Arcades have a tumultuous history, quickly climbing and falling in popularity. Discover the sordid past the arcade.
Why Many American Cities Outlawed Pinball After Pearl Harbor
By the mid-1940s, many American cities had outlawed the machines, largely due to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Pinball is banned for children in South Carolina. A new law could change that
It is illegal for anyone 18 years old or younger to play pinball in South Carolina.
South Carolina: No pinball under 18 law
Did you know if you are under 18 in South Carolina it is illegal to play pinball?
Panic at the arcade: Pinball was once illegal in Montreal
The classic arcade game pinball was outlawed in Montreal for over 20 years due to its association with gambling.
Did you know that pinball used to be banned in New York?
Did you know that pinball used to be banned in New York? Seriously, it was illegal to play pinball in New York City and it didn’t change until one pinball wizard challenged the ban in 1976.