The year was 1964 and Bally Gaming, the world’s foremost manufacturer of reel-spinning slot machines, catapulted slot-machine technology into the modern age with the introduction of the "Money Honey," the world’s first electro-mechanical slot machine.
No longer relying solely on springs, gears and levers, the Money Honey was the first gaming device to use small electric motors to spin the reels, a breakthrough that signaled the birth of the modern slot machine. The development of this new technology forever changed the landscape of casino operations, heralding a new era of slot-machine dominance on the casino floor.
Forty years later, Bally Gaming and Systems is celebrating the birth of the modern slot machine by naming its top 20 reel-spinning slots of all time. From its flagship Blazing 7s to the latest in seductive Playboy slots, these games run the gamut of styles and themes, thus appealing to a wide range of slot players; from budget-minded to high rollers.
Bally Gaming therefore proudly presents its top 10 current hits and top 10 all-time classics. It’s a list of games vitally important to a casino’s bottom line because reel-spinners produce more revenue than any other segment of casino operations.
Other benefits of reel-spinning slots include lower capital costs, longer shelf life and easier maintenance. Indeed, as more and more slot players from coast to coast vote with their gaming dollars, the casino industry is watching intently as the current video-gaming craze gives way to a resurgence of reel-spinning popularity.
As part of this landmark event, Bally Gaming is giving qualified gaming industry professionals a chance to win a luxury trip for two to the gaming capital of Europe: Monte Carlo, Monaco.
To enter, casino professionals should log on to ballygaming.com and vote for their favorite all-time Bally classic reel-spinning slot and all-time current Bally slot product. In doing so, they will automatically be entered into the contest. The results of the voting will be announced during the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas in October.
The top 20 Bally reel-spinners of all time are as follows:
Top 10 Bally Classics
Black Gold Magnificent 777s
Blazing 7s Double
Double Wild Rose
Black&White Double Jackpot
Silver & Gold
Triple blazing 7s Double Jackpot
Diamond Line Blazing 7s
Top 10 Current Hits
Bonus Times 5 Line
In The Money
Quick Hit Blazing 7s
5 Times Bonus Frenzy
Triple Bonus Frenzy
Playmate Times Frenzy