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    Would you attempt a blackjack machine?

    If it was free and you had a day to disassemble, would you do it? I know the bill collectors in working condition would probably be worth it but that is unknown.




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    I wouldn't even think about it. This would go right in my shred pile. As a gambling machine it is probably illegal for me to sell for it's original intent.

    Let's say it weighs 500 pounds. That's fifty bucks in my pocket and I'm done. Let's say I put two hours into dismantling it. 10 pounds aluminum and 10 pounds copper? Let's assume so just for grins. 10 x .50 = $5.00. 10 x 2.95 = $29.50. I got 34.50 extra minus the difference in shred, so now my total payout is 48 + 34.50 = $82.50. Assuming there is that much in higher quality metals, which I doubt. Oh, also I would lose the weight of the wood sides, which is substantial, if I disassemble. My yard would take that unit whole without question, but once I start pulling stuff off their not going to want the wood.

    I don't see the upside to dismantling.

    I know others will disagree with me. This is just what I would do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurlyGuys View Post
    I wouldn't even think about it. This would go right in my shred pile. As a gambling machine it is probably illegal for me to sell for it's original intent.

    Let's say it weighs 500 pounds. That's fifty bucks in my pocket and I'm done. Let's say I put two hours into dismantling it. 10 pounds aluminum and 10 pounds copper? Let's assume so just for grins. 10 x .50 = $5.00. 10 x 2.95 = $29.50. I got 34.50 extra minus the difference in shred, so now my total payout is 48 + 34.50 = $82.50. Assuming there is that much in higher quality metals, which I doubt. Oh, also I would lose the weight of the wood sides, which is substantial, if I disassemble. My yard would take that unit whole without question, but once I start pulling stuff off their not going to want the wood.

    I don't see the upside to dismantling.

    I know others will disagree with me. This is just what I would do.
    I have considered doing that exact thing because I know how heavy they can be. The 2 remaining bill acceptors will bring $30 each even in untested condition. They appear to be easy to remove too.

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    is it a metal case, or wood/particle board? will your yard take thet much wood as shred?

    I would take it apart just to see whats in it, but the wood may cost some to get rid of if you have issues with bonfires in your area

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    I take it apart. My guess is you will find a wonderfull CRT monitor, a computer or other high grade boards, 2 bill chnages, and a bunch of wire.
    Sell the bill changes on Ebay, scrap the boards and wires. Not sure what case is made out of.

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    I still haven't seen it in person but those black panels are typically particle board. I really think my yard would be hesitant to accept the thing whole but they might. The learning experience from tearing it down might be the biggest factor.

    Or I could get it working and open up Oklahoma's 106th casino in my basement.

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    theres probably a transformer and a control board in it that are valuable to the arcade community. The red blackjack sign on the top and the 3 controllers are probably worth good money to somone also. Theres probably $200+ in resale parts there and another $50 in shred for the carcass, plus another $10 worth of copper wire. If you process it to maximize your proceeds i guess around $300 there.

    Get the brand and model of the machine and call around to the local gambling/arcade dealers to see if theres interest for it.
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    make sure you get some sort of bill of sale with the serial number on it if you plan to resell parts

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    i am confused, does this machine actually payout bets? or is it just for amusement. If thats the case the parts can be sold on the open market. If its a gambling devise you are subjected to the state laws.

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    I would contact Party Rental places many of them have Las Vegas night packages and rent out casino games. They might want to see if they can fix this up or use the good parts

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    At first I thought it was an actual blackjack machine like you see in some casinos but after seeing the sign on top it says "amusement" and it does not have a TITO slot due to its age or a payout hopper. I have never seen one of these types of machines as an arcade game though.

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    I'd break it down. My yard would have fits over the wood most likely. lol.

    Just for pure curiosity I'd break it down. You've inspired me to go talk to a local place that has a couple broken arcade games, they've not bothered to fix or anything in the last 6 months. Maybe I'll get lucky.

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    looks similar to your machine: Blackjack video console 3 player machine
    at that price i'd spend the time/money to get it working. or perhaps you can sell as is for more than scrap value.

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    ive seen the boards out of arcade machines sell for $500+, but typically in the $100-$300 range

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    These machines are found in bars most of the time. I would not be able to bring it to the yard because of the wood and the crt. Always check it close for money inside. Seems like it might have some high grade boards in it.

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    No, they are not rigged. They are, however, set to payout, and hold, a certain amount of money in the way of percentages…these are called slot payouts and house advantage respectively. How high or low these are set at depend upon the casino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessicaDowd View Post
    No, they are not rigged. They are, however, set to payout, and hold, a certain amount of money in the way of percentages…these are called slot payouts and house advantage respectively. How high or low these are set at depend upon the casino.
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    If I have the time, I think I will give it a try doing it by myself.

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    Well, considering the age of the thread OP, I would guess that machine is long gone. If it was me, I would take it and see if it worked, how much to fix it, and maybe put it in my house and play it or try to sell it as a working or near working machine.

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