Are you planning to buy and sell real slot machines in the US?

Make sure you understand the legality

Many US hobbyists and antique collectors are keen buyers and sellers of real slot machines. Whether they be in the traditional mechanical form or the advanced electronic version, any slot machine can be bought and sold, however there are exceptions. These exceptions differ within each US State, hence it is important to first understand the legality.

There are some US States that have all forms of slot machines illegal to buy and sale, whilst others only limit buying and selling to the age.

Please check to ensure you are legally allowed to buy and sell slot machines in your state.


US States Legality – Buying and Selling Slot Machines

US StateLegality
AlabamaClass II machines only
ArizonaAll
AlaskaAll
ArkansasAll
California25 years and Older
ColoradoOlder than 1984
ConnecticutIllegal
Delaware25 years and Older
District of ColumbiaOlder than 1952
Florida20 years and Older
GeorgiaOlder than 1950
HawaiiIllegal
IdahoOlder than 1950
Illinois25 years and Older
Indiana40 years and Older
Iowa25 years and Older
KansasOlder than 1950
KentuckyAll
Louisiana25 years and Older
MaineAll
Maryland25 years and Older
Massachusetts30 years and Older
Michigan25 years and Older
MinnesotaAll
Mississippi25 years and Older
Montana25 years and Older
Missouri30 years and Older
NebraskaIllegal
New Hampshire25 years and Older
New JerseyOlder than 1941
New Mexico25 years and Older
New York30 years and Older
NevadaAll
North Carolina25 years and Older
North Dakota25 years and Older
OhioAll
Oklahoma25 years and Older
Oregon25 years and Older
Pennsylvania25 years and Older
Rhode IslandAll
South CarolinaIllegal
South DakotaOlder than 1941
TennesseeIllegal
TexasAll
UtahAll
VermontOlder than 1954
VirginiaAll
Washington25 years and Older
West VirginiaAll
Wisconsin25 years and Older
Wyoming25 years and Older