What is ‘Fruities’?
This type of slot machine is a very important asset for the United States as well, however, with estimates suggesting that the machines are responsible for approximately 70% of the gross casino revenue of the U.S.
The term ‘Fruities’ is an informal word used to refer to fruit machines, or slot machines, and it is most commonly used in the United Kingdom. A fruit machine, or a ‘Fruity’, is a machine into which the player puts coins or tokens in order to operate the device. The amount of money they add to the fruit machine dictates how many plays, or spins, the player will get. To operate the slot machine, they either push a button or pull a lever to spin three reels decorated with images – most commonly of fruit (which is from where these machines take their name). If the three reels stop spinning in a position that displays three identical images – for example, three melon slices – the player adds the corresponding amount of money to their pot for collection.
In the United Kingdom, ‘Fruities’ are very popular in pubs, bars, and across many casinos. In the United States, the income made from the use of these slot machines is estimated to make up around 70% of the country’s casino income as mentioned above.
The popularity of ‘Fruities’ across the globe could be due to the generous nature of their payouts. The frequency of payouts and the amount paid out by the machines varies depending on the software they are installed with, but typically, slot machines are programmed to pay out between 82% and 98% of the money contributed by the player. This is known as the RTP – Return To Player.
‘Fruities’ also offer different jackpot amounts depending on their brand, software, and the country in which they are installed.