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).
Earlier versions than 2.0.b21 are no longer supported!
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 Bingogames listed below 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 plus an Arduino controller and connected it to the Bingo Simulations. James published a new set of very helpful documentation, including sourcecode, which you can download here.
Want your own machine in the list?
If you own a Bally Bingo machine not listed here, and you want to make it immortal, why not let me use it for a new simulation? So, drop me a line. Some knowledge of photography and uploading images is required.
Complete list of available games
What more to expect?
All Mystic Lines will be updated to 2.0 or new ones - Hawaii and Orient - see daylight. After finishing those, a few Specials are waiting - Miami Beach, Yacht Club, Turf King etc. – and a few United’s. The end is near...
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.