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Slots Coins in & out... Who still has them

Discussion in 'Slots' started by jmtrudeau, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. jmtrudeau

    jmtrudeau Low-Roller

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    My trip is coming up and my girlfriend wants to know if coin in/out machines still exist in vegas other than at gas stations. I know over the past 5 years they've pretty much gone extinct. Anyone have a clue?
     
  2. Tammy58

    Tammy58 Frugal Slot Jockey

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    Last year they still had them at slots a fun...I don't know if maybe downtown may have some.
     
  3. Turtleman

    Turtleman VIP Whale

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    The California definitely has some coin VP machines.
     
  4. HarvickKevin

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    El Cortez downtown still has plenty of them. The old school reel slots and the older VP machines are the dinosaurs that are still hanging in there.

    I must admit, I still like that sound of the coins hitting that metal hopper, but when I see someone who's fingers are black from the coinage, makes me appreciate the Tito's.
     
  5. jmtrudeau

    jmtrudeau Low-Roller

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    black fingers... thats what the pocket full of wetnaps is for. :smile:
     
  6. loser #2

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  7. 1quick1

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    In my memory from the last year two I know slots of fun and Mermaids downtown had them.
     
  8. justvisiting

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    Last year bar top VP at Slots o Fun were still coin out.
     
  9. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever "The Welfare Queen of Windsor"

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    I think the coins used to SLOW down my gambling...maybe I should go back to them!
     
  10. jmtrudeau

    jmtrudeau Low-Roller

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    Wow loser #2, thanks for the list!
     
  11. apurvis99

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    If memory serves me right, most of the novelty slots at the strip casinos have them (u know the giant slot machines that everyone tries to get their picture taken at). I know the ones at Bally's pay out large $1 coins and I saw two at Mandalay Bay that do the same. Only downside is that anything over $200 is a handpay
     
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    Correction, the big novelty slots are only coin out machines, not coin-in. They just take dollar bills :D
     
  13. mandrew4

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    I miss the clinking sound in the tray. I remember going to bed at night and still hearing that sound in my head. Ahhh, those were the days. Soon they will be a thing of the past and the only place you will find them is in a museum or at an auction. The casinos have a much better advantage by using the tickets instead of coins so there really is no incentive to ever go back.
     
  14. jmtrudeau

    jmtrudeau Low-Roller

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    Well, I was thinking maybe they could have a nostalgia section to place a handful of coin machines and run a promo as another gimmick to get someone to come back, heck, I would. I just wish those damn pesky penny machines would go away. but on that not, does anyone know if the copper mill at the gold spike still exists?
     
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    QUOTE=mandrew4;320080]I miss the clinking sound in the tray. I remember going to bed at night and still hearing that sound in my head. Ahhh, those were the days. Soon they will be a thing of the past and the only place you will find them is in a museum or at an auction. The casinos have a much better advantage by using the tickets instead of coins so there really is no incentive to ever go back.[/QUOTE]

    I had to laugh when I read this. :haha: I remember the first time I went to Reno and hit the bed, I couldn't get the plink, plink, plink out of my head. Way too funny!!!
     
  16. jmtrudeau

    jmtrudeau Low-Roller

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    Well on my april trip, I walked through tons of strip and downtown casinos and only found coin in/out slots at the El cortez and slots o fun. I went into all the freemont casinos and only found ticket in/out. I had fun at sof and was nice to feel the weight of a bucket full of quarters again.
     
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    When I was out there in February the Skyline out on Boulder Highway was still coin and not paper.
     
  18. VegasDog

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    I recently read (maybe in Casino Player?) that an Atlantic City resort was going to put in a section of coin operated slots for a retro feel.
     
  19. jmtrudeau

    jmtrudeau Low-Roller

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    I was hoping vegas would add a retro section, but the probably depneds if they sold off their coin counters at the cashiers.
     
  20. Jimbo338

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    When they started the changeover, I thought most people would object, instead I found that I was in the minority. I guess if you are a serious slot player it was the way to go. In my case, without the lure of the coins hitting the metal tray, I just have no desire or temptation to play slots at all. I understand why casinos like the paper in/out but it's sure not as much fun in my mind.

    Jimbo