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The Controversial History of the Slot Machines



Casino gambling is fun. But today, we will not talk about the fun side of slots online ireland players enjoy. Instead, we will have a closer look at the history of casino gambling. It is rich, too, with many exciting events that unfolded during different eras. But as most of us are more interested in exploring the controversial side of history, let us do that here as well. The controversial history of slot machines is undoubtedly a topic that many find intriguing and for all the right reasons.

An Overview
Roulette's invention is deemed one of the most pivotal moments in the casino industry, locally and globally. Indeed, this invention effectively triggered the development of Europe's finest super casinos. But would the industry have flourished without the contributions of Charles D. Fey? By the way, Charles is the man credited for the invention of slot machines. One can only imagine exactly how popular the casino culture would have been without Charles's slots.

But let us not get into the blame game so early. Instead, fast forward to the 21st century, where online slots rule the world. Well, online slots prove the point about slot supremacy. We mean to say, have a look at the millions of gamblers they are sucking in on an annual basis! It is also pertinent to mention here that the first-ever electric slot was created in 1964 by Bally, called the Money Honey in the UK!

While the industry has managed to remain clean of controversies for most of it, one cannot ignore the controversies that did happen. Sweeping them under the carpet is not doing justice to history! So, let us look at the slots that got the tag of controversial!

Dark Knight
What are some of the coolest Dark Knight quotes that you can remember? For us, it is Heath's if you are good at something, never do it for free. We know some of you are a little puzzled at this sudden remembrance of the movie and the characters that won millions of hearts worldwide. Well, will it surprise you very much to know that a slot controversy exists around the legendary character of Dark Knight as well? Well, Nolan's masterpiece has an incredibly colossal fanbase, even to this day. We are not sure that many superhero movies come even close to Dark Knight in terms of darkness and the grittiness displayed in this movie.

With this background, we tell you that a slot was made in honor of this legendary picture. And today, when we look back, the decision seems the right one, especially in the aftermath of Heath Ledger's tragic demise. So, the slot was made, and people started getting lucky. You will probably find it hard to believe this at first, but some actual people minted as much as $10 million from the Dark Knight slot. Unfortunately, the party couldn't go on. The Dark Knight slot suddenly faced many issues on the licensing front. One thing led to another; as a result, the slot had to be discontinued. We know it sounds unfortunate, but to be fair, we are not that surprised. Somehow, everything about that movie has a dark shade; how naive of us to expect a slot to be spared!

Space Diggers
Playtech is one name that shines bright like a diamond in the list of online slot developers. With Playtech, customers always hope that they can get a deal with a bit of charm, loads of trust, and an abundance of quality. Indeed, their consistency has earned them such fame and height in the world of slot developers. And yet, Space Diggers was not in alignment with any of what we have just said about Playtech.

What was the issue with Space Diggers? At the center of the controversy was a novel technology called Game Modifier. The idea behind introducing this technology was to allow flexible RTP. And while everything did sound brilliant on the paper, the reality was far from it. What happened in real life was that the novel feature paved the way for online sites to interfere with the RTP without any disclosure need. It is not hard to imagine the controversies that ensued following this. Are Playtech sure this was their best work? We are not too sure about that!

OMG! Kittens!
Let us ask you something. What does pop into your mind when you hear the phrase OMG! Kittens? Something adorable and fluffy, we hope! Well, that's what the slot game OMG! Kittens was all about too. Folks, we are possibly talking about one of the cutest feline games out there in the slot world. And while that is a great thing, it is also a bad thing. Now you are scratching your head! Well, let us explain. See, it was OK for some, but others felt that perhaps the game was just too cute. Furry felines at their peak glory were not the kind of material many wanted their children to be exposed to. No wonder the slot game raised the eyebrows of many concerned parents. The game was declared to be too tempting for the children. One thing led to another, and finally, the game got banned. They say morality is subjective, and it is true. But not everyone feels like letting kids get addicted to slot games like OMG! Kittens, and it makes all the sense in the world!










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