Gaming machines are fixed electronic machines where a variety of games can be played. Typically referring to the machines used in casinos and arcades, gaming machines often involve the exchange of payment for the opportunity to play the game. Popular types of gaming machines include slot machines and poker machines in casinos, and pinball or gaming cabinets in video arcades.
Casino machines have changed over the years as technology has improved, but the concept remains the same. Typically, the user pulls a handle to rotate 3 reels printed with pictures. The user wins once the pictures line up with the pay line. The casino machine’s payout is determined by which pictures land on the pay line.
Arcade gaming machines are typically maintained by the arcade owner. It is prohibited to maintain or repair arcade gaming machines without the appropriate license as the outcome of the game can be altered. Daily maintenance activities that are able to be done without a license are cleaning, moving, or clearing coin jams from the gaming machines.
The most common types of arcade gaming machines are video arcade machines that feature games like Pac-Man, and pinball machines. Other common arcade machines are ticket redemption machines like Skee-Ball, interactive games like Dance Dance Revolution, as well as merchandise games like the crane and claw machines.