Buying pachinko balls for play
Once you decide what machine you want to play, place a bill into the money slot on the ball dispenser (sand) located on the left-hand side of the machine.
Upon pressing the ball release button (tamakashi button), a predetermined amount of pachinko balls will be dispensed into the machine's upper tray (uwazara). On occasion, the number of balls dispensed may not correctly correspond to the preset amount, or balls may not be dispensed at all. Should something odd like this occur, call over a member of the hall staff by pressing the call button (yobidashi button).