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Ten Different Names People Call Slot Machines

By Russell Deasley @Worlds_Top_10
Ten Different Names People Call Slot MachinesTen Different Names People Call Slot Machines

While every slot player will have their favorite game name, what you might not know is that people call them all sorts of things. From regional dialect to local slang, here are ten things people call slot machines that you might not have heard of…

Ten Different Names People Call Slot Machines

Fruit MachineFruit Machine

10 – Fruit Machine (British English)

This term comes from the traditional fruit images on the spinning reels, such as lemons and cherries. But often there was also bars (But mostly fruit).


9 – Puggy (Scottish English Slang)

Alos called Puggies, it is a term for something playful and is meant as a term for endearment and fondness!


8 – Slots (Canadian and American English)

The classic name. The slot refers to the currency detector hole that you ‘slot’ you money into. Any gambling machine without one of these isn’t truly a slot machine.


7 – Pokies (Australian English and New Zealand English)

Pokies is short for poker machines and it pretty much an exclusive to Australian word. But these days it is catching on in many other parts of the world.

Liberty BellsLiberty Bells

6 – Liberty Bells (American English)

This was the brand of the very first slot machine and once upon a time that was all people knew to call them.

One-Armed BanditsOne-Armed Bandits

5 – One-Armed Bandits (American English)

This was the classic name for the classic types of slot machines. With one big handle on the side, you would pull it to spin the reels. But it got its name bandit because it would take all your money (most the time anyway).

Betting UnitsBetting Units

4 – Betting Units (British English)

This is a more official name than one used by the players. Betting Units or the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) often seen in bookies.

Video SlotsVideo Slots

3 – Video Slots (American English)

Some people like the video slots, some don’t But these are the ones that have digital reels rather than real ones like our next name.

Reel SpinnersReel Spinners

2 – Reel Spinners (American English)

This name was only really used since the invention of the video slots. Some people just like to play games with real reels rather than digital ones.

The Stand Up'sThe Stand Up’s

1 – The Stand Up’s (American English)

These are often older slot machines that used to be played stood up obviously. Think of the older classic penny arcades and you will know what I am talking about.

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