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Slots I suddenly became the owner of a Blazing 7's Double Jackpot slot machine

Discussion in 'Slots' started by ah6tyfour, Oct 26, 2013.

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  1. ah6tyfour

    ah6tyfour High-Roller

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    While attending a charity event here in Vegas, I saw the opportunity to win a Bally Technologies Blazing 7's Double Jackpot at the silent auction and couldn't resist bidding on it. All I know about it is that it's a Bally S9000C that has been refurbished to full functionality and that it will be delivered directly from Bally Technologies complete with a stand.

    I have a few questions for anyone who owns a slot machine:

    -How heavy are they? Bally said they could only deliver to the 1st floor and I live on the 2nd floor, so I'll have to get some buddies to help me move it.

    -Is it powered through a normal wall plug? I imagine it would be like the power cable on a computer.

    -What happens if a component breaks down or a bulb burns out? Are there companies that manufacture and sell slot machine parts? Bally doesn't sell to the public, so I wouldn't be able to get a spare part from them.

    -Is there a way to open it up and add credits to the machine without actually putting money in?

    -Are there any regulations about taking it out of state?

    I can't wait to receive the unit so I can take a good look at the insides.
     
  2. SikDmax

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    Epic? How much was it? :D
     
  3. ah6tyfour

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    Embarrassingly low to the point thatI may have to make an additional donation to the charity to clear my conscience. Especially since it's apparently a unit that was pulled from the floor of Aria, so it's no more than 2-3 years old (unless MGM's contract with Bally allows them to put used machines into new casinos).
     
  4. joeynym

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    what do they go for in that condition?? if u don't know what is your estimated guess??
     
  5. ah6tyfour

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    The listed value on the item was $1,500. Bally also provided a machine for the public radio station here in town to auction off earlier this year. The winning bidder paid $1051. See link for description of the machine. It's the exact same description I was given.
    KNPR auction

    It's a completely working unit directly from Bally (who does not sell their machines, new or used, to the public), it's only a few years old, and it's a popular game. Without knowing anything about slot machines, I would think $900-$1500 would be a pretty fair price.
     
  6. joeynym

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    thanks for the info!!!! Enjoy your new slot machine!!!
     
  7. TDB Aces

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    Congratulations on winning this machine. I will try to answer your questions. Yes, slot machines are very heavy. I used to own a slant top video poker machine and a Sizzling 7's slant top machine, both made by IGT. These machines weighed approximately 400 pounds each! I now have an IGT Game King upright video poker machine and it weighs approximately 350 pounds. There are no handles or convenient way to move these, it takes 2 or 3 strong people to move these machines.

    Machine will operate on normal household electric. I keep mine plugged into a surge protected power strip, just like a computer.

    There are many dealers of used slot machines that can provide you with parts and service, if needed. Just get on line and search a little bit and you should easily find help for parts and service.

    I don't know of any way to add credits without depositing money. What I do is just put in money for credits and then take the money out of the machine.

    The laws regarding slot machines vary by state. Again, check on line for laws that may apply to your state. For example, slot machines are perfectly legal for home use in my state. There are several states that makes it illegal to even own a slot machine. A few states only allow "antique" slot machines that must be a certain age.

    Have fun with your machine.
     
  8. engicedave

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    I own a slot machine as well, machine titled "Casino Night" from IGT
    Everything above is correct. They're not super complicated, they just seem that way initially because it's so foreign to have access to the insides.

    Mine is an "antique" as required by Florida law, but what's cool about it is that it takes and dispenses quarters, it will also take bills.

    It came off the old SunCruz Casino ship in Port Canaveral

    It is fun to sit and blow a little time playing and it also acts as a bit of a piggy bank.
     
  9. LV_Bound

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    I would suspect they would also provide you with the key to access the inside.

    Hmmm, wonder if that key is specific to that machine or works all the machines. :wink2:
     
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    Oh, these machines do have back up batteries in them to keep the memory alive and stuff, so do not unplug for prolonged period of time or they'll need to be reset, and that is something I do not know how to do.
     
  11. gyosh1

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    Home Depot sells moving straps called "Forearm Forklift" for around $20. You will still need two people to carry the machine, but you can carry huge, heavy objects with these things, even up flights of stairs with relative ease.
     
  12. ah6tyfour

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    Thanks everyone (especially engicedave for all the details)!

    400 pounds is a lot and it's so big and awkward. Maybe I could buy some beer and bribe the delivery guys to help me out anyway since they would know best how to pick up one of these things. Thanks gyosh1 for the Forearm Forklift tip. I'll go take a look and see if it's something I'd trust to move my machine. I might just look into renting a sliding dolly that is made for stairs. Or keep offering more beer until the delivery guys cannot resist.

