You see some of these “odd mods” and you “think what the
heck”, but after a second glance or two, some of them are pretty cool _ You
can get some neat ideas to help customize your machine by just looking
……He’s screwed on a set of wood rails, over the original
……Maybe to give it some depth or something _ Hmmm……
……That black background along the outside really helps makes
the playfield standout……
……Also probably helps one read those custom (homemade) Score
This Bingo definitely has some miles on it!!!
~ Well, in reading Keith’s email response, that last saying
of mine really has some meaning! ~
On this page you wrote...
He's screwed on a set of wood rails over the original
rails. Maybe to give it some depth
Those extra wood rails are slotted and you can slide a piece
of Plexiglas in there to protect your backglass from getting smashed by a
sore loser. I've had dozens of
machines like this. Very popular
around here. Not hard to remove
Something we very seldom talk about is the gambling
addict. There were people who'd
sink their whole paycheck in these machines as soon as they got it.
These games were very addictive. On one of your pages you wrote how the old machines had a way
of pulling your mind into the machine's theme. I think it was on a Tahiti page. You said it carries your mind away, at least partially, for a
moment or two to the place of the game theme. You get caught up in it.
No, you're not really a pathetic gambler losing your money. You're in Singapore surrounded by
beautiful women having a good time.
Plus as we have said before, when you win, the three percent skill
aspect lets you believe you yourself have accomplished something. You didn't get lucky. You beat it! You bested that sucker!
YOU ARE A WINNER! In truth
the guys a pathetic loser who will be back tomorrow to give his winnings
back and then some.
They get addicted to it and can't stop. They try alternate methods of
qutting/stopping the addiction.
I knew a guy who told me he'd go to play the bingos after he
got paid and he'd throw half his money into the trunk of his car along with
the key to the trunk. That way he
couldn't lose it all. When he got
home he'd get his spare car keys and get the other half of his money out of
I knew a guy who said he smashed the playfield glass in an
attempt to get kicked out and banned from the establishment. It didn't work. They are too smart for that. They charged him ten dollars (late
seventies time period) for the playfield glass and told him not to worry
I know a guy who currently goes down to Mountaineer Park
over in West Virginia, It's a
racetrack. They got slots and table
games. He's a gamblaholic. He tries
to be mean and insulting to the staff in order to get kicked out and barred
from returning. That don't work
either. He tells me they just smile
at him and wish him better luck next time.
Anyway, I'm babbling on here. Replacing the backglass every time some gambler wanted to be
kicked out and threw and beer bottle through it was probably and PITA so
they would protect them with Plexiglas.
_ Maybe this Bingo was just Stomped! _
_ Out of PA here in 2015 _