The Great Pinball Ban

Close Read Passage, 548 words, Pro/Con (nonfiction), Cause and Effect, Level Z1 (Grade 6), Lexile 1160L

Pinball machines may seem like harmless fun today, but they weren't always thought of that way. For decades, many authorities considered pinball machines to be dangerous gambling instruments and tools of organized crime. Follow the fascinating history of these machines.

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