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The slots are one of the most liked games to gamble on at casinos. On any night, count on most of the slot machines to be packed with enthusiastic players. They appear in a variety of betting levels; a few only cost $.05 a play while others can cost upwards of twenty dollars a spin. Although slot games are a wagering tool, many people are afraid of the high-dollar card tables and are partial to the delight and excitement of an excellent one arm bandit.

The 1st slot machine was assembled in 1895 and was dubbed the "Liberty Bell." Invented by a California auto mechanic, the earliest slot games had three reels with a cracked Liberty Bell, diamonds, hearts, and spades painted on each. Prior to this invention, the name "slot machines" was employed to describe various kinds of vending machines.

The first real across the board use of one armed bandits in US brick and mortar casinos is attributed to the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas in and around 1940. The head of the brick and mortar casino had initially thought the slot machines would be awesome to fascinate tired wives of a few of the biggest whales of the betting house. He did not know that slot machine games would be an exciting game for almost everyone and that the appeal would extend further than the apathetic wives. Now, it is said, slots make up over 2/3rds of all income brought in by American brick and mortar casinos.

Slots beyond a doubt have a rich history. From the petite creation of the mid-19th century to the billion dollar business of today, slots will continue to grow in popularity.