So my hometown of Beacon, NY is one of those places where pinball is still illegal. Specifically, "amusement centers" with three or more post-1980 pinball or post-1990 arcade games are banned. This rule had previously been used to shut down a neat little retro arcade museum in 2010 (at which point the rule was updated to allow for pre-1980 pins/pre-1990 video games). The Times covered the incident here: https://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/nyregion/13towns.html
I've been pushing the mayor and City Council to overturn this ban, and spoke on the topic at a City Council meeting last night. In case anybody is interested, video is here (begins at 2 minutes in): https://vimeo.com/299136243#t=120s
I admit I come off as somewhat of a crazy person ranting about pinball (the WTF looks of the people behind me are very telling), but think I win them over at exactly 5:56 in when the dude behind me starts nodding his head and doesn't stop until I'm done.
It's ridiculous that anti-pinball laws are still on the books anywhere. Speaking to members of the Council, I feel it is very likely we can get this one overturned. If anybody else is aware of any other lingering anti-pinball laws in their towns, let me know and I can share my playbook if I'm successful here.