~ Hmmm – The Machines ~





Hoppers in Japan

Jerry` ...a bit on the Hoppers

Roller Derby w/Hopper

1969 London w/Hopper?

Nevada Roller Derby w?Hopper

Laguna Beach ...two different Hoppers

Miss America Supreme w/Hopper

Silver Sails w/Reno Nevada Hopper

California Silver Sails w/Hopper

...1960s Eastern Seaboard`

Las Vegas Palm Springs w/Hopper

Miss America 75 w/Hopper

1962 and a GG/SS combo w/Hopper

Silver Sails with a nice Hopper

.Early 50s` Bally/United w/Hoppers

Bounty with a Las Vegas Hopper

Bally offered two Bingos w/Hoppers

Miami Beach - The Hoppers

Ballerina w/hopper - Bally 1956

Cypress w/a nice clean Hopper


Short-Lived ...the Pinball Era`

"Multiple Coin" Bingos

Barrel o' Fun and Fun Way'

Bingo Pinball Meters`

Manuals - Bally`

Is your Bingo Rare`

Belgium" Regulated to at least 85%"

Miss America 57' - Special Paperwork?

The States: Price/Cost! – New!/Old!

Playfield Serial Numbers - Bally

1955 – Advertised Used Prices




Wanted United Bingo Pinballs

Where are the Bingos!

How many Bingos were there`

How many Bingos were there?

How many Bingos were there?

How many Bingos were there`

How many Bingos were there?

Aren’t you Curious?

How many Bingos were there`

How many Bingos were there?

So How Many Bingo Were There?

How many Bingos were there`

...a little more of the  Math

How much money did a bingo earn?

How much did the bingos earn?

How much do the bingos earn?

How much did the bingos earn?

How much money did the bingos earn?

How much did the Bingo earn?

“Skill Pins” Definition?

1959 Bally - "Skill Appeal"

Skillpins in the U.K.

1952 Skill Scores Bingo

the “Skill Scores” - These might be Cool!

1960 Fun Spot - "Skill Scores"

“Skill Scores” – The Rocket Games



Backbox Instruction Cards` ...Bally

Euro Continental Star Score Card

Sirmo New Orleans Score Cards

Some Unique United Circus Score Cards

Detailed Miss Bowling Cards

European Bingo Player Cards`

Score Cards - Custom

Score Cards Serial Numbers Mystery?

European Score Cards – Wimi

European Score Cards – Sirmo

Score Cards – Finally some Detail!

Score Card – Custom

United Score Cards - Rare`

Odd Miss Belgium Score Card

Hybrid Metal-Style Score Cards

Bally Nashville Playfield/Score Cards

Odd Moulin Rouge Score Card

Skill Pins Internals and Score Cards

Label-Maker Score Cards

United ABC Score Cards

Oddball _ United Tropics Score Cards

The War against the Machines!

3 Ball Bingo

Business – Let’s follow  the Money

A Different Kind of Pinball

What was the last year at Bally

 Busy – “Just Cram a Nickel in me Man!”

6-Card – White/Yellow Lines??

What, the Bali Bingos went Overseas?

“One Coin Only” – Single Coin History

“Amusement Only”  ...Spot-em Bingos

Has your Bingo been Rigged / Slashed?

Clearly folks wanted other Bingos`






~ Bingo Technical / Manuals / Parts & Resources / Machine Information / Links ~





~ The Patents ~




Bingo Features – United Ball-Shooters

United Ball Lift Assembly(s) & Patent

Bally Ball Lift & Bally Patent Lists

United Patent - Lyn Durant - #1

Bingo Mechanics – Bally Playfields

1992 was still building upon the Patents

Bally Patent 2,862,079` ... a Governor

Patent _ Score Control

“Father of the Bingos” – Don Hooker

Recreaticos Franco - Bingo Bongo

Patent _ Bally Ball Gate

Patent (Hooker) – Score Control – I

Patent _ Matrix Device

Patent 2,864,618 – Searching & Scoring

Patent (Hooker) – Score Control

Patent (Hooker) – Selective Shutter

Concept Bingo – Walter M. Burnside

Concept Bingo – Walter M. Burnside

Patent (Hooker) – Magic Pockets

Concept Bingo #4 – Donald E. Hooker #2

Concept Bingo #1 – Donald E. Hooker #1

Concept Bingo – Walter M. Burnside




~ The Refex Unit ~


The Thumper Control

Has your bingo been cheating you`

London _ Special Game Reflex Units

Wiring can adjust the Reflex

Reflex “basics” – Hmmm!

