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Slot machines policy

As the sale and ownership of slot machines is restricted by some state laws, it's important to follow our guidelines.

Read our full policy below before listing or buying a slot machine on eBay.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can slot machines be sold on eBay?

In some circumstances, yes, but you must follow relevant state law when selling these items. For example, some states restrict the sale of these items depending upon the age and functionality of the machine.

Read our full policy

Slot machines policy overview

The sale and ownership of coin-operated slot machines is regulated or not allowed in a number of states, even for personal in-home use. Sales of these items on eBay must comply with relevant law.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Allowed Allowed

These items can be listed on eBay no matter their age, and members from all states can buy and sell them:

  • Non-coin-operated slot machines that don't accept or pay out coins or currency
  • Non-functional slot machines that were never functional but made solely for display
  • Coin-operated slot machines that have been permanently altered so that they won't accept coins and can't be converted into an operational slot machine
Restricted Restricted
  • Slot machines allowed for sale in the seller's or buyer's jurisdiction
Not allowed Not allowed
  • Slot machines that are prohibited for sale in the seller's or buyer's jurisdiction

Why does eBay have this policy?

eBay requires members to comply with all laws and regulations. Since the sale (and ownership) of slot machines is prohibited by some state laws, we have these guidelines.

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