Antique Slot Machine Sales & Repair

Antique Bally Slot Machines

Antique Slot Machine Sales & RepairBallyn has a long history of producing quality and innovation in the slot machine industry which has made antique Bally slot machines a prized collectible among slot machine collectors. As of 2005 in California, antique slot machines are currently legal for home use only, providing they are at least 25 years of age.
Bally has been in business since 1932 when it was created by Ray Moloney as the Bally Manufacturing Company. They initially manufactured pinball type machines before entering the slot machine industry. Today, Bally slot machines are ubiquitous worldwide with thousands of slot machines in over hundreds of locations.
The first Bally slot machine manufactured was in 1936 “Bally Baby”, just a tiny device that measured only 5 by 7 inches and weighed a mere 8 pounds. Bally continued to manufacture bigger and better devices in the years following. In the 1963 Bally slot machine debut their “Money Honey”, which would set standards for the slot machine industry world wide for the next 30 years.
In 1994, Bally brought out the world’s first touch-screen video slot machine, dubbed “The Game Maker”. This was a novel invention that allowed up to 10 different games to be played on the machine simply by touching the screen.
In 2004, the entire Bally slot machine line-up was redesigned using a brand-new operating system called ALPHA OS. This not only improved their performance but allowed the introduction of a new progressive jackpot slot machine system called “Hot Shot Progressives”, as well as a number of other new Bally slot machine systems. Bally’s ownership has changed hands many times over the years, but their commitment to quality and innovation has remained steadfast.

Slot machines include a currency detector that validates the coin or money inserted to play. The machine pays off based on patterns of symbols visible on the front of the machine when it stops. Modern computer technology has resulted in many variations on the slot machine concept. Slot machines are the most popular gambling method in casinos and constitute about 70 percent of the average casinos income. It is estimated that thirty percent or more of the profits from gambling machines come from problem gamblers.