Mr. Alan Marriage was kind enough to send me an email one
day, which was Awesome!!
For years now I have seen many references to him on
Phil’s site and in Phil’s email, so I was thrilled`
…and today (2019) I saw him acknowledged in
Jeffery’s “The Bingo Pinball Wars” – Cool`
Subject: Re: Don Hooker.
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 00:05:27 +0000
My mailing address is:
2638 Boyle Street
Carson City NV 89703
Our route was based in Reno, NV. I worked it from 1981 to around 1995. The
company was General Coin Machine, originally owned by Mel McGuire. I think
Phil bought him out around 1975. There were a lot of these machines around Reno. They were in lots of Casinos & Bars. The
other operators, I remember, were Nevada
Novelty, J&J novelty, & Clyne, the Juke box
man. Video games slowly took over because they could make more money
and use less space. We always gripe about that because the Bingos were more a game of skill and required
physical action. I guess people are lazier today! Let me know of any
other questions you might have. Phil Knows a lot more than me. He worked
with gambling pinball all his life beginning with the one ball games, which
he still enjoys.