Black Cow Technology and the development of slot machines
In this article you will learn how the latest technology has improved and expedited the production of slots machines. But first, consider the path of slot machines from their appearance to the present day.
Slot machines have come a long way since Charles Fey has invented the machine with three spinning reels and five symbols as a simplified answer to the problem on how to automate a poker game. Back then, the Liberty Bell was the first jackpot symbol and it was where the slot got its name.
Fey's slot machines were banned in his home state and in order to avoid prosecution, prizes were given sweets. Cash prizes were not at that time.
Over the decades, slot machines had undergone transformation with the development of new technologies. The next generation of slot machines were created by Bally Technologies Inc., which came out with Money Honey – the world’s first electromechanical slot machine.
In 1980-ies the world has entered the era of computer technology. During this period, people learned to use computers and other technological advances.
It is also at this point of history when game technology provider International Game Technology gave us Megabucks – the first slot machine with a technology that allows the linking of multiple slot machines in multiple sites. It also bought the patent of Fortune Coin, which is touted to be the world’s first video slot invented by Walt Fraley.
Tony Plaskow of Black Cow Technology pointed out that slot machines are constantly being developed and improved. It is also constantly developing new slot machines. Plaskow noted that nowadays the machine can be built in a few days using advanced tools and techniques. Previously, this work took about 6 months.
“We have simplified the process of building casino games and we have a very specific software the Open Gaming Architecture. The main reason why it is different is because we have some games development kit,” Plaskow told CalvinAyre.com.
“So games development kit allows parties to very easily and efficiently build games and unto a core software platform, but they do it independently and remotely. So we think we are the only ones that has that in the market place.”
Black Cow Technologies is constantly working on improving its product. The company's motto:
Slots should bring joy to the lives of many people.