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billryan
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May 18th, 2020 at 9:23:50 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

The current location, or the new one?

I think the owner said that the previous owner of the new location kept that land pretty much solely for the billboard that's there. The March 2019 photo on Google Maps has signs for Joe's Seafood/Prime Rib/Steak on one side and a brand of cannabis vaping pens on the other.



He paid $4.6 Million for the land at auction for the Strip property. It's pretty big, going very deep. According to the video, the building will be set well back from the strip.
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Aussie
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May 19th, 2020 at 5:30:05 PM permalink
Have been a couple of times and while I loved the vast range of machines I was disappointed with how many of them were not maintained well. Hereís hoping that with the new venue comes improved maintenance.
ThatDonGuy
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August 9th, 2020 at 10:40:05 AM permalink
Facebook link to pictures of the new site currently under construction
Video of the owner talking about the new location

They hope to get it finished by the end of the year. Note that it is going to be two stories.

If you want to check out its location on Google Maps, it is on the other side of the Strip from the parking lot entrance to the police station just south of Mandalay Bay.
smoothgrh
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August 9th, 2020 at 6:39:58 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Facebook link to pictures of the new site currently under construction
Video of the owner talking about the new location

They hope to get it finished by the end of the year. Note that it is going to be two stories.



Iím ecstatic! Iím very pleased theyíre able to start construction during the pandemic.

Definitely one of my Vegas stops when this thing is over.
ThatDonGuy
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October 3rd, 2020 at 12:12:45 PM permalink
Here's the design for the sign for the new location:
Johnzimbo
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October 3rd, 2020 at 2:04:21 PM permalink
Should they rename it from Hall of Fame to something else? Might get more visitors if they called it Pinball Extravaganza or similar?
AxelWolf
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October 3rd, 2020 at 2:07:42 PM permalink
Strangely enough, I still haven't been to the Pinball Hall of Fame and I have loved pinball every since the day I seen one.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
IndyJeffrey
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October 3rd, 2020 at 6:38:11 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Strangely enough, I still haven't been to the Pinball Hall of Fame and I have loved pinball every since the day I seen one.



I didn't go for the longest time. Of course, after the first time I went, it is a must visit on every trip. Every trip.
smoothgrh
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December 27th, 2020 at 9:32:35 AM permalink
The PHoF posted that they're auditioning food trucks at their current site that will determine which will be at their new site.

So if you are comfortable with pinball AND waiting for good food, you know where to go!
terapined
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December 27th, 2020 at 12:18:25 PM permalink
The game that fascinates me at HOF is Pinball circus
1993, Midway tried a radically different pinball game
they spent 1.5 million and built 2 complete copies of the game
It was all set to go into production. No issues. It was a fun game
They put 1 machine in a Chicago location as a test
It was popular but no more popular then the leading pinball games of the time
Since it was not making more money, the distributor balked at the extra 1k per machine
Midway packed away the games and warehoused them
Company quits the pinball business and the 2 games go home with the high executives of the company
Pinball players heard about and saw pics of these games for years but could never play them
The executives got together and put one of the machines in the PHOF
I've played it recently
Its a fun game as its multi level
Lots of flippers
Get it up one level, use flippers to get up to next level
Very fun and challenging
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