Vintage Las Vegas Slot Machine
25-cent, 3-reel, fruit
Bally Model 809
We bought this slot machine from “A Ancient Slots” in Las Vegas in 1991 and have owned it since. It was used in a casino for some number of years, then reconditioned and sold.
Machine looks great and works intermittently well. It hasn’t been used in over ten years and now sometimes reject coins and doesn’t pay winners. It malfunctions more frequently when just turned on and works better when warmed up. It probably has some bulbs burnt out as well. It’s in obvious need of a “cleaning” or service.
I’m not sure of the manufacturing date, but the serial number plate shown in the pictures has a crude date stamp of 3.31.80.
I cannot offer a warranty for this item due to the weight and cost of freight, but I will demonstrate its functionality to the buyer prior to sale. If the buyer is local they can operate it personally, otherwise I can demonstrate the operation over Skype or other video call. It is being sold as-is, no warranty, no returns, no refunds.
Included with the machine is 1)a stand and 2)a Bally Slot Machine Service Instruction and Parts Catalog. This is a fully analog machine that should be able to be serviced well into the future with standard parts like coils, relays and capacitors and the service instruction and parts catalogue.
Available for local pick up or freight shipping which shall be the responsibility of the buyer. Use the following specifications to obtain shipping estimates: The machine weighs approximately 180 pounds and measures 34″ high x 20″ wide x 19″ deep. The wooden formica stand weights approximately 20 pounds and measures 22″ high x 25″ wide x 16″ deep. The buyer will be responsible for arranging pickup, packaging, and freight shipping and insurance.
“Due to laws regulating the sale of antique slot machines, I, as the seller, will not sell to members in the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Bids from members residing in any of these states will be canceled. Buy It Now transactions with buyers residing in these states will be considered void.”
Excerpt from ebay policies regarding “Selling antique slot machines”
Sellers in most states can list slot machines that are at least 25 years old as long as they include the age of the machine in the listing. A few states require that slot machines be even older to qualify for antique status, but a few allow more recent machines. Check your local laws to ensure that your transaction is lawful in your area.
However, buyers and sellers in the following states may not buy or sell antique slot machines because of laws prohibiting slot machine ownership in their state: