Today, I went to go play Pachinko and Slots with my friends on an impulse (maybe my second time playing ever), and I won 10,000 yen (roughly $100). To celebrate, I’m writing this post about just how to play Pachinko for those of you that don’t know the rules.
So, my friend Todd is visiting me from America, and after a day saturated in billiards, sightseeing, and various other fun activities; him, my host-uncle, and I chose to go to a gambling hall and make an effort to win some money.
The very first thing you see whenever you enter a Pachinko hall could be the noise, it’s deafening. When you walk in, you’re パチスロ 遠隔 greeted with the *ching ching ching* of a lot of balls falling through pinball-like courses in hundreds of machines. You’ll eventually get accustomed to the sound, even if you don’t enter into your game, and is going to be surprised by how quiet it’s outside whenever you leave.
When you sit back at the equipment, you can find only 3 areas that you need to pay attention to.
1: The very best left / right of the machine. (this is where you put in your cash, it’s such as a vending machine)
2. The underside half the machine. (this is where in fact the balls that you get / win come out and where you will need to put them in to be able to play)
3. The turn-wheel. (This is what you turn to make the balls enter the equipment, usually located in the bottom right corner)
Even though you don’t speak ANY Japanese, in the event that you remember where these 3 areas are and what they’re for, you can enjoy with out a problem.
Pachinko is nearly the same as pinball, so knowing just how to play pinball, you essentially learn how to play. Basically, balls = money, so the notion of the game is by using the balls you’ve to obtain more and more balls. Pachinko is nearly the same as pinball, except there are no flippers, and you only hold down the turn-wheel, and hope that the balls fall under the designated holes, thereby earning you more money. The guidelines of Pachinko are so simple, even an infant could play it, all that’s necessary to complete is hold down the turn wheel, and watch for the balls to fall under the holes, there’s no skill / timing / thinking involved. In the event that you still aren’t sure about just how to play Pachinko after looking over this post, you either can’t read English, or are brain-dead.
When you’re done playing, if you’ve accumulated a substantial quantity of balls, you are able to turn them in at the counter and exchange them for some cold hard cash. However, since gambling is illegal in Japan, you won’t actually get cash for the hard-earned-balls. What you get for the balls is just a card / cards with several written on them. These cards don’t have any actual value, HOWEVER, you are able to exchange them (at a table located just outside the store, it’s called a Kan Kin Jou) for sure money. By giving you the money in this way, the Pachinko circumvents the anti-gambling law of Japan, and is able in which to stay business.
So given that you understand all the rules, you are able to take your knowledge, and safely go to a gambling hall. Hopefully, you’ve found this post helpful, but remember, Pachinko can be hugely addictive, when you are likely to gamble, or an addictive personality, it would have been a good plan to remain far away from Pachinko.