slot machine

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slot machine

a machine, esp one for selling small articles or for gambling, activated by placing a coin or metal disc in a slot
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When a committee member turned up because the alarm had gone off, they found two fruit machines had been damaged and around PS1,300 had been pocketed.
Kerry Williams, from the probation service, said John would visit Castle Bingo every day and play the fruit machine.
They would smash open the fruit machines, like the ones in the Unicorn, with a lump hammer before stealing the contents.
Q I have a Bell fruit machine which is about 50 years old and has been stored in my shed.
A FRUIT machine gambler was told he risked being considered a drug dealer after he was caught with cannabis in a house raid.
Mr Sibbet was a money collector for a company run by Luvaglio's brother which supplied working men's clubs with fruit machines.
His weakness was in using fruit machines and he wants to takes steps to resolve this problem, Mr Hughes added.
A FRUIT machine was raided at a Black Country pub during opening hours, said police.
But a month later, staff spotted him playing their fruit machines.
The Church of England said it believed plans to double stakes and prize money for Category C fruit machines - those found in pubs - and even greater increases for Category D "crane grab" machines put economic benefit ahead of protecting those vulnerable to problem gambling.
The prosecution in the Sibbett case said the collector had been skimming takings from working men's club fruit machines in the region, hence his murder.