Saturday, 21 February 2009

Big Jackpots! Reel King, Fortune 500 and 8 LIner

This video is my most viewed video on

The video was filmed in the Section 16 era of fruit machines. Stakes were high! This one could be played on 10p a go all the way to £2. Crazy to think 15 years ago £2 was a jackpot on many machines! Not only that, a select few Section 16 machines could be played on £10 a go! Now that is crazy! Why it was ever allowed is beyond me! I never played one, way to risky but I did how ever buy one. Didn't cost the earth at £135 delivered to my door and still gets played quite a bit by myself after owning it for nearly 2 years!

The above is one way to snag a £500 jackpot on reel king, the other is below.

Anyhow, below is the monster Fortune 500, running on a manly £10 a spin!

The above video is running on a massive £10 a spin! Took ages to set up a real time jackpot. Real time was always the aim with this one. I have been trying to get a real time double jackpot on it for ages now and am beginning to think i'll never get one! Still, it's a fantastic saver machine for me!

Before I bought this one I bought another Section 16 machine called 8 Liner. This one could be played on as little as 50p a go all the way to £4. It had a £200 jackpot and paid alot! I had to set up a real time jackpot on this one too :-)

Sadly the machine developed an error and I couldn't find a way to fix it. Shame really, thought it was better than Fortune 500 and certainly had better sound effects!

Still, it lived for quite some time and I had many hours/days playing away, not losing a penny!

A while back now Section 16 was banned and B3 was brought in. Still £500 jackpot but on a limited £1 stake. Also only 4 machines to an arcade/bingo hall which was a great idea. Still, loop hole can be found and arcades started sectioning off areas and putting 4 in each area! Money grabbing or what? No wonder arcades in this day in age are empty compared to the crowded places they were in years gone by!

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