We all know how technologically developed modern slot machines in traditional gambling houses, as well as reputable online casinos e.g. Lord of the ocean slot com, are nowadays. But what about their evolution? Where, when, how and by who was the first one-arm-bandit developed? What were slot machines like a decade ago and what shall passionate slots fans expect in the nearest future?
“The Liberty Bell”
The history of slots industry is very rich and dates back to 1895 when the first machine was created. The whole history of slots is divided into 3 categories:
As it was mentioned above, the first one-arm-bandit appeared in the US, San Francisco in 1895 during the mechanical era. It was developed by Charles Fey who later called his invention a “Liberty Bell”. Its main feature was a cracked bell that is still represented in some modern machines as a reminder or a symbol of the first developed slot ever.
Of course, compared to current slots with multiple features, functions and options, “The Liberty Bell” seems to be very primitive with 3 barrels and 10 symbols on each wheel. When a person was playing it and got 3 identical symbols, he/she could win up to $0.50.
It is still not 100% known why the first slot in the history was called like that but people believe that this name is some sort of a tribute to the USA. Other people tend to think that the name was created from the …