Now, we’re sure you’ve seen multiple articles about the famous faces that frequent the casino, and what free slots they prefer, but, what about the slot machines themselves? That’s right, we have compiled a list of the most famous slot machines around the world. So, pack your bags and let’s get going!
1 – Megabucks
Arguably, Megabucks is the most famous slot machines of them all. Developed back in 1986, by IGT, Megabucks was the first recorded “wide area” progressive jackpot machine. This means that all of their games across the world are linked and contribute to an overall, shared jackpot. Because of this, the Megabucks machines are responsible for some of the biggest slots wins in history. One anonymous software engineer won a staggering $39.7 million in 2003; another patron managed to win $22.6 million just from a few spins on her way to breakfast!
2 – Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune is another IGT creation, developed back in 1996. It is considered to be the second most famous slot of all time. The game is based on the much-loved television quiz show, starring Pat Sajak and Vanna White. In turn, it gained its own notoriety, allowing everyone to get a taste of their favourite Saturday night show! Although there are many variations of the Wheel of Fortune slot, it is recommended that when you play the three-reel machine, you place a maximum three-coin wager, as this is the only way that you’ll get a shot at the jackpot. And if you needed more convincing to give this game a go, just note that the Wheel of Fortune jackpot has made many players into multi-millionaires over the years!
3 – Mega Fortune
Mega Fortune is a slot that is based on luxury cars, yachts, and champagne—giving players a glimpse into the lifestyle they could achieve from a hefty win on this game. NetEnt developed this popular slots game with a progressive jackpot starting at €250,000, and often reaching the millions. Players can get their shot at the jackpot when they get three or more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. Then they’ll get the chance to spin a three-layered concentric wheel. The inner wheel is the place where the jackpot symbol can be found—if they’re so lucky!
4 – Liberty Bell
In 1895, Charles Fey, a car mechanic by trade, developed the first-ever mechanical slot machine. The Liberty Bell featured a coin slot at the top, with small reels below that and a paytable to follow. Players would simply insert a nickel to play, and then pull the lever on the side of the machine to get the reels spinning. Across the reels, you would expect to see classic symbols such as horseshoes, stars, spades, diamonds, hearts, and, of course, Liberty Bells. And, due to the game’s namesake, if you got three Liberty Bells in a payline then you would get the top payout of 50 cents! This form of the slot machine remained the same until 1910, when Fey updated the model into the Operator Bell, which was similar to the original, but with slight mechanical changes.
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