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.
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.
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.