The Reflex - They outlawed the Bingos

Keeney’s – “No Reflex Units?”

Reflex History – The “Stabilizer”

Regulating the Payouts`

Adjusting the Reflex on the Bali

Forum – High Flyer Reflex

Reflex Reset Videos _ Keith Nickalo

United Reflex Operation & Adjustment

“Numbesr” on the Reflex Gears

Adjusting the Reflex Unit #2

The Reflex - Tailor Your Reflex

Magic Screen Reflex Adjustment Plugs

Bally Reflex Unit Function

Phil B. Comments on the Reflex Unit

Everything you need to Know





~ The Meters ~


(4) Coin Meters including “Key” Meter

2-Meters - 1965 Court Case`

Sirmo Magic Screen Meters

Bingos with only two Meters

Uni“5” Meters – TSCC One Ball

Magic Lines _ Odd Meters

Shoot-a-Line _ Interesting Meter Wring!

Hide your Coin Meter from the law!

Coin Meters _ Set of 4 – II

“Meter Mess” – Laugh!

Odd Nashville Coin Meters

~ Miscellaneous Docs ~

“Too Tough” _ That’s Right!!

Bally 1961 Service Bulletin

Carnival Queen – Fully Loaded

Press Image - Showtime

“Out-of-Order” sign – Bally Atlantic City

Ballerina Paperwork – Complete?

Bally Documentation _ Service Bulletins

Eight Balls every game - Mod

The IRS _ $250 US per Bingo

Peach State – Bally Parts Catalog

Does anyone know about the K-Mods??

European Automatic Sales .n.v. – Parts

Bally Installation Instructions

Bally “K-Modifications” – K-465

Bally’s K-mods – “Part of the Story”

Mystery Documents _ Miss America 57’

Bally “K-Modifications” – K-132

Carnival Queen Stepper Instructions


~ Miscellaneous ~

Big Wheel Detector Assembly

Control Unit Motors

Scan Bally Union Labels

Malibu Beach Payout Adjust

Buying parts from Bally

Macro Specialties 2015 Snap Shot

The Bingo Check List (Russ Jensen)

Silver Sails - Raymond's Page

40 Coin Limit




 Sands Museum - Magic Screen

Laguna Beach Main Card Scoring

Bally’s Early Cabinet Design

Bally Dual-Domination Bingos

Bally - Light Blubs /Lamps

2 & 6 Card Backglass Sources

Bally Repair & Service Channels`

Bally Solid-White Light Towers

The large white 3-Watt 15-ohm resistors

Improving your 20-hole Bingo

Bally Backglass Part Numbers

Tips’n’Tricks – Loosen up your Futurity

Vic Camp _ Magic Pockets Operation

Wiko Parts Catalog

Hopper Payout Capability




(Rewinding your Solenoids)

Who Mfg'd the Internal Modules?

Schematics – The Power Rails

Cleaning Steppers

Ball Size – G.A.A. Bingos

United Serial Numbers

Tech – Restoring Your Red Letter Games

Sands Meseum: Credit Unit Mechanism

Replay Counter Operation (Videos)

Cash & Coin Boxes

Tech – Lotta Fun Modifications

Was there more than one Magic Screen

Spare parts for your Hi Line bingo?

3-Wire Coin Mechs / Single-Coin Ops?

Collins / Skillpins History (Wimi Bingos)




Were there different Light Shields?

Me. Lawton – Bikini Extra Ball Problem

Siemens helps the bingos go Wireless??

New Footrails & Backglass Frames

Lock Down Bar Transparencies

Bingos Score Wins Incorrectly: Crazy

The extra ball dead on a Beach Club!

Operators tighten up the Machines!

History from an Operators Notebook

Space Game Light Shields – Aliens?

 Triple Plays “Converted to One Coin”

Showboat & Atlantic City Modified

United Voltages & Typical Operations

Green Diamond Shutter Cycles

Big Show will only spot the 18, not the 2


Ball-Lifts – Bally had more than One??

