one-armed bandit


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one-armed bandit

a fruit machine operated by pulling down a lever at one side
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The 'wishbone' method takes an average of 2.3 seconds compared with 4.2 for the 'one-armed bandit' and 4.4 for the 'bullet-hole'.
An early one-armed bandit, made in 1933, is expected to sell for pounds 1,200 while a number of American pinball tables from the Thirties could be snapped up for less than pounds 200.
This built-in sense of imminent collapse lends the work a genuine sense of foreboding, and, with the "one-armed bandit" that sat mysteriously on the gallery's floor, Genzken seems to suggest that art, like life, is ultimately a gamble.
The one-armed bandit, he said, ``is the ideal low-cost way to taking money off the punters -- er, constituents -- money which they would only waste anyway.
But this Washington prince got caught with his hand on a one-armed bandit when Newsweek and The Washington Monthly simultaneously revealed that he had a gambling addiction.
The Carmen red 1966 E-Type Jaguar 4.2 Roadster was implicated in the 1967 'One-Armed Bandit' murder, where fruit machine business employee Angus Sibbet was shot dead.
A GAMBLER won pounds 230 from a one-armed bandit, collected his winnings and promptly lost them in the same machine, which he proceeded to smash up.
Patrons looking to enjoy a meal or a drink without the intrusion of a noisy one-armed bandit will find solace here among the bric-a-brac and ship's articles, where electronic amusements are absent.
Not only is this a snazzy mini slot machine, complete with working one-armed bandit lever, it also acts as a handy dock charge for your Apple device.
To put in a one-armed bandit or other machines that is more VAT, then you split what is left with the brewery and if my memory serves me right it gets a little bit more than you do.
What the Butler Saw peep show machines change hands for an eye-popping pounds 1,000-1,500, while one particular style of one-armed bandit continues to live up to its name.
IF familiarity breeds contempt, Martin Pipe's leading King George prospect should appreciate a change of scenery, as he trades Cheltenham for Kempton in a bid to prove he's no one-armed bandit.