Las Vegas Eats Its Own
Las Vegas has been undergoing a massive facelift the last ten years in the attempt to attract more and more visitors with full wallets. In the mad scramble for cash and prizes, most of the older slot machines are being kicked off casino floors and snapped up by collectors. Always a sucker for novelty nostalgia, I'm maintaining this location list of older gambling amusement devices and other vaguely-related esoterica.
Old-tyme slot machines:
Other novelties of interest:
There is at least one Mahjong slot machine in that Reno Silver Legacy/Circus Circus/etc adjoining casino.
Bizarre "Chainsaws & Toasters" slot machine: The Aladdin (probably elsewhere as well)
Old slot machines (display only) can be found at the Maxim (LV), Stardust (LV), Station House (Tonapah), and Classic Car Showroom (30 slots, Laughlin NV).
Desert Valley Museum (Mesquite NV) has five slot machines from 1936.
Liberty Belle Casino (Reno NV) has a (display only) slot machine museum (and "slot machine book store"); it's run by the grandson of Charles Fey, inventor of the slot machine. (hours are not posted on the website; from experience, I say definitely call before visiting) They've also published a slot machine book which is just grand.
Related: my horrendous casino standings.
Lastly, remember: the best form of money management when gambling in Las Vegas is to jam as many coins in the slot as possible at one time, wait for the mechanic to come over, then do the standard hostage-for-money swap. Cake ... walk.
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