Collectibles-General (Antiques)/1090 bally


hi, i am from germany mabye u can help me.
i have a 1090 bally slot and my quastion is. is it possible that we get more payback? is there inside a chance something to do?

best regards from germany

Hi Gunter

Nice to hear from you Gunter, and good question. You want to know if there is an easy way to increase the payout odd so it pays out more. Sorry but there is not, to increase the payout odds you would have to add more payout symbols and cut notches, or deeper notches in you reel disks to match them and this would not an easy task. I would never even try it myself. Maybe at one time you could buy a set of reel strips and reel disks to match the strips, or what percentage you wanted, and then put these on your machine to change the odds. I am not sure if they did this back when these machines were new or not, but when buying the machine new you could order the machine in whatever percentage you wanted. That was a long time ago so these parts would not be available now, if they even were then. Sorry there is no easy way to increase the payout odds. Some years ago I know there were a place or two in Nevada that would sell you a set of strips and disks to match but I think those one or two companies are gone now. You could try to check on that somehow, as there could be someone still doing this but whom or were, I don't know. I think the one company was in Las Vegas and I remember the name was Peppers but I never dealt with them or never been there. Say, you could try the Antique Gambler in Las Vegas Nevada, maybe they could guide you to someone selling these parts, and it's an idea for you.

Here, I looked up that web page for you:

If they can't help you find these parts then I don't know anyone else can help you.

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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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Many, the Coinslot magazine, always juken, Coin Slot Journal, Slot Box Collector, and others that I don’t remember at this time.

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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