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One-Armed Bandits the Core of American Casino Gambling

Slot machines are one of the first things that people think of when they think of casinos. Bright lights flash and coins clank as the reels turn and the one-armed bandits spit out their winnings. And of course it is natural for Americans to equate slot machines with casinos, because, for the most part, that is the only place they will ever find them.

Some Americans find themselves shocked when they first travel to the United Kingdom or Australia and see fruit machines and slot machines sitting in the corner of a restaurant or pub. While it seems perfectly normal and safe for a pub in Britain to have a slot machine where you can put a pound or two in and maybe win the cost of your drink, Americans simply are not accustomed to seeing games of chance outside of a casino atmosphere.

In the United States, slot machines are the symbol of gambling, and (with a few exceptions) found only in casinos. The floors of Indian casinos, riverboat casinos, Atlantic City and Nevada casinos are filled with lines and lines of slot machines of every design imaginable. Part of this is due to the fact that there are few places where it is legal to have slot machines outside of these mammoth casinos.

One exception is the whole state of Nevada, where slot machines can be owned and operated on a simple license. It may seem strange to most people, but supermarkets, gas stations, laundromats, and even the airports have slot machines in them where a lucky passer-by might win a small fortune.

One other example is that a few states allow slot machines in specific gambling venues, although the types of machines and the amount are highly regulated. For the most part, you will never see a slot machine in a card room or off-track betting parlor as owners don't want to get the additional license required for them.

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