Mobcasinos
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March 18th, 2017 at 12:22:38 AM permalink
Now this one answered my long overdue question on why casinos at Neveda have a electromechanical slot that I really miss. I can only see those kind of slot a Skyline casino but it is only for display. Lately it becomes a collectors item and if you happened you own one it is not legal to commecially operate them but only for private use only.
smoothgrh
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August 7th, 2019 at 11:00:19 AM permalink
One still exists! And I played it!

This Bally model 809 slot machine was manufactured in 1970, and is ready to take your quarters at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.

I learned about it from a YouTube video that someone made. I played about $5 in quarters on Aug. 5, and didn't get a winner. People gathered around to watch me play, and a few said they'd never seen anyone win on it. Though later one elderly woman said she won it three times—I interpreted her comment to mean she won a silver coin three times back in the 1970s, but perhaps I'm making up her story. I should have asked for clarification.

Anyway, it had a worn-down feel when I pulled the handle—much moreso than my home Bally machine from the '70s. I took a video, so I'll see if I can combine mine with that other guy's to figure out the reel strips. I enjoyed the experience of playing it, but it felt like a huge money pit.

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August 7th, 2019 at 12:56:18 PM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

One still exists! And I played it!

This Bally model 809 slot machine was manufactured in 1970, and is ready to take your quarters at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.

I learned about it from a YouTube video that someone made. I played about $5 in quarters on Aug. 5, and didn't get a winner. People gathered around to watch me play, and a few said they'd never seen anyone win on it. Though later one elderly woman said she won it three times—I interpreted her comment to mean she won a silver coin three times back in the 1970s, but perhaps I'm making up her story. I should have asked for clarification.

Anyway, it had a worn-down feel when I pulled the handle—much moreso than my home Bally machine from the '70s. I took a video, so I'll see if I can combine mine with that other guy's to figure out the reel strips. I enjoyed the experience of playing it, but it felt like a huge money pit.



my question is what is that "number pad" thing to the lower right towards the back of the machine it looks like an old cell phone from the 80s

and i love the fact that you came back 4 years later, i mean you must have been feeling super nostalgic if you were looking for 4 years haha

edit #2 - i see a label toward the upper left corner of the machine... i bet this is retrofitted to be connected to the central system for legality like other people are saying for the slot to be legal in NV
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smoothgrh
August 9th, 2019 at 6:04:34 PM permalink
closest I've seen to this was the ancient video poker machines at Eastside Cannery. Whenever you won, the quarters would immediately drop in the tray. Machine would not hold any credits beyond max bet! They were fun to play, and very crowded as they were 9/6 Jacks or Better.
smoothgrh
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August 10th, 2019 at 9:21:41 AM permalink
Quote: heatmap


my question is what is that "number pad" thing to the lower right towards the back of the machine it looks like an old cell phone from the 80s

and i love the fact that you came back 4 years later, i mean you must have been feeling super nostalgic if you were looking for 4 years haha

edit #2 - i see a label toward the upper left corner of the machine... i bet this is retrofitted to be connected to the central system for legality like other people are saying for the slot to be legal in NV



Nowadays, you can hook up 1980s (or older) pinball machines to accept payment through Bluetooth phone apps, so you're probably correct in that doohickey tracks coin in and coin out. The downtown Las Vegas coin video poker machines probably also have a similar setup, but I didn't really look for it.

I love old Bally slot machines, and would love to visit this guy's collection—or own it!

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