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My StarWars Pachinko, Imported from the gaming parlours of Tokyo and Japan. A parlour typically may have thousands of machines in rows over multiple floors.

It fires 11.5mm Ball bearings around its screen, they bounce off the pins and if they go into pockets then it activates a video on the 10.5" lcd screen. There are a number of videos and each gives the chance to get 3 numbers and the machine to jackpot.

If you get 3 numbers then it activates A fever (jackpot round) where you win 3000 balls.

Gambling for money is illegal in Japan, balls won are weighed in and exchanged for a poor quality token, which is then exchanged in a little window in a back alley for cash.
The cash offering is a way of getting people hooked, and much of japan is addicted to this craze. Some people who get addicted to pachinko have their lives ruined by it.

This is how the gangs and criminal underworld which own some parlours overcome the law.

I paid around £130 for this machine in the uk.
Typically they are Around £400 from the importers, but i got mine from ebay.
Brand new they cost around £3500 and only do 6 months service.
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1649x2271px 887.68 KB
FinePix S5600
Shutter Speed
1/26 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 27, 2007, 12:16:32 AM
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