Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 7, July 2011, Posted On: 7/10/2011
Pinball Hall Of Fame Sued By Player
Tim Arnold, Pinball Hall of Fame, pinball, pinball machine, John Luckett, Pinball Hall of Fame lawsuit
LAS VEGAS – The Pinball Hall of Fame is being sued for $10,000 by a player who alleges that flipper game operator Tim Arnold has unfairly banned him from the venue.
The plaintiff, John Luckett, an unemployed man around 30 years old, said he required multiple sessions with a psychotherapist to recover from the mental and emotional anguish of his encounters with Arnold. Luckett is also suing to recover $300 per visit to his shrink.
Luckett claims the real reason he's been repeatedly banned from the Hall of Fame is that he's such a skilled player that he can play for hours after paying just 50¢.
The Pinball Hall of Fame, which opened in Las Vegas in January 2006, is a nonprofit venture of the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club. It features pinball machines from all eras, including such rare machines as Williams' Black Gold, Bally's Pinball Circus and Recreativos Franco's Impacto. It houses some 400 pin games, along with video arcade games and other novelty machines.