Created on 06-09-2010 _ Last Update 11-29-2019
Well, I bet they didn’t even give it thought! When America was looking for an export market for the Bingos, naturally they turned to Europe`
Likely, now, the “whys” aren’t too important: Perhaps is started with ties within the organized crime operating behind the Bingos; as said doesn’t
matter, being an integral part of the modern ‘Western World” and already setup with friendly Established-Trade-Routes, Amusement Machines,
and Growing-Economies with ready-cash in the hands of private-citizens – With the changing laws and times here, if the Bingo Industry was
going to have a future, it was going to need a new home and almost destine to head that way.
Since then, we needed to start piecing together a new history and hence the reason for so many of my webpages`
In that new operating Theatre` clearly, Belgium “Stepped-up-to-the-Call”
It’s my guess that there is much more to the Belgium-Connection than we will ever know; obviously politics and the local laws and
statutes played a prominent roll opening up a window for the migration of these money-making coin-up games. Clearly Belgium welcomed
the opportunity; taking initial control and finally never looking back, other than to continue to pay a bit of tribute to some of the early U.S. games`
Things would later settle themselves and a mature industry would finally emerge, but for a while there, there were the Dead Years,
What I also refer to as the Dead Zone, where Bingos like this one were built up and found a temporary home/market.
With a name of a U.S. State, the name of an earlier U.S. Bingo, and with playfields and formats from U.S.-made machines - Naturally
this Mississippi bingo-family is from the early years and an example of the graceful of homage paid to history of these games`
Here are two Mississippi Bingos side-by-side, that it’s “my guess” you have never seen before!
Notice the “dark blue” background……
Now the playfield on this Mississippi looks like the Sirmo PF we saw on the New York and Manhattan Bingos!
This “light blue” Bingo with it’s “red banner” clearly shows that there is this more than one version of this Magic Lines game!
I can’t quite identify that PF, but certainly it’s not the same shown above – Looks more like one of the Skittle game playfields with the Pretty Ladies down on both sides of the bottom field _ Hmmm!
Coy writes in here is March 2016 and shares a 3rd-Verison with us!
“Quattro” _ Along with an expanded-theme, a different playfield and different coin door! _ Perhaps even different cabinet molding!
Do these (3) Bingos help us delve into the Early-Years _ Help tell a Story waiting to be told!
My guess is Yes!
Adding in the detail from my Addendum page and a couple of extra pictures – 2019`
Here we see a Sirmo-type control pad, no balls in the field but that right card is lit up with e letter “S”
as though this thing in operating an Attraction-Mode – Hmmm!
Now is this 2-Card one of the first Bingos that had attraction-mode?
Is that “S” part of the word Mississippi that played across both cards?
Or is that “S” part of the word Sirmo and if we saw this thing running, would we finally know who built it?
~ Yes My Friends, another stop, a quick little tour through the Dead Zone! ~