Whilst some slot machines you will find on a casinos gaming floor may be decades old, part and parcel of attracting slot players to any casino venue is of course having some of the most recently launched all singing and all dancing slot machines on the gaming floor.
There will come a time however when many slot machines are well best their sell by date so to speak and you may be wondering where those slot machines go to die!
One thing that has revolutionized the land based gaming environments in recent years however are one size fits all cabinets that slot machines are housed in, for many casinos can keep on using the same cabinets year upon year and just change the software and therefore the games that are housed inside those state of the art cabinets.
However, some of the much older slot machines were designed as one off machines and cannot simply be updated with new games inside them, and it is often the case those older slot machines will be wheeled off to the engineer’s workshop and stripped of parts and then simply destroyed.
I remember seeing an amusement arcade in the UK that was updating their fruit machines and slot games and being part of a major company those old machines had to be stripped of parts, then smashed up and thrown onto a skip in view of the security department of the company to ensure they had been destroyed!
Some gaming companies will however sell of their older working slot machines and either sells them off through their own offshoot companies or sells them onto a slot machine company who specialize in refurbishing old machines and then sell them on either to other companies or individuals.
You will often come across lots of older slot machines for sale to the general public, and as such if you have ever fancied owning one then be on the lookout of online auction websites as there are usually many of them for sale at such sites.
If you are interested in buying an old slot machine or an old fruit machine then make sure the one you are buying is not damaged and is fully working, for many older machines have been abused over the years and may be falling to bits, or may be faulty!
One playing environment that does get a lot of new slot machines on offer on them is of course the online gaming environment, and due to the nature of that gaming environment you will find older styled machines rarely if ever get removed from the gaming platforms.
As such when you log onto most online casino sites you will find hundreds of different slot machines on offer, some of which were available when the companies who designed the software and games available at those sites first went live!
Microgaming, who supply a number of casino sites with their online slot games have however recently started to revamp and overhaul their older slot machines giving them a new look and feel and occasionally some additional features too!