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Pinball Was ILLEGAL In NY & Cali! Until 1974 & 1976!

 
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Pinball Was ILLEGAL In NY & Cali! Until 1974 & 1976!



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Pinball was banned beginning in the early 1940s until 1976 in New York City. New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia was responsible for the ban, believing that it robbed school children of their hard-earned nickels and dimes. La Guardia spearheaded major raids throughout the city, collecting thousands of machines.


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In 1963, the Wisconsin supreme court ruled free plays on pinball machines were illegal, although there remained little enforcement behind the law. They would remain so until 1980

Luckily - Happy Days takes place in the 50's and early 60's - mostly before pinball became illegal!



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Re: Pinball Was ILLEGAL In NY & Cali! Until 1974 & 1976!
and oddly enough lobotomies were legal in New York in 1940

they cut the brains out of almost 100,000 New Yorkers.


The NY Times said it was great science.


The same thing they say about the vaccines,.
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and oddly enough lobotomies were legal in New York in 1940

they cut the brains out of almost 100,000 New Yorkers.


The NY Times said it was great science.


The same thing they say about the vaccines,.
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Re: Pinball Was ILLEGAL In NY & Cali! Until 1974 & 1976!
Didn't they have to add bumpers for it not to be considered gambling?
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Re: Pinball Was ILLEGAL In NY & Cali! Until 1974 & 1976!
and oddly enough lobotomies were legal in New York in 1940

they cut the brains out of almost 100,000 New Yorkers.


The NY Times said it was great science.


The same thing they say about the vaccines,.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79921326


It's been a clown world ever since humans set foot on this planet. The only difference is now we notice it!
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Hey my friend! This ban was all my fault! I ruled the tables, I had such supple wrists & I got crazy flipper finger, well you know the rest!


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and oddly enough lobotomies were legal in New York in 1940

they cut the brains out of almost 100,000 New Yorkers.


The NY Times said it was great science.


The same thing they say about the vaccines,.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79921326


It's been a clown world ever since humans set foot on this planet. The only difference is now we notice it!
 Quoting: JADR+


Hey my friend! This ban was all my fault! I ruled the tables, I had such supple wrists & I got crazy flipper finger, well you know the rest!


BAHAHAH!
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I could believe this - but the ban started in 1940 ...

Unless of course, you're the Count of Saint-Germain??

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Re: Pinball Was ILLEGAL In NY & Cali! Until 1974 & 1976!
and oddly enough lobotomies were legal in New York in 1940

they cut the brains out of almost 100,000 New Yorkers.


The NY Times said it was great science.


The same thing they say about the vaccines,.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79921326


It's been a clown world ever since humans set foot on this planet. The only difference is now we notice it!
 Quoting: JADR+


Hey my friend! This ban was all my fault! I ruled the tables, I had such supple wrists & I got crazy flipper finger, well you know the rest!


BAHAHAH!
 Quoting: Mathetes 2.0


I could believe this - but the ban started in 1940 ...

Unless of course, you're the Count of Saint-Germain??

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lol Great to see ya!
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Re: Pinball Was ILLEGAL In NY & Cali! Until 1974 & 1976!
Games machines, vending machines, bill changers, etc. have always been a money laundering racket. The mob has always controlled them.

I do remember as a kid seeing warnings on the cards inside the glass that they were not intended for gambling purposes.
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And now, both states are run by and overrun by PINHEADS

Go figure
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Re: Pinball Was ILLEGAL In NY & Cali! Until 1974 & 1976!
Hmmm, it makes sense really, the dopamine rush from playing games is like drug addiction.


I wish I would not have let my kids play video games until they were much older.

Maybe Cali wasn't always a retarded cesspool.





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