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one-armed bandit

a fruit machine operated by pulling down a lever at one side
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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.
The off-course bookmaker has various products available - horseracing from the UK and abroad, virtual racing, greyhound racing, sports betting, Lotto, numbers betting and one-armed bandits.
It follows last July's report by former Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury Sir Alan Budd, recommeding liberalisation of laws on all kinds of betting from one-armed bandits to bingo to roulette.
And while potential models are not guaranteed to win big bucks on the one-armed bandits, they won't have to gamble on their hairstyle letting them down.
And one-armed bandits would be banned entirely on unlicensed premises.
A HOPELESS raider addicted to one-armed bandits tried to rob a petrol station in a bid to end his losing streak.
But it is all beyond me - rather like one-armed bandits.
Deutsche Bank predicts California and Pennsylvania could generate near-term sales of 50,000 to 75,000 new one-armed bandits.
The new generation of one-armed bandits are urgently needed because income from pub machines is down pounds 200million in the past seven years.
THE Labour Party yesterday accused the Government of trying to legalise new highly addictive one-armed bandits through the back door.
Luvaglio, his brother Vince Landa and Sibbett were partners in a business, Social Club Services, which supplied one-armed bandits to clubs.