Naughty Bally Venice Bingo. Issues and a operator hack...
In my previous post, I published a long play video of my Bally Venice bingo machine being played.
If you are part of the 11% of the viewers that watched the end of the video... You might have wondered why I didn't play for extra balls.
To summarize the last game played:
I get the Numbers lit in All 4 star zones score 450 feature lit.
I start chucking some balls: I hit the *16, then hit green 19, then *1, then red 2...
And the last ball lands in *17. That's 3 out of 4 star numbers lit. The camera is still rolling (figuratively speaking).
I figure I should try punting for extra balls and try to skill shot it, *6 is easy enough to hit.
All my quarters are played with zero credits left on the register but I remember I have a few Quarters in my pocket. I fish out my quarters. Press the yellow button before dropping the coin for extra balls and nothing happens! The yellow button is dead. Dead dead deadski.
Is it supposed to do that, like some kind of devious feature, or did the machine just pack up?
I press the R button in a lame attempt. Hoping that it would shake up the machines Goldbergian innards, but no dice.
I turn off the camera, edit out the last part of the video and I start investigating.
Now that I gave you the play by play. Here's the unadulterated ending of my bingo session.