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a coin-operated gambling machine that produces random combinations of symbols (usually pictures of different fruits) on rotating dials

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Noel Lacey, 40, and Adam Power, 38, targeted the Unicorn pub in Alspath Lane, Coventry during their reign of terror in which they stole PS30,000 from fruit machines in 32 licenced premises across the country.
At that point Mrs Brunskill claims she was pushed by an officer into the fruit machine in a passage inside the club.
Peter Cole, by email A This is a tricky one because, like the fruit machine I've written about above, this is a bulky, very heavy item to store and display.
Sibbett was a cash collector for the fruit machine business of Stafford's then-friend Vince Landa.
GALA FUN: Manning the human fruit machine are, from left, Clr Edgar Holroyd-Doveton, Thomas Sanford and Clr Terry Lyons (AC060811Bhonl-01)
He was a cash collector for Stafford's then friend Vince Landa's fruit machine business, and it was said at the time he was murdered because he was suspected of skimming off money.
Gambling might be a game of luck, but a little financial management can tip the odds in your favour, as trainee accountant Darren Poulton from Cheshunt found out when he scooped almost 60 [pounds sterling] on a fruit machine and 300,000 [pounds sterling] on the national lottery last month.
Neill Whiston's new Fruit Machine finished fifth, a single point ahead of Envy which was having her first race for owner Anthony Dickson after sailing as Barking Mad in Hamilton Island.
A FRUIT machine gambler was told he risked being considered a drug dealer after he was caught with cannabis in a house raid.
Then from the corner of the room the fruit machine shouts over "Rubbish, look at the state of him, his socks don''t even match his shoes.
Since the birth of the fixed odds betting terminal, which betting shops are allowed and we are not, our fruit machine income has plummeted due to the main players now visiting betting shops to play where they can win much more.
A FRUIT machine was raided at a Black Country pub during opening hours, said police.
There will be a Human Fruit Machine - manned by Jason McCartney MP and Kirklees councillors Terry Lyons and Edgar Holroyd-Doveton along with 'Killer' pool table competitions.
He was a Cockney who moved to the North East to run a fruit machine empire after the Government made one-armed bandits legal in the 1960s.
A FRUIT machine addict has been jailed for 18 months after stealing pounds 9,550 from four vulnerable victims he was supposed to care for.