The El Cortez has "retired" their Silver Strike machine. It doesn't look like it will be coming back . . ever. A Silver Striker shared with me information on why Silver Strike machines cannot be "repaired" with new parts. There is a patented part that drives the carousel. The part that the patent holder won’t give up the rights to is a gear mechanism that drives the Strike carousel. The strike carousel is VERY heavy, (I will make a calculation of the weight someday) and think of the wear to rotate that column around at “high” speed. The only place that they can get that part is out of old machines. The newer machine only steps one column at a time once a strike has been hit. I played the newer machine at Coushatta in Kinder, LA. Just a little tidbit of Silver Strike lore.