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by malcymal
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award
Replies: 19
Views: 1746

Re: Bally Gold Award

I have owned a couple of Ballys before but they were working machines which I moved on fairly quickly and traded for all mechanical bandits. I know on this forum there are some Bally enthusiasts so be patient and I'm sure somebody will pop by soon and help you; be careful with these when fettling as...
by malcymal
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award
Replies: 19
Views: 1746

Re: Bally gold award

On accepting a coin, does the handle pull and the reels spin etc? I'm assuming your Gold Award is a 1p or 2p play as many were converted from original 6d play. Just thinking, it might be something as simple as coin differences of the pre-1992 coins being copper and thereafter steel and the slug/magn...
by malcymal
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat Hold N'Draw wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Aristocrat Hold N'Draw wiring

I never knew the mechanical Aristos of this age had a hold and draw feature. Thanks for sharing.
by malcymal
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic
Replies: 33
Views: 6873

Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

It looks very classy and I could imagine it back in time attracting many people in a glitzy casino environment. The earlier comments about chrome, its not for everyone. You've taken something in bad shape and transformed it into something that would look good in a home. Ive had my fingers badly burn...
by malcymal
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...
Replies: 17
Views: 2741

Re: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...

That's very interesting coppinpr, thanks for sharing. I do have a modern Japanese table top pachislo slot machines (in Japan, they have to be destroyed or exported after two years). It's an incredible thing, and the odds on this one are a minimum of 96% and highest at 106%. You put it into a mode an...
by malcymal
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...
Replies: 17
Views: 2741

Re: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...

I always thought, and this being a US Jennings, that the actual US law was a minimum 75% payout? I remember seeing percentages stated on many bandits including some of my segas and the later electro mechanical machines too. But yes, of course, dodgy operators and their tampering are pretty common he...
by malcymal
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Hampshire and looking for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Re: Hi from Hampshire and looking for advice

Welcome Keith. You will find like all of us, that your collection will grow and grow. Be prepared to clear space, loved ones, loft eaves, wherever to house your collection. I've scaled back to seven bandits and electro mechanical wall machines from a dozen. I still get the urge to buy something new ...
by malcymal
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Sega Skill Diga 6d Play
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: Sega Skill Diga 6d Play

Oh crikey I remember this machine run in the Harrison's amusements on Bognor Seafront in the 70s; they also owned the pier. All I remember winning were 10 Embassy cigs that had been in there so long they were stale. Thats how hard it was to win.
by malcymal
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bingolett
Replies: 22
Views: 8615

Re: Bingolett

Sorry I've been away. As soon as I'm able to access my Rialto I will photo the cashbox. My machine is in a loft eave cupboard behind some stuff and I've recently had surgery and not allowed to lift for a couple of weeks. I won't forget to do it for you.
by malcymal
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bell Fruit Cascade
Replies: 121
Views: 27247

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

A wise man posted on here you need to lay two chairs face to face with you lying on the floor between them and reaching up. Can't for the life of me think who it was? :lol: It's quite amazing how the subject of the Bell Fruit Cascade has come up. I always fancied one of these but I have a bad back a...