This might sound funny, but it’s exactly what it is. So next time you head to your favourite online casino, make sure to try a few classic slots. Don’t think about the curse of the mummy, or shiny jewels or the latest superhero but engage in a bit of “conscious gambling” and living in the moment, with classic slots.
When you wander into an online casino, you’ll see a lot of classic slot options you can try out. These games will feature the classic symbols that you know and love for their pop culture value. Here is a tiny guide we have put together for you:
Fruit – Aaah, fruity fruit! The cherries, oranges and lemons! This is a shout out to the good old days when any type of gambling was looked down upon and a lot of one-armed-bandits beckoned with jackpots of… fruit flavoured bubble gum. Talk about big winnings!
The Bell and Horseshoe – The first one-armed bandit ever was designed by Charles Fey – an immigrant tinkerer who came to San Francisco in the wake of the Gold Rush. He invented the “Liberty Bell” which used all the regular card symbols, a horseshoe (known as a lucky symbol even to those who have never gambled), and the liberty bell.
Lucky 7 – The exact addition of the lucky 7 symbols to the world of reels is unfortunately lost in the mists of time. But what we know for sure is that the 7 was considered a lucky number for gamblers for quite a long time, so it’s not a surprise that it made its entrance into the world of slots.
Bar – This symbol is a bit sneaky and it made its way into the classic game pantheon of symbols with the help of… fruit. The aptly named (we’re sure it was all a coincidence, wink, wink) Bell-Fruit Gum Company, which snuck its logo into the mix, with a symbol representing a bar of gum. Over time, it got simplified to be the bar symbol.
That’s the story of the classic slot symbols! When you’re playing, you’re continuing a tradition that’s over 100 years old!