Slot machine is the kind of machine that is only used for gambling. It is entirely coin-operated and has a few reels for rotating the machine when a lever is pulled by any gambler. It is often called as one-armed bandit for its outlook. Gamblers get their payoffs depending on the symbols that come up when it comes to rest. With development of new computer technology, there are lots of varieties of slot machines are now available in the casinos. Its popularity to the gamblers is mounting day by day.
Slot machine was first invented by Charles Fey in the year 1895. Then, the machine was recognized as "Liberty Bell" and had a few symbols of hearts, diamonds and spades along with three reels for rotating the machine. This machine was considered as a big success and the beginning of a new era for the gaming device.
However, there was another machine that used the symbol of flavored bubble gum as the winning symbol. The well-known melon and cherry symbols were resulted from this machine. In the year of 1964, Bally invented the first electromechanical slot machine that was named as "Money Honey".
A person is eligible to play with a slot machine only after inserting the cash or coins or in some casino a kind of ticket is used where especial code is encoded. You need to put it in a selected slot of the machine and only then the machine gets activated. In some modern slot machines, there are touch screen display so you have to touch on the display to activate the machine. It is kind of game where there is no use of tricks except the favor of luck! Especial tricks from the players' part are just useless for this game.
The prime goal of this game is to get cash from the machine as the winning. The winning entirely depends on the matching of the symbols. There is lots of winning combination of symbols available. When the players succeed to match a winning combination, they are rewarded with the cash or by others. At present, the slot machine of 9 lines is becoming so popular around the world.