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One Armed Bandits

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 12 January 2018 in Business & Industry.

One armed bandit was a name for a slot machine, named after the 'old' style with the arm on the side you pulled down. That was prior to modern era push button machines.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Ruidoso, NM, is owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache. It's an interesting place to walk through, but you'd probably do well to hang on to your money. There is a reason "slot" machines are called bandits.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Those machines have been fatal to many. They get people hooked in the same way as bacon or intoxicants. These and the gunpowder could have been left uninhibited.

12 Jan 2018 5:40am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très belle composition colorée. )

12 Jan 2018 7:09am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

How colorful and enticing they are.

12 Jan 2018 8:18am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like this flashy colors.

12 Jan 2018 10:09am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise!

12 Jan 2018 10:17am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing and colors .

12 Jan 2018 10:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really scary bandits !

12 Jan 2018 11:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Quite so. Well documented

12 Jan 2018 12:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors and light captured in these slots!!

12 Jan 2018 12:53pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of these modern 'bandits." We just had an new Indian casino open here in Spokane.

12 Jan 2018 1:31pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Colourful temptation!

12 Jan 2018 1:35pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Ha ha....lovely to see these one-armed-machines/bandits

12 Jan 2018 1:57pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


12 Jan 2018 2:37pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful colours and lights. A fine shot. :)

12 Jan 2018 3:52pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the bright color against the dark background

12 Jan 2018 4:07pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

I completely agree with everything you say, Barbara! We used to visit the Viejas casino and shopping area east of San Diego and I Never won diddly!!

12 Jan 2018 8:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They are colorful subjects for photography though. ;-) Some players really seem mesmerized by them.

12 Jan 2018 11:43pm

Apple iPhone 6s
1/30 second
ISO 40
29 mm (35mm equiv.)