Very interesting. Perhaps those in the business can answer if this is something they have heard of happening before.
Very interesting. Perhaps those in the business can answer if this is something they have heard of happening before.[/q
Ryan Tors is the guy that 86'd all the AP's out of the Peppermill a couple of years ago."Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
Jim Barbee, chief of the Control Board’s technology division, said the key — known in the industry as a 2341 key — is a common tool used by slot machine technicians to gather information or reset a game following verification of large jackpot. Most keys are generic and work on slot machines of all manufacturers.
Using the key doesn’t allow access to a slot’s inner workings and won’t change the outcome of a game.
“The key gives the technician access the device’s program information,” Barbee said. “The key allows you to read that information. It’s a generic key in the industry.”
It’s also an item available to the public, but not through normal channels. A check on eBay.com found more than a dozen listings for a “slot machine reset key” or a “2341 key” for several manufacturers, including International Game Technology, Bally Technologies and WMS Industries. Prices ranged from $2.99 for a single key to nearly $100 for 72 keys.
Does the Wizard have a key for evaluation purposes? (Probably wouldn't go over too well, I expect). Is it something you can only use when the machine is already open?