Slot machines are among the most popular gambling games played in casinos worldwide from the present. They seem to bring a lot of joy to many fans of gambling out there. But you know, these gaming machines would not be what they are now, except for men, really, three men in particular.
The first man involved in the development of these gaming machines is undoubtedly the most important one. He is the inventor of the first slot machine and his name is Charles Fay. He invented this gaming machine in 1887 in America. However, there are other game machines that were similar to the one he invented.
The predecessors of the Charles slot machine Fay paid the winning gambling player in the forms of cigarettes, soda, or candy bars. This is because gambling laws have banned the use of money for the prize. This is where Charles Fay made a big difference in the gambling world.
He went against the rules and continued on making a gaming machine that would give the money as a prize, but the cars did this with subtlety. On the machines of Charles Fay, you will see there written that the pay off is in the form of drinks, not in money. This was his sense of circumventing gambling laws and proved to be effective.
His gaming machine consisted of three reels. On each of these coils, there are ten pictures, usually fruits and flanges. To get the jackpot prize, the gambling player must make a combination of three flanges by inserting a coin into the slot and pulling the handle to stop the reels from spinning.
Because of these flanges, the game Fay worked had been known as the freedom slots machines. After he came out with his freedom slots machines, many followed suit, observing Fay champions on slot machines.
The next man who is influential to the development of this gambling game is Herbert’s mills. Herbert’s mills were a rich type, owning the mills novelty company. In 1907, he entered a business association with the Fay to produce more of these gaming machines. In 1910, they had supplied the operators flange, a variation of the Fay slot machine. Instead of the original number of images, the operators flange had more images on its reel, twenty in fact. At that point, they produced over twenty-five thousand slot machines. But these are still illegal. However, legalization was clearly not an issue for fans of this gambling game.
Bugsy Siegel is the third man who has contributed largely to the development of this game. It made this game more popular by putting the Fay slot machines in the Flamingo hotel.