Sometimes slot machines are also called fruit machines. Slots got this name due to the fact that one of the first slots had fruit symbols such as cherries, oranges, watermelons and lemon. Today this name is mostly used in the UK and some online gaming software providers offer Fruit Machines as a type of slots.
In Microgaming casinos a Fruit Machine is a variety of 3 reel classic slots. They have only one payline and maximum bet is 1 coin. The main difference from other classic slots is that these games have a lot of bonus features on the reels such as Hold, Nudges and Shifta! More than that there is a bonus game on the second screen. All this makes Fruit Machines more attractive for players. Fruit Machines are also called AWP (Amusement With Prize).