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Monday, February 27, 2006

New Slot Machine Book

Rumours of a new encyclopedic slot machine volume in the making have wafted over the pond for many years. The original idea from the publisher of the coffee table classic Slot Machines on Parade was an even more ambitious and comprehensive hardback called The Great Big Picture Book of Slot Machines. Sadly at some point during its 25 year conception economic pragmatism intervened and the result was Reel History, a 439 page paperback pictorial reference guide containing 436 machines from over 67 different manufacturers. Each machine listed and photographed in black and white contains the original manufacturer's name, date of introduction, nickname and machine type. As a bandit shopper's field guide, it should fill a niche not adequately covered at present. I shall order some for the Library.

Reel History

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