Slots Trivia

Slots Facts Trivia takes you to the slots playground to discover the fascination and popularity of slot games online and off. 

General Slots Trivia

Both Vegas Slots and online slots are the most popular casino game. This report notes just how far slot machines have come from the late 1890s with the introduction of the Liberty Bell, 3-reel slot. Here we go for slots players everywhere...

General Report
Slots Facts Trivia

  1. Though some slots may look alike, they are different inside. They are controlled by an RNG or Random Number Generator: a computer program of numbers created by the manufacturer related to a reel result that is then duplicated. This program continues even when the slot game is not in play mode.
  2. The casinos do not change the payouts of the slot machines according to the user playing on them. The players do not affect the final outcome of the spinning of the reels in any manner.
  3. The payouts for slot machine games remain the same throughout the day. It is not affected by the time of the day, week or month.
  4. It is a myth that the slot machine that hits a jackpot does not hit again for a long time.

Offline or Land-based Casinos
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  1. Land-based casinos worldwide display 4 types or groups of slots. They are:
    • Basic slots featuring a single payline and constant jackpot.
    • Progressives featuring a growing jackpot depending on group play. Once the jackpot is won, the jackpot amount is reset to the lower minimum level.
    • Bonus Slots featuring multi-spins, 5 reels, up to 100 multi-lines, second-screen bonus games, free spins and nudge-hold.
    • Community Play or Multi-Player Concept: 15+ players can qualify for the top jackpot bonus round and/or collect credits separately based on their individual betting.
  2. Top manufacturers are IGT, Bally, Atronic, WMS Gaming and Aristocrat.
  3. Branded Slots created by these slot makers are: I Love Lucy. M*A*S*H. The Honeymooners Clint Eastwood and The Munsters.
  4. TV Game Shows appear frequently as slot games: The Price Is Right. Jeopardy! Hollywood Squares. The Match Game. Let's Make a Deal and of course, Wheel of Fortune.

Online Casinos
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  1. Branded or entertainment slots based on memorable games, movies or people have worldwide appeal. Monopoly, Clue, Deal or No Deal and Star Trek fit in the games/movies category. Familiar names and faces like Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Elvis and of course, the 3 Stooges are available online.Other popular slots are X-Men, Lord of the Rings, Beach Life and Circus of Cash
  2. Microgaming software launched in the year 1998 and gaming revenue shares currently amount to more than 70% of the industry.
  3. Play online slots in both downloadable and instant play/flash versions. The advantage of the downloadable versions is that they have more choices of games.
  4. Online slots games have better odds compared to the land based casino due to more competition and these slot games cost less to operate. All reputable online casinos are audited and many post their online slot payouts percentages to view.
  5. One of the most successful online slot games is Tomb Raider.

Casino Jackpot Winners
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  1. The largest progressive slot jackpot to date at a land-based casino of $39,713,982. was won on 3/21/03 at an IGT Megabucks machine at the Excalibur in Las Vegas.The winner, who requested anonymity, was a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles.
  2. A 71-year old, retired interior decorator, living in Vegas stopped to insert $20 at a Megabucks machine. A few spins later, the result was a huge strike of over $12 million.
  3. Another Megabucks winner of $20,591,025. was awarded to an anonymous 64-year-old local retiree also living in Vegas.
  4. Josephine Crawford, 84 is in the AC record books with a huge payday of $10 million playing a nickel slot game in Atlantic City.

Online Casino Jackpot Winners
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  1. Emira B from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire won Deal or No Deal’s record Jackpot at a staggering £965,728, over £330,000 more than the game’s previous record.
  2. A 90-cent bet by a UK player at a Millionaires Club slot scored a huge instant online winner of $1,768,554.
  3. Mega Millions, a Microgaming progressive slot machine online is the only slot that has released jackpots over $1,000,000 to date.
  4. A 48-year-old man from Portsmouth won at a MegaJackpots Cluedo with Free Spin Mystery Bonus. This slots player hit for £2,086,585 by lining up five MegaJackpots symbols.
  5. HeidiB, a teacher from Ohio hit big for $1,216,557 at a King Cashalot progressive slot.