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# EGMs 2019

500K

1M

1.5M

2M

2.5M

3M

3.5M

4M

4.5M

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Slot Machines by Country 2024

Country
# EGMs 2019
Japan4,195,930
United States900,704
Italy407,267
Germany245,000
Spain212,153
Australia192,800
United Kingdom185,203
Canada99,070
Argentina97,555
Colombia87,365

A slot machine is also known by other names depending on the country, including fruit machine in the UK, poker machine and pokie in Australia and New Zealand. They're also known as one-armed bandits, for their large lever and ability to empty players' pockets. The availability of slot machines varies greatly by country. For example, they're the most popular gambling method in the US, where they account for about 70 percent of a casino's income.

Design

These gambling machines create games of chance for their players, typically through a screen with three or more reels that appear to spin when playing the game. Modern slot machines use digital technology instead of mechanical operations to determine the results, although many designs include mechanical features such as levers. However, these features are purely cosmetic and don't affect the play.

Slot machines also use digital technology to validate various forms of payment, which could include coins, banknotes, vouchers or tokens. Any payout is determined by the pattern of symbols on the reels when they appear to stop spinning. The use of technology also allows for variations not possible with mechanical designs, as the player is now playing a video game. For example, modern slot machines can provide elements such as advanced graphics and bonus rounds.

Pseudorandom Number Generation

A pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) is the heart of a modern slot machine's operation. It constantly generates a sequence of numbers at a high rate, sometimes thousands of numbers per second. When the player activates a play, the most recently generated number determines the result.

This design means that the result depends on when the game was played. Furthermore, the PRNG must eventually repeat its sequence, creating the possibility that a sufficiently knowledgeable player can predict the next result. These advantage players were often successful with earlier designs, but today's slot machines use PRNGs that are extremely difficult to defeat.

Distribution by Country

The below totals primarily consist of slot machines, but they also include related devices like video gaming machines and video lottery terminals. In addition, most pachinko and pachislot machines now use digital technology, even though they may still resemble mechanical devices.

Notes:
- Displayed totals compile several variations of electronic gaming machines (EGMs), including not only slot machines but also video lottery terminals, video gaming
machines, pachinko and pachislot machines, and electronic table games.

