Bally : Spot Lite

Game Parameters
Game Type one-card
Game Number 539
Manufacture Date 1951
Number of Holes 25
Number of Odds Steps 10
Max Payout 200
Max Extra Balls 2
 - chris dade image
 - bg 1
 - bg 2

 - cab 1
 - cab 2

 - fly 1

 - int 1
 - int 2
 - int 3

Game Manual
 - manual (pdf) : 15.72MB
 - unoptimized manual (pdf) : 63.97MB

Mixer Diagrams
 - 1: mixer 1
 - 2: mixer 2
 - 3: mixer 3
 - 4: mixer 4
 - 5: mixer 5

 - pf 1

Service Bulletin
 - mixer change 1064 thru 1250

 - schematic : 4.97MB

S/I Card Reproduction
 - sirepro 1

S/I Card Scan
 - siscan 1

S/I Card SVG Source
 - (svg)

Spot Lite

The third game out of the pipe, and we are starting to see the things that made bingo's interesting. Brought over from the later one-ball games was the advancing odds/scores, so now you could insert more coins to improve your maximum payout.
Free spotting (lighting) of numbers and extra balls further improve your chances of winning.

pick-a-play buttons originated on this game, and was used on the follow-on game Palm Beach, and then disappeared for 9 years or so.

Spot Lite also have seperate scores for horizontal vs. vertical vs. diagonal wins. Diagonals of course paying more as you have less chance of getting them.

one-card games

The game has one main card, usually a 5x5 grid of numbers.

Usually, at least three numbers next to each other on either a horizontal, vertical, or the main 5 number diagonals are required to win.

There were, however, a few variations that occured over the years. The dimensions of the card, 2-in-line winners, and winning on the other diagonal combinations were all features that were used.

Another common feature was corners scoring.

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