darkoz
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April 5th, 2017 at 12:06:08 PM permalink
Going to begin a series of posts on Paschislo also called Pashislot. Topics will be:

Introduction to Pachislo
Pics and info on my recently purchased Pachislo
Japanese gambling laws pertaining
Game play (skill and RNG)
Payouts and bonus rounds
Average EV for Pachislo (its not what you expect - Pachislo is a +EV game)
How Pachislo parlors turn their profit
AP'ing Pachislo

Intro to Pachislo coming soon
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Ayecarumba
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April 5th, 2017 at 1:14:50 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Going to begin a series of posts on Paschislo also called Pashislot. Topics will be:

Introduction to Pachislo
Pics and info on my recently purchased Pachislo
Japanese gambling laws pertaining
Game play (skill and RNG)
Payouts and bonus rounds
Average EV for Pachislo (its not what you expect - Pachislo is a +EV game)
How Pachislo parlors turn their profit
AP'ing Pachislo

Intro to Pachislo coming soon



Are you sure you want to give away the front door key if it is indeed +EV? Will you discuss dealing with the organized crime element (i.e. "Yakuza") that is behind the steel door with the little slot next to the parlor?
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darkoz
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April 5th, 2017 at 1:20:44 PM permalink
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Are you sure you want to give away the front door key if it is indeed +EV? Will you discuss dealing with the organized crime element (i.e. "Yakuza") that is behind the steel door with the little slot next to the parlor?



Lol. You have been watching too many Hollywood Yakuza films
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April 5th, 2017 at 2:08:49 PM permalink
Hello!
Specify please, this is for which market?
darkoz
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April 7th, 2017 at 5:33:27 PM permalink
Traditional gambling is illegal in Japan

One way to get around gambling laws was the rise of what has become a hugely popular market there - namely Pachinko machines

Pachinko is a pinball style game I plan to cover in the future. Pachinko has been around for nearly a century but more recently there has been an attempt to lure in a more westernized market with something named Pachislot. Obviously a portmanteau of Pachinko and Slots the last letter is often left silent to afford the rhyming scheme with its Japanese progenitor

Pachinko/Pachislo parlors are legion all over Japan but mostly unknown outside their country

Here is a picture of the interior guts of a Pachislo machine I recently purchased



As you can see it is a physical 3 reel slot



In fact you may be confused just what is the difference between Pachislo and traditional slots. There are a number of differences most resulting from the strict requirements of Japans anti-gambling laws and their strict regulating of these "gambling loophole" or "gambling that is not gambling" Pachislots

But even from the outside the machine has the countenance of a normal slot as seen by this pic of my own machine



Note the aim at a westernized market in Japan as evidenced by the primarily English lettering. (Pachinko machines by contrast are mostly written with Japanese from my experience)

Next installment I will discuss the purchase of my machine with some additional closer pics

The Taco Slot

To be continued
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April 7th, 2017 at 7:38:10 PM permalink
I used to import, refurbish and sell pachislos. Still have a couple, including one of the most sought after machines, Dragon Dice by IGT.


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April 7th, 2017 at 9:30:18 PM permalink
With the new skill based gaming laws in the US I hope we eventually see some hybrid slot machine or re-imagined version of these on casino floors. They look really fun to play.
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April 7th, 2017 at 10:06:14 PM permalink
Are these machines those?
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darkoz
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April 8th, 2017 at 6:11:55 AM permalink
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Are these machines those?



Um... No
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April 8th, 2017 at 7:16:44 AM permalink
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Are these machines those?



That is a pachislo in the background. It looks to be a conversion, where someone charged the glass graphics from a game that had a lot of Japanese writing on it to a Las Vegas theme. Probably a Pulsar or Taco Slot. Those are common cheap games used for conversions.

The original Las Vegas machine by Olympia is a cool game with a roulette wheel on top for bonus rounds. This is a cheap knockoff that people do to try and sell a $150 machine for $650.

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