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I recently bought a star amesement coinoperated machine.
It came with four different types of glass.
- Top Dog
- Roll-Em
- Jokers wild
- 7 - 11

So, it's one, perfect working, machine and four different games (including all the right dice)

It works on a quarter and they are a lot of fun.

I believe them to be of the years 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955.

I was wondering if these were all the games available or are there other?

Were these just played or were there betting slips of some sort.
If there were, are there examples so I can reproduce them and make these games even more fun?

And what ever you can tell me about them would be apriciated.

Thank you

The Hague
The Netherlands

Hi Rudolf

Well I am still looking for information Rudolf........
Star amusement made several games like:

Flip Flop Floozy
Winner Dice
And, Star Trade Register

I just haven't found these dicers made by "Star Amusement Company" in any of the books yet. Other companies also made these in huge numbers and most were used as gambling and trade stimulator devices placed on the counter top of a bar or other stores as a gambling device and payout was cash or trade if it was a cigar store, tavern, soda shop or someplace else. Most of the ones used for gambling have some kind of tilt device in the machine, like a ball bearing on a told stool of some sort, so the machine could not be tilted without knocking off the ball bearing and voiding out the game play. Being your game is convertible to other games, that is really cool; it is also unbelievable that you have the other game glasses with this game, first time I have ever seen that! That makes this quite a prize machine and super cool find! I can't understand why I can't find this particular game in all my books and lists but I can't. So that leaves a lot of questions unanswered here and that will also make me look harder but so far noting on this dicer made by "Star Amusement Company" is showing up or talking to me. If this was a later machine say, late 50's or newer then I could understand this as most of the history is written on machines before this time. So far I have found really nothing on this dicer machine Rudolf, and that will keep me looking so if I do find anything later; I'll be sure to come back and let you know.
Sorry and Thank 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:


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