It took years for a parasite to surface. He goes by the name of bally-bingo-bob on ebay.uk.
Looks like he's downloaded the manuals, schematics, and other images from this site and is attempting to sell them. Feel free to complain to ebay since he's doing it without permission from me.
If you are looking for what he is trying to sell, the machine paper summary page has links to all of it.
It's all about bingos!Welcome to one of the ugliest sites on the web built by someone who does web stuff for a living.
We are talking about bingo machines here, mostly Bally, but with a few digressions into United and other manufacturers.
My main interest is the technical details and reference materials. If you are looking for lots of interesting reading and are tired of getting bogged down in the details, click over to Danny Leach's bingo site or Ray Watts site
Where's the little numbered balls?Wrong kinda bingo. We are interested in pinball machines that look somewhat like this thing.
They have no flippers, 5+ balls, and are, umm, "for amusement only" (yup, no gambling here...honest, really - well, maybe not).
If you want to get the historical perspective, check out the History link over there to the left. We've swiped articles by Russ Jensen and added some pictures. Also, Jeffrey Lawton (no, that's not me!) has published a book published by Schiffer cleverly titled "Bally's Bingo Pinball Machines", so it should be easy to spot on your favorite bookseller.
Information for each game (like flyers, score/instruction card scans, mixer blueprints)
is in the machine listings.
Here's as good a place as any for those obligatory little "what's new" images!