- On the Strip, Slots a Fun (at Circus Circus) is the last casino to offer token slots with about 20 machines.
- On Fremont Street, coin video poker is still offered at The Cal and El Cortez has both coin Video Poker and token slots.
- The total number of token/coin machines in Las Vegas has been on a steady decline, which I expect to continue.
Over the years, the endorphin-triggering sound of coins hitting a metal tray has disappeared from casino floors across Las Vegas for a number of reasons.
It won’t surprise you that coin dispensing slots, with their million moving parts, require a significant amount of maintenance.
In addition to maintenance, backfilling machines with coinage, and the requirement to handle all those coins is burdensome for the casino. Gameplay is also much faster when players use modern Ticket-in Ticket-out (TITO) technology vs. inserting and taking payment with coins and tokens.
As such, most casinos have moved to convert their coin slot machines and video poker to TITO operation because it is easier for the house, and less expensive. This trend has been accelerated by the pandemic, as several casinos removed their remaining coin-operated games during the shutdown.
For many long-time gamblers, a slip of paper just doesn’t have the same allure or vintage feel that a bucket full of metal tokens does. Many of us still crave that metallic “ting ting ting” that has gone silent on so many gaming floors.
With that in mind, I figured it would be helpful to detail which Las Vegas casinos still offer coin-operated slots and video poker so that you can hunt them down!
Coin Games on the Las Vegas Strip
Slots A Fun at Circus Circus offers one of the more extensive selections of token slots, about 20 machines, that take and dispense quarters, $1 tokens, and $5 tokens.
These machines were once located on the main gaming floor at Circus Circus, but were recently all moved over to Slots A Fun to re-invigorate the languishing casino (first reported on Twitter by Jacob Orth).
At this point, Slots A Fun is the only casino on the Strip that offers real coin/token slot games.
Coin Games on Fremont Street
While the vintage property still offers coin-operated video poker, the number of machines at El Cortez is on the decline as a good number of games were recently removed from the casino floor.
In addition to VP, El Cortez also offers a small selection of token-dispensing slot games, which can be found near Ike’s Bar.
The Cal is steps away from Fremont Street and still offers a number of coin video poker games.
The small group of quarter video poker games can be found just inside the front entrance on the left-hand side.
Although The D no longer offers traditional coin slots or video poker, they’re the last property in Las Vegas to offer the coin-operated Sigma Derby horse racing game, which is a blast.
Make stopping over a priority as Sigma is notoriously challenging to maintain – MGM Grand recently removed the second to last unit in operation from their casino floor.
Realistically, coin and token-operated machines will continue to ride off into the sunset as parts become more scarce over time.
That hypothesis is proven by the fact I’ve consistently had to delete casinos from this list over the years, but never add.
Play ’em while you can!
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.