Slot machines are a relatively recent invention. The first one was developed in San Francisco in the late 1800s by inventor Charles Fey. From there, the machines were exported to as far as England and Australia. Interestingly, in England they're referred to as "fruit machines" after the fruits displayed on slot machines' reels. In Australia, they're referred to as poker machines as they're somewhat similar to "getting what you're dealt" and in slang terms as "pokies". Originally, they were in fact poker-based machines, but there are so many combinations of winning hands, the first popularized slot machine reduced the various symbols to: horseshoes, diamonds, spades, hearts, and a Liberty Bell. The first machines were in fact called Liberty Bell machines, transitioning from 10 cards to 5 symbols and from 5 drums to 3 wheels. The original Liberty Bell machine can be seen at the Liberty Belle Saloon & Restaurant in Reno, Nevada. For those who love the tranquil fun of playing these machines, we offer slot machine ornaments in various styles from resin to blown glass, for young and mature. You can also find a more customized slot machine ornament for women of different hair styles.
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