One of my childhood memories includes summer holidays to Margate or family days-out to Hastings, Folkestone and Camber Sands. All would include trips to the amusement arcades where I could happily spend hours of fun playing on the one-arm bandit fruit machines, penny slot machines and family games of air hockey and bar football.
Amusement arcades still hold their place along the seafront of every seaside town but the machines no longer feed on pennies and stricter gambling laws and an awareness of addictive personalities has meant age restrictions are placed on certain machines such as cash machines and jackpot games.
Amusement arcades have had to compete with the meteoric rise of video games and personal games consoles like the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo Wii, as well as online computer gaming. But today hot jackpot games are as popular as ever. Both online via special gaming websites and on a seafront or High Street in every town.
There are hundreds, probably thousands, of online jackpot games to choose from. Many of which are associated with favourite cartoon characters such as the Pink Panther, Fantastic Four and Blade or popular television shows like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, X Factor and Deal Or No Deal. There are even jackpot games based on popular board games including Monopoly and Cluedo. The list is endless!
The internet has brought a plethora of betting game sites within easy access to millions of gamers in the UK and across the world. It’s easy to get carried away when playing your favourite online game of choice, especially when you are on a winning streak. But remember to heed the very serious warning to always bet responsibly.