Interesting Facts About Slots

17 Aug 2012

Slot games are the most popular casino games around the world. The number of online slots and slot machines installed at land casinos grows every day.  There are some interesting facts about slot games that every slots fan must know.

  • Modern computerized version of 3-reel classic slots is based on the first slot machine invented in 1887 by Charles Fey.
  • Today slots create about 70% of the whole income of any online casino.
  • UK pubs still feature traditional Fruit machines which are also called Amusements with Prizes games.
  • The first online progressive jackpot at online slots was launched by Microgaming company in 1998 and had the name Cash Splash.
  • Today there exist more than 150 companies that develop gaming software for slot games.
  • The number of paylines at online slots can reach 100!
  • Some of the slot machines provide the payback of more than 100%.
  • The winning odds at online slots are much higher than at land slot machines.
  • Tomb Raider themed slot game is considered to be one of the most popular and successful online slots.
  • The total number of the slots at Las Vegas casinos is more than 250,000 machines.
  • The name of the Big Bertha slot machine derives from the name of an elephant performing at John Ascuaga's Nugget casino for 37 years.
  • The oldest slot machines the gamblers can see in the Nevada Gambling Museum located in Virginia City.
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