Buying a Slot Machine
Having a slot machine in your own home is a great way to play for free and is a great addition to any games room. Unfortunately for most of us it is illegal to own a slot machine due to the fact that the authorities don't want mini casinos popping up in the suburbs.
Some states do allow slot machine ownership but require that the game is at least 25 years old. This means that you can get a spinning reel or antique game but video slots will still be out. Please note : We do not sell any gaming machines.
State by State Guidelines (USA)
All Slot Machines Illegal
Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin.
Slots Manufactured Before 1950
Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington DC.
Only Slots 25 Years or Older
California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming.
All Slot Machines Legal
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.
Important Note : Please be certain to check with your local authorities BEFORE purchasing any type of slots as to see if the laws have changed.
Where to Buy Slot Machines
As we have never purchased a slot machine before for home use we cannot recommend any supplier in particular. The following links relate to lists of gambling suppliers.
You could also try contacting the slot machine manufacturers directly to find out if they have preferred suppliers or can recommend a particular supplier.
Tips on Buying and Other Options
If you have the opportunity be sure to inspect the slot machine you are about to buy in person. All reputable vendors will let you come to the showroom or warehouse to see the game you are buying. If they say that this is not possible I would avoid them and find another company. There are also often good prices on recently superceded games.
There are also token based games that originate from Japan. These are known as Pachinko or Pachislo machines and come in a wide variety of game types. Unfortunately they are only available in a used state which means it can be very hard to source a machine that is still in good shape. They can be an alternative for states where ownership in illegal.