Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino is the oldest operating casino in Nevada and is proud of the rich history behind it. The Hotel & Casino even has its own museum; The Heritage Room. The original safe from the Great Depression that held the payroll for the dam workers is still in place. Another piece of gambling history lives on the casino floor of Railroad Pass; coin in coin out slot machines.
Most gamblers born after 1985 are unfamiliar with the original coin in coin out machines. Today most casinos have converted to ticket in ticket out (TITO). Basically, no more coins. This is certainly convenient for the casinos and many gamblers prefer TITO, but there are a lot of us who just love the gambling experience that comes only from handling coins.
No matter how new or fancy a casino is, the familiar sights and sounds of gambling entertainment haven’t really changed much over the years. Except for one thing…the sound of coins dropping into a metal hopper after a jackpot is won. Seeing the coins fall and hearing the sound makes the heart pound like nothing else. Heads turn and people applaud. Everyone around gets drawn into the win! Once the coins stop dropping they need to be scooped out of the hopper into a bucket. In addition to the stimulating noise and the thrill of seeing the coins fall, there is something just plain ole satisfying about holding a heavy bucket full of actual coins.
Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino installs the latest and greatest gaming machines in the industry. Machines with titles like Walking Dead, Sex in the City, Ghostbusters and Trueblood are all TITO machines.
For most gamblers this is great, but not all. There is still a group of us who prefer the nostalgia of the old days. We are the people who prefer the find the sound of coins falling into a hopper to be one of the best parts of gambling. These gamblers are welcome at the Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino where numerous coin in coin out machines can still be found. These machines also make up part of the charm and the casino’s history that makes Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino a special place.