Bingo Repair Videos – Alan Marriage

Hole 18 Won’t Light – Green Diamond

Bally Playfield Plastics

Bingo Repair Videos – Richard Gerlitz

Solid-State PCB & Manual Detail

oldslots.eu – backglass resource

Woodrail Leg Information

Russ Jensen Classifies the Bally Bingos

Cleaning the cloth-covered wiring`

Bally Cabinet Stencil Set Source

Ball always lifts at T/on with no coins

Bingo Pinball Press Images - Cash Box

Galaxy – Hole 21 Won’t Register

Belgium Custom Glace Resource


Setting up your bingo for Freeplay

Oper Coin Parts Resource

 50hz - 60hz A.C. Transformer Configs

Initial Turn-on & Motor Operation

Bally Bingo Pinballs Book – Mr. Lawton

Did Bally make any Solid-State Bingos

Early Bally Ball Shooters & Bezels

Bingos modified for Instant Replays

Bally Backglasses – European Made

Bingo Joe’s Parts Catalog

Odd problems on Ed’s Cypress Garden!

Improving Your Ball Lifters Appearance

Trouble-Shooting Guide – R. Jensen

Bingo dies & won’t Restart

Can’t adjust main card on Big Time


General Wiring Questions & Advice

Silver Sails Smokes at Turn-on – Advice

Tilt Problem with Coinless Operation

Bali Appears Dead – General Advice

Magic Screen won’t Reset – Advice

Magic Ring lights but is No-Op - Advice

Ball Lifter Dead After 2nd Ball – Advice

Bingho Smoked & Stuck on Tilt – Advice

Shutter Open After 1st Ball – Advice

Bingo Pinball Ball Size Info & Sources

United Serial Numbers

Parts & Resources

Setting up for Coinless Play – Dr. Bingo

Bally Cabinet Repair/Covering

Bally Backbox Internals


~ Manuals Worth Mentioning ~


Wilms Export Company N.V. Manuals

Very Nice - United's Monaco

Bally Manuals from ARM Publishing

United vs. Bally – The Detail

Maintenance Tips - Malibu Manual

Ballys Colored Manuals

Sirmo Bingo Manuals

Ballys “Confidential” Manuals

1977` Bally High Flyer

Cirsa – K7 Kursaal Manuals

Bright Lights - One of Several?

United Manuals – Learning the Bingos

Bali Manual and a couple Surprises

 Bally Manuals - Adjustment Plugs

Maintenance Tips - Malibu Manual

Bally Bingo Pinball Manuals

United's Triple Play Manual

Helpful Manual - United Pixies

Universal Star – A “Users” Manual

Spot Lite Manual - Wiring Correction


~ Restorations ~



Aussie Arcade - Bingo Restoration




Bally Super 7 Restoration

Playfield Plating Rework

Crosswords Backglass Restoration

Denmark - Bally Hawaii

La Riparazione del Flipper Bingo

Restauración Playfield… Se puede!!

Netherlands – Showtime

okorange's "Phil" Carnival Queen

Bluesection shaes his Bally Bikini

Argentina Restoration

okorange's "Phil" Carnival Queen - I

Steve shares his Bikini

Argentina Restoration – II

...some video Surf Club Playfield

...very nice a Bally Reborn


~ Basic Technical - Learning the Bingos ~




Russ Jensen – Trouble-Shooting Guide

Electro-Mechanical Repair Guide

Schematics #1 - The Power Rails

Bally 6-Card - “Start-up Sequence”

Inside your Bally Show Time

Opening up your Backbox`

Bally Model Numbers & Schematics

The Most Common Bingo Problems

Fuses 101 - Bingo Always Tilted

Intro: Mixers & Magic Screen

Ball Lift 101 ...Third Ball Problem

Extra Ball Problem - Resources

Magic Screens 101 - Reset/Index

Tilt Problem - 20-hole Coin Play

Miami Beach - #13 Doesn’t Light

Replay Counter Operation & Repair

Bally Night Club – Scoring Problem

Visual Inspection - Problem Solving

Trouble-Shoot Kumback Key

Adjusti the Scoring on your Bali







~ Behind the Scenes …a list of names you will see on this Website ~




Phil Hooper – The “Bingo King”

Don Hooker - Pinball Expo 1986`

Pinball Designer – Don Hooker

Don Hooker - 1944`

Pinball Designer – Walter M. Burnside

Pinball Designer – Donald E. Hooker

Don Hooker - Automatic Canteen

Pinball Designer – Lyn Durant

Pinball Designer – Don Hooker

Don Hooker – Westronics

Don Hooker ...a True Legacy`







Jean-Francois P

Gerald (Coy)


