A lot of people know about fruit machines, what they do and how they are used. They know the basics, but there is actually quite a lot about fruit machines that people don’t know. For example, some may question what the best techniques are to win, and from a venue owner point of view, some might not even be aware of the ways having a fruit machine can enhance their business and actually bring in a whole new revenue stream.
So, we thought we would tell you a little bit more about fruit machines and teach you some things that you might not already know…
Most people assume that fruit machines are like other forms of gambling, where you learn the best techniques and become good at playing to win. However, this is simply not the case, but in fact fruit machines are all down to luck. No particular style or technique will help you to win, it’s just about getting lucky. When you are playing a fruit machine, it is pretty much all random, and so you are never guaranteed to win anything. The reason people become a little bit addicted to playing on fruit machines is that gambling aspect of it, and the desire to strike it lucky.
Most would assume that fruit machines get their name from the fruit symbols on the machines, which is true to an extent, but there is a history as to where this began. Originally, the fruit symbols on the machines were to indicate which flavour of gum you won. It was in the early 1900s that there was a shift so that you could win money on these machines instead. However, the symbols stuck and to this day despite how different things are and how much we have progressed, we have still kept those classic fruit symbols as well as the name!
Unlike other games, the results are instant when you play on a fruit machine, and this is why a lot of people become addicted to playing. When you are playing on a fruit machine, the results are not only instant, but they are constant, which leaves a desire to continue playing and seeing all of these results. You feel encouraged to continue playing because the outcomes are so quick and constant. Despite the fast pace, you can still play at your own speed, and it keeps your mind stimulated whilst you play.
Most don’t realise that fruit machines have in fact been around since the 1800s. Though they have progressed since then and are a little different, Charles Bay invented the first one in San Francisco all those years ago. However what is remarkable about fruit machines, is that their popularity has remained and they are still a firm favourite in pubs, clubs and bars.
These are just a few things you might not know about fruit machines. If you would like to know more or are interested in getting a fruit machine for your venue, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.