    LV_Bound, maybe these other guys can tell us about the locks. I sort of assumed the locks were installed separately by the individual casinos (or by Bally on behalf of the individual casinos) so that one master key could open all the machines. If that is true, then maybe my machine will just have no lock on it at all. Although I hope it really is locked and I get the keys! They could provide me with keys that open the cabinets of every slot machine on the strip and I would never know, since I'd be too afraid to even attempt to test it.

    Delivery takes 4-8 weeks, so it will be some time before I get the machine. I'm guessing the delay is because they have to wait for a day where there is a scheduled delivery of new machines to a casino and they can just piggyback my delivery onto that. If a giant Bally Technologies 18-wheeler full of slot machines pulls up to my apartment to unload my machine, that in itself will already be worth the money I spent on it.
     
  13. engicedave

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    It'll likely have no lock, and a standard cabinet cam lock will do the job. Like the kind of lock on a desk drawer
    Cheap at Home Depot
     
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    Offer them cash to take it up the stairs.

    They can buy their own beer with the cash.

    $20-$40 should work.

    You figure you should tip the guys $20 anyway so its really only an extra $20 out of pocket.

    Too bad your players club card wont work in it.
     
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    I have an arcade at home with 6 full size slot machines. And I can say none of them weigh over a hundred pounds. Most of them are from the late 90's and they are 3 reel mechanicals. I can understand video poker machine weighing more since they have the old CRT tube's in them as screens. But none of my slots are brutal, and they all have little sections cut out on the sides or back to lift them into place.

    And they all take standard bulbs when something burns out, most are just F20T12CW lamps which are 2 bucks at Home Depot. They will give you a key and from inside in the machine you should be able to click a switch and add credits. I cant see them giving you one that will only take bills. If they did convert this to home play to make it legal it should only work that way and NOT even take money if you tried. This way you can only use it for entertainment.

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  16. Drambler

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    I own a five line Double Diamond machine that takes and pays out quarters. The coin mechanism alone that spits out the quarters has to weigh 25 lbs on it's own. Luckily that came out. This model is from the 1980's.

    I think the machine itself weighs maybe 200 - 300 lbs? I got this machine from some guy on craigslist for $300. He had started it listed as $500 and I low balled him and he told me a pawn shop offered him $350 but it was worth the $50 to not haul it there. Boy was he right.

    I bought the straps from home depot and my wife and I got it in the living room but to get it to the 2nd floor we had to put it on some carpet and push and pull it up the steps. It was way too heavy to use the straps without dropping it. I built a stand for it and that was a chore getting on there in itself.

    What I love doing with my machine is saying if I hit the big jackpot I'll open it up and take the money, otherwise it gets opened right before an LV trip and I treat that money like extra gravy for the trip. Last time I opened it there was nearly a grand in there.

    I've come close once to hitting a jackpot and that is on any of the five lines. I talked to a slot machine seller and he told me how to get it to spit out some codes that told him it was set to a 97.4% pay out so it's nuts I've not come close in over a year.

    Also, there isn't any way I can see to add credits other than throwing money in there. Maybe the non money ones can add credits but this one can't.
     
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    Holy crap I'm moving to Grid's house! :nworthy:
     
  18. engicedave

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    Same as mine. Mine weighs a ton, and I can't add credits without putting in money.
    According to the casino that gave it to me after refurbish, so long as it's an "antique" (over 20 years old, if I remember right), it can be fully operational.

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  19. ah6tyfour

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    Thanks everyone! It was great to see your machines and to hear your insight. I'll be sure to post pictures once I receive the machine in 4-8 weeks.

    I don't know about the weight (I will ask when I send back all the forms), but as for whether a machine can take bills or not, my machine should be no more than 2-3 years old and the description states that it "accepts bills". Maybe the rules are less strict in Nevada since they're essentially giving me a machine capable of turning my home into a one-machine casino with a slot machine that is still on the floor of many strip casinos.

    I like the idea of using it as a piggy bank!
     
  20. luvstp

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    I have a five times pay machine that came from Laughlin. Mine takes bills and I sort of use it like a piggy bank...... We have owned this machine for 5 years and have never lined up all three of the 5 times pay symbols..... Makes you really appreciate how difficult it is to get 3 of the top symbols on any slot.

    I've been keeping track of the win percentage by continuing to insert Franklins into it until I get a pay of over 1000 coins (a hand pay for this machine). So far, it has taken over $1000 for each of the handpays. And since the denomination is quarters, that means that it takes $1000 to get a 1500 coin handpay in quarters..... I fail to see how casinos don't make tons and tons and tons of money.
     
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