Bring Home a Little Casino Fun With a Slot Machine

Whether it's to entertain your patrons and make a little money or just for you and your friends, a slot machine is a fun way to pass the time and makes a great addition to any man-cave. There are all kinds of slot machines, from flashy electric fruit machines to lovingly restored antique penny arcades. Whatever type of slot machine you're looking for, you're bound to find it among eBay's huge variety. 

What sorts of slot machines are there? 

Some slot machines take coins, but many have been converted to accept tokens which will be supplied with the machine. Converted machines are a great idea if you want the fun of a slot machine at home without the need to use real money. There are so many different types of slot machines that it would be difficult to list them all, but here are a few of the most readily available:  

  • Vegas-style one armed bandits.
  • Japanese Pachislo machines.
  • Veteran fruit machines retired from good old British pubs.
  • Antique penny slot arcade machines.
  • Toy versions of the full-size machines.

What can you expect to pay for a slot machine? 

There are little toy machines that go for pocket money prices, or full-scale machines and antiques that are only for serious collectors and enthusiasts and involve a much larger investment, and everything in between. It really depends on what sort of slot machine you want. Refurbished or second-hand machines will almost always be more affordable than brand new ones, so if you're looking for the fun of a slot machine at a lower price, opt for one of these instead. 

What if you're buying a second-hand machine? 

Second-hand machines often come with a little wear and tear, which will be listed in the description. Always check the description for the type of damage on the machine - some types are cosmetic only, but others may need extensive repair which you will need to bear in mind when considering your purchase. Electronic slot machines are essentially computers and will sometimes produce error codes - most error codes are available to look up online, and very easy to fix. Antique penny slot machines are very different, however, and will require a different sort of care. You should be able to find guidance on how to look after your machine either from the seller, or online.