Nostalgic Vintage Photos That Define The 1970s
Pinball was outlawed in Los Angeles until the mid '70s
Believe it or not, but the 1970s were the first decade since the ‘40s that pinball was scene as a legitimate past time and not an excuse for gambling. In 1974 the California Supreme Court ruled that pinball was more a game of skill than chance and overturned its prohibition in Los Angeles, which in turn created a need for new machines. Pinball cabinets like “Space Odyssey,” and the very leggy Playboy Magazine game sprung up around the city. Slowly but surely the ban on pinball went away and one of the greatest national pastimes filled the arcades of America.
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