Bingo Pinballs

Created on 10-15-2017


The autobiography of a man living in the 2nd half of the 20th century


by Roger B. White Jr., started Dec 96


Late 67 or early 68?


I got into the city of Biloxi a few times, and down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras while I was training at Keesler. Both were eye-openers.

Biloxi was my first experience with the Deep South, and I found it fascinatingly different from Ohio and the Cleveland area, or any other

of the many places I'd visited by then in the North and West. The geography and the vegetation were different, and the social styles of

the people were different. I ran into pinball machines in Biloxi, honest-to-god pinball machines.


They had no flippers on them; you played them to win real money; and they were much like playing Bingo

-- there was a square of holes and you won by getting long lines of balls in the holes.



…courtesy of the Bingo King,







Well 1968 found Bally releasing Big Wheel after releasing (6) Mystic Line games back-to-back,


Now Roger mentions “a square of holes” according to Spitter, New Orleans pretty much had the latest of games at all times,


so, either he was playing a Mystic Lines or playing an older Bingo!


Well, the only older games down that way were the Uniteds`