How Slot Machine Spinning Wheels Work

Slot machine spinning  wheels are among  most defining characteristics of slots. They have been there since the beginning of slot machines. With time new slots were introduced and a number of things also changed.

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How slot machine spinning wheels work

How Slot Machine Spinning Wheels

The slot machine features a wheel that has numerous markings. The markings contain pieces of symbols or credit prizes.  you will also notice that that the previous wheel’s  indicator points to credit prize, bonus or an empty space after the wheel finishes the spin.

A very good example of a slot machine that is not similar to that of the past is the wheel of fortune.

Why Wheels were First Introduced

Wheels were introduced as slot bonuses. They were first introduced in the 90s when IGT introduced its wheel of fortune slot machine on casino floors. Microgaming then introduced a wheel in their Mega Moolah slot followed by Net Ent’ Mega Fortune slot. What is similar among these wheels is that they limit wheels to bonuses and the base games play just like normal slots.

Slots with Spinning Wheels

There are a number of slots that have a spinning wheel, we shall look at them bellow.

  • Evolution Gaming’s Mermaid’s Fortune. It was released in 2010 and it is known as the live dealer slot. It features both dealer and wheel, the wheel has credit prizes and bonuses. The slot is not popular although it is a wheel based slot.
  • Yggdrasil Gaming’s Avatars’ Gateway Guardians, it was launched in 2019. It has a pillars and it takes place in mist. Also it has large wheels in the middle of the screen and these wheels are divided into six sections. It offers features like Hot Spot.


Other Slots

There are new slots that are emerging and some people are wondering whether to call them slots or not. Well the description of slots had nothing to do with  wheels but the term was used to describe vending machines in the past.


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