Introduce Pachinko

Pachinko History

Pachinko is officially Japan’s most popular past time – and the Japanese spend a staggering £250bn a year playing it.

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Pachinko Landbased

When the World Wide Web became available to the masses in the mid 90s, it opened up opportunities for a …

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Pachinko Online

For those of us who don’t live in Japan, opportunities to play this crazy Japanese slot game in the real world are…

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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.