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500 "national" Tokens - For Arcade & Pachislo Skill Slot - .984 25mm For Sale
Regarding Arcade use : These tokens are the standard size and weight for arcade tokens. They will work in arcade machines not using coin-comparators. Some arcades may use comparator-mechanisms where only their tokens work. These are expensive and most arcades use the old standard mechanism that accepts all .984" tokens, or may use comparators and standard mechs. We make no guarantee that these will work in specific arcades.
Light use, still with mint luster
Available in 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Full-Case quantities
From small countryside towns, to the famed Shinzuku strip in Tokyo neon lights flashing and the sound of thousands of tiny steel balls fill the air. Day or night, rain or shine, patrons fill the parlors and test their skill and luck at what has become the favorite national pastime in Japan: PACHINKO
The origins of Pachinko are not clear. Some say it originated in the USA during the early 1900’s with a pinball-type machine that used nails to direct the balls. Ultimately, machines started appearing in Japan in the 1920’s and progressed into the characteristic round boards filled with nails to direct the balls that essentially were children’s toys. Balls were launched with wooden flippers and small prizes were awarded. Eventually the games became known as Pachi-Pachi. The first commercial pachinko parlor was opened in Nagoya in 1948.
In the 80s, Pachinko madness exploded as electronics and computer technology were integrated into the machines. Today, pachinko games are equipped with HD video screens, surround-sound and computer light shows that mesmerize the players. Currently, Japan licenses approximately 15,000 licensed parlors (casino’s), 1.5 million machines and attracts over 18 million players, with thousands of professional pachinko players. This micro-economy generates annual sales of $280 Billion dollars: more than the GDP of most countries !
The Famous Shinzuku Strip
Technically, pachinko gambling for money is “illegal” in Japan. Players buy the balls in buckets for about $0.05 cents each. The skillful (lucky) players that win the jackpots catch bucket loads of winning pachinko balls, much like a traditional slot-machine awards coins. Players take their winnings to a counter inside the parlor and receive small gifts such as stuffed animals, imitation gold coins, or some other trinket. However, from there the players take their worthless bauble outside the parlor to a window or vendor, usually at the side or behind the parlor, and exchange their worthless gift for real currency. Therefore, the pachinko industry is, in reality, a fledging casino industry, technically illegal, yet overlooked by law enforcement.
The essential object of Pachinko is to shoot the balls into pockets to win more balls. It is a game of skill and chance combined. The machines use tiny 11mm steel balls that are poured into the front trough that feeds the shooting mechanism. When the player puts their hand on the shooting knob, the machine begins shooting the balls into the playing field. The velocity of the balls being ejected is controllers by turning the knob left/right. There is also usually a button on the side of the knob…skillful players that find that “lucky spot” can press this button and make the machine shoot the balls one at a time.
The pachinko machines are fairly standard in that they are all equipped with preset pin layouts that randomly direct the balls by simple gravity and random bouncing as they fall through the machine. Most machines also have a system of spinning wheels, hidden slots and ledges that further direct the balls. All machines also have a center jackpot pocket which is the player’s main target. There are also additional pockets which invoke payouts. Most balls simply fall unsuccessfully though the machine, however a few end up in the winning pockets.
Balls that drop into the pockets reward the player with extra balls, but catching a ball in the center pocket initiates a reel-sequence, much like a traditional slot-machine. Most games use customized playing fields that match their theme, hence the graphics, reels and slots may look different, but function similarly, and typically uses 3-rows of reels. Matching the 3 reel symbols invokes the Jackpot and the exciting Bonus Rounds. In these rounds, the player goes through multiple jackpot sequences where they try to get the balls into the payout slots for additional winnings. Subsequent rounds payout at a higher rate of winnings. In the end, the player may win buckets of balls numbering in the thousands !
Pachinko-Pagoda is a direct importer of pachinko and pachislo skill games and their accessories. We are partners with the actual parlors and work together to bring you the newest, best and most exciting games available on the market.
These machines cost $3,000-$4,000 each when new, and by government regulation, parlors are required to replace their pachinko games regularly every 6-24 months. Most of our games are 3-12 months old (we do NOT ship worn out or highly used machines!). Although the machines we sell are USED, We ship only pachinko games that are in excellent condition. All machines are thoroughly cleaned, fully tested, converted to household 110v current and function perfectly !
Note: Because these machines are used and are from real Japanese pachinko parlors, they may have light wear or scratches that would be expected from such an item.
will ship your purchase
to you for a guaranteed flat-rate shipping (insurance is included) of
$5.95 in the continental USA. We also ship Internationally. For
customers outside the USA/Canada, please email us for rates.
· Pachinko: $5.95 flat-fee expedited shipping to anywhere in the USA.
· Insurance: Is included for free !
· We proudly ship with FedEx (machines) and USPS (accessories).
· Contact us for multiple item shipping prices.
Sales: All sales are final. We report all non-paying buyers per rules. Please do not offer, unless you intend to buy ! +response will be left for those leaving us the same. Please contact us and allow us adequate time to resolve any issues before leaving negative response. We are eager to satisfy all customers, and most issues can be resolved with good communication and simple patience.
Contact-Us: You can contact us through the email system. We will respond to all email personally within 48-hours…please allow us time to respond
Note: If you do not hear back from us within a reasonable amount of time, make sure you are checking your email system. Many eMail programs, like Yahoo and MSN, use Spam filters that catch many valid emails. When in doubt, also check your email. Please eMail us again if in doubt.
Warranty: Your purchase comes with a14-Day Return Allowance. Please contact us for an RMA# prior to returning any item.
Disclaimer: Pachinko machines are not for gambling use, and we do not sell machines for gambling use. Pachinko machines accept balls only, and cannot accept coins/cash and cannot readily be converted to accept money.
It is the buyer’s responsibility to check State and Local Laws prior to purchase. You, as the buyer agree that by purchasing these machines that they will not be used as gambling devices or unauthorized commercial use. The buyer agrees to hold the seller (Pachinko-Pagoda) not liable for any claims made against the buyer.