Mills "Horseshoe" High Top - Sold!

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Mills "Horseshoe" High Top - Sold!

Postby sooner » Sat May 06, 2017 8:30 am

Just listed my Mills "Horseshoe" High Top from Binion's "House of Jackpots" Casino in Las Vegas:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/152538959754


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Re: Mills "Horseshoe" High Top

Postby JHSS-1944 » Sat May 06, 2017 8:10 pm

hello; looks to have the basic Mills bars on the reel strips , correct ?
Do you know if it has "extra" mystery pay outs added to the disks, as many casinos did this ?
thank you. Jeff H.
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Re: Mills "Horseshoe" High Top

Postby sooner » Sun May 07, 2017 3:03 am

Hi Jeff.

Yes, when I bought the machine it was set up to payout when only two jackpot bars were hit. They made up for the more frequent jackpots by putting "bugs" on the payout discs that either prevented stopping on a payout fruit or by plugging holes on the discs and pasting lemons over the associated fruit on the reel strip. The result was that while it hit the jackpot much more often, it almost never paid anything else.

When I restored it I replaced the reel strips and payout discs so now it pays out normally. Probably a big mistake on my part but seemed like a good idea at the time...

Steve
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Re: Mills "Horseshoe" High Top

Postby JHSS-1944 » Sun May 07, 2017 9:39 pm

Thank you Steve on the information ! on some of their machines later on ,the reel strips had the basic Mills symbols But, also added decals for their own "horseshoe club bar" logo for extra payout ,which doubled the amount won. I own the top sign for that version , no machine below it yet.
But I have not seen that machine ever for sale with those "horseshoe club Bars" either.
I reworked a token bell with a ton of extra wins back to factory. wasn't real fun winning on "every pull "... at least with my own money. but my fix wasn't totally permanent either.
jeff. thank you again for the information.
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Re: Mills "Horseshoe" High Top

Postby sooner » Mon May 08, 2017 6:28 am

I've seen a couple on the net with a sign like yours. Seems the payout listed on the signs varied based on the which coins the machine is set up for. This dollar machine paid $200 for the horseshoe jackpot and there's a 50 cent machine that paid $100. What denomination goes with your sign? Maybe you need my machine to go under your sign!
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Mine appears to have had a sign at one point. I've wondered if it advertised that you only needed 2 bars for a jackpot or if nothing about that was mentioned so people would think the machine was broken and therefore kept playing it. Funny though, I think the machine's average percentage take was higher when only 2 bars were needed.
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Re: Mills "Horseshoe" High Top

Postby JHSS-1944 » Tue May 09, 2017 1:43 am

my sign is "24 ways to jackpot" , $5.00 total or $10.00 total. it's a small sign than what it was..... other side was 40 ways to J.P. , 2.50 / 5.00/ 7.50 / 10.00 .
I save photos of these large marque type signs also, almost never on any machine.
casino "bar" logos seem to have popped up in the mid to late 1950's. have a few images of others saved.
if I can find a so-so machine, then I can convert it to fit this sign.
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