Blast from the Past: We’re Playing Pachinko!

Chief Editor, Felicia Wijkander

Last updated on 8th December 2020

Published: 29/10/2020

Categories: News

Take a closer look at the 100-year-old game that still dishes out massive wins!

In this edition of Blast from the Past at SevenJackpots, we’re taking it waay back to before online casinos, internet, and mobile gambling.

Pachinko is a classic game that originates from Japan. The game is played on a vertical wall full of metal pins, similar to pinball.

A metal ball is dropped at the top of the wall and makes its way down, guided by the rods on its way. Winnings are paid out depending on where the ball lands.

Pachinko history

The game was created in the 1920s under the name “Corinth game.” Japan opened pachinko-parlors (game-houses for pachinko) shortly after, and although these were closed during World War II, they reopened in the 1940s.

Today, the pachinko market is valued at nearly $300 billion, around 5.6% of Japan’s GDP. The revenue from pachinko in Japan exceeds that of Las Vegas, Macau, and Singapore combined!

The Pachinko online (r)evolution

You can play pachinko directly from your mobile device today, thanks to the geniuses at Evolution.

Their unique Game Show game Crazy Time has incorporated the game of pachinko as one of the four games triggerable from the lucky wheel.

And this version of online pachinko sure delivers MASSIVE winning potential! A massive win occurred at the end of August 2020 when the Pachinko game dealt a massive 5000x multiplier!

The massive payout saw 2005 players share a staggering ₹93,28,53,565!

Check out the win as it unfolds in this video from Evolution: