I have had this about 50 years for decoration mostly. It was played once in a while but not much. You can play it without putting a nickel in but it will not pay off unless you put a nickel in. I assume all work that way. It could use restoring or a good cleaning etc.If you have any questions, just ask and I will if I can. The item "Jennings Silver Chief 5 Cent Slot Machine, Original Condition & Works" is in sale since Sunday, June 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Casino\Slots\Machines\Antique Coin Slot Machines". The seller is "junkmaneast" and is located in Silver Spring, Maryland. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.