When Charles August Fey invented the first slot machine “Liberty Bell” in 1887, he had no idea of his success. Today you can see every day how this invention has changed the world of casinos เว็บแทงบอล.
If for many centuries casinos or casinos only had the so-called “big game”, ie roulette, poker, blackjack, baccarat, etc., the invention of slot machines made it possible for everyone to play there at once. You do not have to know any special rules and you do not need any co-players or opponents. The main reason slot machines have become so popular, however, is different: you can play with a relatively small amount of bets. Incidentally, this was also the drive of Charles August Fey, who emigrated as a teenager from Bavaria to the United States. He was broke and could not afford a “big game”. (see Wikipedia)
The symbols on the 3 reels were horseshoes, spades, diamonds, hearts and the Liberty Bell (Liberty Bell). A good 100 years after American independence and in the midst of the conquest of the Wild West, the Liberty Bell had a special significance for the Americans. That’s why she chose Fey as the most valuable symbol.
The vending machine เว็บแทงบอล manufacturers are still working with this tactic today. Not for nothing, the popular machine “Book of Ra” from the house of Novomatic very much resembles the Indiana Jones films. And since it came to the hitherto unbroken comic boom, slot machines are designed again and again on this topic. However, this reference to current trends can not explain the attraction of slot machines alone.
The explanatory experiments
At first glance, it seems grotesque that scientists are busy with a pastime like playing. On the other hand, this scientific discipline, however, provides interesting insights into gaming in general and slot machines in particular, and can thus explain why the slots game is so appealing. (more on science of science see: Mikal Aasved 2003: The Sociology of Gambling)
Thus, science of gambling first of all explains what makes gambling, which involves playing at machines, generally so appealing. Here, a distinction can be made between psychological and physiological features.
At the beginning of the game is always the use of money. The hope to win more money, but also the fear of losing everything, leads to the so-called thrill, so an inner tension. This feeling sets in immediately and lasts as long as there are chances of winning.
In slot machines, this feeling is even more immediate than in many other games of chance. And some players add to that feeling by closing their eyes while the reels are spinning, turning off the sound on the computer, or listening to the ears of the game library at the time they are informed of a win or loss, themselves to be able to determine. (see Jörg Petry 2003: Gambling addiction)
This inner tension is therefore independent of whether the player wins or not.
Increase in self-esteem
Tight with the thrill of feeling after an actual profit together. And, surprisingly enough, this feeling is independent of whether the profit made exceeds the stake. With slot machines, it often happens that the minimum bet exceeds the smallest possible win. But even then, the joy of winning outweighs the grief over the loss of the larger remainder. (more in Walker ea 2008: Explaining Why People Gamble).
A win often confirms players in their assumption that they have read the machine correctly, clicked on it at the right time, or even selected the correct machine. Despite the gamblers’ knowledge that slot machines work randomly, they feel right at this moment and their self-esteem is increasing. In gambling halls or casinos เว็บแทงบอล, you can often see players turning to their peers at this moment and waiting for a gesture of appreciation.
No matter how small the profit may be, even less than the bet, in the moment of winning, the player’s imagination starts to figure out what to do by winning. Plans are forged or the mission increased, in the expectation of a “run”. (Meyer / Bachmann 2011: Gambling addiction)