How Much Money Can a Bucket of Nickels Hold in a Casino?

June 22, 2015

Today’s blog post is proof positive no trivia is too trivial when it comes to Las Vegas casinos!

Several downtown Las Vegas casinos still have slot machines and take and pay out coins (as opposed to TITO, or “ticket-in, ticket-out”). While playing at The D Las Vegas, we noted a cup filled to the brim with nickels and wondered, “How much money can a bucket of nickels hold?”

Casino cup of nickels

Yes, we have a lot of free time on our hands.

So, we followed the lucky winner to the cashier cage to make sure we got an official count of the, ahem, windfall, and here’s the result.

We will not be offended if you make a drumroll sound effect right about now.

We’ll wait.

Cup of nickels

Phew! No tax forms!

Now you know.