How computers changed the classic slots? - The Solihull Observer

How computers changed the classic slots?

Solihull Editorial 23rd Nov, 2022 Updated: 6th Dec, 2022   0

Slot machines are one of the most popular gambling games, and they have been around for over a hundred years. Invented in San Francisco in 1895 by Charles Fey, the first slot machine was called The Liberty Bell and it had 3 spinning reels with 5 symbols on every spin. The most common symbols then were diamonds, spades, hearts, the Liberty Bell, and a horseshoe. The machines did not have a button to push, or a handle to pull, instead, one inserted a coin in it and pulled down a lever to spin the reels.

In the 1970s, the company Bally introduced the first ever electronic slot machine. This machine was more advanced than the older ones, it had sounds and lights, making it even more attractive for the players. The Bally machines reached their popularity in no time, so other companies started making their own electronic slot machines.

It is no secret that slots are considered a major source of entertainment for decades. With the development of the internet, the most played games throughout the last century were available to play online, from the comfort of one’s home. Then, with the tech development around the world in the last 2 decades, people have taken slot entertainment to a whole other level. The slot machines adopted the new innovations and with time, became one of the most popular casino games online too. So, how have they changed really?

Modern Incentives into the online gambling world

Back in the day, bonuses or free spins were not even a familiar concept for slot machine providers. Now, online casino slots offer so many lucrative bonuses in order to attract the player. And not only do they effectively attract many players, but these bonuses actually maximize their winning chances for them. Nowadays, a person can try and find an online casino that does not offer any kind of bonuses on a slot machine, and they will fail. Slots work like an audience magnet, and the casinos know this. Furthermore, they offer free spins for new players, which is a great thing as players test if they want to play the game before wagering any money into it.




An infinite number of game choices

As casinos went online, they have only grown their numbers and offers to their customers. A player is now offered hundreds of games where they could gamble, unlike from a few decades ago when the Liberty Bell was the only slot you could get lucky at. Developers along with casinos have created many themed video slots and now offer a huge selection of games based on movies, music, mythology, animals, history, and so much more. The video slots have high-quality music and visual effects to them, which only enhances the player’s entertainment and lures them in the magical world of online gambling.

Random Number Generator Technology (RNG)

Compared to other games, casino slots were hard to beat years ago, and it was believed that the casino providers would exploit the machine in order to generate a number. Now, with the RNG technology incorporated into online casinos and slots, the game is known to become highly fair towards its players. The games are safe and fun and there are no chances of exploitation on an online gambling platform. Players can now check the return to player percentage (RTP) to further their faith at every slot game. What is left for them is to sit down, relax and have a great time while betting from the comforts of their own home.


Article written by Gustav Andersson

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