Exchange the balls you’ve won.
Naturally, you have earned the right to receive a return for the risks you have taken. However, there are certain rules and manners for receiving your returns in pachinko. Here, we would like for you to make sure to learn these rules and hope that you benefit properly.
If you are unable to win balls, and run out of money, unfortunately your game will end at that point, and you will need to leave the parlor. You cannot become emotional.
There are complicated mathematical formulas which prove that you cannot be swayed by sunk costs when gambling.
The trick in gambling is to try to keep your damages as light as possible.
If you earn more balls than you purchased when you first began playing, then you have won.
In that case, as indicated in Play Flow 6,
the method of closing the game will differ depending on if the parlor is a Type A or Type B parlor.
To distinguish the type of parlor, please refer to Play Flow 6.
In the case of Type A (almost all parlors are Type A)
Summon a parlor staff member using the ‘Call’ button, and indicate that you want to stop playing by displaying the STOP sign.
1. Press the ‘Returning’ button, and get your remaining
balance card or coins from the Card or Coin output port.
Verify the number on the counter as indicated in Play Flow 2,
and as long as the number is not `0`, receive your remaining balance.
Next to the Start button is the ‘Returning’ button. Just as with the Start button,
its location will vary depending on the machine,
and as it will be written in Japanese, may be difficult to understand.
However, they will all have in common the following:
(1) The button will be located very close to the ‘Lending’ button.
(2) There will be 2 buttons there, and it will be on the right side.
(3) In most cases, the Japanese words written on it will say, “返却”.
2. When closing play, use the ‘Call’ button to summon a parlor staff member,
and indicate that you want to stop playing by displaying the STOP sign.
- When calling a staff member, press the button located above the machine.
It may be difficult to find this button as it is written in Japanese.
The button will usually display the words, “呼出” or“呼び出し” or “Call”.
- Form the STOP sign by using your two index fingers to make the shape of an “X,” and show this to the staff member.
3. The staff member will count your balls,
and issue you a ticket.
- The staff member will take your balls, and place them into the counting machine.
The sight of watching your balls flow into the counting machine is a magnificent spectacle.
Even the sounds it makes will stimulate your sense of accomplishment.
The LCD display on the counting machine will show the number of balls you have earned.
- Receive a ticket with the number of balls you have earned written on it.
Do not lose this ticket. Otherwise, you will have lost any certification of your gambling winnings.
4. Go to the parlor’s exchange center, hand over your ticket,
and receive a gold coupon(s)
- At the far end of the parlor there will always be an exchange center.
If you cannot find it, show a staff member your ticket and make gestures, and they will show you the way.
Japanese staff members are all usually very kind and helpful.
- When you hand over your ticket at the exchange center, they will exchange it for gold coupons.
During the process the staff may say something to you, but just nod and you’ll be OK.
Furthermore, gold coupons come in exchangeable units, and if you end up with fractions that come short of those units, you can trade those fractions for items such as candy and cigarette lighters.
As you have the choice of selecting the number of items displayed on the LCD display at the exchange center, if you desire these items, you may choose them.
However, these are worth only about $2 to $3, so if trying to establish communication is a hassle, you can just skip this process as well.
To skip this process, if the staff member at the exchange center points to, for example, some candy, you can again use your index fingers to make the “X” sign, and that will put a stop to it.
5. Insert your remaining balance card or remaining
balance coins into the adjustment machine, and receive your
- Don’t forget to return your remaining balance card or remaining balance coins.
The adjustment machines are usually located right next to the exchange center, or near the entrance.
While there are machines as shown in the photo, since they are displayed only in Japanese, it could be quite a difficult hurdle to overcome.
The quickest way to get through this process is to show your remaining balance card or coins to the staff member at the exchange center and make gestures.
- Insert your card or coins into the machine,
and choose the “精算” option displayed on the LCD display, and you will receive your money.
Since this display will only be in Japanese, be sure to memorize the Japanese words, “精算”.
In the case of Type B
You will not need to summon a staff member, as your remaining balance of balls is imprinted onto your card.
The following step is the same above type A.
You don't need step 1-3.
You have to do step 4-5. Namely,,,
4. Go to the parlor’s exchange center, hand over your ticket, and receive a gold coupon(s)
5. Insert your remaining balance card or remaining balance coins into the adjustment machine, and receive your remaining balance.
What do you think? Most parlors will be type A, so you will need to interact with a staff member.
For the most part, almost all of these staff members will only be able to speak Japanese, but you should be able to communicate by using gestures.
Don’t be afraid to try.
Furthermore, make absolutely sure that you remember to pay out the remaining balance on your card, and do not lose your gold coupons.
Suppress your feelings of excitement, and stay focused until you have finished closing. You don’t want to ruin your hard-earned winnings.
We want you to enjoy your time playing pachinko by following the above rules.
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