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Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Postby WARLOCK » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:50 pm

The world is in flux.
Just like the weather.

We must adjust.
And we will do that.

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Postby OTTOgd » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:14 pm

R.A.B. wrote:I think Bally was so busy in the 50"s and 60"s putting out bingos that they were even too fast for the company that was printing their manuals.

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Wow. That must have been an exciting time for Bally. Well, a frustratingly positive trend, then, I'm guessing.

Heard good things but I have yet to play a bingo.

Thanks for the odd, but cool, share.

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Postby R.A.B. » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:06 am

OTTOgd wrote:
R.A.B. wrote:I think Bally was so busy in the 50"s and 60"s putting out bingos that they were even too fast for the company that was printing their manuals.


Wow. That must have been an exciting time for Bally. Well, a frustratingly positive trend, then, I'm guessing.

Heard good things but I have yet to play a bingo.

Thanks for the odd, but cool, share.


I was looking at some books and reading up on the history of Bally as a division of the Lion Manufacturing company last night, and man, what a time that must have been to be in the middle of all that, especially in the 1950's. I say that, but it is from the perspective of knowing what I know in this here and now, so keep that in mind. Probably being at Lion Manufacturing as a factory worker was one of the better assembly line jobs since they were unionized, or maybe it wasn't, I don't know. But I do know that drawing games for Bally was probably a very cool job if you were anywhere like minded as we are in this here and now. The gambling "penchant" of this manufacturer was different than David Gottlieb's very conservative pinball manufacturing company, and while United and Williams flirted with gambling type amusement machines, no one was bolder and stronger than Bally in that grey area feild. It became more obvious when Bill O'Donnel took over the reins and went full blore into slot machines and pretty well took over the slot market in Vegas with the first totally electro-mechanical slot machines with a hopper - Money Honey. Bally Manufacturing Corporation was allowed to go public after going through long investigations for mob connections by the "authorities". Bill O'Donnel eventually left his position at Bally to open a casino in Atlantic city, he made that choice. Obviously he could not also be president of the main supplier of slot machines at the time, didn't jive. Mr. O'Donnel's departure from Bally was in the early 80's according to my boss.

So today in 2019 I am at work. Mr. O'Reily has told me many things about Bill O'Donnel and Bally. Mainly that they had a very good business relationship for years. Alouette would buy conainers of Bally products and these purchases would be shipped directly here from Bally on Belmont avenue in Chicago and fianancing was provided by another Bally company at very reasonable terms. So containers of Old Chicagos and Bally products were coming through this building at regualr intervals in the late 70's.

I always loved working in this business, especially at the distributor level when it has stories that show how business was done before. No e-mails. Faxes with cover pages and phonecalls with emphasis on tonality.

I understood stuff at Laniel Automatic when the VP of sales was demanding of Rachel Davies of Williams in an affirmative tone from his office a better deal on the next load of pins because the last model (in his own words) "...was shit and didn't sell well at all." I remember thinking to myself as I walked to the coffee machine in the showroomand hearing this in the background that there was no other place for me to be if I wanted to have a job. I feel the same thing here on occasion, there is plenty of history and the opportunity to discover it.

There are 11pins that are ready to go in the old showroom here at Alouette. Than name Alouette also has a long story dating back to the 50's that I will eventually tell when the time comes, and they were likely a thorn in Laniel Automatic's side for decades, but for now here is the list of pins presently sitting here on Delmeade in the town of Mount-Royal.

WLL Pokerino
BLY Circus
GTB World Fair
BLY Power Play
BLY 6 Million Dollar Man
WLL Gulfstream
WLL Time Warp
BLY Night Rider
PRE/GTB Cactus Jack
WLL Disco Fever
BLY Supersonic

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http://www.montrealpinball.com
http://www.northstarpinball.com

Maxed out at 10 machines, no more no less. Toujours a 10 machines, pas moins pas plus.
Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Postby OTTOgd » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:15 pm

R.A.B. wrote:There are 11pins that are ready to go in the old showroom here at Alouette.

Oooh, dancing cacti! Yeeee-hah!

Have yet to play that game, darnit.



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