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Country
# EGMs 2019
% of World EGMs
# EGMs 2018
# EGMs 2017
Japan4,195,93056%4,302,7314,525,253
United States900,70412.12%884,239884,239
Italy407,2675.48%320,000463,931
Germany245,0003.3%277,700274,500
Spain212,1532.85%183,409201,381
Australia192,8002.59%196,301197,021
United Kingdom185,2032.49%183,813182,916
Canada99,0701.33%100,591100,591
Argentina97,5551.31%98,11798,117
Colombia87,3651.18%86,62980,784
Romania80,5451.08%58,27758,272
Peru80,4321.08%84,39684,396
Czech Republic58,8370.79%56,46156,174
South Africa37,8150.51%37,09135,199
Mexico34,8300.47%33,89631,607
Netherlands32,8890.44%33,81837,517
Greece26,9510.36%3,5513,551
Belgium25,7050.35%25,70520,896
Denmark25,0000.34%25,00025,600
France21,9870.3%21,70621,706
Slovakia21,6090.29%22,45722,457
Philippines21,4330.29%19,90519,178
Finland21,2840.29%21,42421,381
Serbia19,4620.26%19,46219,462
Bulgaria18,7900.25%18,58018,580
New Zealand17,9120.24%18,55318,928
Chile15,1980.2%14,88814,946
Nicaragua14,1330.19%14,14614,133
Puerto Rico13,6070.18%14,12513,954
Panama11,0430.15%11,35411,255
Croatia9,4660.13%9,39310,660
Latvia8,7200.12%8,6508,941
Slovenia8,0720.11%8,1178,117
Russia7,4390.1%7,6377,137
Austria7,2380.1%3,1777,121
Singapore6,2000.08%6,2006,833
Portugal5,5850.08%5,4675,467
Georgia5,5620.07%5,5625,562
Sweden5,1000.07%4,8546,193
Uruguay4,9850.07%4,3994,399
Switzerland4,6070.06%4,5034,435
Cambodia4,495 7,6607,660
Lithuania4,4050.06%4,4184,381
South Korea4,3090.06%4,3094,070
Aruba3,5700.05%3,5703,570
Moldova3,4570.05%3,4573,457
Dominican Republic3,4430.05%3,4433,458
Sint Maarten3,1990.04%3,1993,199
Cyprus3,1830.04%3,1834,333
Malaysia3,0000.04%3,0003,000
Jamaica2,9130.04%2,9136,886
Norway2,7500.04%2,7502,750
Poland2,7250.04%2,7253,012
Vietnam2,6560.04%1,9663,584
Costa Rica2,3920.03%2,7772,777
Curacao2,3290.03%2,3292,329
Mauritius2,0910.03%1,6571,657
Bahamas2,0500.03%2,0501,960
Estonia1,9540.03%2,1632,184
Belarus1,7970.02%2,1712,221
Burkina Faso1,7560.02%1,7561,756
Belize1,7470.02%2,2472,247
Hungary1,7290.02%1,7331,733
Montenegro1,5360.02%1,5761,576
United States Virgin Islands1,3000.02%1,3001,050
Trinidad and Tobago1,2510.02%1,2511,251
Benin1,1330.02%1,1331,133
Morocco1,0750.01%1,0751,226
Paraguay1,0500.01%444413
Monaco1,0380.01%992992
Venezuela1,0070.01%1,0071,007
Ivory Coast9970.01%997997
India9750.01%463463
Togo9470.01%947947
Malta9370.01%926970
Suriname9300.01%1,2211,221
Egypt7530.01%773773
Botswana6660.01%702645
Laos6500.01%650500
Lebanon6000.01%600423
Seychelles5990.01%311311
Kenya5790.01%579579
Antigua and Barbuda5530.01%613613
Malawi5350.01%152152
Thailand5340.01%534534
Israel5110.01%511563
Namibia4940.01%494494
Tanzania4450.01%445445
Saint Kitts and Nevis4450.01%445445
Senegal3960.01%396396
New Caledonia365 336368
Nepal364 364364
Armenia345 345345
Myanmar338 338338
Ghana3380.01%338338
Vanuatu316 316316
Samoa310 100110
Northern Mariana Islands305 106106
Albania293 240240
Madagascar290 453453
Guatemala282 282282
Niger280 280280
Luxembourg280 280280
Guadeloupe271 271271
Zimbabwe265 265265
Eswatini262 262262
Gibraltar259 158218
Guyana250 250250
Equatorial Guinea241 241241
Kazakhstan232 232232
Tunisia229 229229
Martinique214 214214
Barbados201 201201
Saint Lucia200 350200
Nigeria182 182182
Reunion176 176176
El Salvador170 100100
Mozambique160 160160
Bosnia and Herzegovina160 170110
Isle of Man160 160160
Cameroon146 146146
Uganda129 129129
Lesotho121 121121
Djibouti120 120120
Iraq100 100100
Zambia90 9090
Turks and Caicos Islands85 8585
Solomon Islands84 8484
Rwanda76 7676
North Korea52 5252
Honduras44 5555
Angola42 4242
Sierra Leone38 3838
Liberia30 3030
Burundi16 1616
China 176
Indonesia
Pakistan
Brazil
Bangladesh
Ethiopia
DR Congo
Iran
Turkey
Sudan
Algeria
Afghanistan
Ukraine
Saudi Arabia
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Mali
Sri Lanka
Chad
Somalia
Ecuador
Guinea
Bolivia
Haiti
Jordan
South Sudan
Cuba
Papua New Guinea
Azerbaijan
Tajikistan
United Arab Emirates
Libya
Kyrgyzstan
Turkmenistan 165
Republic of the Congo
Central African Republic
Mauritania
Oman
Kuwait
Eritrea
Mongolia
Gambia
Qatar
Gabon
Guinea Bissau
Bahrain
Timor Leste
Comoros
Bhutan
Cape Verde
Western Sahara
Maldives
Iceland
Mayotte
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Sao Tome and Principe
Guam
Kiribati
Grenada
Micronesia
Tonga
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Andorra
Dominica
Cayman Islands
Bermuda
Guernsey
Greenland
Faroe Islands
American Samoa
Marshall Islands
Liechtenstein
San Marino
Saint Martin
British Virgin Islands
Palau
Cook Islands
Anguilla
Nauru
Tuvalu
Saint Barthelemy
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Montserrat
Falkland Islands
Niue
Tokelau
Ireland 13,220
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Which country has the most slot machines?

Japan, with well over 4.1 million machines, is the country with the highest number of slot machines in the world.

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