Unlike in most other casino games, it's very difficult to judge the house advantage on a Pachinko machine. This is because Pachinko is really two games in one. The odds for a pinball machine part are hard to measure, while the odds for the wheels can vary a lot from machine to machine and venue to venue.
It's hard to find online casinos that offer Pachinko and there are few land-based casinos that offer it as well. Digital versions of Pachinko will usually allow you to press down on the button for a different length of time to signify how hard you'd like the ball fired into the machine, and online casinos can more easily assess odds on these games. Its good to review these statistics before deciding how much to wager online.
Gunslinger Records Inc owner and operator of retail gaming centers in Japan through its subsidiary Kinbasha Co Ltd. ("Kinbasha"), provides a status update on the company's process and future growth plans after Japan's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11th. The earthquake and successive tsunami that hit the Tohoku region of Japan has affected many businesses, but the Pachinko industry is showing steady signs of recovery.
Kinbasha reports that 16 out of the 21 Pachinko parlors owned by the company had to suspend their operations immediately after the quake. However due to the company's strong policies and calamity attentiveness, a total of 11 parlors resumed operations within a week.
"Kinbasha could quickly resume operations at a majority of Pachinko parlors due to our emergency vigilance and by installing quick and vital measures to open facilities," said Mr. Masatoshi Takahama, Chief Executive Officer.
Continuing to build out its promised US activity, UK mobile publisher Connect2Media has released a second game Pachinko, on its real reward platform PrizePlay. Pachinko joins Battleships, with third title Chain Letters due soon on the platform, which offers players the chance to play skill-based titles, and win real rewards.
Originally launched by US outfit Sennari, which was purchased by Connect2Media in March 2010, players buy in-game tokens to play Pachinko titles and win Bling, the in-game currency that can be exchanged for rewards including Amazon gift cards.
In the case of Pachinko, this works as players fire the balls into cups, then correctly answer a trivia question to win the points on the cup. If you gain 170 points, these then convert into Bling.
"Pachinko is the second in what we hope to be a long line of titles under our PrizePlay brand," said product marketing manager Jennifer Lyons.