Mr Freddy Bailey


Mr. Gary King

Mr. Larry Lemmerman

Mr. Keith Nickalo

Mr. Frans Pilger

Mr. Mark Mentzer

Mr. Dennis Dodel

Mr. Vic Campolattaro

Mr. Lee-Thompson

Mr. Jay Stafford

Mr. Kevin Musk

Mr. Coos Hakvoort

Mr. Phil Bogema

Mr. Rob Hawkins

Mr. Jerry Kaczmarek

Mr. Steve Smith




Mr. Phil Anderson

Mr. Russ Jensen

Mr. Raphael Lankar

Mr. Alan Marriage

Mr. Mike Busetti

Mr. Jeffrey Lawton

Mr. Si Redd

Dr. Bud Murrow

 Mr. Johnny Gille

Mr. Raymond Watts

Mr. Jack Keeney

Mr. Ray Moloney

Mr. Federico Croic

Mr. Hugh Kown

Mr. Roger Morden












~ The Electronic, Digital, and Solid-State Bingos ~



~ Photos Sets - 6-Card Bingos ~



Super Six Card Internals

Sorex Continental

Sorex Continental Top Game

Penalty 2 Internals

Wimi Super 7 Seven Internals

Sirmo Golden Continental Turbo

TSCC Continental 7

Wimi Green Diamond - v1

Sirmo Magic Screen Bingos

TSCC Continental Super 7

New Continental & Continental Golden

Sirmo Bingo Continental One Ball

TSCC Continental One Ball

G.A.A Super Six Cards

Sirmo New Orleans

TSCC Continental Magic Game

G.A.A. New Continental

Sirmo New Orleans - II

TSCC Magic Dixieland

Magic Screen Internals/Keypad/Meters

Sirmo Palm Beach Turbo

Concorde Internals

Wimi Euro Continental Internals

Euro Continental Star - French Hybrid

Concorde Internals

Dixieland MPU Board??

Splin - Golden Game

Sirmo Golden Gate Euro - Set 1

Sirmo Gold Ball (The Dead Years)

Sirmo Golden Gate Euro - Set II


~ Photos Sets - 2-Card Bingos ~


Magic Lines - Mississippi

Miss Bowling - Maybe our First Look

Miss Bowling Golden Internals - I

Miss Bowling Golden Internals

Sirmo - Miss America CPU

French CanCan _ Control Box Access?

Wimi - Miss Bowling Golden

Sirmo Louisiana

French CanCan Photos & Video

Wimi Miss Queen

Sirmo Miss America Triple Bonus

G.A.A. French CanCan

Wimi Miss Bowling Turbo

Sirmo Brooklyn

G.A.A. Moulan Rouge

Solid-State - Royal Skittle Internals 3

Solid-State - Miss Americana Internals

TSCC -  Miss Nevada

Solid-State - Royal Skittle Internals 2

Solid-State - Miss MaDonna Internals

More on Gary Geer's Nevada

Solid-State - Royal Skittle Internals 1






~ Photos Sets - Misc Bingos ~





k7 Krusaal Bingo Master Internals

Sorex Splin Sirmo PCBAs

JGC’s – Carioca – One Ball

Sirmo Palm Beach Turbo (The Dead Years)

Sirmo Palm Beach Turbo


~ 7-Card Bingo Manuals ~

Cirsa - Euro Bingo 7

Luckia - Lucky Bingo

K7 Krusaal - Bingo Montana

Cirsa - Euro Bingo 7 (1000)

Recel - Space Game

~ 6-Card Bingo Manuals ~




Sirmo - 357 Manuel Technique

Sorex and Lomogea Crossover

Wilms Export Company N.V. Manuals

Wimi's "Euro Continental Star"

2011 Splin Parts Catalog

TSCC Continental One Ball (GAA)

Sirmo's Louisiana

Continental Magic Game - Part 1

Vic`s G.A.A. New Continental Golden

Bingo Continental One Ball Manual

 TSCC Continental Magic Game - Part 2

The solid-state manuals we have Posted

Sirmo's New Orleans

MG 4125 libero - Part 3

...a good solid-state manual source - 1

Splin Golden Games _ Nice Set!

Tabella 4125 - Part 4

...a good solid-state manual source - 2




~ 2-Card Bingo Manuals ~




The solid-state manuals we have posted

... a good solid-state manual source - 1

Miss Bowling Golden Detail

Sirmo's Dallas and Golden Nugget

... a good solid-state manual source - 2

Brooklyn Manual - Use a Sirmo 6-Card





~ Commonality ~





Sorex and Lomogea Crossover

Sirmo's Brooklyn is like Sirmo's Continental

Sirmo's New Orleans is like Sirmo's Louisiana

Super Six is basically a Bally Continental








~ Schematics ~





Miss Bowling Golden - Some Schematics









~ Machine Errors/Problems ~






Detailed Sirmo New Orleans Repair


Miss Nevada - Service Box Connector?

