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Old January 6, 2010, 11:21 PM
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Default Re: Countertop Coin Water Game $ ?

Originally Posted by MartinBuckley View Post
Does anyone here know how to make one of those countertop coin water games where you drop the coin in from the top of the jar and try and get the coin to land on a platform in the center of the jar to win a prize. I have an idea to make money with them and will share the details here and on my blog once i get everything worked out, but im looking for a place i can buy these or how to make them, so any help would be helpfull.


Hi Martin,

This post brings back memories. When I was about 18 (you could drink back then at 18) I hung out in this bar where the owner had a large pickle jar with a slot in the top and we would drop coins in it to try to get them into the shot glass at the bottom. (smallest shot glass I ever saw)

The way he set it up was you would drop a coin in the jar AND give the "money pool" the same amount. When a person got a coin in the shot glass they would win Whatever was in the "money pool" 25 cents was the largest amount you could drop in and you would win the whole pool. If you dropped a dime in and won you would get 40% of the pool and if you dropped in a nickle and won you would get 20% of the pool. A penny was just for fun.

The time I won the entire pool, it had not been hit for weeks, maybe a month or more and I won the whole pool which was $22.00. Back then that was a days pay.

Funny, but I don't seem to remember much else of that night, except that I bought the rounds and left with less money then when I entered.

Good luck with your twist on an oldie but goodie.

Best of success,

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