1964 Jennings (lite-up) Nevada Club 3 Reel Continental. 25 cent denominations. The owners of the Nevada club give this machine to the previous owner for being a long time customer. It still has the original cabinet it used to sit on when it was on the casino floor. It also pays out though the cabinet into a large money bowl below. If you look close at the pictures you will see a 2 1/2 gallon bucket in the bottom of the cabinet that was used to hold the over flow of money. So this machine is just the way is was when it left the casino.
The chrome plating on this machine is 9.5 out 10. The red plastic lights up very nice. This slot machine has a guaranteed jackpot. The award card and marquee are in great condition for it's age. Plays and pays as it should.
Some History about this machine: Spurred by the Nevada Club, the SUN CHIEF and BUCKAROO, were used in a redesigned and easy-to-service front opening machine that was given the new line name CONTINENTAL.
With only 23 people working in the plant in the spring of l964, they used the existing Nevada Club mechanisms inside new cabinets. It has been reported that 460 were modified in a variety of 3- and 4-reel configurations, with fluorescent lights on the tops and sides, in the style of the EL DORADO. In a cost-cutting effort, the cabinet sides were made of Masonite. It was a late comer to the market and the easily maintained CONTINENTAL mechanical Bell machine remained in short supply.
The El DORADO and the CONTINENTAL were end of the line as the old timer, producers and operators knew them. The Nevada Club used these machines at both the Lake Tahoe and Reno locations.
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