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Been Downtown recently? Coindropper locations?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Mango68, Jun 7, 2012.

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  1. Mango68

    Mango68 Tourist

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    Planning a trip in early August and we'd really like to hit a few of the old school slot machines..can anyone give me some confirmed places where they still have these babies? Thanks! :thumbsup:
     
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    robert m. High-Roller

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    There are coin dropper video poker machines on the second floor of the California.

    However, I do not remember seeing regular slot machines.

    Additionally, I recall seeing some coin dropper VP at the El Cortez.

    The D (Fitz) has some on second floor.

    I have not been inside Mermaids, but I seem to remember from others' trip reports, that there are older machines there.

    Have fun!
     
  3. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    In addition...

    There are dollar VP coin droppers by the east tower elevators at the Cal.

    There are quarter and dollar coin droppers (uprights) at Main St. Station north of the cage.

    There is a whole nook of dollar coin dropper VP at the El Co next to the cage. There are also dollar coin dropper slots near the washrooms by the cafe there. I think there are also quarter coin dropper VP machines in the same area on the main floor.

    The best is to play the old skool light pen Keno machines one quarter at a time at the El Co, Cal, or The D (upstairs).

    Oh - at the D there are coin droppers off the check in desk including the Win Free Meat machines.
     
  4. Mango68

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    Great!

    Thanks...we were at the D in March on the 2nd level and didn't see any..but they were under major construction at the time too. Have to recheck. Great suggestions, will check them all out!
     
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    In the Fremont, near the Keno!
     
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    There are slant-top video poker machines near the bar, and some Wild Cherry progressive slots as well - all coin droppers, baby.
     
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    Both Mermaids and La Bayou have coin only slots.
     
  8. Wifarmer

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    Mermaids has them. Was there a couple weeks back. Only word of caution... After digging about a zillion nickels out of the tray my fingers were pretty much black!!! Still a riot though!!
     
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    Did they have wet naps? I used to go to casinos here in MN and fill my pockets with them, then dump them in the glove box in the car. They are lifesavers if you have kids
     
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    TuneinTokyo High-Roller

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    Mermaids is the best place for that. They play classic rock as a bonus.
     
  11. Mango68

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    Have to check out Mermaids

    We walked by that place several times in March..the mermaids at the door scared us off! :cheers: But now that I know they have them, we'll have to brave the door. Thanks everyone..any more that you know of, put them here!
     
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    Mermaids is the best. They don't have wet naps, but you can get them at the cashier cages of Fremont, California, and Main Street Station. I usually have a box of foil-wrapped individuals from the dollar store and keep a few in my pockets when downtown as well. Never know when you want to leave the slots and eat a 99 cent Mermaids hot dog. Gotta clean off those little piggies first!
     
  13. letsgotovegas

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    There are some nickel coin dropper slot machines on the second floor at the D. I found this out the hard way....stuck in a $5 while waiting for burgers (very good, btw). Didn't realize it was a nickel machine so hit cash out. Clink, clink, clink, clink, clink.....oh, crap, coin dropper.

    So I just decided to feed a few in and play anyway. Good thing I did - I ended up getting several bonus rounds and other line pays and won about $17! Woo hoo! The downside was I had FILTHY hands after scooping all those flipping nickels into a cup. That really makes you appreciate the TITO technology.

    But it was fun - I haven't hugged a bucket of coins in a very long time. Ah, the good old days.

    Cheers,
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  14. Mango68

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    I wonder..

    What the highest payout is on these coindroppers these days? 200 bucks? 500 bucks? That's a crapload of nickels! Maybe they do hand pay at some point. If I won 500 bucks worth of nickels I'd gladly take the TITO! But I do sometimes miss the clink clink clink.
    :thumbsup:
     
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    The lady a couple of stumps over from me won $150ish in nickels at Mermaids. That friggin thing ding ding dinged for like 15 minutes!!! Even she was getting bored!! And they have these two strange dudes in what look like white DR. coats walking around tending to the machines. Dumpy but it feels like I'm at the county fair so it's all good. If they could just put a tilt-a-whirl up down town it would be a money maker!!
     
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    At Mermaids, anything over fifty dollars requires a hand-pay. If you want to cash out and not already at fifty, you can add more bills then notify a cocktail waitress. The downside it that your waitress will pay you in a "ceremony" and should be tipped, so this is only good if you've really won something.
     
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    I put a $20.00 in a coin-in slot at Fitz (sorry can't call it D). When I realized it was a nickel slot and you could only bet $.15 per spin it was too late. I won a few bonuses and got sick of it. When I cashed out it began to slow down and I had my "Oh crap!" moment. Then I had to get an attendant to fill the hopper back up which took about 10 minutes after which I realized the cashier was closed and had to tote my winnings back downstairs. I appreciated the quarters from Sigma Derby at MGM Grand more at this point.
     
  18. trooth

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    I know the d has a space dedicated to them.
     
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