Slot machines: Play to win

  Slots start gaining popularity in beginning of the 20th century. Since then they travelled long way attracting vast audience across the world. Here is a brief overview of slot machine history and development. History of slot machines The first slot machine was designed by Pitman and Sachs in 1891with help of five drums, each drum showing poker hand symbol. When the players would win the game, machines would not pay out rather the casino owners would provide the players with prizes. Four years later Charles Fey introduced a new version of the slot machine which worked on the similar way as a modern machine, providing the players with cash at matching symbols. This resulted in rising popularity of poker games until a ban was enacted on slot machines by anti-gambling groups. Although the ban didn’t last for too long and slot machines regained their popularity in casinos. In 1953,

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