Where to play Pachinko
Here’s our ‘where to play guide’.
We’ve had to dig pretty deep into the web of secrets, rumours and sidewise lances to find out which arcades and casinos may well have access to your new favourite game.
Laws and Regulations
The one thing the government do at least attempt to regulate is how often a Pachinko should payout (the ‘win ratio’). However – those running the parlours can manually tweak the machines, and set them to pay out as much (or as little) as they like – and there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that they regularly do – making the jackpot more likely on busy days (so that the wins will be seen by more people), and then tweaking once more to make it less likely once everyone is hooked and convinced that a particular machine is a regular winner.