One-ball horserace writings of Russ Jensen


By BlackCatBone

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#1 31 days ago

I recently bought a Bally Turf King that came with an interesting set of articles about one-ball horse race (and bingo) games. Many were written by Russ Jensen. The surprise for me was that the one-ball horse race format was invented not by Bally, but Gottlieb, with their Daily-Races of 1936. And they really nailed the horse race format; it didn't evolve all that much until Don Hooker got involved with what is described as his maiden effort, Bally's Citation. (Get that horse race reference?) Turf King would be Hooker's third game. If you are curious about the one-balls, this is the package that came with my Turf King:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v33u2nzytorkmnr/Earlly%20Russ%20Jensen%20%28and%20others%29%20writings%20about%20one-ball%20horse%20race%20games%20and%20bingos%20-%20these%20came%20with%20my%20Turf%20King.pdf?dl=0

#2 31 days ago

Interesting information. Thanks for sharing. I had a beautiful Turf King and enjoyed it immensely. If I had the room I would have never let it go.

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