A SUMMARY OF SLOTS’ HISTORY
SYMBOLS, CARDS, AND MORE
A few years later, a San Francisco man named Charles Augustus Fey used a similar idea to create the three-reeled slot game that is now associated with slot machines, using image symbols.
ANALOG VIDEO SLOTS TO DIGITAL VIDEO SLOTS
Nearly a century later, in the 1970s, the video slot was born, foreshadowing all of the digital slot options available to players today, both online and offline.
Since then, video slot technology has moved to the Internet, allowing players to play all of their favorite slot games without having to leave their homes or even go to a physical venue. Technology advanced sufficiently in the mid-to-late 1990s, during the time when everything from shopping to news consumption began to move to the internet, for the first online casinos to emerge.
DESKTOPS TO MOBILE PHONE APPLICATIONS
Slots then evolved once more, this time to include mobile device availability. Mobile slots became available in the 2010s, due to a huge upward trend in mobile device capabilities, which was pioneered by the capabilities of iPhone and Android devices, as well as software developers who developed slot games optimized for those devices.
Today, an online casino might as well close if it does not have a robust mobile app or a mobile site with games available for any form of mobile device so that players can play their games wherever they are.