Slot Machine Parlor in Hilo

I went to a few places in town today, and I was getting a Sandwich at that spot across from the Civic when this business caught my attention.

Triple 7

On the sign there were all kinds of warning about kids must be present with their parents to enter…  So I was thinking what kind of Arcade would have a sign that says that.

Well I walked in an there was walls of slot machines and people playing them.


I couldn’t believe my eyes… I felt like I was in Vegas or something.  I even checked to see what they were doing and they were playing with “Tokens”.

I tried to find someone to talk to about this… but no one was around at the time.

One of the signs I read was “you can hold the machine overnight until the morning” another read “You will loose 400 if you are caught playing on two machines  at a time”..

Of course they were playing with Tokens…. and I don’t have a clue as to what that 400 meant… It just said 400 deducted from your account.

I have to wonder about the legality of this place… there sure were a few folks in there that seemed very obsessesed with what they were doing.

Slots in Hilo

9 Responses

  1. I want to go there

  2. I know this is an older post, and maybe the comments are no longer being read, but a friend of mine said he saw some slot machines at the PKM theater. Perhaps the stat e is testing the waters for gaming?

  3. Aloha Yama! Thank you for the clarification. As the #1 business broker on the island I respect small business owners who have a unique business model and can make it successful over time…which your family has definitely done.

    My late father in law in Japan spent hours and hours playing pachinko…and I don’t think it was for the money but simply a way to pass time and be entertained. Plus be with a similar group of people…so I can understand a bit of your businesses attraction.

  4. this business is for Amusement Only! its in the name. Tokens cannot be traded for anything. they are only good for credit to be used for a future visit.

    If you have any questions, ask the desk or some of the customers, they will be happy to help.

    This is a locally owned family run business.

    These slot machines have been around the island for many years. business’ with these machines have included: Sandy’s Drive In and Laundromat, Kona Bowl, Fun for Less, Fun Factory, J&R’s electronics. Mulligan’s Island. All of these business have either closed or sold their machines due to lack interest.

    If you are concerned about gambling i would be more worried about the “Island Fruit” machines at Fun Factory and Tilt! These machines payout money. I have seen people blow hundreds of dollars playing these machines. I have also seen winners of more than $1500.

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