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Pinball Hall of Fame is out of debt!


By timarnold

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    The Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club is proud to announce that we have paid off the last of the debt on the original building and land, and the vacant lot next door. Club members gathered at a local ALL YOU CAN EAT buffet restaurant to have a mortgage burning party!
    We now own 3 acres of land and a modern efficient 9000 sq ft building free and clear. Both properties are covered by a property tax exemption, so it now costs us just 12 dollars a year in fees to open our doors.
    We continue to be all volunteer, so there are no labor costs. We are down to utilities and a couple other small unavoidable costs and a new game from time to time. The rest of the cash flow can be dedicated to our charitable giving to help local social service charities.
    Many thanks to all the people who have worked so hard for 8 years to make this happen, and to those who foolishly blow their vacation money playing pinball instead of the slot machines on the strip. See you next trip SUCKERS!

    #2 5 years ago

    Congratulations Tim. That is great news.

    And thanks for being there. Done it twice. I much prefer filling your pins with coins than the casinos.

    Keep up the good work.

    #3 5 years ago

    I'm not sure most people understand just what the PHOF is really about and how hard you guys work over there. Congrats.

    #4 5 years ago

    Congrats on getting so far with the pinball hobby and business. I was there on the first day that you opened Pinball Petes in Ann Arbor back in the 70s and now it sounds like you've gone full circle in the biz. Everything from here on out is just gravy, right? JK: I know it won't be that simple. I hope that I can get from MI to LV sometime in the near future.
    Howie

    #5 5 years ago

    Great news, Tim! Congrats!

    #6 5 years ago

    Congratulations!......

    And Thanks for using the 'S' instead of a 'F'. Keeping Pinball alive is great. Thanks Tim.

    #7 5 years ago

    Congrats Tim. I really enjoyed my visit their this summer while the family and I spent our vacation in Vegas. I got to finally put some games on the WOZ that you guys have there and that's when I decided that we were needing one in our collection.

    #8 5 years ago

    Great news, congratulations!

    #9 5 years ago

    Awesome news, congratulations!

    #10 5 years ago

    Great news Tim and congratulations !

    LTG : )

    #11 5 years ago

    Very cool, Tim! I'll see you next time I'm in Vegas.

    #12 5 years ago

    Congrats, love what you do over there for charity once I finally make it to Vegas PHoF is the first place I'm going and may not leave till I run out of money or it closes.

    #13 5 years ago

    Tim, I plan on visiting sometime in 2014. Never been to Vegas, looking forward to the PHOF! Congrats!

    #14 5 years ago

    I have foolishly blow my vacation money playing pinball at the PHOF... and what a great time I have had

    The family and I have always enjoyed seeing the checks on the wall that you have written to the local social service charities, it always makes me feel good about playing one more game.

    #15 5 years ago

    Awesome news! Congrats!

    #16 5 years ago

    That's awesome! Congratulations, I hope to make it some day.

    #17 5 years ago

    Great news but TIMMY please clean up the place some and MAYBE pay someone to fix stuff.. You are going to KILL yourself there and we will have NOTHING.... Put some flyers, translites,even schmatics on the walls to dress it up.. I will GLADLY donate a bunch if you will put them up....

    #18 5 years ago

    Congrats Tim, over a hundred dollars "donated" to the cause over the last couple years

    #19 5 years ago

    I had a blast there earlier this year!!

    #20 5 years ago

    Thanks for posting here Tim and congrats. The place is looking great!

    #21 5 years ago

    Congrats! Also a big THANK YOU for all you do for pinball.

    #22 5 years ago

    Nice, I hope to make a trip there to check it out someday. Congrats!

    #23 5 years ago

    Good for you.

    #24 5 years ago

    Keeping pinball alive for all! Congrats Tim. Great city for the phof to be located.

    #26 5 years ago

    Congrats Tim, can't wait till I can book a flight out to Vegas and go to the PHOF.

