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post #1 of 14 Old 03-21-2007, 01:18 PM - Thread Starter
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I am in the process of finishing my HT room. I thought the other day that it would be really neat to install some slot machines or video poker machines into the room for entertainment purposes. I have been looking online for some machines, most appear to be used or refurbished from the casinos.

Has anyone installed these machines in their home? Is there alot of maintenance to keep them running? Where or how did you purchase them? Suggestions? I do know that I want the versions that are found in LasVegas or Atlantic City, no foreign machines.

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I have wanted to get some of the new IGT video slots. They have a Star Wars themed one and a Back to the Future themed one (among many others). I have no clue if it is even possible to get those.
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I have wanted to get some of the new IGT video slots. They have a Star Wars themed one and a Back to the Future themed one (among many others). I have no clue if it is even possible to get those.

I emailed them yesterday to ask for assistance, lets see what they say. I agree with you, they have some really nice machines.
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I have wanted to get some of the new IGT video slots. They have a Star Wars themed one and a Back to the Future themed one (among many others). I have no clue if it is even possible to get those.

I finally received an email from IGT....

Dear James,

IGT does not sell directly to individuals due to business and regulatory
concerns. However, there are several brokers in the Las Vegas area who
specialize in this type of business. They can be searched out online
under "Used Equipment Brokers" or looked up in a Las Vegas phonebook.
While I can not officially recommend a broker I have done business in
the past with Showcase Slots @ 702-614-1000.

Thanks for playing IGT and Good Luck!

Director of Product Remarketing



So we can't buy the new ones, but it looks pretty promising that we can get the refurbished or used ones. I'll have to try my luck with this information.
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ive had good luck with used ones off of craigslist. Search las vegas. I am also located in Sandy but have family in vegas so I am there alot.
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Should also check your state laws. In Pennsylvania, I don't think you can own a slot machine manufactured after 1950 :-/
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Should also check your state laws. In Pennsylvania, I don't think you can own a slot machine manufactured after 1950 :-/

As to whether your can have slot machines delivered to your state, here is a link that will give you a summary of the laws across the country...

http://www.usedslotsmachines.com/Use...egal-Page.html
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Check out a pachislo machine. Its basically a Japanese slot machine and they're relatively inexpensive. They have huge arcades full of them (along with pachinko machines). There is some sort of law that prevents them from being used over a certain period of time (two years?) so they have a constant surplus of machines. They ship them over here by the container load. A lot of the newer ones have integrated color LCD screens and are really neat. You just have to pick a theme that you like. Most of the graphics will be in japanese, but some machines have a lot of english. The machine I have (Speed Racer) has a lot of the graphics in english, but the directions and in-game video/speech is in japanese. But heck, while playing the game, it isn't that important to know what Racer-X or Trixie are saying - you can still tell how to play the game on the screen.

Check out http://www.pachitalk.com for more info. Its the AVS/HTF of pachislo and pachinko. And you'll see plenty on ebay. The ones with the popular "american" themes (Top Gun, Terminator, Betty Boop, etc.) tend to be the most expensive.
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I have never played/seen a pachinko, but they do look like they have some neat themes.
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I have never played/seen a pachinko, but they do look like they have some neat themes.


Pachinko machines are fun to play. I remember as a kid playing these at my uncles house as he brought back a couple from Japan while he was with the military. I really don't consider these to be gambling devices, I mean you do have to pay to play and there is risk involved but they are more like pinball machines with much more action. Your prize is not paid out in currency of any form, its basically the collection of more balls that you are awarded during a game which in Japan, cane be turned in for items, toys, etc. just like the tickets that you see at an arcade that come out of the machines.
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Pachinko machines are fun to play. I remember as a kid playing these at my uncles house as he brought back a couple from Japan while he was with the military. I really don't consider these to be gambling devices, I mean you do have to pay to play and there is risk involved but they are more like pinball machines with much more action. Your prize is not paid out in currency of any form, its basically the collection of more balls that you are awarded during a game which in Japan, cane be turned in for items, toys, etc. just like the tickets that you see at an arcade that come out of the machines.

I think what he really wants to look at is a Pachislo not Pachinko. Pachislo are like slot machines.
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Yeah, pachislo machines are just like slots. I have two of them: a Speed Racer and a Dai Yamato. They've worked well for me. I recently added the side art to them since the plain black sides were kinda boring.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...eedSideArt.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...tSideArt_4.jpg
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they are rigged for tokens only, id love to get a video poker machine for the poker nights when someone gets knocked out htey can go and try their luck at the video machine
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Try:http://www.planethollyweb.com/
I had good luck with them...good assortment of slots-Pete
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