Why do slot machines have fruit symbols?
Do you know why slot machines have fruit symbols?
At the end of the 19th century, the United States introduced a ban on all types of gambling. At this time, instead of slot machines, “fruit machines” appeared on the streets of American cities, dispensing winnings in chewing gum and candies with fruit flavors.
If a combination with images of cherries was displayed on the screen, the player received cherry gum. This also worked with symbols of other fruits and berries.
In 1931, the ban on gambling was lifted, and slot machines began giving out cash winnings. But they decided to leave the familiar fruit symbols in memory of old times.
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