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Mexico declares war on pinball


By matthewra

3 years ago



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    #2 3 years ago

    Mexico version of "pinball machines" . There just gambling devices.

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    #3 3 years ago

    Build the wall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #4 3 years ago

    Some of those games in the pic actually looked cool.....slot machine with a pinball section?

    #5 3 years ago

    There is a big difference beween gambling machines with metal balls and pinball machines. As we all know pinball is played for fun and to score points. Seems like the Mexican government just upset because nobody's really paying taxes on revenue. Going to have to send in a Roger Sharp to mitigate the situation.

    #6 3 years ago

    They are bingo machines. No, these aren't games of skill - they are for gambling. No flippers, but still kinda fun. I played about 5 games last time I was down there.

    #7 3 years ago

    I have an office down there.
    Here's some pix of a few you can find out on the side walks.

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    #8 3 years ago

    Chinese Products...but Pretty well made....One day, a regular pin may come from China or Merida, Mexico!

    We could see full featured games for under 4K!

    #9 3 years ago

    The last paragrah really says it all - they simply can't tolerate the small-time operators screwing up profits for the powers that be and their croneys who are building the "Mexican Vegas"!

    Nothing new under the sun, simply follow the money! "Won't someone please think of the children" is just a convenient excuse.

    #10 3 years ago

    Oh no, someone alert Nick Baldridge.

    #12 3 years ago

    Exactly!
    Of course--it all makes sense, pinball is the biggest problem facing Mexico.
    Not: Government corruption, drugs, drugs, drugs, government corruption, poor employment, and drugs!

    #13 3 years ago

    Do we have any pinsders from Mexico?

    #14 3 years ago

    They're just pissed off because black market pins will be too heavy to lift over the wall. Better to just ban 'em.

    #15 3 years ago
    Quoted from RTR:

    Do we have any pinsders from Mexico?

    We did, but they're all in Texas and Arizona now.

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    #16 3 years ago

    I am currently in Ixtapa Mexico & have yet to come across a single pin or slot machine. Will continue my research for pinside by hitting every sketchy bar & strip club that I can find..

    #17 3 years ago

    I contacted a distributor in china a few years ago. According to her, they sell mainly to central and south america. At the time they cost around $500 each and another $500 to ship.

    Yes, they're used for gambling, and unlike old US Bingos, many have payout chutes so there's no "don't ask don't tell" attempt to hide any of it.

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    #18 3 years ago

    This is like a Where's the Code? thread for all of the racists and bigots on Pinside. I thought they made a Basement to harbor the Tee Kee types?

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    #19 3 years ago
    Quoted from Barron:

    This is like a Where's the Code? thread for all of the racists and bigots on Pinside. I thought they made a Basement to harbor the Tee Kee types?

    Why is anybody with a sense of humor immediately a racist or bigot? I think it's attitudes like that that are the problem.

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    #20 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Why is anybody with a sense of humor immediately a racist or bigot? I think it's attitudes like that that are the problem.

    He's been in his basement too long... he shoulda stayed there.

    #21 3 years ago
    Quoted from Barron:

    This is like a Where's the Code? thread for all of the racists and bigots on Pinside. I thought they made a Basement to harbor the Tee Kee types?

    This coming from a Lib, from San Francisco, who would've thought.

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from teekee:

    He's been in his basement too long...

    I'd actually be interested to hear what part of this thread he viewed as racist or not factual. I don't think ANYBODY said anything derogatory about Mexicans in this thread. They're trying to get into our country by the truckload, so a lot of them are now in Arizona and Texas. Fact. And there are shitloads of problems in their country. That's fact, too.

    That's not racism.

    It's like saying Americans are fat and lazy. There's a lot of truth there, too...

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    #23 3 years ago

    I'll let my statement stand. I'm certainly not gonna get through to two boobs who think that building a wall is a feasible solution to any immigration issues this country may be facing.

    #24 3 years ago
    Quoted from Barron:

    I'll let my statement stand. I'm certainly not gonna get through two boobs who think that building a wall is a feasible solution to any immigration issues this country may be facing.

    I never said that either. Here's what I said:

    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    They're just pissed off because black market pins will be too heavy to lift over the wall. Better to just ban 'em.

    Never said anything about thinking the wall was a good idea. This just gets better and better....

    Here's a suggested web site: http://www.rif.org/

    #25 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Never said anything about thinking the wall was a good idea.

    Its a damn good idea... BIG wall with a moat, gators, drones, lasers, land mines... Build it BIG and build it now! Once that's done then we have to do something about these crazy ass cities like San Fran.

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    #26 3 years ago
    Quoted from teekee:

    Its a damn good idea... BIG wall with a moat, gators, drones, lasers, land mines... Build it BIG and build it now! Once that's done then we have to do something about these crazy ass cities like San Fran.

    That may be...but I never said it, and he's saying I did.

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    #27 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    That may be...but I never said it, and he's saying I did.

    Don't worry about him just hope he goes back to his basement where he belongs...

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    #28 3 years ago

    I say build a wall from Mexico straight to Barrons house. See if he would like that!

    #29 3 years ago
    Quoted from pinbum:

    I say build a wall from Mexico straight to Barrons house. See if he would like that!

    Or a nice tunnel, like the one they built for the drug lord who escaped from prison. They did that very well.

    ...but of course saying that is racist, too. You can't even SAY "Mexican" anymore these days.

    #30 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    You can't even SAY "Mexican" anymore these days.

    Oh yeah? Mexican! Mexican! Mexican! Mexican! Mexican!

    #31 3 years ago
    Quoted from teekee:

    Oh yeah? Mexican! Mexican! Mexican! Mexican! Mexican!

    Racist.

