Buying a Slot Machine for Your Home

Published : 19th of May, 2004

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Having a slot machine in your home can be great fun. Not only is it a great conversation piece but you can sit and play for hours on end without losing any money. Of course on the other hand you cannot win any either.

One word of warning. If you have your own slot machine you may find that you get bored with the game quite quickly. This is because when you are at a casino you have a limited budget and only get to play with the money you have. If you can play endlessly you might quickly tire of the game.

There are several factors to consider before you buy a slot machine. The most important factor is your location. The legality of owning a slot machine varies in the United States on a state by state basis and around the word it depends on the countries laws. The last thing you want to do is break the law and get into hot water over what is in essence a game.

Below are the current legal situations in the United States.

Legal States - All types of slots
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia

Legal States - Slot Machines 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.

Legal States - Slots made prior to 1950
Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington DC.

States where owning a slot machine is ILLEGAL
Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin.

Unless you live in one of the states where all games are legal you will be very limited in the games you can actually get. The 25 years or older rule basically rules out any video slots and limits you to used slots that have been removed from casinos. This can sometimes lead to quality problems as you would expect from any game that was 25 years or older.

If you do live in a state where ownership is illegal then the best way for you to have a slot machine in your house is probably via the Internet.

Please note that this article should not be considered legal advice. If you decide you want to buy a slot machine for your home you should check with your local authorities before purchasing to make sure that it is legal in your area.

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