Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Prohibition of Pinball

Strange but true story from Ben Yakas … Did You Know Pinball Was Illegal In NYC For Over 30 Years?: Gothamist:

It's kind of unbelievable to think about it now, but it's true: America went through a period between 1940s and the 1970s when pinball was banned in many of the biggest cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. A fantastic piece in Popular Mechanics documents pinball prohibition—and it took a true pinball wizard (and a lot of luck) to get it legalized in NYC.

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