Aeneas - "Belgium Bingo Machines"

TSCC Continental Super 7 - TFT Problem


Fix with no Key _ Dallas Sram


Miss Bowling E602 Errors


ebo2 problem Royal Skittle (2-Card)

E602 Errors (Fix 2)

OC Errors (Open Circuit Errors)

Flipjuke _ Sirmo Code Problem

E602 Errors (Cause)

047 error - Green Diamond (6-Card)

Solid-State Help - Contact 1

E602 Errors (Fix 1)

EE51 Errors

Solid-State Help - Contact 2

E602 Errors (Fix 3)

Gameroom Forum _ Bingo Error Codes

Solid State Help - Contact 3


Steve on his Wimi Super Six (6-Card)


French CanCan - No-operation


Splin Golden Game _ Error 005600 ??

Clearing Rollover Alarms

"Reset All" - Magic Dixieland"

Working around not having the Keys

Splin Access Codes

Wimi New Orleans Help & Contact

Working around not having the Keys

Resetting the Error Codes - II

Solid State Help - Contact 4

Working around not having the Keys


Start your Wimi without a Key




~ Eeprom Related ~




Sirmo Seeben Epprom Code??

Rom Dump Sites - 2020

Undumped Wiki

Eeproms _ Simulations/Possible Help

Solid-State Eeprom Bins - ??

Eeprom - Wimi Green Diamond V3.9

Some Bingo Pinball Eeprom Code

Eeprom / Key Information - Wimi??

Eeproms _ Simulations/Possible Help

Seeben Eeprom Information

Reading the Eeprom Code

Sirmo Eeprom Information


Eeprom Programming Code Recovery




~ Ram / Code / Programming Related ~




Golden Continental Keypad Programming

IC Programming - Miss Americana?

WIMI Programming and Debug

Undumped Games - ??

Solid-State - Wimi Code

Unknown Splin/Seeben Code

Some Programming Instruction??

G.A.A. Code - Moulan Rogue - Keys

Green Diamond - Programming Trivia

Euro Continental Star - Programming

Solid-State _ Wimi Ram

Copying the SRAM

Using Your Wimi Programmer

Start your Wimi without a Key

Royal Skittle Programming Notes

Forum Entry: Wimi Ram Code


~ Programming Keypads ~




Splin's "Golden Game" - Sirmo/Sorex

Sirmo Penalty 2 Keypad

Bally Continental Keypad & Replay Box

G.A.A. - Miss Nevada - Keypad

Magic Screen Internals/Keypad/Meters

The Sirmo/Splin Keypad

G.A.A. New Continental Golden  Keypad

Montana _ Sirmo/Splin Keypad

Misc Solid State Keypads

Piccadilly Manual & Keypad

Simro Service Box (1980-1996 Bingos)

Sirmo Masterview Keypad


~ Service Boxes ~


Wimi Miss Queeen Control Boxes

Euro Continental Star Control Box

Sirmo New Orleans

Help Identify These Service Boxes?

Wimi Service Box Notes

Wimi Switch Matrix Tester

...a Service Box being used Sirmo/Splin?

Larry Lemmerman's Wimi Box

Place2Play _ "Sirmo/Splin Programmer"

New (2011) Sirmo Service Box

No Key? _ Reset all the Addresses!!

Locating a Service Box for Purchase







~ Misc Solid State Links ~





Solid-State PCB & Manual Detail

Stereolux Magic Ball Manaul

Oper Coin Parts Resource

...for the Hunters "Zonder Codes"

Miss Bowling Schematics & Manuals

Question about the Sirmo fuses

  The CPU Battery - It must be there!

CPUs - French Can Can - Moulin Rouge

Keychains & Security Codes

Sirmo J Keyboard & J Electronic Key

Help Identify - Solid State Boards?

The Cabinet Code Keys Are Common

Solid-State _ Wireless Modules

Board Matrix _ Combined View

Source Wimi Cabinet Code Keys?

Solid-State _ Upgrading the early Bingos

Board Matrix _ Needs Separated

Purpose of the Cabinet Code Keys

Sirmo's Solid State Reflex Board

cherche cpu bingo sirmo

Can you get Wimi keys??

The Schematics - Interflip Honolulu

Broken Sirmo better vs. Broken Wimi??

The Schematics - Magic Ball