Today, I went to go play Pachinko and Slots with my friends on a whim (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 several 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 first thing you see once you enter a Pachinko hall is the noise, it’s deafening. Once you walk in, you are パチスロ 遠隔 greeted with the *ching ching ching* of a lot of balls falling through pinball-like courses in countless machines. You’ll eventually get used to the sound, even if you don’t get into your game, and is going to be surprised by how quiet it is outside once you leave.
Once you take a seat at the device, there are only 3 areas that you’ll require to pay for attention to.
1: The utmost effective left / right of the machine. (this is where you add in your money, it’s just like a vending machine)
2. Underneath 1 / 2 of the machine. (this is where in actuality the balls that you purchase / win turn out and where you’ll need to place them in in order to play)
3. The turn-wheel. (This is what you turn to really make the balls enter the device, usually located at the end right corner)
Even although you don’t speak ANY Japanese, if you remember where these 3 areas are and what they are for, you can enjoy with no problem.
Pachinko is nearly the same as pinball, so knowing just how to play pinball, you essentially understand how to play. Basically, balls = money, so the thought of the game is to use the balls you’ve to obtain additional and more balls. Pachinko is nearly the same as pinball, except that there are no flippers, and you simply hold down the turn-wheel, and hope that the balls belong to the designated holes, thereby earning you more money. The principles of Pachinko are so simple, even a baby could play it, all that’s necessary to accomplish is hold down the turn wheel, and wait for the balls to belong to the holes, there’s no skill / timing / thinking involved. If you still aren’t sure about just how to play Pachinko after reading this post, you either can’t read English, or are brain-dead.
When you’re done playing, if you’ve accumulated a significant amount of balls, you are able to turn them in at the counter and exchange them for many cold hard cash. However, since gambling is illegal in Japan, you won’t actually get cash for your hard-earned-balls. That which you get for your balls is really a card / cards with a number written on them. These cards haven’t any actual value, HOWEVER, you are able to exchange them (at a counter located just outside of the store, it’s called a Kan Kin Jou) for real money. By giving you the amount of money this way, the Pachinko circumvents the anti-gambling law of Japan, and is able to stay in business.
So since you know most of 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 extremely addictive, when you are likely to gamble, or an addictive personality, it would have been a good idea to keep far far from Pachinko.