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Old Gaming Tokens

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Homeschool, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Homeschool

    Homeschool Low-Roller

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    I'm sure there's another thread somewhere, but I bought a slot machine and finally actually looked at the tokens. Some good ones in there, alot from casinos that are long gone. Oldest ones are from late 70s. Just thought I'd share.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. jon_vegas

    jon_vegas High-Roller

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    Nice. I have a few of those. I wasn't of legal age to gamble yet before they got rid of these tokens but my Dad would give me those from vegas trips. Maybe that's what got me started collecting casino chips now... thanks, Dad! lol.
     
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  3. vegasdev

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    pretty darn cool!
     
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  4. Coppertop Tester

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    They all look similar in size. Did they work interchangeably between casinos back then?
     
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    jon_vegas High-Roller

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    They're about the same size but if I remember correctly, they would not work between casinos. Maybe it's the weight that triggers?
     
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    Wow

    I thought machines would take actual quarters, half dollars and dollars and only tokens for the slots over $1.
     
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    Sigh,
    I miss those!
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    For the $1 tokens, at least up through the 90s/early 2000s, they were all interchangeable...you could use any $1 token in any $1 machine...and you would certainly be paid in a wide variety of casino $1 tokens...sometimes you'd even spot an actual "Ike" dollar coin... nobody cared...nobody even looked at the things... when you took your bucket to the cage, they just dumped the contents into a token-counter & they paid you in paper money.
    IIRC, the $5 tokens were unique with each casino, but I could be wrong about that...I only ever used them 1 time, and I didn't really pay attention.
     
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    Those are cool.
    I wish I had saved more of those like I did $1 chips.
    The only token I kept is 1 from Binions. It’s more of a golden color. Maybe it’s just tarnished.
     
  10. RebelDiceMan

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    Those are mighty cool. I mostly collect chips but I have 25-30 tokens in my collection. I wish I had kept more of them.
     
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    Too bad, most of your tokens all look worn and used so you probably won't get that much from them. But still you can go to ebay to check to see if anyone is selling old tokens and how much they sell for. You might make some money selling the old tokens from casinos that have long closed.

    I just thought of them as $1 coins.
     
  12. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Every casino had a dollar token because the Dollar coins didn’t make enough noise when they hit the tray. They were pretty much interchangeable, and it wasn’t uncommon for certain tokens to be rejected at their home casino. Back in the day quarter and nickel machines took actual coin, and nobody wanted anything to do with dimes.
     
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    I have just 3 $1 tokens, lol 2 from Boyd Treasure Chesst and 1 from Harrahs New orleans before caesars owned them, lol

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    The first time I remember visiting Sams Town, they had a visible token count room where you could watch them through glass as they processed tons of the larger tokens as well as every denomination of coin.

    I can also remember stumbling into the Stardust in the morning at about 4:00am and watching them collect coins and tokens from the machines. Each bank of machines had a huge collection bucket behind a locked door in the base. They would empty these into a huge hopper thing being pulled by some kind of a motorized cart. Of course they had guards with guns ahead of and behind the people who did the actual collecting.
     
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    Very cool....just love that kind of stuff. Guess why I'm on this board, right Sonya? :)
     
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