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Bally Slot Machine
Bally Slot Machine  

I just purchased a slot machine in reasonable shape (it does need some tinkering).

I am trying to determine the model, but not certain where to look.

I have a picture (although it is not great as I cannot move the machine). I will get a better one when it is set up (friends will be assisting me shortly).

The only thing that I have been able to identify so far is that it is a Bally from 1982 (it says copyright 1982) and it is an EM slot machine.

Can you help me identify its model (and perhaps approximate value)?

It does have a base which is not currently in the picture that I am enclosing. I will upload more shortly.



ANSWER: Hi Mark,
I am looking into this some more but you say this is an Electro/Mechanical game?? Meaning it has no circuit boards right? The reason I ask is that sold state or Bally Electronic machine cams out in 1980 and you are saying that this machine was made in 1982. There is a metal tag under the handle and at the bottom of the machine and if this tag is still there it will tell you the model and the date it was made. At the top of the tag in the black area Bally hand stamped the date it was made in numbers across the top of the tag, hard to see but it is on almost every machine. While I am looking some more could you look inside and see if there is a circuit board mounted on the left side of the cabinet, if it is there you can't miss it as it is large. This way we can be sure it is a E/M and made earlier then the 1982 date you have on it. Also if you need manuals for this machine you can find them here: Http:// but first we really need to know if this is really an E/M or a Bally "E" series machine.
Thank You
Rodger Knutson

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QUESTION: Hi Rodger,

Thanks you for the quick response. It is much appreciated.

It looks like the model of my Slot machine is E2090-34.

It is a 25 cent machine and takes up to 5 quarters.

There are circuit boards inside the machine, so my error in stating it was an EM. Obviously it is not.

I also noticed that the 250V 5 AM hopper fuse is blown. I tried replacing it, but the replacement also blew. In addition, the machine constantly tilts. I pressed the reset and when the 3rd reel turns it tilts again.

I want to get the manual and instructions for this thing. Are the E-series manuals generic?

I can now take additional pictures if necessary as I managed to set up the machine.

Does this information make sense? Any ideas on how to fix?



OK Mark,
This explains a lot now. It's very possible that your hoper card is blown if that fuse keeps blowing. Sometimes you can even see traces burned off the back of this card when they have problems, but I am surprised that it will still reset the machine it is is blown. There is a Ally E series manuals in a bundle at:

and look for this one:

Bally E-1000 & E-2000 Series Manuals Bundle
This Manual is a zipped file, containing PDF format files. All Bally "E-2000" and "E1000" series manuals in one package, and one low price, plus a another great and easy reading, easy to use, operators manual not listed. About 150 pages of information on using and repairing your Bally "E" Series slot machine, all contained in a ZIP file. File includes FO-650-12,FO-650-13,FO-650-14, 7220 Parts catalog and a bonus manual. If you purchased all of these manuals separately, you would spend $52.80 and would not even get the bonus manual. Get 5 manuals at one discounted price. Instant download after purchase.

This is really a good deal as you also get the board schamitcs manual along with the rest of them, and this will tell you if the board your looking is a E-1000 series or a E-2000 series board. Not all the boards are different but some are between the E-1 and E-2 series machines so this manual will tell you which board you have in your hand. Bally also used up some of their old l E-1 series boards in the E-2 series slot. So you can have a E-2000 model on the tag and the machine boards could be all E-1 series. If you find out some of you boards are bad, look us up as we have boards and parts.

Thank You
Rodger Knutson  

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I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: My web site is at:


I bought my first slot machine, a .50 Cent Mills Black Cherry in 1969 and have been hooked from that time, I still have that Slot machine! Before that I found a open barrel full of old scraped jukebox wall boxes behind a restaurant, I wanted them all but never took a one of them. Anything that took a coin drove me nuts!

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Graduated from Ballard High School in 1969, went to Edison Technical Collage for a couple of years taking welding and metal fabrication, tig, mig, heliarc, also arc and gas welding and fabrication. Then Apprenticed under a slot machine technician who worked in the slot machine industry Reno Nevada, and set up bar poker progressive machines in the casino's, and repaired machine and did the repairs on slot machine circuit boards there. He also was involved in the 2 hand dealer's market and bought and sold machines at the casinos auctions for the secondary market, which includes selling used machine overseas. I learned a ton from this man; he always had the correct answers and took the time to teach me the business. My interest and knowledge in other and older coin operated machine is for the most part, self-taught. It's been my passion from back in 1968 and before, my thirst for knowledge about these machines has kept me more interested over the years, and keeps me searching for more information even today. I have meet and talked to book authors on these machines, attended hundreds of coin operated shows and auctions, and I stay with that to this very day.

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