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mbusetti- 02-28-2010

HELLO FROM AUSTRALIA
Hi Guy's What can I say. I'm addicted to Bally Bingo's. I thought that one would be enough. Then maybe if I got 2 it would keep my other bingo company... Then there was an opportunity to buy another Bingo, and what could I say but yes, of course I'll have another. I said three, that's more than enough. But the other week I found another Bingo that need restoration, well you probably know the story. Four Bingo, that enough, as I'm completely out of room, unless I sell off my pinballs... Here's a link to photo's of the Bingo. Oh, and by the way, Bingo are not the only thing I'm additicted to, Drag Racing is another. http://s757.photobucket.com/albums/xx215/mbusetti/pinball/?albumview=slideshow Mike Australia

 

Vic Camp- 02-28-2010


Hi Mike, Glad to hear about your addiction.You are at the right place.Thanks for the link to the pictures.It is nice to view your great collection of machines. I know that Beach Time is a great player and so is Miss America 1957.I had a like new Miss Bowling Turbo that i enjoyed as a player.It had many more features them MA-57 because it was digital and miss that game dearly. Are you one of the guys in the picture on your link? Anyway it's good hearing for you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9584671@N04/show/ Vic

 

mbusetti- 03-01-2010


Hi Vic You have some classic gottlieb pinball machines there. Really like your games room too. I never saw any Bingo's but I know you have some, as I've seen pictures of you on the net playing them; great body english... The photos are some mates (buddies) of mine. When I look at the photo it's sad to see 50 year old men trying to 16 again... That's why there's no photo of this 52 year guy, me... Like I said, great classics (my favourite is drop-a-card by the way) and great game room too; is it in the basement? we don't have basements here, only shed's - barns. Mike

 

Vic Camp- 03-01-2010


Go here to see some pictures of my bingo's when they were in the basement game room... http://www.gameroomconnection.com/collections/cp_camp.htm I have 3 separate game rooms in my home here in New Jersey.My basement game room is packed with 25 EM Gottlieb "wedgeheads" flipper games at the present time and i have brought all the bingo up into my attached garage game room,where i have some Williams pins too.I will try to send some of the bingo's in their new location in the garage game room.Mike thanks for the kind words about my collection of games.It is greatly appreciated.I am really enjoying them more than ever and i am turning 54 this month.Go to go eat dinner talk to you. Vic

 

Vic Camp- 03-01-2010


Hey mike...you might have missed viewing the bingo's in this link i sent you above posting of the garage game room.Look again carefully at this link and you will see the garage game room at the present time with my much smaller now bingo collection(mostly six cards games) along with my Williams pins.I grew up in the 1960's and 70's playing nothing but six cards games and favor them,but love all the bingo's. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9584671@N04/show/ Vic

 

mbusetti- 03-02-2010


Vic Yep missed them the first time. I can't believe you have more than one games room. But I love the idea. The six card games I can't remember and never saw any in operation. I'm 52 and started playing (gambling) when I was 14 (1972) and by then they were turning corner games or screen games. I'm tiring to get a hold of an early Bingo. I know of an old operator that has the first Bingo released; an Alantic City. I just have to pry it out of his hands. Like I said, I love those wedgeheads but for some reason I have a soft spot for early 60s Chicago Coin and Williams pinballs... Mike

 

Vic Camp- 03-03-2010


Mike, Growing up playing six card bingos instead of the other types of bingo games Bally was manufacturing at the time like the one card games, magic screen OK games or turning corners games,moving lines,20 hole games, etc which i never knew even existed until i started collecting took some time to play one complete game,especially gambling for the 3 extra balls. Having to drop in lots of coins to build up a big featured game and gambling for extra balls to play was time consuming. The six card games started and end much quicker than the other types of multi coin bingos like the ones listed above. Most of the six card bingos had max coin limits (3,6,8 or 11 coin max) instead of the multi coin other type bingos like the (one card, magic screen, turning corners, etc) games. So by playing more complete games at a quicker pace this would give a player more chances at winning replays or cash in less time and become a better player. I think the Bally six card game called Bright Lights was their first bingo ever manufactured in 1951(which i had the pleasure of owning) and Coney Island the second,Brite Spot third and Atlantic City was forth. I have a Coney Island in my collection at the present time and man does that 5 ball(3 extra ball) game play quickly.Before you know it you are starting a new game.I always wanted a Atlantic City because i spent a lot time there when they first opened all the casino's in New Jersey,but the Coney Island came to me by chance and love the game with the amusement park theme.If you can pick up the Atlantic City don't pass it by it's a beautiul game. If i had the space i would have both side by side and a few others too. Go here to learn about Bally six card bingos at http://danny.cdyn.com/camp2.htm Talk to you....

