The first slot jackpot forever became a part of gambling history

The first slot jackpot forever became a part of gambling history

100 years ago when slot machines were just developing it was impossible to win a huge sum of money playing them. The reason was not greed of their creators or avarice of visitors, but imperfect device.

The first slots which appeared in America could provide only small prizes like five-cent coins. Unfortunately, such winning could please only absolutely hopeless person who could be seen playing slots rather seldom. The first huge jackpot on slots became possible only in 1930 when slot machines allowed breaking the jackpot. Up to that time it was possible to bet only with a bawbee. Thus, the prize was paid with such coins. It was necessary to pull the lever with efforts to win a dollar therefore only players in a good physical shape could do that. So none took slots seriously.

The slot machine that started taking not only coins but also bills by «Jennings» company greatly changed the situation. So gamblers could make lots of huge bets in hope to win significant prizes. An opportunity to break the "jackpot", the sum saved up at winnings of several previous players became an additional modernization of the slot. It was possible to win it having collected a particular combination of images that happened rarely. Casino owners who placed slots liked that innovation that’s why slot machines became popular quite quickly.

 
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