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After 61 Years, Indiana Town Legalizes Pinball

Dec 8, 2016

Never mind legalizing pot. Kokomo, Ind., has legalized pinball.

The city council ended a ban that stretches back to 1955.

Back then, the council said pinball worked against "peace and good order."

Wives complained about husbands who gambled away their entire paychecks.

In more recent times, the ban seems to have been ignored.

At last the city council has revoked it, taking its chances on keeping the peace.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Never mind legalizing pot - Kokomo, Ind., legalized pinball. The city council ended a ban that stretched back to 1955. Way back then, the council said pinball worked against peace and good order. Wives complained about husbands who gambled away their entire paychecks. In more recent times, the ban seems to have been ignored. And at last, the city council has revoked it, taking its chances on keeping the peace from now on. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.