General vintage slot machine related topics.
Hisarg wrote:A few pictures from my holiday. I thought I would have seen more slot machine in website in Las Vegas.
I am planning a trip for Vegas in next month, so i want to know that all the above slot machines are kept in which casino and for what purpose, auction, gaming or only for museum visit.
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You will never get a better chance to see a collection of bandits than the Morphy's auction of Barry Goldfarb's collection on 28/29 January 2017. I visited him about 10 years ago and he had over 1000 then! All fully restored. See Calendar page for details. Worth bringing forward your trip or making an extra one!
I'm taking my wife and little boy (10) to Vegas in April for a couple of days from visiting relatives in Los Angeles. It'll be the first time in 15 years I've been to Vegas after having being 13 times previous, I'm really excited about it- I love the place!! I'm glad I know about the bandit display,I'll be sure to have a look when we have a stroll round Fremont Street ...... I'll post some pics after our visit and with any luck we might be able to win a few bucks.... Little story- I once went to the Rio casino and found a couple of machines I'd never seen before( I liked to play on Wheel of Fortune) called Empire State,they were made to look like the Empire State Building with King Kong climbing up the side and if you got the feature Kong would climb the machine and the higher he got,the more you would win(it was a quarter dollar machine), I always played maximum credits just in case a jackpot came in otherwise you wouldn't win the jackpot if it did drop, anyway, I walked up with a $20 bill put it in and on my third spin got the feature and Kong just kept climbing,right up to 6400 credits,winning me a nice little $1600! There was a rather large lady sat on the next machine, ashtray full of tab-ends and looked like trailer trash- She tried to claim it was her money as she had been sat playing for hours on both machines, the slot area boss had to come and explain to her she had no right to my winnings as it was totally random so I left her risking being thrown out with a wry smile on my face and a pocket full of cash....Never did see what happened to her!!
It's been a loooong time since I was in Vegas, Freemont St was still Freemont Street and you drove down it (I've got a vidieo my wife took through the windscreen as we drove down towards the Plaza). That was when the Plaza was the best light show in town. Stayed one night in the Freemont Hotel just to say we had. It was terribly run down, worse than a $30 roadside motel. A roof over the street now and no cars. A pity really, for all its glitter, it was the last part of the old Vegas.
I've had a word ..... and my Mother says no point in bearing a grudge, just don't do it again!ls14garlo wrote:...so I left her risking being thrown out with a wry smile on my face and a pocket full of cash....Never did see what happened to her!!
The first time I went they hadn't covered Fremont Street so I never saw it "naked".... and we only went 'cos the hotel concierge said it was unmissable, bit surreal really and we actually walked from Treasure Island (naive move, since it really is a very seedy place to go for a wander at nighttime) away from the mega-resorts on the "Strip".... Still love Vegas though and I've always made a point of trying to see the "real" side of everywhere I've been in the U.S. but with the little fella in tow I suppose we'll need to be a bit more careful!! .......coppinpr wrote:It's been a loooong time since I was in Vegas...
Unfortunately it's illegal to offer those old machines for play in Nevada now. They don't have the new-fangled electronic monitoring - shoot, you can even open them without an automatic alarm being sent to the authorities - so Gaming Control is constantly worrying that they'll be cheated out of a nickel's tax. I really can't understand why Vegas doesn't have a slot museum. The State Museum in town has a tiny slot display area that when I first saw it, had a bunch of junk in there, including an old penny Sega from England (12d maximum prize), which was a freakin' insult. I donated them a couple of my important machines and they were salivating over another one that I refused to give them, but they don't have space to display them. The space allocated for dancer's G-strings is much larger.