The search for casino games has grown exponentially in Brazil, and with it there are more and better gaming options for us, the bettors, who are left with the “difficult” task of choosing among so many alternatives.
Slots, also called online slots, are and always have been the most requested games by gambling fans, but there are also options that are a hybrid between online games and real games, which are those presented by live dealers. These games attract a lot of interest because you are not playing against machines, but against real opponents.
From now on you will have access to brief explanatory content about popular slots and modern live casino games. In the end, you will be in a position to evaluate which one is the most suitable for you. So here we go!
Slots, the favorites of gamblers
Online slots have replaced the big, heavy machines where you had to insert a token and pull the lever to spin the reels. With beautiful designs and sound effects that accompany the actions, online slots do not require much knowledge or skill on the part of their users.
The results are totally random and there are international organizations that supervise the games to guarantee bettors that they are free of any type of fraud. The old lever has been replaced by the click of a button and then, as if by magic, the reels begin to spin and all that is left is to wait and wish for a winning combination.
One of the biggest advantages of slots is that they are democratic games, given the ease of understanding their rules. There are slots that require a little more knowledge because they allow the player to place bets on individual lines, but they are in the minority. In general, they are all easy to understand and offer various opportunities to earn.
History and evolution of slots
Among the curiosities of slot machines we can find many things. Although it is now the heyday of slots, slot machines have been around since the mid-1890s. The original design of slots appeared in 1891, in New York, with the 5-reel machine, with 50 playing card symbols that could be combined.
Known as the “One-Armed Bandit” (one-armed bandit, in Spanish), the Sittman and Pitt invention consisted of a machine with a side lever that, when actuated, would spin the reels.
Revolution with the Liberty Bell
In 1895, Charles Fey created a type of slot machine based on the Sittman and Pitt machine.
Known as the Liberty Bell, the machine features the Liberty Bell as a special symbol which, when displayed, awarded the top prize of 10 nickels to the player at that time.
Prizes with combinations
A few years later, in 1907, Herbert Mills created a new machine inspired by the Liberty Bell. At that time, slot machines gave players immediate prizes, such as fruit-flavored gum, which were also the symbols on the reels.
The machine that inspired recent versions appeared in 1963, was automated, and was known as the Money Honey. In 1976, The Booming machine appeared, developed by the Fortunate Coin Co. company, with the first units installed in the Las Vegas Hilton hotel (a place where gambling with money is allowed).
Start of current versions
In 1989 the cumulative jackpot appeared for the first time, in which the bets that do not win are added to the final prize for whoever wins. And in 1996 the “Reel Em” appeared, with different screens, in one of which the bonus round was offered to the bettor.
Digital machines and online slots
As late as the 1990s, the first online slot games appeared. The evolution was progressive, accompanying new technologies and the advancement of the Internet itself. In 2005 applications began to appear that made online slots games possible.