If you enjoy a gamble, or just the feel of Las Vegas - or if frankly you have ever been curious - just how much does it cost to buy a slot machine?
The actual answer for a UK fruit machine is a lot less than you might actually think. If you are looking to buy a traditional UK pub-style "fruity" with three reels, nudge features and bonus games you can get them at very cheap prices - if you are willing to settle for a second hand machine.
They can be sold for as little as GBP500, with fully working features - and they include the more exotic video slots that like perennial favorite Rainbow Riches as well as slots like Cluedo.
You can find three reel old fashioned slots going even cheaper with some US companies, around the $ 300 mark, although of course there is the significant factor of shipping costs to consider which does bump it up rather. These are fairly basic machines designed to be more of a fun purchase for the home than a serious money maker.
If you are looking for the kind of machine that you would see in a Las Vegas casino then it's going to a larger dent in your budget. These can cost around US $ 2000, with a one year warranty.
You can get "reconditioned" slots for a slightly cheaper price. These machines are dis-assembled, all the parts checked, some renovated, and then put back together and thoroughly tested. It provides another reasonable option should you ever fancy having a slot in your home.
When you add these options with the annual licensing costs to run them commercially though, you can soon see you need a lot of customers to make a good profit on a slot machine!