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Thanks for the kind words about my column.
I wish you had written the year you think that computer-based slots (also called stepper slots) appeared on slot floors. I bet the real year is much earlier than you think.
Computer-based slots, also known as stepper slots, were first developed in the early 1980s, nearly 30 years ago. I don't know when the last electro-mechanical slot left the slot floor (mechanical slots were the first generation of slots, on slot floors until the 1960s; electro-mechanical slots were on slot floors from the 1960s to the 1980s), but I can guarantee you that they are long gone because they are not as secure or reliable as stepper slots.
Best of luck in and out of the casinos,
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