Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Cheap Talk, Jeff (2009-11-17), The Economics of Pinball, Retrieved on 2021-12-08
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    08 DEC 2021

     Pinball Algorithms

    In 1986, Williams High Speed changed the economics of pinball forever. Pinball developers began to see how they could take advantage of programmable software to monitor, incentivize, and ultimately exploit the players. They had two instruments at their disposal: the score required for a free game, and the match probability. All pinball machines offer a replay to a player who beats some specified score. Pre-1986, the replay score was hard wired into the game unless the operator manually r...
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