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).
Bingo Gameroom version 3.0.b25
System requirements: Windows 7, 8 or 10. Mac OSX Yosemite (10.10.5) and higher.
Be sure to have the latest updates installed. PinballX users: new settings required. Read Bingo Gameroom’s Guide for PinballX users
Bingo Gameroom 3.0
You only need this program to download, play and update all Bingo games listed here!
• Scroll through, select and play games
• Handles all Updates and new Releases
Earlier versions than 3.0.b25 will not be supported after 1 December 2019!
Complete list of available games
What more to expect?
All Bally's that could be done are now published and can be downloaded. For a few Unted’s I’ve found decent enough graphics to produce simulations. After testing thoroughly they will see daylight—or have seen already.
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.