OK, fine. After seeing this in person on my recent visit to the National Pinball Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, I kind of understand why those prohibitionists wanted pinball banned.
I mean, look at it! It’s got three, full-size slot machine reels. Plus, it has a payout schedule right on the back glass. If you showed this to some random person and asked them to identify what it was, they would probably say it was a slot machine.
Luckily, the flipper happened, and the rest is history.