More than 60 percent of today’s casino revenue is generated by slot players alone, and casinos have gotten smart about that. No longer are slot players relegated to the farthest reaches of the house. Now they are the most sought-after guests of just about every casino on the mainland. And to prove their adoration, casinos compete ruthlessly for your slot-playing business. According to Jeffrey Compton, whose Las Vegas Guide to Slot Clubs is a must if you’re into the one-armed bandits, the overwhelming majority of casinos in Sin City and Atlantic City have slot clubs, and you will be doing yourself a favor by joining as many of them as you can. Shortly thereafter, you’ll receive invitations to participate in slot tournaments, get reduced rooms rates, special birthday cards, party invitations, and more. .
The first slot machine was the Liberty Bell, invented in the late 1890’s by a car mechanic named Charles Fey. The first slot machine had three spinning reels, with captain cooks, spades, hearts and one cracked liberty bell painted around each reel. When somebody would hit it big on this machine the jackpot would be a whopping 50 cents (ten nickels). The first Liberty Bell slot machine is still around today and can be found in Reno Nevada at the Liberty Belle Saloon. Charles Fey’s slot machines were so popular that he couldn’t build them fast enough in his little shop, many tried to buy the rights to them but he refused. The slot craze got its start back then and has blossomed into a huge worldwide craze that is becoming even more popular today.
Today slot machines are casinos’ most prominent game. Imagine yourself walking along the famous strip in Las Vegas with the lights from all of the casinos flashing and calling your name. You finally decide on which casino to try and you walk in. The very first thing that catches your eye is the enormous group of slot machines. You look around and you just can’t ignore the lights, the laughter, the sound of coins hitting the metal when somebody wins, or the sounds of the bells ringing. You are drawn to them you just can’t resist sitting down for a while. With the great variety of different types of games that slot machines have to offer there is no doubt that you will be playing for a long time.
There are many different things to look for when playing slot machines in Vegas, you should first read all of the information on the machine about the game. Do this to make sure you know the rules for that game before you sit down and play. Also you should figure out what kind of game you want to play with how many paylines. You could also choose to play a progressive jackpot game or not. If you want to leave a big winner then progressive slots are the best way for you to go. Another way you could go is to play multiplier slots, which offer coins for certain combinations of symbols. This type of slot machine are linked with other casinos to offer the total top jackpot. Above everything the best thing about playing slot machines in Las Vegas is the atmosphere. You hear and see everything which just adds to the joy and pleasure you get from playing. One other advantage of playing at a Las Vegas casino is that you are actually sitting in the casino in front of the machine so that you can pull the arm if you want to, and you can hear the money you make being dropped into the collector. You get the total feeling of being there to win big and to enjoy the casino itself. You will there with all of the other people who have come to enjoy the biggest game in the casinos today.