 

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I've now got a 1957 Miss America and a 1959 Ballerina to go with my 1958 Beach Time. There have been in the house but I'm about to get another two, so I have to build a games rooms....

 

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I can recall playing Bingo machines in Melbourne Australia during the 1960's.

They were all Bally machines as I recall and they had a unique feature that I have not seen in the various web sites I have looked at which deal with this fascinating subject.

The traditional plunger mechanism to launch the ball had been replaced with a small bat thus eliminating any player skill in launching the ball as the small bat consistently delivered the same force.

Thus the machines were know as "Baseball Machines" down here. Before too long, they were classed as gambling machines and ultinately outlawed but not before some enterprising people made a lot of money from them.

I have started a search to try and locate one of these machines but so far have been unsuccessful. They were all over Melbourne in the sixties so I am sure at least one has survived.

I wonder if anyone down under is aware of any Bingo Machines in Melbourne


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I played a few in Melbourne during the late 70's at "Moon Shadow" on the corner of Warrigal Rd & North Rd, Oakleigh. The arcade had around 5 of the line the balls in rows still *cough cough* operating then under the counter. I only played them a few times to "have a go* and won a few bob each time which i put though the real pinball machines in the joint.

I can still remember the "Oakleigh Wogs" protecting the place"

I do know of one machine privately owned (don't know which one) in Montmerency which i saw when i looked at buying a Black Knight a few years back. I did not get the Black Knight which was stuffed and the other machine was also for sale.

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No variable plunger in Aussie bingos? That would just leave nudging as the only way to influence where the ball goes. How was the tilt set? Was the game real easy to tilt or was the game 'shakable'?

You really learn how to nudge a pinball playing bingo...

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The ones i played all had variable plungers.
My time frame was the late 70's




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Do you have any pix of old bingos that I can see?
Where can i see one? The pix does not have to be VP ready...

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I remember bingo machines at a small place in Gardenvale which, from memory, was called The Elvis. Me and my brother used to go and play pinball there (Sky Jump from memory). Actually I always remember them being called inline machines. I certainly never saw one with a bat as a plunger, most had normal plungers. However, I do distinctly remember a machine which had some sort of electronic mechanism to lift the ball where you put pressure on the front of the machine to lift the ball - there was no button just a worn spot on the machine, very strange.

I hardly ever played bingo, being a fan of conventional pinball. You could also find bingos in some of the coffee shops in Richmond where we used to play pinball - most of these places had just 1 machine but there were lots of them, all with a group of, usually Greeks, playing poker out the back. I remember playing a Hot Shot at one of those places for ages, we'd ride our bikes there on the weekend. Haven't seen a bingo in use for years and years.

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Do gooders removed the bingos when it was to difficlut to bribe local officials.
in the 70s and early 80s they were all over the place in Sydney and they paid out to strangers but i would only play my favourite machines at my favourite place.
The problem was that govenment was not getting a cut and they do not like that one bit.
The popblem with the bingos was that the house could actually LOSE unlike todays gaming machines.
These days in Sydney you can walk into any Pub (Public bar) and play poker machines with out even being asked for I.D. for proff of age in fact you can walk in and play through on door from the cap park without even seeing a staff member and play and payout with no ID whatsoever so a kid could do it if no one noticed him.
The difference these days is that the Govenment geta a cut and the house cant lose.
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BALLY BALI BINGO PINBALL MACHINE.
Bally Bali Bingo Pinball machine
Made by Bally Manufacuring Corporation, 2640 Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois,60618, U.S.A. in 1974.
In top working condition, I even have the original Maintenance hand book
along with the original wiring diagrams / layouts.

Just wondering if you could tell me what it would be worth now?

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Is this Bingo pinball for sale

from Con, NSW

posted 22:25:55 25 Jun, 2007 EST

about 2500 dollars if in good condition

from stefan, NSW

posted 11:44:51 09 Jun, 2007 EST

Hang on where is this machine i think i want it .I played these things in the 70`s as a sixteen year old they where illegal why are they not here anymore ,much better than pokies

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