Slots and pokies are two of the most well-known gambling games. These machines were first created in the early 20th-century and have been enjoyed by many people ever since. This is a brief history and evolution of slot machines over the years.
The first prototype slot machine was built in 1891. Pittman and Sachs created a machine with five drums that displayed poker hand symbols. Players would not be paid if they won these games. Instead, the bar housing them would offer players drinks.
Charles Fey wouldn’t create the slot machine that is today’s most popular for another four years. The machine paid cash prizes when it found matching symbols. These games were very popular and eventually, anti-gambling groups banned them in the early 20th century.
The ban on slot machines was lifted for a brief time. In the 1950s, slot machines were very popular. Aristocrat, an Australian gambling company, saw the trend and started making its electronic gaming machines called pokies. The original machine of the company was called “Clubman”.
Although it would be a while before online slot machines became commonplace, in Las Vegas electronic slots were eventually introduced. This was a change from the traditional, mechanical slots that were popular throughout the years. These machines were safer than traditional, mechanical slots and made it more difficult for people to cheat casinos. This period also saw the invention of the random number generator, which made it more difficult to play electronic slot machines.
Over the next few decades, slot machines would not see much change. Online slots wouldn’t be available until the dawn of the 21st Century. However, 2001 was the year that the first online casinos were opened. Microgaming was the first company to offer online slot machines, and they are still very popular.
Online slots have been a very popular option at casinos in the last ten years. They account for more than 80 percent of all revenue generated by land-based casinos. There are many online slots games. Many offer fun gameplay and innovative themes. Many themed and branded slot games feature cutting-edge gaming technology.