Hey NoQuarters, I am really excited to hear of your interest in owning one of these great machines. Each machine is appealing for a wide variety of reasons.
We (Vic, Jim, myself, Steve, Pete, and several others) really tried our hardest to put together a fantastic row of bingos with a huge variety of features and play mechanics this last year. This coming year, I'd like to keep it rolling, however, I am likely not going to bring six! I am hoping to recruit some more folks that wish to bring bingos for 2016's bingo row. Thus far, we have a couple of commitments, and a couple of 'maybes', but it's looking like we will have about six or so per day.
Keep in mind that, traditionally, at York you are most likely to find a nice variety of bingos to play - Jeffrey Lawton, the man who wrote the book you purchased (good job!) normally brings two-three.
I am so thankful for all the folks who participated in bringing their games, helping set up, tear down, and load, getting the word out, and playing. I think 2015 was a great success overall, and hope to see some of those new bingo players back in 2016 to get acquainted with new machines.
I really could not have done my part without any of the other folks. It was a huge team effort, and it really paid off. Still puts a smile on my face to think about it!
Not to self-promote too much, but if you haven't given me a listen at http://foramusementonly.libsyn.com - I talk quite a bit about bingos! I had a much more varied show when the podcast began, but over time I've really drifted into giving overviews on each of the bingos in chronological order. I think this is a neat way to listen to the evolution of these games, as Bally (and United) really innovated to draw in players and keep them excited. If you'd like to hear Vic talk about these games with me, he and I have had several shows together. I also did a small series on the bingo row. (Ad over)
Shooting the ball, pushing the machine, getting just the right number lined up for a 5-in-a-row (without tilting)! It's an excellent feeling, and requires quite a bit of skill.
I am always happy to answer questions, so if you have any thoughts on a game you'd like and if you'd like to know anything in particular, feel free to ask me.