Sirmo : One Ball
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One BallIvo Huth tells us:
Your one ball is a "pre domino" game made by Sirmo.
It was roughly based on the original one ball game from the 50's, but wasn't a real moneymaker. The Domino game on the other hand can still be found in the pub's in Belgium.
one-ball games One-ball games came before the in-line bingo's, and the name is literal. After depositing coins to determine payout odds and features, the player shot one ball to determine the winner.
There were a few one-ball games made with five balls. The first four balls would be shot into a channel on the left top of the playfield by "skill", thus qualifying the fifth ball to be used to roll around the playfield and drop into a hole to determine win/lose.
The skill consisted of pulling the ball shooter all the way back and letting it go. Of course, the whole point was to try and convince the law that the game was not a gambling device, but required actual player talent to determine the outcome.
I doubt the court was impressed.