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