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The E-Sylum:  Volume 6, Number 37, September 14, 2003, Article 12

COINS LOSING FAVOR AT CASINO SLOTS

  Dick Johnson writes: "International Game Technology, a
  major manufacturer of slot machines, will be telling visitors
  to their booth at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas
  beginning Tuesday, that use of coins in slots is becoming passť.
  They are showing 150 flashy new slot machines at the gambling
  trade show, most of which are cashless.

  Instead of coins, time honored for use in slot machines as
  well as vending machines, parking meters and public
  telephones, they are replacing these with cards.  "The player
  uses a card that works like a debit card," states the advance
  news story, "subtracting losses and adding winnings. IGT can
  command a higher price for these machines than coin-operated
  ones."

  LaVere Redfield is rolling over in his lumpy grave on this
  news (PS, he took some silver dollars with him!)  The story
  is at:
  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58402-2003Sep11.html"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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