This site is for those who remember the good times when United or Bally Bingo Pinballs could be played everywhere. The days for these beautiful electromechanical machines are long past maybe, but you can definitely revive playing them again. With next-best-than-the-real-thing Bingo Pinball simulations you’ll hardly notice the difference...
Look and feel of original Bingo Pinball machines.
All sounds sampled from original Bingo’s (thanks to Frans Pilger and Coos Hakvoort).
Large, crisp graphics (thanks to Chris Dade and others).
Note: as of January 1, 2020, playing the Bingo tables is no longer free.
Complete list of available games
What more to expect?
All Bally's and United’s that could be done are now published and can be downloaded. If users don't send me any new material, the collection is considered complete for now.
For those who plan to build a real Cabinet
Some people want to go a step further to the-real-thing experience by building a real Cabinet connected to a computer running the Bingo games and an LCD-screen as backglass. A controller with SerialUSB interface is required to connect Cabinet and computer. Bingo Gameroom and almost all Bingo tables are ready to be controlled remotely. Here you can read a helpfile describing the process of establising communication.
If your plans become more definite you can download 'Bingo Cabinet Simulator' here, a helper for testing communication between a real Cabinet and suitable Bingo games.
James Mclaren and Ian Brown have it all working! They took a real Bingo Cabinet and an Arduino controller which they connected to the Bingo Simulations. James published a set of very helpful documentation, including sourcecode, free to download here.
Bingo related links
Everything there is to know about all Bingos ever produced. Starting point for me before programming a new simulation.
Bally Bingo's in Britain
Newsgroup all about Bingos. If you own a Bingo machine, here are some people who can help if you have any issues.
Frans PilgerBally Bingos in Holland
Stories and lots of photos about restoring old Bingo machines to a brandnew state. Big help for me. The man really knows a lot about Bingos, reads schematics like a first grade schoolbook. When I'm not sure about someting, he's the one with the answer. I always ask for his opinion before publishing a new simulation.
Coos HakvoortBally Bingo Specials from Holland
Coos is an expert in making parts for Bingo restoration projects like buttons, platens, but most of all Backglasses. He has invested a lot of time to reproduce the perfect Backglass, including the sparkling mirror lines. And with success! Togeher with Frans he's a big help for me. Before publishing a new simulation, I always ask for his judgement.
Chris DadeBally Bingos in Britain
For making a simulation, graphics from the machine are essential. Chris used to produce Backglasses (now he has handed that over to Chris Hakvoort) and has highres graphics from a lot of Bingos. I was very pleased that he kindly provided me all the artwork I asked him.
Lot of information about Bingo machines and how they work in ‘human readable’ form.
Nick BaldridgeFor Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast
Listen to podcasts about Electro Mechanical Pinballs and Bingos. Nick also provided me photos and videos from his Turf King (one of my favorites), Bally Double Up and United’s Caravan.
Sorry, nothing more in store. If users don't send HiRes pictures and videos from machines they want to be simulated, well, this is it!