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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpachinkopa‧chin‧ko /pəˈtʃɪŋkəʊ $ -koʊ/ noun [uncountable]  a game that is popular in Japan, in which you can win money or prizes by making balls fall into particular places in a special machine
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pachinkoAlong with prostitution, property and drugs, pachinko is their biggest source of revenue.With so much loose cash around, it is no surprise that the yakuza have moved into pachinko.Ironically, pachinko was introduced in 1948 as a harmless game for children.The authorities have been reluctant to crack down on pachinko for other reasons as well.It turned out she took his money only to play pachinko.Technically, playing pachinko for cash prizes is illegal.Few are keen to do so since pachinko provides lots of well-paid jobs for retired policemen.So far at least two cabinet members have confirmed acceptance of campaign contributions from the pachinko industry.
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