Sunday, September 05, 2004

There's a Town in the US where Pinball is considered Gambling

Pinball wizards agree law needs changed

Here's a shock - its another 'only in the US' dumb law story.

There's a county in Nashville, Tn, that currently has a law that states pinball cannot be played by minors (under 18's) since its considered as a form of gambling - yes thats 'pinball' complete with silver balls, a 'tilt' and a wizard called 'Tommy'.

Apparantly, because older machines dispensed coins - they were considered to be like 'slot machines', so back in the 60's, Davidson County decided that kids couldn't go within 10 feet of the dastardly machines

Thankfully, there is light at the end of the tunnel for all those deprived kids and a bill is being sponsored to make the game legal for minors.

As Tyler Davies, from Davidson County, comments:'It's not fair that only adults can play it and kids can't..Because it's a fun game to play.''

Our sympathy is with you..

Davidson County Pinball law

It is unlawful for any person having custody or charge of any pinball machine where the same may be operated to permit any minor under the age of eighteen years to play, operate or use any such machine or to loiter about the same.


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