(Topic ID: 51702)

Old gambling pinball?? Need help

By Moose615

8 years ago

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  • Latest reply 8 years ago by MrBally
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    #1 8 years ago

    My supervisor at work has been telling me about old gambling "pinball" machines (not sure if its really called pinball) where the playfield has 25 holes and you get 5 balls and the more money you put in the more balls you get and I guess it gives you credits and you get paid out by the credits. We found the name of one "beach club" does anyone know or have any info on these type pinballs, I've always been wondering about them and hoping to find more info on them, thanks guys

    #2 8 years ago

    Pinball machines and Bingos.

    In my area many were horse racing themes, a nickel a play one ball. The more nickels you dumped in, the better the odds.The games paid out tokens, if you knew the person you bought them back for a nickel each. If you didn't know them, they won a bunch of useless tokens.

    Do some internet digging and you should find out plenty.

    LTG : )

    #3 8 years ago

    Check out http://bingo.cdyn.com/ and for the Beach Club machine specifically go to: http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/beach_club/

    #4 8 years ago

    As others before have said it is a 25 hole bingo pinball machine. They didn't pay out any money, but had a electro-mechanical register that looked like a replay count. However has they had at least three digits in the counter, was a means that the player could be compensated for the register count. There was a external button that would zero the register.

    #5 8 years ago

    I think it's worth noting that they can be extremely challenging to troubleshoot and repair. I get along OK with EM pinball machines, but bingo machines are a whole other league.

    #6 8 years ago

    Bingos are a nightmare to repair and heavy as hell to move. IMO they have limited replay appeal and are only fun if they pay out. That's my opinion and not shared by everyone, some guys collect only bingos and love them. I find ten bingos for every one regular pin around here. I answered an ad not long ago for pinball machines, showed up and found an entire building of bingos, very disappointed. I have a friend that collects them so I gave him a call and he bought them all, over 30, for $250.

    #7 8 years ago

    Bally Distributing, formerly of Reno with satelite locations in Elko and Las Vegas offered payout modification kits for Bally bingo pinball machines. A Bally slot machine hopper is utilized to dispense a coin for each credit on the replay register.

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