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one-armed bandit

a fruit machine operated by pulling down a lever at one side
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The only way you can win playing a one-armed bandit or similar machine is know when to walk away, and that is exactly what the machine designer's make so hard to do.
Getting back to one-armed bandits, me and a pal, many years ago, were visiting the Fairwater Conservative Club and had a go on their fruit machine.
He has also looked at privatising his constituency office, storing kebabs, fruit and vegetables, and installing one-armed bandits in the waiting room.
The AIM-listed company, which supplies its touch screen technology for use in cash machines and computer displays, has found new markets for its products, including pumps at petrol filling stations and gaming machines like one-armed bandits.
Good old one-armed bandits are the answer envisioned by backers of a ballot-measure drive that would break the American Indians' monopoly on California casino gambling and could let privately owned racetracks such as Hollywood Park, Santa Anita and Los Alamitos install slot machines.
It follows a report last July by former chief economic adviser to the Treasury Sir Alan Budd, which recommended liberalisation of antiquated laws on all kinds of betting, from one-armed bandits to bingo to roulette.
The installation is dark and dirty, illuminated only by the colored lights of the one-armed bandits.
Slot machine manufacturers increasingly are looking toward entertainment and trademark licenses to draw players to their machines in a sea of one-armed bandits.
Developed by Neversoft Entertainment, "GUN" turns virtual lonesome cowboys and one-armed bandits into Colton White, a vengeful gunslinger as he makes his way across the frontier of late 1800s America.
Because, of course, every single Irish person is thirstier on Good Friday than they are on any other day of the year, a thirst born of our inbred belief that no-one can tell us what to do, a feeling of "Nyeh, not 'cos you said, Popey" (it's lucky his Holiness doesn't tell us not to stick our hands in the fire, otherwiser there'd be a lot of one-armed bandits roaming about.
They had coloured streamers for doors, the Extel blower that gave every horse a chance of winning (even mine) and one-armed bandits in every corner (they were all eventually arrested).
A mixture of roulette wheels, one-armed bandits and pool tables next to bedsides would soon take people's minds off their ailments and raise a few bob for the NHS, too.