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In 1909, a law banning slot machines was introduced in California and Nevada. To side-step the ruling, slot manufacturers would disguise their slot machines as vending machines that sold packs of flavored gum.

Instead of card symbols, the manufacturers placed fruit pictures on the reels such as cherries, oranges and lemons, and the gum's labels. These evolved into the fruit and bars slot machines that we see today.

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