The World of Slot Machines
Casinos and arcades have become a hit over time not just because of poker, blackjack, and video games. People have also become hooked on other casino and arcade games of luck like slot machines.
Slot machines have been very popular since their inception in the 1800’s. Nowadays, they are a spectacular hit with casino and arcade goers. Most of the popular slots are named after famous TV shows like the Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, and the Addams Family. Whilst some are named after famous TV shows, others are named after famous celebrities like the Elvis Slots and Elvira Slots.
At the present time, slots are not only a stunning hit in the Sin City but they have also grown to be a worldwide gold mine. Different casinos all over the world are investing a lot in them to cater to the needs of their patrons.
They have become so crazily popular that some governments have passed laws to regulate slot machine games. This is particularly true in the UK and in Australia. The United Kingdom passed the Gambling Act of 2005. This act regulated these machines by categorizing them and limiting the maximum units to be placed in a casino. In Australia, they are officially termed as Gaming Machines. Unlike in the UK, Australia’s regulation varies from state to state.
As the popularity of slot machines has spread worldwide, adaptations are inevitable. This is because people have the tendency to adapt things according to their culture. Examples of these adaptations are the slots in Japan. These gaming machines are popularly known in Japan as ‘pachisuro’ or ‘pachislo.’ Pachislo is coined from the words Pachinko and slot machine.
Pachinko is a very popular Japanese game similar to the physical layout of a slot machine but it has an entirely different gaming mechanism. Slots are played according to the way they were designed like the Wheel of Fortune Slots and Elvis Slots while Pachinko is played with a pinball determining how much you will win.
Different attention-getting details are employed by casinos and arcades to spice up popular slot machines. Most of these methods involve giving out the huge jackpots and fast payouts. With these gimmicks, more and more people are drawn to play them.
The rise of different methods to spice up the game has not diminished the nickname ‘bandit.’ They have been termed bandit since most often than not gamers go flat broke after playing the slot machines. It is a game of chance since the outcome is unpredictable even if a gambler claims to have put together effective techniques on how to beat the game.