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Searching Slot Machine Jackpots - Not Exactly Roll Hunting

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 Posted 08/02/2021  3:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Has anyone ever searched through slot machine jackpots--those modest payouts that dump a pile of coins--and found anything interesting?
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 Posted 08/02/2021  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have only ever been to two casinos. I have not been in over 20 years, but even back then they only had cashless (electronic) and token slot machines. It would have been fun if they had legal tender coin slots, that is assuming I would win something to search.
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 Posted 08/02/2021  4:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1847bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They search your pockets before you search theirs.
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 Posted 08/02/2021  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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They search your pockets before you search theirs.
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 Posted 08/02/2021  4:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was passing through the Reno airport in the early 90s and watched a pile of halves cascade into someone's bucket. The individual pushed some coins around and yelled--I got some silver! I didn't hang around, had a flight to catch.

\edit - early 90s, maybe 91 or 92.
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 Posted 08/02/2021  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In my vast experience with slot machines, (I've been to Vegas once) I found that the coins I won were so well used and beaten by other coins, that the details looked smeared. My wife hit several large nickel jackpots and I hit a couple of quarter wins. Almost all of the coins had thousands of contact marks. I think it would be difficult to find varieties on these coins and even more difficult to sell them due to the condition.

As I said, I only went once, so my take on this kind of search is limited at best.

Anyone else?
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 Posted 08/02/2021  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The individual pushed some coins around and yelled--I got some silver!



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I didn't hang around, had a flight to catch.
Now I am reminded about the "VUP" and the "Susan B. Anthony" in Ocean's 13.
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 Posted 08/02/2021  5:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool topic! I've only been searching for about ten years and the machines I've played since then are cashless. The machine makes a tink, tink, tink sound and kicks out a ticket. NO FUN! I'm with Yokozuna though, I would say they would be pumbled to death.
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 Posted 08/02/2021  8:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will search the cash out dumps on coin in/coin out video poker machines in Las Vegas for W quarters. I have found quiet a few the past couple of years. Last trip in 2019 also yielded a couple of 90% silvers, too!

I'm supposed to head back to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. Haven't been in a while. Just hope you can still find the coin in/ coin out machines at some of the off the strip casinos.

Will update when I get back.
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 Posted 08/02/2021  9:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would be nice to have a list of casinos that still use coins. But, I would have to agree from limited experience that most of the "jackpot" coins are well-battered. Still, it's not uncommon to find NIFC halves—IF you can find a machine to dole them out.

Should have mentioned that I've also snagged some half rolls from casinos for the purpose of CRH.
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 Posted 08/03/2021  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Should have mentioned that I've also snagged some half rolls from casinos for the purpose of CRH.
Excellent!
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 Posted 08/04/2021  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh gosh... I used to do that back in the day. I would play the half dollar machines specifically to look for silver. Had a whole little bucket of 40% silver halves I accumulated during the '80s and '90s. I went through nickels a lot too. Those were the days.
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 Posted 08/05/2021  3:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
El Cortez Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, just off freemont st. it's the only place I can think of really, they still gave a few hundred vintage coin operated slots (video poker mostly) and they have some dollar token slots for the higher rollers, although last time I went to vegas it was pre-pandemic 2019.

Circus Circus uses tokens for all of theirs.
Slots of fun just had a handful of quarter coin ops left, maybe 6 or 8?

I've stayed local to gamble since then, I find if the casino uses a ticket system they usually have one or two of the redeeming machines somewhere in there that will give loose change, and I can build up a small pile by cashing in my tickets frequently on the trip to search later on when I get home and that's the best I got since ticket in/ticket out is becoming the norm and coin op disappears more every year as machines break and parts are unavailable to fix them.

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 Posted 09/05/2021  10:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All the coins in the those places are mangled.
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 Posted 09/06/2021  03:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
searching the payout tubes would be more like roll searching........

My Dad used to work at a place that put gambling devices, pool tables, cig machines etc in bars in western Pa. On occasion, if hearing about a possible police raid, he would have to try to remove machines before it happened. Sometime in the early 1960's a console slot ended up at his sisters barn. As kids in the 70's, my cousins and I played around with it and other machines trying to get them to work with no success. Sometime in the 90's, my Dad was up at the barn with my cousin and I and went over to that old console slot that had been sitting there for 30 years and got into it, removed the payout tube and dumped it out and was all 90% Washington quarters. (I started collecting coins in 1972....Dad saved silver since 1965, so I didn't get any of them...LOL)
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