Chicago, Illinois is the pinball capital of the world. Stern Pinball, American Pinball, Jersey Jack Pinball and Chicago Gaming Company are all based in the neighboring suburbs, allowing local arcades to feature the latest and greatest games. The Pinball Expo, the world’s longest-running pinball event, is also held in the Chicago suburbs and annually draws thousands of pinball players, professionals and collectors to the area. In addition to being the heart of pinball manufacturing, Chicago is home to a thriving competitive pinball scene that allows players of all skill and experience levels to participate as seriously or casually as they desire. While most of the city’s pinball hotspots are bars and thus 21+, younger pinball enthusiasts can play and compete at family friendly arcades in the suburbs.

If one seeks pinball in Chicago proper, Logan Arcade is the place to be. The Logan Square barcade proudly houses Chicago’s largest and best-maintained collection of both modern and classic…

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