Slot machines are gambling machines usually found in casinos where a person inserts coins of specified denominations and starts playing by pulling the lever or some front panel button in modern day devices which causes the three reels to spin. The reels have different images of a variety of objects and they have to be matched in some pattern to win. The old machines were operated with the help of side levers but nowadays they have front buttons or even a touch screen interface to operate the slot machines.
Also known as poker machine and fruit machine, these machines were most popular as single handed bandit, as the side lever resembles one hand and the machine was capable of extracting the last penny from one’s pocket. Initially the player needs to insert a coin in the slot made for it and the currency detector inside the machine identifies the currency and denomination, after that the lock from the lever was removed and the user was allowed to spin the reels. The reels had images of fruits, chocolates, celebrities etc. and when all the three reels stop in matching images, the player was rewarded.
Nowadays the method is slightly changed as a result of technology, the player buys a ticket of certain denomination which contains a bar code over it with all the information of the player so that the machine displays the name and even speaks out the name of the players. Cities like Vegas are famous for gambling and slots are indispensable part of the casinos. The design of the slot machines is very tricky and interesting, winning is not so easy but every time the reels are spun, the players feel that they are about to win and so they keep on trying until they lose all their money.
These machines are always placed in areas with soothing light which can attract human beings and they make such tingling kind of specific sound which is musical to the ear. Actually, everything has been incorporated in the machine so that the player is prompted to play. While spinning, the reels become slow on some high paying patterns and slowly turn away or they might match first two images, the last two in the next spin, so that the user keeps on assuming that he is losing just a bit, and the next chance will bring success.
Last but not the least, the images made over the reels is also those which humans like the most, like chocolates, fruits, female celebrities and many such things which a player wants to see often. The slot machines are highly engineered so that it’s not easy to win huge sums of money quickly or the casino may go in loss. However the probability of winning is not zero, but its only luck which can decide whether someone is going to win or lose. Nowadays there are computer based slot machines which take the player much closer to the illusion of winning.