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JP2005073865A
JP2005073865A JP2003306773A JP2003306773A JP2005073865A JP 2005073865 A JP2005073865 A JP 2005073865A JP 2003306773 A JP2003306773 A JP 2003306773A JP 2003306773 A JP2003306773 A JP 2003306773A JP 2005073865 A JP2005073865 A JP 2005073865A
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Toshiaki Ozaki
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To provide a gaming apparatus capable of easily performing a grounding operation of a control board provided in a unit that is appropriately replaced.
An upper unit B1 controls a housing B11, a reel unit B12 disposed inside the housing B11, a rendering unit B13, a game control board 192 for controlling the reel unit B12, and a rendering unit B13. And an effect control board 202. The casing B11 includes connection members that are electrically connected to the game control board 192 and the effect control board 202, respectively. The lower unit B2 includes a grounded member that is grounded. The upper unit B1 is connected to the lower unit B2, and a connecting bolt 322 for electrically connecting the connecting member and the grounding member is provided.
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  The present invention relates to a gaming apparatus such as a so-called slot machine or a spinning cylinder game machine.
  As a gaming device, a plurality of (usually three) reels whose figure side is arranged on the outer periphery are rotated, and each reel is stopped based on the player's operation. 2. Description of the Related Art A gaming machine that determines a winning based on a combination and pays out medals according to the determination result, a so-called pachislot machine is known.
  Conventionally, the structure of a revolving type game machine has a structure in which a partition plate is arranged inside a box formed in an integral box shape to divide the inside up and down, and a reel unit having a plurality of reels in an upper space, a lamp, a speaker, etc. The production unit, the game control board for controlling these, and the production control board are arranged, and a medal hopper, a medal collection box, a power supply unit, and the like are arranged in a lower space.
  By the way, as the needs of players are diversified, it is necessary to replace the game structure with a new model in a short period of time in order to attract the player's interest. However, in the conventional structure, it is necessary to perform replacement work for each case, so it takes time and labor for transportation and installation work. As a result, in the hall manager, maintenance of work time, work cost, and work volume There has been a problem that a large cost burden is imposed on management.
  Therefore, there has been proposed an application for the purpose of easily changing the model. For example, a reel unit having a plurality of reels with symbols arranged on the outer periphery, an effect device that performs an effect related to a game, a game control board that controls the reel unit, and an effect control board means that controls the effect device A slot machine has been proposed in which a reel unit, a game control board, and an effect control board are integrally assembled into a unit and the unit is exchangeably mounted in a housing (for example, Patent Document 1). .
JP 2003-10384 A
  In Patent Document 1, a reel unit, a game control board, and an effect control board are integrally assembled into a unit, this unit is replaceably mounted in the housing, and a unit provided by a stopper provided at the front of the shelf of the housing Is fixed in the housing. In such a configuration, in order to prevent malfunction due to noise or the like of the reel unit or the production device, after fixing the unit assembled with the game control board, the production control board, etc. in the housing, for example, a ground wire is connected from the unit. A method of performing grounding work such as drawing out and grounding can be considered. Further, when exchanging the unit attached in this way, a method of releasing the grounding of the ground wire before removing the unit from the housing can be considered. However, it is troublesome to pull out and connect the ground wire after fixing the unit or to release the connection of the ground wire before removing the unit, and it is difficult to perform these operations especially in a narrow housing. The problem remains.
  An object of the present invention is to provide a gaming apparatus that can easily perform a grounding operation of a control board provided in a unit that is appropriately replaced.
The gaming device of the present invention includes a lower unit and an upper unit configured to be separable from the lower unit, and the upper unit is disposed inside the housing and a plurality of reels. A reel unit having an effect unit, a game control board for controlling the reel unit, and an effect control board for controlling the effect unit;
The housing includes a connection member electrically connected to each of the game control board and the effect control board, the lower unit includes a grounded ground member, and the upper unit is coupled to the lower unit. In addition, a connecting member that electrically connects the connecting member and the grounding member is provided.
  According to the present invention, the upper unit provided with a reel unit or the like is separated from the lower unit, and the upper unit provided with another reel unit or the like is attached to the lower unit, whereby the reel unit or the like can be replaced. Here, the casing of the upper unit is provided with a connection member electrically connected to a game control board for controlling the reel unit and an effect control board for controlling the effect unit. The lower unit is provided with a grounded grounding member. The connecting unit connects the upper unit to the lower unit and electrically connects the connecting member and the ground member. As described above, since the connecting member has the function of connecting the upper unit to the lower unit and the function of electrically connecting the connecting member and the grounding member, the operation of connecting the upper unit to the lower unit is performed. In this case, each of the control boards electrically connected to the connection member is grounded via the ground member. Therefore, the grounding work of the control board provided in the upper unit can be easily performed. Further, since the connecting member has the above-described two functions, it is not necessary to separately provide members having these functions, and the configuration of the gaming apparatus is simplified.
