The origins of poker are apocryphal, but its spirit of bluffing and misdirection is undeniably strong. A game of bluffing, poker is most likely derived from the 17th-century German game of poque. It later evolved into the French version of poque, which was played on riverboats along the Mississippi. FrenchContinue Reading

Classical slot machines use gears, levers, and other mechanisms to control the spinning reels. The lever or button activates the machine, which spins the reels and awards credits for winning combinations. Symbols vary depending on the theme of the game, but often include fruit, bells, and stylized lucky sevens. MostContinue Reading