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November 2017: A Successful Coin-Op Show

This fall’s Chicagoland Coin-Op Show was a great success! We thank everyone who came out to visit Midwest Pinball’s booth to talk pinball and check out our pinball machines on display. Saturday’s show attendance was high, and we sold 4 … Continue reading

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Coin Op Show – November 10th – 12th

Join us at The Chicagoland™ Antique Advertising, Slot-Machine & Jukebox Show (a.k.a. Chicagoland Coin Op Show). We invite you to stop by Midwest Pinball’s exhibit, talk to Rich, and see some examples of games we have for sale. We plan … Continue reading

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Pinball Vacation? Map Your Favorite Games

  What’s your next vacation? How about traveling across country, playing your favorite pinball games? Pinball Map is just that, a map that guides enthusiasts to many of the best pinball locations across North America. The creators, Scott Wainstock and … Continue reading

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Pinball Enthusiasm Spans Generations

In this blog, we look at 99-year-old pinball game designer, Wayne Neyens and the now 14-year-old world pinball champion of 2017, Escher Lefkoff. Both are proof of pinball’s wide-reaching appeal and longevity. * * * Wayne Neyens On July 29, … Continue reading

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July 2017 – New Pinball Games for July

Midwest Pinball has acquired a number of games recently.  Over the next few weeks, we will be adding these games to the website as they are completed. If there is a game you are interested in, please contact us so … Continue reading

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June 2017 – Playfield Repairs

Midwest Pinball offers a wide range of pinball restoration services, including extensive repairs to pinball playfields and cabinets. We provide full restorations to playfields including sanding down planked areas, repainting missing paint, and applying a hard clear-coat. We recently performed … Continue reading

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April 2017 – Chicagoland Coin-Op Show Recap

This year’s Chicagoland Antique Advertising, Slot-Machine and Jukebox Show (a.k.a. the Chicagoland Coin-Op Show) was well attended. There was a fantastic turnout, especially since the Midwest Gaming Classic was held this year on the very same weekend in Milwaukee, WI. … Continue reading

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March 2017 – Have Gun Will Travel

This week we picked up three Western-themed games. Gottlieb Big Indian (1974) and Sheriff (1971) are pinball machines. And Williams Bonanza (1970) is a gun game with moving targets.   One of the most popular games of the 70’s, Gottlieb … Continue reading

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October 2016 – New Pinball Explosion

Over the past couple of years, several new pinball companies entered the market and developed many different pinball formats. New titles include traditional pinball machines, multi-game units, virtual pinball, and customizable units. Advances in technology, including programmable electronics and 3D … Continue reading

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October 2016 – Keeping the Ball Alive: 30 Years of Stern Pinball

For over a decade, Stern Pinball was the world’s only major manufacturer of pinball machines. Many new companies have emerged in the past few years, but Stern remains the biggest and most stable. Stern Pinball has thirty years of experience … Continue reading

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