-reel slot games
  • seven-reel machines
  • nine-reel slots

Three-reel machines

Three-reel slot games are typical among the classical slot games. If to be meticulous this number of reels the Liberty Bell had, that was referred to earlier.

Five-reel slot games

Five-reel slot games create an Impression of the most famous slot machines, considering the fact that they are usually dedicated to a certain theme and offer the players a lot of bonus options. The five-reel slot machines have a bigger number of line to bet on than the classical three-reel slots, and their number may be different – from 50 to 100. Probable bonus options are free games, bonus agmes (both on the reels and on the additional screen) and – in addition – the opportunity to multiply the credits gained. Many five-reel devices offer the gamblers an opportunity to hit a progressive jackpot. When you play in online casinos, you have a possibility to find numerous five-reel video machines with animations, engaging scenarios, attractive graphics and special sounds.

7-reel slot games

Seven-reel machines are the novel answer in the entire realm of slot gambling. Usually the 7-reel devices have no bonus rounds and no special icons. In these little devices the number of lines to wager on may reach ten. The number of images on the reels differs from the 5-reel slot. To spin the reels on seven-reel machines is not so simple, although the chances to win the jackpot are higher than on the classic models (where all the pictures are played from the left to the right).

9-reels machines

Nine-reel machine is an novel idea in the virtual casino industry. Remarkable, a classic nine-reel slot resembles a 3-reel slot machine. The difference is that each slot game with the pictures that appear on the screen rotates on its own. Usually, 9-reel model provides the players with not just diagonal and horizontal line payments, but also vertical. In these sorts of slots there are bonus rounds and a progressive awards system, due to which the one may win the jackpot more often than with the help of gambling on additional machines.

Online Solutions in Slot Gambling. Digital solutions are step-by-step being adopted by the slot machines realm. First of all, the company named Fortune Coin C. shown the innovative slot machines that gave players an opportunity to pay with bills not coins. Secondly, a few bonus features became available, which suddenly turned into the up-to-date trend. More and more gamblers turned into the admirers of making wagers on virtual slots.

Slots which you play at a present time are based on those inventions popular in the end of 19th century. However, contemporary slot games are more sophisticated. They are equipped with the new programs, which is being upgraded often. The most well-accepted slot machines usually are facilitated with the digital RNG software and provide the gamblers with a lot of bonus chances. It is the cashless technology that made rapid and easy bets and payouts practicable. Slot games prove to be the most demanded class of gambling in the whole gambling industry and increase any casino’s revenue by 30%.

Try to keep in mind the fact that the gambling industry is expanding and faces a non-stop development, so that every individual can choose the slot meeting all his/her interests.

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