smoothgrh
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June 1st, 2023 at 11:51:48 AM permalink
Happy 25th birthday to my prized Game King, which gets the most usage of all the gaming machines in my garage — it's made to be addictive! (Apologies for the CRT flicker in the pic — that's just the machine being old!)



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June 1st, 2023 at 5:08:32 PM permalink
Californian, are you? I don't know about other states, but I do know that California law says that all slot machines that are at least 25 years old are considered "antiques" and may be privately owned. (California Penal Code, section 330.7 - "1 Adam 12, we have a 330 in progress at...")
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June 2nd, 2023 at 7:43:37 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Californian, are you? I don't know about other states, but I do know that California law says that all slot machines that are at least 25 years old are considered "antiques" and may be privately owned. (California Penal Code, section 330.7 - "1 Adam 12, we have a 330 in progress at...")
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You're correct!

Funny about the "antique" designation — though these games are still quite common in most casinos, my machine certainly does feel like an antique with its 13-inch CRT screen and standard bulb-illuminated, square buttons.

I assume that putting in software newer than 25 years does not run afoul of the law because the machine itself fits the antique designation?
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June 2nd, 2023 at 8:55:36 AM permalink
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I assume that putting in software newer than 25 years does not run afoul of the law because the machine itself fits the antique designation?
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Good question. I assume that, as long as you don't use the machine for actual gambling purposes, in which case it's illegal no matter how old it is, putting in new software wouldn't be a problem.
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