Comments on: Pachinko Video http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pachinko-video Binaural Podcasts From Japan Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:35:12 +0000 hourly 1 By: leroy http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2102 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 03:00:04 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2102 I like the new Matrix Pachinko TV ads
http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/pachinko-matrix-tv-commercials-from-daiichi/

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By: Ted Allen http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2101 Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:44:15 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2101 Love the video!

To me, pachinko with that noise and the pictures epitomises the totally kitsch aspects of Japan. Wouldn’t you just love to be there…

And yes, of course it’s a gambling game, and those folks are not just playing to watch for ball bearings! Check out these articles if you’re interested http://www.the-pachinko-guide.com/pachinko/articles/

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By: angus http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2100 Wed, 04 Apr 2007 05:07:58 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2100 I dont know what you could say to them, but as for “just for fun”, gambling is illegal in Japan, even though pachinko earnings are threee times that of military funding. When one does win, he takes his balls, and goes outside to a nearby vendor, and trades them for cigarettes, textiles or whatever the winnings are woth. As long as they dont give you money, its not considered gambling.

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By: Darren http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2099 Tue, 20 Feb 2007 08:15:36 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2099 Damn its loud in there, it sounds like a ice cream van speeded up (We have these mobile ice cream sellers in vans with loud speakers back home)

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By: Eric http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2098 Mon, 19 Feb 2007 14:11:18 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2098 It’s a form of gambling, is it not? You can’t tell me with a straight face that so many pachinko parlors exist because pachinko is just so damn fun.

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By: Charlie http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2097 Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:03:18 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2097 So wait, people play these games just for fun? You don’t win anything? At all? You just win more little metal balls… okay now.
Sheesh and here i thought the Arcade Slot machines down the Jersey Shore were lame. At least you can kind of win something playing Skee Ball after a while…albeit, cheap $1.00 kiddie toys. But hey, I have hundreds of tickets. I’m still saving up for that PSP from three years ago. I’m gonna get it eventually heh.

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By: Rich Pav http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2096 Fri, 16 Feb 2007 23:15:08 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2096 Let me get this straight. You wanted to take home a 20lb. bag of ball bearings?

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By: Eric http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2095 Fri, 16 Feb 2007 22:52:58 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/pachinko-video/#comment-2095 I wanted to play pachinko when I was in Tokyo last year, but everywhere I went had signs stating (in English) that the games were just for fun and that I was to turn in the balls when I’m done playing. Now, we both now this isn’t true, but my limited Japanese wasn’t enough to negotiate with the people running the shops.

Is there anything I can say to them to convince them to let me keep my winnings?

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