A drop case is a game which resembles a pinball machine.  A marble is dropped into a slot at the top of the Drop Case and makes its way down to the bottom guided by a nail like pieces of metal which are implanted to the back of the case.


The case is gaffed and operated by a Grifter.


They are no longer in use and are collector items. 


A pinball machine is in fact a mechanized and complicated drop case.


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