Created on 07-05-2020
Now Japan, America, and Coin-ops have a deep history together, likely stemming back a decade before this
detail below, which might be better titled …the Final Chapter`
I will add this page now as a place-holder as we piece together this story, that for the Bingos, I think started in
the early 70s as Bally was pushing the business offshore and trying to establish other footholds and relationships as
America waged war against these machines, enacting one piece of legislation after another to declare the games illegal`
Bally and Sega Connection
In the same year, 1982, Sega was hit hard by the American video game crash. Hemorrhaging money, Gulf+Western sold the U.S. assets of Sega to famous pinball manufacturer Bally Manufacturing Corporation. The Japanese assets of Sega were purchased for $38 million by a group of investors led by Rosen and Hayao Nakayama, a Japanese businessman who owned a distribution company that had been acquired by Rosen in 1979. Nakayama became the new CEO of Sega, and Rosen became head of its subsidiary in the United States.