Found as is

Found as is

Underneath the plastic coating the original drawning still existed

Underneath the plastic coating the original drawning still existed

The Big Wheel after the restoration

The Big Wheel after the restoration

The Big Wheel has a different playing card

The Big Wheel has a different playing card

The first layer was sprayed with  splatters like original

The first layer was sprayed with splatters like original

The cabinet sprayed in two colours

The cabinet sprayed in two colours

These bingos have a metal frontdoor and no drawning on the front

These bingos have a metal frontdoor and no drawning on the front

The whiteboard of the Big Wheel was done

The whiteboard of the Big Wheel was done

After the treatment the backdoor was new again

After the treatment the backdoor was new again

The Big Wheel between his old friends

The Big Wheel between his old friends

The bingo got another new life again

The bingo got another new life again

Sometimes you need some luck finding a Bally Bingo. My first bingo was a Big Wheel, but I did not recognize the machine as a bingo, I played in the old days. So, when I met a collector who was looking for a Big Wheel for a long time, I agreed when he proposed to have an exchange. I could choose anything from his collection, if he got the Big Wheel. So I took his Silver Sails. Not long after that I understood that I swapped an unique bingo for a nice OK machine.The Big Wheel and the Magic Ring are really hard to get and are pretty rare. When I found a Big Wheel for sale in the North of the Netherlands I was willing to pay any price the sellar asked.
The Big Wheel was not very popular in the argades, because the bingo was too different and too hard to play by the players. (When we had a Big Wheel on our stand at the Mechelen fair in 2008, it was next to a Miss America. Everyone wanted to play the Miss America, but the Big Wheel was too difficult). But in the gameroom the Big Wheel is fun to play because it is so different
The numbers 1 to 20 are in a circle and the coloured sections  red, yellow, green are turning around those numbers. As the winning combination could be registered or doubled (twice) the Big Wheel was a real gambling device. No extra balls were available.
Restorations