Vic C. looks back and remembers the Dude Ranch he played at
Seaside Hts. back During-the-Day!!
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Played this cool mechanical sounding nickel two-card bingo in
Royal Arcade on Seaside Hts. N.J. (FUNTOWN PIER) boardwalk back in the late
1960's. The arcade owner would pay you out in Cigarettes instead of cash
and i remember winning a carton for a 100 replays. I also was lucky enough
to find a DUDE RANCH in the basement of a dollar store about a mile from my
home a few years ago in very bad mechanical condition for $75.I restored it
and played it for a while before sending it to its new home because i had
to make room for a Bally Bikini. This game had a feature that no other
early 1950's bingo had. It gave the player a chance to win in line on both
cards instead of the standard one card only pay off. The select a number
feature by way of the metal control knob on the front of the machine made
this game a fun player and gave a player many more chances at winning
replays. Bally added a super card into the mix, which is also a nice
feature to shoot for when your two larger cards are not helping you out.
Its super line payout feature was icing on the cake if a player could score
when it was lit. Over all just a beautiful looking/playing western theme
bingo (which Bally really didn't make that many cowboy themed bingos). If
you get a chance to pick one up don't pass it by! Another game I wish I
kept for sentimental reasons.