The man credited with inventing the slot machine is Charles Fey. A San Francisco mechanic, he was the first to create such a machine that could automatically pay out coins. In 1898, he came up with the famous “Liberty Bell Slot Machine”, which paid out 50 cents when three bells aligned.
Today, “the slots” are more sophisticated than in days of old. Every machine offers numerous ways to win and has its own stylish theme. The design is key to its success. Of course, modern machines are less mechanical and more electric. Slot machines are undoubtedly a vital part of any casino and remain as popular as ever.