Slots are a lot of fun, but many players who would enjoy them never get around to trying their first game. Why is this? One reason is that they don’t know how to play slot machines the right way. It’s not just about the big jackpots you can win when you play slots – there are small things that you can do to help you maximize your bet.
Why is it important to develop your slot demo?
First of all, we want to emphasize the importance of developing a slot demo that is unique and that will fit best your brand.
- Be specific. Keep in mind that there are dozens of other companies applying for the same show, so you need to make sure that your demo is different and unique. You need to tell the story about your company in a very creative and special way. If you don’t stand out from the crowd, your slot might get cut sooner rather than later.
- A good slot demo should be able to explain what your product does as well as why people need it, what benefits they’ll get from using it, and how much it costs. If you are doing a crowdfunding campaign for a new game, for example, you could present the benefits of playing such a game by comparing it with other games in the industry or by explaining why this game will be better than others.
- Don’t forget that a good demo should also explain who you are as a person and why you’re passionate about what you do, it’s important to show why your product differs from other slots.
Slots have a long history
Slot machines have a long history. Their forerunner was the mechanical “poker machine,” invented in the late nineteenth century and able to spit out cigars or packs of gum as prizes. Charles Fey’s more elegant “Liberty Bell” slot machine, introduced in 1907, dispensed coins directly and featured three spinning reels with five symbols each: horseshoes, diamonds, spades, hearts, and the Liberty Bell itself. The bell symbol was the most valuable: land three on a single spin, and you’d win fifty cents a tidy sum back then (the equivalent of about $15 today).
Slot games were notorious for their volatility: early versions were so simple that it wasn’t hard for players to figure out if an advantage could be gained by playing one way or another. In 1963 Bally Technologies introduced Money Honey, an electromechanical slot machine that featured an automatic hopper capable of paying up to 500 coins without stopping for a casino attendant to make a change. The first video poker game appeared in 1979; this machine replaced physical reels entirely with digital representations on a screen.