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Coin hoppers/droppers and TITO's

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Geogran, Jan 10, 2017.

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  1. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    There is probably an answer somewhere in these threads but I'm lazy. We started going to Vegas in 2000 when everything was still coin drops.

    What year were the first TITO's introduced in Vegas and does anyone recall which casino had the first TITO?

    I loved scooping up those dirty, noisy things, always in search of another cup when I hit the mother lode (at least it looked and sounded like the mother lode!) :woohoo:- it's probably what hooked me on Vegas. My memory isn't great but maybe the 2004-2005 time frame started seeing tickets?? I still see a few downtown but it's not the same when clang, clang, clang was all one would hear.
     
  2. wormhole

    wormhole VIP Whale

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    2005 is when I first saw them. Was staying at Luxor. My first visit to Vegas was in 2004, at LVH, and only remember coin droppers there.

    First slot I played at the Luxor visit spit out a ticket when I cashed out and I looked at it and thought, "what do I do with this?". Didn't take long to figure it out, though.
     
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  3. marham

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    I miss the noise of the coins but I don't miss the dirty hands from scooping out bunches of nickels
     
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  4. Richard Alpert

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    Even my local switched over to TITOs now.
    My bride and I played some coin slots a few years back at I believe the D...It was weird to hear the coins drop into the hopper again!

    RICHARD
     
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    I don't know the answers, but TITO was the best thing to happen to casinos that I can think of. normally, "new and improved" is anything but. in the case of TITO, it was a great improvement in so many ways. I suppose it is cool that they still have a few coin droppers for the vintage experience, but I don't miss them.
     
  6. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    Back then I didn't mind the dirty hands so much cause the casino always had gobs of hand wipes in individual packets everywhere - it was a real 'hands on' experience - nostalgia I guess - but you're right, the dirty hands belong to the past...
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Love em.

    I was in Seoul last year and played some slots in a casino. You can not cash out at all. They come around and do some slip thing, go the cage and get your money and then give it to you. Not sure if coin drops small amounts or not as I did okay on the 2-3 machines I played. I like to move around and that was annoying. I took my money and went to bed.
     
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