Here at Silver Oak Casino, we have some weird slots games. Builder Beaver, for example, involves actual beavers (or at leas the cartoon variety). Golden Retriever involves you playing the part of a golden retriever, fetching money like a K-9 champion. And don’t get us started on Naughty or Nice Spring Break, a game that involves Santa’s helpers scantily clad on a beach, wreaking havoc like college kids.
But none of these games compare to the insanity that you’d find in Las Vegas. Today, we’re going to cover some of our absolute favorites from The Strip and beyond, so get ready for a wild spin like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
The big one at the Golden Nugget
Imagine your favorite online slot machine on a giant 70″ TV (you can experience that right now, by the way, by hooking up your laptop to your HDTV). Sounds big, right? Well it’s nothing when compared to the absolutely humongous slot machine at Golden Nugget. This thing has four big reels and is taller than a typical doorway. We’re talking about eight feet tall and even wider. Think four big wheels from The Price is Right. Really. It’s that big.
There’s nothing new about slot machines paying out real coins. They’ve been paying out that kind of cash for decades. In fact, modern day slots pay out tickets detailing your final win, which you then go exchange for tickets at the cashier. But you can still find lots of slots that drop real coins. What you won’t find, however, are slots machines that pay out real silver. But you will at Four Queens when you play Silver Strike, a slot machine that pays out both cash and souvenir coins made of real silver. The coins range in value from $10 to $300. You’re free to exchange them for real American currency, but there’s something magical about winning actual silver that might make you want to hold onto it all.
Golden Gate Classics
When the Golden Gate Casino opened up back in 1906, it offered some of the most cutting edge slots games of the time. Over a century later, you can still see those slots machines. While you can’t play them they are definitely something to marvel at from a design perspective.
Why play a slot machine when you can get inside one? That’s the premise of Slotzilla, a slots-themed zip line in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Freemont Street. If you’re not afraid of heights, you’ll love this one, so check it out. You definitely won’t lose money on this one, though you might lose your lunch.
Have you seen even weirder slots in Vegas or around the world?
We’d love to hear about them. While we try to get out to Vegas, Atlantic City, and even some of the European and South Pacific casinos, we can’t see every slot machine out there. If you’ve come across something crazy on your travels, drop us a line. We’d love to hear about it.