A really loud place. It reminds me of the poker machine parlours you will see in Australia.
Though i understand that gambling for money is illegal in Japan.
The pachinko player loads one or more balls into the machine, then presses and releases a spring-loaded handle... just like a western pinball.
The Pachinko playing field, is populated by a large number of brass pins, &several small cups (catcher) into which the player hopes the ball will fall. A ball which enters a catcher will trigger a payout (more balls). These balls are dropped into a tray at the front of the machine. They are the reward (not money).
The balls can't be removed from the parlour, but can be exchanged for tokens, or prizes.
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