This roll-up game is a classic which originated in 1909 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is
one of the first redemption games ever made, with tickets being awarded as higher and
higher scores are achieved. Batteries of these machines were a common staple on every
boardwalk down the Jersey Shore. Nowadays, the game is still being made and is popular
for all ages. The newest twist with the popularity of these machines is the formation of
leagues which, like bowling, compete for trophies and bragging rights. Players go by the
name of Ski-diddies, and a recent competition was televised on ESPN . These games are
relatively easy to cheat on, by dropping balls in the high-scoring holes. That’s why the nets
were incorporated into the design of more contemporary machines to limit this activity.