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Slot machines: why on reels fruits spin and how does music affect the game?

Slot machines have been around for more than a hundred years - they are without any problems moved from offline to online and their popularity is only growing. Why – a lot: there is no need to get acquainted with the rules – they are intuitive, often big prizes are offered and can be found in casinos all over the world.

Internet analogues of classic slot machines also attract every year new audience.

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The first slot machine was invented in 1891 by Sittman and Pitt in the city Brooklyn. It consisted of five reels with a symbol on each of them. The player inserted coin and pulled the lever that rotates the drum. If three identical characters matched in a row, he received a prize. Most often, a free drink was given out as a prize or a cigar.

The next innovation came in 1897 when Charles Fey of San Francisco invented the first three-reel machine. His device had five characters:

● horseshoe,
● tambourine,
● pike,
● worm and
● freedom bell.

When the players hit three bells in a row, they won the main prize - 50 cents. The Liberty Bell was so successful it spawned an entire industry imitators. One of the most successful was the Mills Novelty Company, which in 1898 began production of its own line of three-reel gaming machines. Instead of bells, it had fruit symbols. This manipulation allowed shop owners to install vending machines in their stores (symbols of cards in public establishments of that time was banned), which increased the popularity of these devices in repeatedly.

Interest in automatic weapons continued to grow throughout the beginning of the 20th century

In 1907, there were approximately 20,000 such devices in the United States, and this number increased every year. Many of them were made by hand.

The next technological breakthrough had to wait more than half a century. In 1966 was the first slot machine with automatic payout was created. So far the winner received a prize from the hands of the owner of the institution.

And finally, since the 2000s, numerous online casinos began to appear around the world. This allowed players to play slots anytime, anywhere. And recently, machines have begun to move from computers to mobile applications, so they are also super compact.

The influence of music on gameplay slots

It is logical that everything said above about the influence of music on human behavior is true and in the context of the gameplay. Therefore, the selection of musical compositions is also important when creating the necessary environment in land-based gambling establishments. Under the influence globalization processes have become one of the most popular types of aus slots machines in classic format as well as interactive. If this type of gambling entertainment is not prohibited on the territory jurisdiction, of course.

Having collected data published in the public domain, we analyzed the action and musical preferences of the world's major slots developers.

The developers of slot machines pay a lot of attention not only to the functional component of slots, but also thematic. In this case, the influence factor of music and maybe to be almost decisive when choosing one or another simulator. Music is not only sets the pace of the game, but also allows you to immerse yourself in the story that offers developer. There are even separate slots dedicated to classic or contemporary musical works, as well as their performers.

However, everything has a flip side of the coin. According to research, music, that accompanies the game of slots, may cause visitors to gambling establishments addictive. Scientists have also proven that a melody that is traditionally sounds from slot machines, influences the player, increasing the level excitement and contributing to the growth of excitement.

Psychologists at the University of Waterloo, Canada, conducted a study by participants which was 96 volunteers. The main subject of study was the change heartbeats of players during the game or at the end of it.

In addition, scientists conducted a survey at the end of the experiment to understand what it is the emotions that the visitor experiences and how they are influenced by the musical accompaniment. The vast majority of participants in the experiment - 72.5% reported that they enjoyed playing with the sound effects more than without it.

By analyzing the players in online pokies in Australia visually, while paying attention to the skin, scientists found that players who used the sound mode of games were more emotional excited, and the game session itself becomes more fun for them. After measuring the level of conductivity of the skin turned out to be an indicator of many above, if the participant included musical accompaniment at the start of the slot.

Players' heart palpitations tend to accompany winning rounds, with lesion, the pulse rate most often remained unchanged.

However, the most significant effect was that the players who took advantage of with musical accompaniment in the machines, had the feeling that they won by 24% more rounds than it actually is.

The analogous indicator for those who chose to turn off the music was only 15%.

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