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Redemption Games: Pachinko, Skee Ball, Whac-A-Mole, Redemption Game, Flamin' Finger

Redemption Games: Pachinko, Skee Ball, Whac-A-Mole, Redemption Game, Flamin' Finger

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Chapters: Pachinko, Skee Ball, Whac-A-Mole, Redemption Game, Flamin' Finger. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Pachinko ) is a Japanese gaming device used for amusement and gambling. A pachinko machine resembles a vertical pinball machine, but with no flippers and a large number of relatively small balls. The player fires a ball up into the machine, controlling only its initial speed. The ball then cascades down through a dense forest of pins. In most cases, the ball falls to the bottom and is lost, but if it instead goes into certain pockets, more balls are released as a jackpot. Pachinko machines were originally strictly mechanical, but modern ones have incorporated extensive electronics, becoming similar to video slot machines, and referred to as Pachislo Pachisuro). The machines are widespread in establishments called "pachinko parlors", which also often feature a number of slot machines. Pachinko parlors share the reputation of slot machine dens and casinos the world over garish decoration; over-the-top architecture; a low-hanging haze of cigarette smoke; the constant din of the machines, music, and announcements; and flashing lights. Modern pachinko machines are highly customizable, keeping enthusiasts continuously entertained. Because gambling for cash is illegal in Japan and Taiwan, balls won cannot be exchanged directly for cash in the parlor. Instead, the balls are exchanged for token prizes, which can then be taken outside and traded in for cash at a business that is nominally separate from the parlor, and may be run by organized crime (yakuza). Pachinko machines were first built during the 1920s as a children's toy called "corinth game" korinto gmu); based on and named after an American game called "Corinthian Bagatelle". Pachinko then...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=57607