Slot machines in the casino

Why do players select slots?

Going over any casino, you will see that the Slots section contains the highest number of games. This marks the demand for such amount of products from companies that produce a lot of novelties. Players are interested in the thematic variety of games which becomes wider each time. Any theme may be reflected on the reels – films, cartoons, animals, books, fruits and so on.

Besides, it is important to mention the dynamic process of these games. Players select games with active and fascinating gameplay as well as easy rules. The key point of all slot machines is the same – you select the number of lines, the size of the bet and press “Start”. Just in several seconds, you get the result. Such games bring unforgettable impressions especially when you get cash prizes.

To create a bigger interest to their products, developers of gambling amusements are eager to introduce lots of extra functions. Therefore, modern slot machines contain rather profitable bonus payouts. Surely, this fact raises chances of winning as well as gives a unique opportunity to build a castle or fight with a dark knight for bonuses.

Slot varieties

Mechanical slot machines

It all began with them. Such slots were called one-arm bandits as they had only one lever. Besides it had enough pushback so that the child couldn’t push it. In a such way developers tried to ensure a protection against minors.

Mechanic slot machines were rather simple. They had 3 reels and one active line. Despite this, they quickly became popular. Surely, it is so amazing to push such original lever! But everything comes to the end and now these rarities can be only found in the museums.

But don’t be nostalgic about old times as your favorite games have entered the Internet! Meet online slots which have a stunning animation and high-end graphics. Being retro-stylized, they remind you how it was pleasant to play these games years ago. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to push a lever, but it is compensated by the opportunity to play for free without any risk!

Video online slots

After mechanical versions, there was an era of new video variants with an ultimate highlighting and a music background. These slots became prototypes of modern emulators.

The virtual world opened new opportunities for companies so that they could turn into reality all their ideas. Despite that it is difficult to mention the theme that wasn't reflected in games, developers always try to create something new.

Products of different firms have their own peculiarities, but nevertheless slot machines present a somewhat mix of best qualities of canonical versions with modern features. Gambling games are available for everyone who has a computer or mobile devices as well as an access to the Internet.

Traditional symbols

It is believed that traditional symbols of first slot machines included cherries and other fruits as well as “7”. Sevens offered the most expensive payout and cherries had the smallest value.

Numbers from 2 to 10 and letters denoting cards were added after the introduction of 5-reel slots. They have low coefficients of payouts, though it is a great opportunity to get some cash to your account.

The main advantage of the slot is that it contains special symbols:

  • - Scatter. These pictures appear anywhere on the reels.
  • - Wild. It substitutes other signs except for the scatter and brings more rewards.
  • - Bonus is a peculiar sign that activates bonuses. It can be presented by a separate picture, but sometimes it happens that Scatter and Bonus features are combined in one sign.

View their characteristics in the Table of payouts which every slot has. You don't need to remember them, as rules are always at hand.

Thematic slot machines

Slots based on films

It is more interesting to play online games and watch your favorite film characters. Developers have taken this into account and have produced the next games:

  • - Aliens;
  • - The Dark Knight;
  • - Rambo;
  • - Jurassic Park;
  • - Terminator 2;
  • - Mummy.

Owing to them, you will join famous heroes in battles for maximum wins. Become a winner along with your hero.

Slots based on games

Fans of computer games can also have fun here. They can try the following slot machines:

  • - Hitman;
  • - Angry Birds;
  • - Tomb Raider.

If you have a favorite computer game, try to find the slot connected with it. Perhaps you may find interesting variations like Persian Prince Slot and Persian Princess Slot.

Slots based on books

It is difficult to seek out a simulator related to books. It is more profitable to develop products based on a popular film or a cartoon, but surely the gambling world offers you plenty of slot games whose plot was initially reflected in books:

  • - Dracula;
  • - Game of Thrones;
  • - Alice in Wonderland;
  • - Jekyll and Hyde;
  • - The Lord of the Rings.

Besides, games based on fairy tales are also wide-spread. So, Big Bad Wolf, Little Pigs Strike Back, Piggy Fortunes tell about 3 pigs and Goldilocks and The Wild Bears is about the tale called “Goldilocks and the Three Bears".

Developers of slot machines

Microgaming is a leading software development company with a wide range of products. Each novelty is full of unique bonuses and additions. In recent time, the company has developed Lucky Firecraker, Golden Era, Hound Hotel, Kitty Kabana, Pistoleras.

Playtech was founded in England in the same year. It produced Pink Panther, Sparta, The Incredible Hulk and so on. Such games feature a unique plot and a high level of style.

NetEnt – a Swiss corporate group founded in 1996. Its games offers a stunning payout coefficients. Examples: Frankenstein, Blood Suckers, Dragon Island, Excalibur.

Besides, the next companies also please their players with interesting slots: Alfaplay, Betsoft, B3W, Mega Jack, Sheriff Gaming, Belatra. Actually all their products are available for free. This means you can select any developer and try the certain game.

History of first slot machines

In the period from 1884 to 1888 (according to different sources) one English mechanic, Charles Fey created the first slot machine working with a 5-cent coin. The maximum win amounted to 50 cents. It was just special coin boxes that inspired Charles.

The engineer called his project “Liberty bell”. It had one active line and 3 reels with 20 images, among which were horseshoes, suits, bells, stars. Charles organized the mass production of slot machines and began to lease them, receiving 50 % from the income.

Collaterally with Fey, Sittman and Pit were working under the similar project. In 1891, they produced a slot machine with poker combinations. In the middle of XX century first electro-mechanical slot machines entered the world. In 1963, there appeared a fully electronic machine Money Honey. Since that the gambling sphere was constantly developing, offering newer opportunities for gamers.

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