Slot machines have different names in different countries. The most commonly used name is one-armed bandit, which came from the United States, while fruit machines are more English in origin. They quickly became popular all over the world, though. One interesting variant of the name is “puggy,” which was originally used to refer to a bank or kitten in card games. The name was soon applied to both types of gambling entertainment.
The Japanese have their own slots. In Japan, these machines are known as pachisuro and pachislot. They are a descendant of 1xbitc the traditional Japanese game pachinko. While not as common in other countries, pachinko parlors and adult game centers in Japan offer slot machines.
Paytables for slot machines are often listed on the machine’s face. They list the credits awarded when specific symbols line up. Some machines also feature symbols that can represent several other symbols. In older machines, pay tables are listed above and below the wheels. The pay tables are also found in the help menu for video slot machines.
Slot machine names can also be a clue as to the game’s popularity. For example, the Liberty Bell machine was created in 1899 by Charles Fey. His workshop is now a California Historical Landmark.