Slots Books

Nick Laister

Pennies By the Sea: Life and Times of Joyland Amusements is a book that chronicles the history of a them park that was created in Bridlington. The amusement park is a very popular tourist attraction, and Laister talks about how the park rose in popularity. For some, it may be an inspirational tale of going from rags to riches, talking about how the owner took a barren location and made it something much more profitable.

Besides covering the theme park, Laister also talks about the games that were played at Joyland. This goes into detail on some of the more popular games that were invented or gained popularity there. Of these, slots is one game that had a history at the theme park.

Ben Mezrich

Slot Machine on Parade is a book that offers a lighthearted take on the older generation of slot machines. The book also is one of the first color printed books that covers slot machines, some in black and white while others are in color. With 115 pages of information and pictures, Mezrich's book is sure to become a go to reference for any of your slot machine questions.

Lynn Pearson

Amusement Machines covers slot machines that have slowly disappeared as time moved on. These machines are now reserved for private collections or museums, but they have a rich history and interesting background story. This book keeps the history rich and shows readers how the slot machines have evolved. Although some of the machines may not be around anymore, their story shows readers how people used to pass time years back. With this book, readers will be able to view machines that would otherwise be hidden.

Paul Braithwaite

Arcades & Slot Machines by Paul Braithwaite is a book that is a comprehensive guide to slot machines that were created between 1870 and 1970. He covers those 100 years with great detail, making it a great reference source for those who are looking for a great deal of information. The book also has a number of photos of these machines, most of which have never seen the light of day until publication. If anyone wants to read about the rich history of amusement park games, Braithwaite offers a great deal of information.

As you can see, slot machines have a rich history. While the environment may have changed, slot machines still impact players today. However, for those who are interested, reading about the history of slots and how they became so popular will give readers a greater appreciation for these machines and games. There are very few other casino games that have a history like slots does, making it a very engaging and entertaining read.

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