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"Slot machines sit there like young courtesans, promising pleasures undreamed of, your deepest desires fulfilled, all lusts satiated." Frank Scoblete. Calm down Frank! It's just a fruit machine!

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Slot machines are typically programmed to pay out 82 to 98% of the money wagered as winnings.

Legends of the Slots

Charles Fey and the first slot machineCharles Fey & Theodre Holtz

In 1898 Charles Fey invented the first 3 reel slot machine, the Liberty Belle. Holtz and Fey Electric Works grew to be a giant in slot machine manufacturing. In 1907, Charles Fey partnered with the Mills Novelty Company to produce the Mills Liberty Bell. In 1910 Mills Novelty created the first fruit symbol slot machine, the Operator Bell.

The Liberty Belle Saloon in Reno still hosts the very first Liberty Belle slot machine.

William Redd the Slot KingWilliam 'Si' Redd and International Game Technology

In 1967 William Redd founded Bally Distributing Co, developing a reputation as the "slot king". In 1978 Redd founded International Game Technology. IGT is the largest slot machine manufacturer in the World, building two-thirds of all slot machines in USA casinos. IGT helped popularize the Megabucks progressive jackpot on slot machines.

Tommy Glenn Carmichael and the slot machine sliderTommy Glenn Carmichael

Tommy Carmichael invented the slider or monkey paw and is the emperor of slot machine cheats (so far). The slider was inserted through the payout chute until it tripped a switch in the slot machine causing a pay out. Inevitably Carmichael was eventually incarcerated by the FBI. Carmichael now manufactures anti-cheating devices.

Cindy Jay - Megabucks Jackpot

In 2000 Cindy Jay won $34,955,489.56 at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas by hitting the mega-bucks jackpot. Cindy, 38, inserted just £20 in the machine before hitting the biggest prize in slot machine history. The M
egabucks slot machines start with a £4.3m jackpot, which increases in size with each spin adding money to the prize fund. The odds against hitting the top prize are approximately 50 million to one. That one was Cindy Jay.

Josephine Crawford and the Harrahs slot machine jackpotJosephine Crawford - Harrah's $10 Million Slot Winner

In 2006 Josephine Crawford hit a $10,010,113.48 million slot machine jackpot at the Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City. The 84 year old retired waitress was playing a nickel slot machine when the jackpot bell rang. Three men proposed to Josephine after her slot machine win. "Their wives were there, too! One of them told me, You can have him!"

Online Slot Tactics

Progressive Punter

Slot machines offer a variety of features and prizes. The key difference will be the size of the jackpot on offer. If you want to enjoy the experience then find a fun machine with small to medium payouts. The jackpot will be less but you will get more spin for your money. If you want the big money choose a slot machine offering progressive jackpots. Progressive slot machine jackpots continuously increase in size until one scoops the prize.

Size Really Does Matter

Most slot machines pay out higher jackpots if you play a higher number of coins per spin. If you want to win the highest jackpots then you need to be paying the maximum coin rate. This approach can be quite expensive if you are just looking to enjoy your gaming. However, where playing progressive slot machines, or when bonuses are offered for maximum coins, it is the only way to maximise the return on your investment.

Multi "Pain" Line

Multi-pay line slot machines sound like a dream come true. More ways to win! Yet playing these slot machines can be quite expensive as the coin rate per spin is usually higher, and the jackpot levels relatively lower. Single pay line slot machines give you a longer play time without risking too much money at one time. These slot machines also offer larger prizes if you hit the elusive jackpot.


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