The slot machines of today with their computer controlled electronic
brains and flashing lights have come a long way since Charles Frey
a Germany mechanic invented the first one armed bandit in San Francisco
The early machines were simple devices with between three and five
reels each with about a dozen different symbols, a mechanical arm
(hence one armed bandit) was used to crank the reels into motion
and if when they stopped about 30 seconds later the symbols on the
win line matched those on the payout chart a certain number of coins
would be returned.
The slot machines development really took off after the Second
World War with advances in technology allowing many extra features
such as hold, nudge,doubling, spins, gambles and extra lines not
to mention link machines sometimes accross multiple casinos allowing
jackpots running into the millions of dollars. The interest in slot
machines by serious gamblers rather than casual players with little
to spend has resulted in the payaouts rising from about 75% twenty
yeas ago to well in excess of 90% on some games now. Below are three
games that are currently running across multiple casinos with realtime
updates of the potential jackpot just select where you want to play
and off you go Good Luck!
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for winning at slots.