The History of Pokies – From Fruit Machines to Online Machines

The History of Pokies – From Fruit Machines to Online Machines

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Pokies and online fruit machines are the gaming stars of Prime Slots; with a great selection of 3 reel slots, 5 reel slots and video pokies. But where did these superb online games come from in the first place?

The first fruit machine was invented in California by Charles Fey in the late 1880s. His Liberty Bell machines caught on fast, and there was soon one in every bar and cafe. To get around gaming restrictions the early pokie machines paid out in fruit-flavoured chewing gum – which is where the traditional fruit symbols come from. You can still see the fruit symbols on classic online pokies like Double Diamond and Jackpot 6000 at Prime Slots!

History of Pokies

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Pokies hit Australia around 1920 and attracted a lot of fans. Technology really took off in 1964 with the first electromechanical pokie known as the Money Honey. It was revolutionary for the time, but still light-years from the online slots we know of today at Prime Slots!

History of Pokies

The first video slots came a decade later and paved the way for online pokies in the mid-1990s when the internet allowed online gaming. Over 130 years since the launch of the first pokie machine, Prime Slots is featuring amazing pokies that use the latest online slot technology. Check out modern fruit machines like Gonzo’s Quest, Wolf Gold, and Buffalo Rising Megaways that come with the latest online slot technology and huge Jackpots.

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