Writing the Slots and Pokies games which were authored (all my own work) by me over the years, the first game published was “slots Egypt” and a 243 line game called “keep fit ” and that was in the early 1980’s. They were written on an XT computer which was a real step up from the Dick Smith wizard that I started with, that machine came with a basic compiler whereby you could write some basic code and run it. Trouble was it took some time before an audio cassette became available to store this code, so, when you switched the machine off all your code was lost.
The Commodore 64 and 1541 were really nice to work with after the wizard although once again it took some time before they offered an external disc drive as an accessory. The internet was not as accessible as it is today, the first web browser was from memory called Mosaic and was introduced in the early 80’s so the local bulletin board was the place to be.
I am now 80 yrs. old and will still continue making new games (only a little slower than usual). The next slot joker out will be my 51st.
Playing in online casinos offers some unique advantages such as,
1) If you don’t like the casino you are in then simply move to another one. Don’t bother getting the car out of the garage, you don’t need it. No need to deal with traffic and the odd driver with suicidal tendencies, also chances are there is no other traditional casino to play the Pokies nearby anyway.
2) You will of course save money as there are no vehicle expenses such as parking, fuel (the odd speeding ticket etc.), if you feel like a drink then take a break and head for the kitchen, same goes for food.
3) Most online casinos offer some sort of bonus to new players as an enticement (try getting that outside ), also, some sites will offer free slots for a bit of fun where you can play online slots for free, the only distraction being the occasional popups trying to lure you into playing for real.