1983 : Pinball Machines Corrupting Youth

August 1, 2022 all-day

According to an article in the Detroit Free Press, west side residents blamed robberies and burglaries on kids’ cravings for coins to feed flashing machines that emitted “strange musical sounds and zapping noises” from tall cabinets.

Source : Robert Allen, “Detroit Video Arcades Growing, Get Extra Life with Booze Added”, Detroit Free Press, September 25, 2017.

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