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Which downtown casinos still use coins for slot machines?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by lithium78, May 5, 2015.

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  1. lithium78

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    We're going downtown for one day of our Vegas vacation this summer and my friend wants to find some of the old coin-operated slot machines downtown. Anybody know where we can find them? She wants to have some "classic Vegas" fun. :)
     
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  2. LoveDowntownVegas

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    Upstairs at The D has "Vintage Vegas" with coin operated machines.
    They also have a Sigma Derby machine - that's real classic!

    better worded edit - from their website -
    The D boasts a second floor casino that invites guests to step back in time to enjoy vintage slots and an original Vegas vibe. The second floor vintage casino will be home to numerous classic coin-operated slots and Sigma Derby – a popular simulated horse-racing game. Enjoy throw-back jams reminiscent of eras past playing throughout the casino floor.
     
  3. Imperial_Palace_King

    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    Laughlin has a ton of coin operated machines if you're willing to make the trek out there. The Riverside even had some really old machines that you could still play.
     
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    Gofaster87 Low-Roller

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    The world famous LVC still has coin machines - vp, .25 $1 slots.
     
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    The last time I was there Margaritaville still had them.

    Btw, if you're like me you probably accumulate a lot of spare change during a trip. For the past several years when I've been staying at the GN I'll take all my spare change over to Binions and they'll run it through their change machine and give you bills. Just thought I'd throw that out there for anyone that is interested.

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    The California has several coin-droppers (for quarters) at the top of the escalator.
    I believe they are 9/6 Jacks or Better poker games.
     
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    Both Fremont and MSS also have coin droppers and I think that El Cortez may also have them. These are VP machines and not slots however.
     
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    The 8/5 "Treasure Chest" VP (99.56%) for quarters are also coin-droppers.

    Also "La Bayou" is entirely(?) coin droppers...don't touch the VP there though. That's just horrendous (most <95%).
     
  9. Gofaster87

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    California still has a bunch of dollar coin dropper vp machines as well.
     
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    If you've never played that, it's a lot of fun! A few times now somebody who sat down next to me held up a bill and asked me where the bill slot was. :) :) :)

    It's also the absolute BEST place I know to get free drinks with the minimum of $$$$ played. A race typically takes a few minutes and a few quarters every few minutes (many which return something) will usually get you drinks faster than you can drink them.
     
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    Thank you, great tip.
     
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    I did see some of them at El Cortez. BTW that is the smokiest casino I have ever been to. LOL..
     
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    If you think it's bad now, you should have seen it in the 1970s!
     
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    I do not miss the days of waiting 20 minutes for them to fill up the machine to get the $2 left of my payout!!
     
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    Or dirty fingers.
     
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    They are 9/6, and not only are they coin-droppers, but they pay out immediately on wins (no credit banking)....vintage!!
     
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Lots of people like these machines and they are very popular with the old folks. The sound of the tokens hitting the tray is addicting.
     
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    Even today it can take seemingly forever to fix a paper jam when you cash out. I admit it doesn't happen nearly as often as an empty hopper.

    This is the main reason I like TITO! Your fingers were BLACK after a night of playing. About the grossest thing about this was cashing out and realizing that some total jerk was using the coin tray as an ashtray! :( :( :(
     
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    They also have coin droppers at Cal at the bottom of the escalators, next to the Main Street Bar. I think they are the old Treasure Chest VP machines.
     
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    I second the drink service upstairs at the D playing sigma. Holy hell they come around so often.
     
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