A Japanese gambling game played on a vertical pinball machine. (noun)
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Use "pachinko" in a sentence
"Environment in pachinko parlours was making me sick"
"Wynn holds about 24.5 million shares of his company, as does his partner, Japanese "pachinko" machine operator Kazuo Okada."
"There were "pachinko" houses and arcades everywhere, all of which were packed, blasting music, and flashing ever more obnoxious lighting."