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    Unfortunately the current lease/participation model wouldn't support it. Occasionally, and I mean very occasionally, a manufacturer will sell a lease game at the end of its useful lease life. Most of the time these games are not recognizable, licensed brands. Most of the time it is the "premium" games that are created by the slot manufacturers in-house. And even then, it's far and few between. I've repeatedly asked the manufacturers why they don't do this more often. There comes a point where the game is still popular with players, but not popular enough to justify a daily lease fee. So, out it goes, likely to be shipped back to the manufacturer's warehouse to sit. I would guess that on licensed brands, the deal they made with the owner of the intellectual property (the brand) had a daily fee. So, they can't sell a game that they'd have to pay a daily fee on. But that doesn't really explain why they won't sell their own "premium" games once they are on their way down in popularity.

    I'd love to have a dozen old Monopoly games just to widen the variety, even if they just made house average. But, can't have it. In many cases the actual cabinets these games are on are no longer supported by the manufacturer, so parts and service would be an issue. In other cases they might have been Wide-Area Progressives (WAP's) and that link may no longer be supported.

    I will say that old lease games are alive and well at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun (at least they were several years ago when I visited). I was amazed at how many old lease games they still had on their floor. I walked through seeing game after game shaking my head saying to myself "there's no way that thing can be performing well enough to justify the cost". But, I don't see their per game numbers, so maybe they were still that popular...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren View Post
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    I'd love to have a dozen old Monopoly games just to widen the variety, even if they just made house average. But, can't have it. In many cases the actual cabinets these games are on are no longer supported by the manufacturer, so parts and service would be an issue. In other cases they might have been Wide-Area Progressives (WAP's) and that link may no longer be supported.
    Thanks for the great info Warren! I'd 100% agree with you about the Monopoly branded games, but understand the technical aspects of having older hardware. That brand always seems to resonate with players, regardless of the age (almost to how WoF does). I'd love to see Once Around Deluxe, Super Grand Hotel, Advance to Boardwalk, Viva Monopoly and Planet Go! show up. I mean, even Jackpot Station is still so popular! I know I always try to play an older Monopoly machine when I see it.

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    I always wanted to play Super Team. That one looked fun. Never got to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBostonGambler View Post
    I always wanted to play Super Team. That one looked fun. Never got to try it.
    It's sad. I only got to play it once, maybe twice at the most before it disappeared. IMHO, it suffered from player confusion over the whole Player's Life login and offering different modes of game play. It's funny that WMS went back to this "player volatility selection" with the Gremlins slot.

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    And kept going with it.. The Flintstones, World of Wonka, The Simpsons.. All have the increased volatility bet. Not a fan as it hasn't proven itself (imo).

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