Did United introduce any feature that was copied by Bally?

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Did United introduce any feature that was copied by Bally?


By BlackCatBone

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I'm pretty sure that United designed features that were unique to their own games (e.g., 8 balls next game), but did they ever introduce a feature that was later copied by Bally?

    #2 1 year ago

    - plopping a ball in hole 16 for an extra ball ("Ballyhole")
    - scoring the short diagonals.

    I'm sure there's more. I added dates to the flyer tour pages at:
    https://bingo.cdyn.com/paper/

    so you can use a couple browser windows and step thru the flyers chronologically to compare. Keep in mind that the design dates and mfg/release dates weren't always the same sequence, and I wouldn't be too confident when you're talking about a few months delta in the dates.

    #3 1 year ago

    That's neat... I didn't realize that United originated the "Ballyhole." (I don't imagine United would have cared much for that name

    Which Bally games used the short diagonals? Were they late games?

    #4 1 year ago

    Dixieland, Nashville, High Flyer, Continental (25 hole), Mississippi Showboat. All six cards. All very late (77-81).

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