A Short History of Slot Machines

Slot machines are one of the most popular online casino games both at online and land-based casinos.  From what started out as a lever device in a pub more than a century ago has expanded into video games, to online game and now live online casinos and mobile gaming.

This game has a rich history that dates back all the way to the late 1880s since a gambling machine was developed in 1891 which was a precursor to the modern slot machine.

Pubs and bars started to host these machines and interested in them quickly grew among customers.

Ever since a developer in the USA used fruit symbols in a slot machine they have since often been labelled as ‘fruit machines’.  The popularity of slots has become more and more popular.  Fruit symbols are now widely-associated with slot machines worldwide.

These types of slot machines were lever devices before the first video slot machine was introduced in the 1990s.  This allowed for the creation of bonus rounds.

Slot machines exploded at the start of the 20th century with the increased access to the internet as online casinos started to appear.

As online casinos became more and more popular and more and more accessible, the number of video slots expanded.  This growth in popularity continues to increase today as more and more players are signing up to online casinos and the number of online casinos themselves are increasing.

Today, online casinos offer sign-up bonuses and special offers to attract new players to expanded their databases.

Slot machines continue to develop by the month – with improved graphics and gameplay among other factors, including bonus rounds and bigger jackpots.

Mobile gaming is now very popular as mobile devices are very powerful these days and therefore slot games are as more easily accessible on handheld devices than they are on a Desktop PC or brick-and-mortar casino.