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# EGMs 2019

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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.

  • 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
Cambodia4,4950%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 Caledonia3650%336368
Nepal3640%364364
Armenia3450%345345
Myanmar3380%338338
Ghana3380.01%338338
Vanuatu3160%316316
Samoa3100%100110
Northern Mariana Islands3050%106106
Albania2930%240240
Madagascar2900%453453
Guatemala2820%282282
Niger2800%280280
Luxembourg2800%280280
Guadeloupe2710%271271
Zimbabwe2650%265265
Eswatini2620%262262
Gibraltar2590%158218
Guyana2500%250250
Equatorial Guinea2410%241241
Kazakhstan2320%232232
Tunisia2290%229229
Martinique2140%214214
Barbados2010%201201
Saint Lucia2000%350200
Nigeria1820%182182
Reunion1760%176176
El Salvador1700%100100
Mozambique1600%160160
Bosnia and Herzegovina1600%170110
Isle of Man1600%160160
Cameroon1460%146146
Uganda1290%129129
Lesotho1210%121121
Djibouti1200%120120
Iraq1000%100100
Zambia900%9090
Turks and Caicos Islands850%8585
Solomon Islands840%8484
Rwanda760%7676
North Korea520%5252
Honduras440%5555
Angola420%4242
Sierra Leone380%3838
Liberia300%3030
Burundi160%1616
China0%176
Turkmenistan0%165
Ireland0%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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