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  • ADVANCE FOR USE MARCH 8 - In this photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, Pinball enthusiasts, including from left, Hilton Jones, Andy Thompson and Mike Sievert, gather for a practice session at Waun-A-Bowl in Waunakee, Wis. The men took part in a tournament on last weekend at the bowling alley and are part of a monthly traveling league that meets in homes. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

    Pinball machines making comeback in Wisconsin

    Rob Stickney spent seven years taking night classes to get degrees in the electrical engineering technician field but had no intention of leaving his job with the city of Madison where he maintains parking ramps.

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  • Bars, fraternal organizations and American Legion halls also dumped pinball in favor of more lucrative games like video poker gambling machines and the Golden Tee video golf games that would bring in more money in a day than a pinball machine would generate in a month, Stickney told the Wisconsin State Journal (

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  • "It's strange motivation, I know," said Stickney, who remodeled his basement four years ago to accommodate his pinball habit. "There's no room for a bar. If I had more space, I'd have more (pinball) machines."

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