    #32 3 years ago

    Are those machines from the same Belgian company that Nick Baldridge mentioned or C2C?

    #33 3 years ago

    Realist.

    #34 3 years ago

    At least I got in before the lock!

    #35 3 years ago

    I hope no real pins get smashed by mistake. If there are any there that is.

    #36 3 years ago
    Quoted from teekee:

    At least I got in before the lock!

    There won't be a lock because nobody said anything racist.

    And we've been talking about Mexicans, so it's still on topic.

    #37 3 years ago

    I think we need to build a giant wall across the North to keep all those Canadians out.
    Clearly they are stealing pins and shipping them across the border and away from us.
    They're probably stealing all our women too !!

    #38 3 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

    to keep all those Canadians out.

    OH! NO you didn't!
    Ain't stealing any pins with a 20 to 25 cent exchange rate.

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    #39 3 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Chinese Products...but Pretty well made....One day, a regular pin may come from China or Merida, Mexico!
    We could see full featured games for under 4K!

    You would make 2k selling for 4k.

    Thumbs upper on build the WALL.

    Looks like Nick may enjoy one of those looks like a bingo type game to me.

    #40 3 years ago
    Quoted from CNKay:

    Thumbs upper on build the WALL

    Okay. The cost to finish fencing (like what already exists at the more populace borders; 670 miles of a total 2000 miles) would be approximately $16 million per mile. So say a projected $15-$25 billion. Keep in mind some of this land is private and will need to be purchased and a lot of it is extremely dense and arrid land that is difficult to build on. So add in costs for that. An actual WALL like Trump proposes that he will make Mexico pay for would be far more expensive. This is just to finish the fencing.

    The projected cost to maintain a 2000 mile border fence is $750 million per year and is argued to be pretty ineffective in the more difficult terrain.

    I can't imagine any of you want to pay the taxes for that. That's a few less pinball machines a year for you guys for something probably has little effect on your lives.

    #41 3 years ago
    Quoted from Barron:

    I can't imagine any of you want to pay the taxes for that.

    I was told we were making the Mexicans build the wall, kinda like how those orientals made Obi-Wan Kenobi build that bridge.

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    #42 3 years ago

    That's purely how Trump & his supporters see it, all the way down to the cultural insensitivity. Just a bunch of windbags grabbing headlines and trolling the upcoming election.

    #43 3 years ago
    Quoted from CarShark:

    Are those machines from the same Belgian company that Nick Baldridge mentioned or C2C?

    Nope! Good question, though. These are not real bingos. These are oddball 1/2 to 1/4 size bingo-esque games. The post placement and ball size is odd. Are those ping pong balls? A Bally or United bingo is truly a game of skill when you don't consider the multi-coin aspect (which I'm not trying to white-wash over, believe me - gambling is gambling). These, I'm not so sure the gameplay holds up... that said, I don't understand what the buttons do. Nor do they have real advancing odds? Again, not sure what the backglass is telling us.

    Perhaps someone can explain the gameplay?

    As to the Belgian bingos, those games (not these) are almost 100% carbon copies of Bally's playfield design. 25 holes and a ball return. The backglass or gameplay is either a 6 card-style, a miss America style, or some interesting looking LCD choose-your-own bingo affair.

    Would be interested to know more about these pictured games, but they don't appear to hold a candle to bingo pinball.

    #44 3 years ago

    Also, not sure if the ball can return to the player if it makes it all the way down the playfield. That would be another hallmark of a bingo - no dead balls.

    #45 3 years ago
    Quoted from Barron:

    Okay. The cost to finish fencing (like what already exists at the more populace borders; 670 miles of a total 2000 miles) would be approximately $16 million per mile. So say a projected $15-$25 billion. Keep in mind some of this land is private and will need to be purchased and a lot of it is extremely dense and arrid land that is difficult to build on. So add in costs for that. An actual WALL like Trump proposes that he will make Mexico pay for would be far more expensive. This is just to finish the fencing.
    The projected cost to maintain a 2000 mile border fence is $750 million per year and is argued to be pretty ineffective in the more difficult terrain.
    I can't imagine any of you want to pay the taxes for that. That's a few less pinball machines a year for you guys for something probably has little effect on your lives.

    Now you're just being funny. You know we have a 19 trillion dollar debt, right? That the numbers you're throwing out are a spit in the ocean compared to money we've spent on...what, exactly? And the $750 million we'd spend on maintaining a wall is nothing compared to what we're spending on government benefits for all the illegals right now, so we'd actually save money.

    That said, I'm neither for nor against building a wall, and refuse to discuss politics on Pinside.

    #46 3 years ago

    IBTB

    #47 3 years ago

    Took me a second...but I just figured out what that meant.

    #48 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Took me a second...but I just figured out what that meant.

    I tried to coin "In Before The Basement" in a different thread. I figured since Hobbit 2016 got bumped downstairs it might happen more often when a thread goes too far off track.

    #49 3 years ago

    Si.

    #50 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Now you're just being funny. You know we have a 19 trillion dollar debt, right? That the numbers you're throwing out are a spit in the ocean compared to money we've spent on...what, exactly? And the $750 million we'd spend on maintaining a wall is nothing compared to what we're spending on government benefits for all the illegals right now, so we'd actually save money.
    That said, I'm neither for nor against building a wall, and refuse to discuss politics on Pinside.

    Cmon, man, don't take a side if you're going to cowardly backpedal as soon as you're confronted. At least teekee has a spine.

    Quoted from ejg10532626:

    Exactly!
    Of course--it all makes sense, pinball is the biggest problem facing Mexico.
    Not: Government corruption, drugs, drugs, drugs, government corruption, poor employment, and drugs!

    These things they are banning aren't pinball machines, they're flipperless gambling devices.

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