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Is it legal to own used gaming machines in Texas?

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The State of Texas does not have any laws prohibiting the sale or purchase of slot machines for personal use. There are no age restrictions on slot machine sales. However, it is against the law to operate a slot machine for profit in Texas.

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Collectors and enthusiasts often use tokens in gaming machines kept for personal use, as operating a machine for profit is against the law without a state-issued gaming license. Many states in America have laws pertaining to the sale and operation of slots and other gaming machines. A common regulation is one stating that slot machines must be a certain number of years old, usually 25 or more, in order to be legally eligible for sale.

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