Further, the connecting member is formed in a substantially bar shape, and has a male engaging portion that prevents movement in the vertical direction of the casing and in a direction substantially perpendicular to the vertical direction on at least one end side, and the connection member Is preferably provided with a female engaging portion with which the male engaging portion is engaged.
In this invention, the connecting member is provided with a male engaging portion that is formed in a substantially rod shape and prevents movement in the vertical direction of the casing of the upper unit and in a direction substantially perpendicular to the vertical direction on at least one end side, The connecting member is provided with a female engaging portion with which the male engaging portion of the connecting member is engaged. Accordingly, the upper unit is coupled to the lower unit and the connecting member is electrically connected to the ground member with a simple configuration in which the male engaging portion is engaged with the female engaging portion. Therefore, the grounding operation of the control board of the upper unit can be performed more easily.
Furthermore, it is preferable that the male engaging portion is a male screw and the female engaging portion is a female screw.
In this invention, since the male engaging portion is constituted by a male screw and the female engaging portion is constituted by a female screw, the upper unit can be mounted by a simple method of simply screwing the male screw with the female screw. The connecting member is connected to the lower unit and the connecting member is electrically connected to the ground member. Therefore, the grounding operation of the control board of the upper unit can be performed more easily. In addition, since the male engagement portion and the female engagement portion are configured with general-purpose male and female screws, it is easy to obtain them and the cost of the gaming machine can be reduced.
Moreover, the structure by which the knob part is provided in the other end side of the said connection member is preferable.
In the present invention, since the knob portion is provided on the other end side of the connecting member, the connecting member can be operated by pinching the knob portion, and the grounding operation of the control board of the upper unit can be performed more easily.
Furthermore, it is preferable that the grounding member includes a separation preventing unit that prevents the connection member from separating in a direction away from the upper unit.
In this invention, since the grounding member is provided with the separation preventing portion for preventing the separation of the connecting member in the direction away from the upper unit, even when the lower unit is removed from the upper unit, the connection member is separated by the separation preventing portion. It is held at a predetermined position of the grounding member. Therefore, there is no fear of losing the connecting member during the replacement operation of the upper unit, and the grounding operation of the control board of the upper unit can be performed more easily.
The lower unit includes a guide portion that guides the upper unit in a predetermined direction.
The grounding member preferably includes the guide portion.
In this invention, since the lower unit is provided with a guide portion for guiding the upper unit in a predetermined direction, the upper unit can be easily guided in the predetermined direction by this guide portion, and the upper unit is connected to the lower unit. Work, that is, the work of grounding the control board of the upper unit can be performed more easily. Moreover, since the grounding member is configured to include the guide portion, it is not necessary to configure these with separate members, and the number of parts can be reduced.
Hereinafter, an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing the gaming system of the present embodiment. FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing a state where the front door of the gaming apparatus is opened. FIG. 3 is a front view of the gaming device with the front door opened. FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the inside of the upper unit housing of the gaming apparatus as viewed from above. FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the inside of the upper unit housing of the gaming apparatus as viewed from below. FIG. 6 is a view showing a closing lock mechanism provided in the upper unit of the gaming apparatus. FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the lower unit of the gaming apparatus as viewed from above. FIG. 8 is a perspective view showing a connector attached to the lower unit of the gaming apparatus. FIG. 9 is a view showing a hinge mechanism attached to the lower unit of the gaming apparatus. FIG. 10 is a perspective view of the front door of the lower unit of the gaming apparatus as viewed from the back side. FIG. 11 is a view showing a separating and connecting means for the upper unit and the lower unit of the gaming apparatus. FIG. 12 is a view showing a fastening means between the upper unit and the lower unit of the gaming apparatus.
[Overall configuration of gaming system]
As shown in FIG. 1, the gaming system includes a structure A that forms a so-called “island”, a gaming device B, and a gaming medium lending device C. The structures A are arranged on a floor surface called a “hole”. The gaming apparatus B is a so-called “pachi-slot” spinning machine, and is stored and arranged in a frame space formed in the structure A at predetermined intervals. The game medium lending device C is a device for lending medals that are game media for playing on the game device B, and is arranged adjacent to each game device B in the frame space of the structure A.
[Structure structure]
As shown in FIG. 1, the structure A includes a mounting table A1 for mounting a plurality of gaming devices B and gaming medium lending devices C, and a group in which the gaming device B and the gaming media lending device C are arranged in parallel. And a frame frame A2 that forms a frame space for storing and arranging them. The mounting table A1 is formed in a substantially linear box shape that is long in the horizontal direction. The frame frame A2 includes a partition bar A21 that divides a set of the gaming device B and the game medium lending device C, and an upper beam A22 that extends across the upper end of the partition bar A21 and is substantially parallel to the mounting table A1. It is prepared for.
[Configuration of gaming device]
As shown in FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, the gaming apparatus B includes an upper unit B1, a lower unit B2, and separation connecting means B3 that can separate and integrally connect the upper unit B1 and the lower unit B2. I have.
