Boz
Boz
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February 14th, 2014 at 6:32:41 PM permalink
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/peppermill-casino-owners-agree-1-million-fine-over-use-slot-machine-reset-key


Very interesting. Perhaps those in the business can answer if this is something they have heard of happening before.
mickeycrimm
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February 15th, 2014 at 4:48:08 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/peppermill-casino-owners-agree-1-million-fine-over-use-slot-machine-reset-key


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.

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rxwine
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February 15th, 2014 at 5:07:22 PM permalink
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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?
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?

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