Today’s Almost Entirely Useless Slot Machine Hack

If you’re a slot machine player, you have undoubtedly had the experience of trying to feed a bill into a machine, only to have it spewed back out again.

Sometimes, bill acceptors (yes, that’s what they’re called, although “bill validator” is also acceptable) can be temperamental, but here’s a quick workaround. Because you know calling an attendant can take forever.

If you’ve tried inserting your bill several times, to no avail, put it into a nearby machine and cash out immediately. Assuming you’re in a ticket-in/ticket-out casino, you’ll get a ticket. Now, take that ticket and try feeding that into your original machine. Bill acceptors that have trouble with a given bill are likely to accept a ticket without hesitation, and you’ll be well on your way to your next slot jackpot.

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Don’t let a touchy machine stand between you and a hand-pay win, baby.

Bill acceptors scan paper currency to determine if a bill is real or a counterfeit. These devices can scan for a bill’s conductivity, fluorescent properties and optical properties. Some bill acceptors scan for size, the bill’s ink or the security strip.

Sometimes, your bill acceptor might just be having a bad day.

Now that you know the ticket trick, though, you can outsmart the bill acceptor and get on with your play, already. You’re welcome.

One thought on “Today’s Almost Entirely Useless Slot Machine Hack

  1. DanShort

    Most of the time the bills have a crease or bend and no matter how hard you try some machines will not take it. However a nereby machine of a different generation or manufacturer will. So use Scott’s trick on these types of bill as well.


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