Nothing beats the thrill of the slot. Believe it or not, slot machines have been entertaining gamblers for over a century now – but how did they come about?
It all began in the late 19th century, with Charles Fey’s iconic Liberty Bell. It may not have looked like the online slots we play on our smartphones there days, but the Liberty Bell introduced gamblers to the idea of spinning reels in the hopes of landing cash payouts. It weighed over 100 pounds and operated with just 3 mechanical reels featuring diamond, spade, heart, horseshoe and bell symbols. The Liberty Bell proved hugely popular in the saloons of San Francisco (Fey’s hometown), so much so that copycat machines like the Operator Bell soon started appearing across the USA.Continue Reading