History Of Slot Machines

Have you ever seen a game slot online malaysia machine? Obviously yes … you wouldn’t be here if you hadn’t, but you know what’s inside these colored machines, what makes them tick as they say? Well, if you know, skip this part, but if you want to learn the history and how the inside of these metal boxes full of money works, read on.

Charles August Fey

The man to whom the invention of the first slot machine is attributed is called Charles August Fey, of German origins who arrived in San Francisco at the end of the nineteenth century.

Fey was fascinated and inspired by the devices created by his inventor friend Gustav Schultze, widely used in hairdressing salons and which only paid for free cigars and drinks.

Fey, who worked as a mechanic at the time, finished building the first coin accepting device in 1894 and a year later finished his second gambling machine, which soon became very popular. So, Fey took the opportunity, quit his job, and started mass production.

Initially, with Fey’s devices, it was possible to win cigars, but the demand for cash payout prompted him to modify his creations to provide coins.

In 1899 he developed a device called “Liberty Bell,” which was equipped with three reels with six different symbols: commonly known as diamond, heart, spades, horseshoe, star, and a split Liberty Bell. The reels were activated when the side lever was pushed down, and the winnings depended on the symbols obtained by the player, considering that the highest payout of 50 cents was obtained with a combination of three Liberty Bells.

Another famous machine he invented was the first “Draw Poker,” containing five reels, each of which had ten cards. The device payout was based on the player’s hand score. For example, whoever had a royal flush would get the highest reward. Nevertheless, having spots of only fifty cards, the ten of spades and the jack of hearts were often excluded, and, without these two, the probability of having a royal flush was minimal.

Unfortunately, in 1906 San Francisco was hit by an earthquake that destroyed everything except four “Liberty Bells.” One of the surviving cars can be seen at the Liberty Bell Saloon in Reno, Nevada, where it is shown as an antique.

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