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Betsafe Canada announces slot restoration project


Photo: Betsafe Canada.

The Emerging Markets team behind Betsafe Canada announced their slot machine restoration project.

The idea behind the series of blog articles and YouTube videos is to find mechanical slot machines from the past 100 years that are losing their battle against time, after which the team plans to restore them to their former state.

For their first project in line, the team went with a 70-year-old three-reeled Beromat “B” slot machine, a series known for its magneto-mechanical hand and an interior that required zero assistance from a plug in the wall.

“What amazes me about these mechanical machines isn’t only the craftsmanship that went into them, but also the fact that they do not require any electricity to work. Just take a look at the disassembly, it’s fascinating how simple yet effective the whole machine was built,” said Mattia B., Head of Marketing, Emerging Markets.

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The first step in the restoration project was to acquire the machine from the far corners of central Europe and transfer the 60-pound device to the Emerging Markets studio.

The second step was to disassemble the machine and asses the current status of all the inner parts. Over 15 different elements were combined into a single infographic.

The third and final step is when the external housing and the internal parts will be completely restored, and the replacement of the broken three-wheeled reel mechanism, that due to its age cannot be ordered new, but needs to be revamped completely.