Recently we added some videos for old mechanical machines. These videos show how they work, how to identify what symbol should be on the pay line, replacing reel strips and one that shows how you can add a veneer over an old cabinet. These videos are courtesy of Mark at Slotmachinedepot.co.uk To view them here on our website click on this link Mechanical or use the Tips drop down menu.

We have added some tips pages to aid you in repairing your machines as well as a tip on how to make your own WD40 except that this method works better and is cheaper  to get to the tips use this link TIPS


We are  pleased to offer several manuals, in PDF format, for sale. You will find many slot machines makes and models. Clicking on the manual icon will take you to our manuals page, once there please use the menu and select the make of machine for which you are seeking a manual.


For your convenience,  a database of game chips and information for many of the most popular slot machines has been created. This includes game name, part number, check-sums and the size of EPROM (if available). Currently our database is populated for Bally Game Maker, Bally 6000, Bally E2000 and several IGT makes and models.

Feel free to look up your game chip to see pay out percentages or other useful information. To visit our database, please click on the link RomsDB link above. Instructions for using the database can be found by clicking on the link  DB Instructions . The database is free to use. It was created for the sole purpose of helping others find the information they need. If you have information that is not yet included and would like to share your lists for, please send them to our database administrator via email DB Admin

Antique coin operated machines or parts always wanted. We are willing to buy, sell, or trade old coin operated slot or arcade machines, and jukeboxes. We do have some slot machine parts, and can help you repair your slot machine. We can also help you identify your slot machine, and maybe its year, model, make, or even it’s value. Slot machines and all coin operated machines are great collectibles. You get the added bonus of getting to play these fine antiques. People all over the world are building game rooms in their homes just to display and play their slot machines. We like the old mechanical slot machines the best, and they are great piggy banks. Antiques that you can enjoy, use and play. The newer slots are fun to play, super for a game room, and the old mechanical slots have all the class of the finest antiques. There is perhaps no better representation of gambling culture than the classic slot machine. Slots are an old invention, but they are still extremely popular in a variety of casino settings. There are so many varieties of slots these days and such a large variance in payout that one can feel dizzy trying to name all the slots available in the gambling world.

Three Reel Slots

The classic slot machine has three reels, or wheels, with decals or symbols painted around the edges. These reels will spin when the machine is first cycled. After the reels spin wildly for a few moments, the machine stops each reel on a random point revealing one of the decals on that reel. If you match up three symbols along the pay line, you win.

Varieties of Design

While the most well-known images and symbols used on classic slot machines are sevens, cherries, bells and bars, there have been a whole host of other themes mapped on to the classic slot machine. Some machines get extremely creative, substituting strange and fun symbols on slot reels, the entire machine is often painted in the accompanying theme. Different styles and designs turn regular classic slot machines into strange and quirky entities, especially in online slots with motifs like alien invasions, billiards, spy games, shoot outs, gold rushes and game show themes to name but a few.

Most classic slot machines began their evolution accepting pennies and nickels. Over the years, slot machines went through upgrades to begin accepting larger coins, like dimes, then quarters and on up to silver dollars. But forget silver dollars, these days most new slot machines in the classic style accept bills, and may not even accept coins anymore.

This Mills Hi Top has been completely restored and is in, top shape. These photos of show the mechanism and the inside of the machine as well as the left and back sides of this fabulous antique machine.



Soon, we will be adding more information to help you identify your slot machines, upright,reel machine, goose-neck type machine, escalator type, half top, or high top, console type, slot machine or trade stimulator type machine, and other information helpful to you. We hope to give information on where you can get parts and new reel strips, the definition of a reel mechanism or hopper, coin sliders and other useful information to help you learn your slot machines. We urge you to join our forum where you can ask questions, get information and help. When joining please use your real email address since we do approve membership requests to keep spammers away.




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