Why do slot machines use fruit reel symbols? Early 1900s slot machine reels included cherry, melon, orange, apple, and bar symbols with non-cash payouts of fruit-flavored gum, allowing machine owners to avoid prosecution under anti-gambling laws by presenting them as authentic vending machines beginning around 1907.
High Roller Radio has interviewed some of the greatest gamblers, casino insiders, sports bettors, authors and poker players. Here, our interview with Jon H Friedl, Jr., Ph.D, aka ‘Professor Slots,’ who discusses his book Learning to Win: How to Make a Profit at Slot Machine Gambling.
In Learning to Win, Friedl uses a decade of research, observations, experiences, and analysis with new and older-style slot machines. Study of new casino operational technologies has resulted in gambling strategies and assessment techniques matched to the most common gambling goals in an easy-to-understand manner.