OK, a long long time ago in a galaxy far away I was bugging
everyone about the Reflex Units _ I very much suspected that we did not
know the whole story!!
It only seems logical that the designers would make some
sort of provision for this assembly to allow owner/operators to change-up
the earning levels
on these games _ What easier spot in the bingo circuitry
than this, to change the earning percentages _ So the questions still remain:
did Bally provide and what other options are available that
we can devise based upon our knowledge of these games _ Hmmm:
Well here is one possible list based upon my best guess:
#1) Changing the gear-ratios _ Involved yes, but certainly
#2) Having a select–switch to change the wiring to the
module (sounds like a United solution)
#3) Changing the wiring to the module through rewiring it
directly at the module _ Involved yes, but certainly doable!!
#4) Changing the wiring to the module by have an external
off-set (something like the Jones-Plugs)
#5) Completely disconnecting the thing so it has no constraint
over the bingo (sounds like a solution I might try _ laugh)
Anyhoo _ As we continue to look at this let’s check out
Option #4 and this 2003 feedback from Jeffery Lawton (Dr. Bingo)
Response from Jeff
On each Bingo game there is some
sort of reflex option plug where the reflex leads can be shut off depending
on the plug position. Look at your Golden Gate (or any later screen
game) schematic and you will see this plug displayed. This plug is
what Don was referring to.
The Green Book is actually the
shop manual for the Bally Safari. It is valuable to collectors
because it shows almost every aspect of the game in "dis-assembly
mode" where each part is exposed and labeled with dotted lines showing
where it is supposed to be placed. If you don't have this manual I
can send you a copy.
----- Original Message -----
To: Jeffrey Lawton
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 8:01 AM
Subject: Bingo Questions Please:
Hello Jeff, hope this finds you well...........
Hey! I was listening to the tape you sent me and they
reference how the operators / owners could adjust the odds from 60-to-90%
on the reflex units so the machines would payout more or less...........
Do you have an owners / operators manual that tells how to
make these settings? If not is this one of the many things you
have figured out in all your times in the back of these bad boys :)
I am holding a reflex unit in my hand now and at first
glance nothing pops up as obvious
I have also heard of an upper-level Bally manual called the
Green Book, do you have one of these? Have you ever heard of one of these?
Was this a Bingo Bible full of secrets about the machines?
Thank you Sir,
Coordinates I,23 on the Golden Gate
I will ask Mr. Steve Smith (Who has a GG) to try and locate
this “Reflex adj plug) physically and provide some pics _ Smile!!