Poker machine, ‘Queen of the Nile’.

Made by Aristocrat Technologies Australia in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1997-2006.

‘Queen of the Nile’ is the most ubiquitous and widely played poker machine in Australia. It embodies the qualities that have made electronic poker machines the main destination of the gambling dollar, reducing other forms of gambling and wagering to relatively minor status.

The ‘Queen of the Nile’ poker machine first appeared in 1998, more than twenty years after the introduction of electronic poker machines in the 1970s. During this time, the makers of the ‘Queen of the Nile’, Aristocrat, int...


Poker machine with stand and accessories, electronic, 'Queen of the Nile', Mark 1, metal / glass / plastic, designed and made by Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1997-2006

Poker machine: the poker machine consists of a black painted steel case with video screen at front, between two illuminated screen printed panel. The top panel explains the combinations and symbols which produce pay outs or free games. The lower panel features the 'Queen of the Nile' logo. Two rows of illuminated playing buttons are arrayed below the screen, next to slots for coins and notes. A pay out coin tray is a lower front. This machine is programed to play without the insertion of notes or coins.

Stand: stand made of wood that is partially laminated in black. There are various holes cut into the stand at the sides and back for power cords. There is a door at the front that fastens with a metal Abloy lock.

Accessories: two clear plastic zip-lock bags containing various fittings and accessories. One bag contains six keys, four metal screws, two nuts, one metal ring, a black plastic fitting, two metal brackets and a printed sticker for G Line. The other bag contains three metal bolts and three washers. A pair of identical keys that fit the lock on the door to the stand.


This machine was designed, built and reconditioned by Aristocrat Technologies at its Waterloo factory between 1997 and 2006.
Aristocrat Technologies Australia 1997-2006


Gift of Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
27 March, 2006

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