United : Rodeo

Game Parameters
Game Type three-card
Game Number unknown
Manufacture Date 1953
Number of Holes 25
Number of Odds Steps 0
Max Payout 75
Max Extra Balls 3
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Appears to be the follow-on game to Circus, and is one of those games that people wondered if it existed. Bob Herbison provided Jeffrey Lawton with the answer in the form of pictures....or is it...

Although Bob's cabinet has been repainted black, the playfield and backglass tell all. The playfield post arrangement above the 23-25 holes is different than Circus, and the apparently allows you to hold extra balls over until future games.

The machine may have been targetted to Ohio and other states where winning replays was questionable, since you could only reset the machine using a coin.

whoa! - Pat Shanahan came up with another set of pictures of a Rodeo...and this one has a completely different backglass, playfield, and coin door and looks similar to a Bally Palm Beach with a couple more features. So, what's the deal? Are they experimental/test games, short run products for a specific customer, or ?

So, two different machines with similar playfield artwork, one more finished that the other and one has more rollovers...kind of looks like prototype machines.

Don't know if a manual/schem exist for the machine.

three-card games

This type of game has three 5x5 bingo cards on the backglass.

Some games enable one card per coin/credit guaranteed, others enable the additional cards on mystery intervals.

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