Some Las Vegas-area casinos still have coin-operated slots

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Some Las Vegas-area casinos still have coin-operated slots
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LAS VEGAS >> As Las Vegas becomes more modernized, there’s a crowd of tourists looking for ways to experience the old days. Few things activate the senses like the sound and feel of playing coin- and token-operated slot machines.

But those visitors can only go to a few places for that ambience. Here are the casinos that still operate some old-fashioned machines.


The North Strip historic casino recently revamped Slots A Fun, a mini-casino with its coin-operated offerings, during a property renovation. The area, located next to Circus Circus’ main building near pedestrian traffic along the Strip, has about 75 token-operated slot machines that are a mix of 25 cents, $1 and $5 denominations.


This downtown casino has one coin-operated game left on the property: Sigma Derby. The horse-racing simulator has a cult following. When it’s not down for maintenance, you can often find it full, with an engaged crowd.


On the topic of historic casinos, the Mob-era downtown property El Cortez still operates several dozen coin slots and video poker machines.


Also downtown, Boyd Gaming’s property on Ogden Street, one block north of the Fremont Street Experience, has several coin-game options.


One last property has coin-operated slot machines. Located away from the tourist areas of downtown and the Strip, Henderson’s Skyline Casino has dozens of coin machines inside the Boulder Highway property.