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Attention High Rollers: $1000 Slots Are Here

20 August 1999

It was bound to happen. Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has introduced the world's first $1,000 slot machines to its "high roller" area. The two machines are IGT's Red, White, & Blue Sevens. They are 2-coin maximum machines that offer a top award of...are you ready for this...$1 million!

I checked out the pay tables of the machines and observed that if you line up mixed-colored sevens with one coin played you'll get $80,000. Two coins played will yield $160,000 for lining up mixed sevens.

Double white bars on the line pay $25,000 for one coin, $50,000 for two coins. Triple blue bars pay $40,000 for one coin, $80,000 for two coins. If you play two coins and line up red, white, and blue sevens, you'll win a cool million. Unbelievable!

Bally's had to have special one thousand dollar gaming tokens minted for the upper echelon "one-armed bandits". It's hard to imagine anyone walking up to a slot machine and being willing to play one thousand or two thousand dollars a spin, but the machines wouldn't be there unless the casino operators thought they'd make money.


John G. Brokopp

John G. Brokopp's gaming column appears in Chicago Sun Times (Chicago, Illinois), The Times (Northwest Indiana), The Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa), The Courier News (Elgin, Illinois), The Gazette (Southwest Suburban Chicago) and Senior Wire (Denver, CO). He's also a regular contributor to The Colorado Gambler, Midwest Gaming & Travel, Casino Player and Strictly Slots. John possesses 28 years of experience as a professional handicapper, publicist, freelance writer, and casino gaming correspondent. He is also the author of two very popular books, The Insider’s Guide to Internet Gambling and Thrifty Gambling.

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John G. Brokopp
John G. Brokopp's gaming column appears in Chicago Sun Times (Chicago, Illinois), The Times (Northwest Indiana), The Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa), The Courier News (Elgin, Illinois), The Gazette (Southwest Suburban Chicago) and Senior Wire (Denver, CO). He's also a regular contributor to The Colorado Gambler, Midwest Gaming & Travel, Casino Player and Strictly Slots. John possesses 28 years of experience as a professional handicapper, publicist, freelance writer, and casino gaming correspondent. He is also the author of two very popular books, The Insider’s Guide to Internet Gambling and Thrifty Gambling.

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