darkoz
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smoothgrh
March 27th, 2017 at 9:07:03 AM permalink
Got my slot machine. Never seen one that plays like video poker. Its quite unique



It has no pull handle however there is a depression bar on the front. It stands almost five feet high and both takes and receives quarters. The interior says made and distributed in england so in guessing it was ported over and confabbed for american use



Place ur quarter in and the game begins automatically. There is no minimum or maximum. Just a quarter a spin



If spin is a winner u r paid and game ends. There are multiple lines to win. Machine says 80 different ways. Max payout jackpot with 80 based on pay schedule i calculate is 800 quarters or $200



If reels do not produce a win then the hold button lights and u pick which reels to hold just like holding cards in video poker. You can hold 1-3 reels or discard them all for a brand new spin. Whichever ones u hold are locked in place while the others spin hopefully to produce a winning combination.



The hold button lights up. Once u have made your picks or none at all you depress the handle in front of machine to initiate the second spin

The hold button is also used with a nudge feature. Randomly the machine plays scary vibrating music. You have 6 seconds to use the buttons to nudge any reel down to turn a losing spin into a winning outcome



Payouts are both right to left and left to right. Here is the payscale. Right window is for right to left. Left window shows left to right. And center window shows 4 across wins



Machine has a loading door on top like a laundry machine to put detergent in on the right side. It is opened by key and management loads quarters in which fall into a hopper - a cylindrical device that controls payouts.

Opposite on the left side players insert quarters which fall into a dropbox. In other words the payouts come from a different part of the machine than the collection. I always supposed slots paid out of the coins they collected but i suppose this makes more sense as it allows for bookkeeping. Keep a record of how much you loaded vs how many were collected so you can see directly the profit and number of quarters inserted

The guy i purchased from had it for 20 years. Im guessing it was old even then. From the design and its history in guessing it came out early 80's or late 70's
smoothgrh
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March 28th, 2017 at 10:25:01 PM permalink
Beautiful and unique! I've seen the hold feature on '60s-'70s Bally slots, but not on a four-reel machine. There's a machine design similar to yours called a Bally Classic slot machine, but I think your modular, colorful machine is more aesthetically pleasing!

Nice find!
tringlomane
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March 28th, 2017 at 10:27:42 PM permalink
Nice find!
Thervid
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March 28th, 2017 at 11:23:04 PM permalink
It's so cool
Mobcasinos
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March 29th, 2017 at 7:35:56 AM permalink
Nothing beats the old classic slot machines. They are the foundation of the current video slot machines. Too bad those type of slot machines are not good for a casino and its only use is for a collection item.
Zaphod77
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May 18th, 2017 at 7:27:45 PM permalink
This is a classic low tech 4 reel UK Club Fruit Machine.

Don't think that the same spin will happen if you hold or not, though. These machines can, and do, tease on purpose, spinning what you would have needed on purpose if you don't hold, and not spinning it in if you do. The hold percentage is not affected by holds or nudges in the long run.

All uk fruit machines actively seek their percentage at some time.

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