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Are Slots Machine Games Still Popular In The U.S.?

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(Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 15, 2020)--Since the invention of slot machines in the late 19th century, Americans have spent the better part of their gambling money on slots. Slots machines are the most popular casino gambling in the United States, accounting for about 70% of the average U.S. casino’s revenue. 

Harrah’s Entertainment and WMS Gaming estimates that slots account for at least 75% of the about $60 billion American casinos earn in a year. 

Why Are Slot Machine Games Popular in The U.S?

About two decades ago, slot machines were legal in just 31 U.S. states. Today, they are legal in at least 41 states, with more states considering legalization. 

It’s noteworthy that about 1 million licensed machines are not the only ones available in the industry. Numerous underground machines operate even in states where gaming machines aren’t legal. You’ll find such machines in gas stations, bars, and restaurants in states where there are no legal casinos. 

The reason why slot machine games have a huge number of fans in the United States is their simplicity and ease of use. Unlike most online casino games, such as 918Kiss, anyone can play slots machine games without much knowledge. You don’t require sophisticated skills and strategies to be successful with these games. 

You can grasp the basic rules of the games in just a few minutes. One of the significant advantages of slots is that you can win progressive prizes where they exceed even $1 million in some casinos. With slots games, you can make money easily and quickly, unlike board games.

The Most Popular Slots Machine Games in the U.S.

Below are three of the most popular slots games among Americans:

Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune brand is arguably the most popular slot machine franchise. There are 25 versions of this game, each licensed to use the name of the popular TV program starring Vanna White and Pat Sajak. 

The popularity of the Wheel of Fortune games is attributable to the massive progressive jackpots. Manufacturer IGT has incorporated the progressive jackpots into their Mega Jackpots line. 

One of the biggest wins in Wheel of Fortune is $14.3 million by a Mississippi man at the Hard Rock Casino Biloxi, in 2009. 

Playboy 

You’ll find Playboy in virtually all U.S. casinos. This slot machine game is most popular among male gamblers. 

While you won’t find any nudity on the machines, the presence of a dancing Hugh Hefner and numerous animated, joggling Playmates are enough to keep you entertained. There are several versions of the game, but Bally’s Hot Zone is perhaps the most popular. 

Vegas Hits

As the name suggests, this slot machine game features a Vegas theme. It is a five-reel, 40-payline slot, with denominations ranging from a penny to $1,000.

The machine has two wheels of fortune placed above the screen. You need to spin these wheels for a chance to make more cash. You can also trigger 16 bonus games, which makes Vegas Hits one of the most potentially lucrative U.S. slot machine games. 

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