JERUSALEM (Oct. 19)
The sound of coins jingling in the round metal tray at the bottom of the “one-armed bandit” will soon be silent in this city. The smiles, or frowns, depending on how the configuration of symbols line up on the cylinder after the hand is pulled forward, will no longer appear on the faces of the players. Jerusalem police have begun a drive against slot machines in both the western and eastern quarters of the city, it was announced yesterday.
A spokesman for the Jerusalem police department said police had thus far succeeded in shutting down five slot machine parlors, destroying 12 slot machines and arresting 20 persons.