    #27 5 years ago

    What great news! I'll make it there someday. Long way from the midwest for a roadtrip. Congratulations and keep up the good work. The less fortunate are counting on the help that the PHOF provides. God speed......BigB

    #28 5 years ago

    Congratulations Tim!!
    What you have accomplished in Vegas is amazing.
    Maybe the casinos should hire you since they no clue on paying off debt.
    You should have called The Dave Ramsey Show so from the buffet so he could help you yell "Were Debt Free!!"

    Steve

    #29 5 years ago

    Great news. Can't say I'm a huge Vegas fan but I'm looking forward to going back someday just to hit the PHOF again!

    #30 5 years ago

    Never miss a trip to the HOF on my Vegas visits. Thank you for the great diversion and for helping to keep pinball alive and well and available to so many. Congrats!

    #31 5 years ago

    Good news for the hobby!

    #32 5 years ago

    A trip to the PHOF is on my bucketlist...

    Congrats!

    #33 5 years ago

    Very cool! But sorry, when I'm in Vegas pinball isn't on my mind, awesome place though and if I didn't have Pinballz up the road I'd have to hit it but when in Vegas its balls to the wall 24/7!

    #34 5 years ago

    Awesome job Tim! Keep up the great work.

    #35 5 years ago

    Congrats and welcome to Pinside!

    #36 5 years ago

    Congratulations and well done. We spend an afternoon there every time we go to Vegas and I consider it money WELL spent.

    #37 5 years ago

    I'll add my congratulations as well. Your contributions to pinball are priceless and much appreciated.

    -1
    #38 5 years ago
    Quoted from jalpert:

    I'm not sure most people understand just what the PHOF is really about and how hard you guys work over there. Congrats.

    Actually there are many who know exactly what the PHOF is all about and because of this, they choose not to support the cause.

    #39 5 years ago

    Congrats! Been there a couple of times while I was travelling to conventions for work. Had an amazing time, keep up the good work!

    #40 5 years ago

    This is good news for the salvation army... I have to preface the next statement with the fact that I think what Tim has built is incredible and any time I visit vegas I'm very happy to plop down $20-$40 to play.

    But this news doesn't change how often pins get serviced (only so many hard working hours in the day).

    Tim: Any chance you'll ever mentor someone to pass on the knowledge to work on these so the place doesn't have to shutdown when the day comes when you pass on?

    #41 5 years ago

    Hope you can restore some more machines with Rick's Restorations on the show American Restoration.

    #42 5 years ago

    Tim,

    I have been there twice, to Vegas and of COURSE I went to the PHOF.

    I would rather spend a day there, then a casino ! And the fact the money is going to a charity and keeping pins alive is perfect. I met and talked to you once and didn't have a clue you were who you are ! Tim Friggin Arnold ! lol

    I am not worthy.

    Congrats, stop in here more often !

    #43 5 years ago

    Pinball where it belongs.
    On location. Taking quarters and giving out replays.
    Well done.
    Congrats!

    #44 5 years ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Actually there are many who know exactly what the PHOF is all about and because of this, they choose not to support the cause.

    What does that mean?

    #45 5 years ago

    Congratulations!

    #46 5 years ago

    I was there on Sunday and it's looking much better than it did last year! Fun place to try games you have only read about. Congrats !

    #47 5 years ago

    Congrats. Was there 3 years ago and will be back This December - 13th thru 16th. See you soon

    #48 5 years ago

    Congratulations.I made a special effort to visit the PHoF 2 years ago and play some games I've been wanting to try.

    Was only in Las Vegas a few days and gave up on the Hoover Dam tour to do it.I'll be back to Vegas and the Phof, - unfinished business.

    #49 5 years ago

    I took these photos on 1/15/2006 during the first few days of the initial PHOF opening.

    Hard to believe it's been eight years.

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    #50 5 years ago

    One more of the original front row.
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