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The Reasoning Behind Why People Love Slots

By Simon M Skinner

It is believed that gambling has been in existence since the days of the caveman with one person betting the other if they could be the first one to bring down something for the cooking pot. It is a form of competition; trying to see if one can outdo the other. In a sense it is the same with gambling in casinos using slot machines. Trying to beat the house (actually the machine) and sometimes succeeding is Why People Love Slots.

There are more casinos now than there have ever been in history. One of the reasons for this is the allowance of Indians to build them on their own land. On Indian lands they govern themselves, have their own jails, police, judges, and everything as in an independent country. When they received permission to build casinos they found a great source of income to help their people. More and more benefits are being received by members from tribes as a result of this addition to their economy.

Three of the well-known gambling mecca’s in the United States which are not Indian owned are Las Vegas as well as Reno, Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey. These and other states have developed a large number of casinos. In addition to gambling they now have sophisticated theatre shows, hotel accommodations, and other enticements to attract more gamblers. With the addition of the Indian casinos one can find casinos near almost every city.

Compared to the old days when one put a single coin in the machine, today’s slots are arranged to increase the bet substantially. The person playing decides how many opportunities to win are available and plays accordingly. Of course, supposedly, the more money put in the more chances to win, but this is not necessarily the case.

The idea of receiving more money than you put into a machine, simply by pushing a button, is fascinating for many people. The excitement of putting the money in and perhaps being lucky enough to hit a big jackpot is more than many can resist. Unfortunately, like anything else done in excess, it can become an addiction. This is why there are organizations such as Gambling Anonymous to help those who find that gaming is taking over their lives.

While many games, such as poker, blackjack, roulette, and others available many people only play the slot machines. The reason for this may be that one can play a small amount of money at a time and play for a long time or that one can play without being conspicuous. Losing a large bet at poker, for example, may be embarrassing for some people. In addition, the slots can be played without any companions actually knowing how much is lost.

Gambling and slot machines are in casinos all over the world. Almost every country has casinos listed on the Internet. The majority of them are available for any class of people. Anyone with money to spend is welcomed to try their luck to win more. But, by far, the easiest gambling is on the slot machines and that is why people like to play slots.

There are so many web pages that offer free online slots games at your convenience. You can search the Internet for online slots, because the fun is intense.

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Skinner, Simon M. "The Reasoning Behind Why People Love Slots." The Reasoning Behind Why People Love Slots. 21 Jun. 2010. 29 Aug 2014 <>.

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