(Configuration of upper unit)
As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the upper unit B1 includes a housing B11, a reel unit B12, an effect unit B13, a game control means B14, and an effect control means B15.
  The housing B11 includes a pair of side plates 110, a top plate 120 spanned between the upper ends of the pair of side plates 110, a bottom plate 130 spanned between the lower ends of the pair of side plates 110, and a pair of side plates 110. A back plate 140 spanned between the rear ends and a front door 150 spanned between the front ends of the pair of side plates 110 are provided and are formed in a substantially trapezoidal box shape when viewed from the side.
  The side plate 110 is formed in a trapezoidal plate shape with wood, for example, plywood or laminated material, and includes a side handle 111 at a position slightly below the intermediate position in the height direction. The side handle 111 is formed by forming a horizontally-long rectangular attachment hole 112 in the lower portion of the side plate 110, and a fitting member 113 formed into a flat rectangular tube shape by synthetic resin in the attachment hole 112. . The handle member 113 is a flat rectangular tube-shaped handle main body 113A having an outer end (side plate outer surface side) opened and having a bottom wall at the inner end, and a side plate 110 protruding integrally with the outer peripheral surface of the handle main body 113A. And a flange 113B that is fixed to the inner surface. Note that a metal plate 116 is attached to the inner side front end edge of the right side plate 110 toward the right side, and an engagement pin 114 is projected horizontally at the upper and lower positions of the metal plate 116, and the engagement between them is between them. A combined guide piece 115 is provided. As shown in FIG. 4, the engagement guide piece 115 has an L shape having a fixed piece 115A fixed to the inner surface of the side plate 110, and a receiving piece 115B bent at a right angle and horizontally from the lower end of the fixed piece 115A. In shape, the front end edge of the receiving piece 115B is formed to be inclined downward. Further, a metal plate 117 is attached to the inner side front end edge of the left side plate 110 toward the left.
  The top plate 120 is formed in a horizontally long rectangular plate shape using wood, for example, plywood or laminated material, and has a plurality (three) of vent holes 121 formed so as to penetrate along the rear edge and at a predetermined interval. (See FIG. 5). These vent holes 121 are closed by a metal mesh body 122 attached to the inner surface side of the top plate 120. The mesh body 122 is formed of a punching metal having a plurality of holes in a flat rectangular metal plate, and its upper surface is fixed to the lower surface of the top plate 120 by bonding, bolting or the like.
As shown in FIG. 4, the bottom plate 130 includes a base member 131 integrally formed in a horizontally long rectangular plate shape with a steel plate. Sliding leg members 132 are integrally attached to both sides of the base member 131.
The base member 131 has a horizontally long rectangular plate shape, and includes bent pieces 131A and 131B that are bent at a substantially right angle downward at the front end and both ends, and a bent piece 131C that is bent at a substantially right angle at the rear end. . Sealing screw insertion holes 131A1 are formed on both sides of the front end side bent piece 131A, and a metal front side handle 133 is integrally attached at a substantially central position. The front side handle 133 has a length that is about 1/3 of the length of the front end side bent piece 131A, and extends forward from the front end side bent piece 131A, and then stands upward at a right angle. It has. The rear end side bent piece 131 </ b> C is fixed to the inner surface of the back plate 140.
  The back plate 140 is formed in a horizontally-long rectangular plate shape having a height corresponding to the height dimension of the side plate using wood, for example, plywood or laminated material. Further, as shown in FIG. 5, the back plate 140 has a plurality of vent holes 141 penetrating along the upper edge, and a vertically long vent hole 142 penetratingly formed along the upper end edges. Yes. These vent holes 141 and 142 are closed with a metal mesh body (not shown).
  One end of the front door 150 is attached to the side plate 110 (the left side plate when viewed from the front) through a hinge mechanism 151 so that the front door 150 can be opened and closed, and the other end is provided with a closing lock means 160. On the outer surface of the front door 150, as shown in FIG. 1, a horizontally-long rectangular display panel 153 is provided at the center, side lamps 154 are provided on both sides thereof, and a liquid crystal display unit 155 and a speaker 156 are provided on the top thereof. Upper lamps 157 are respectively provided on the upper part. A transparent window 153A is formed in the center of the display panel 153.
As shown in FIG. 6, the closing lock unit 160 includes a fixed plate 161 provided on the other end side of the front door 150, and a movable plate 162 disposed adjacent to the fixed plate 161 so as to be vertically displaceable. , And a biasing means 163 for constantly biasing the movable plate 162 downward.
The fixed plate 161 is integrally formed with a riding piece 161A that rides on the engagement guide piece 115 of the side plate 110 when the front door 150 is rotated in the closing direction, and is placed on the upper and lower positions thereof. In the state where the upper piece 161A rides on the engagement guide piece 115, a fitting groove 161B that fits into the engagement pin 114 of the side plate 110 is formed. A stepped notch 161A1 that rides on the engagement guide piece 115 is formed on the lower surface of the riding piece 161A, and a front end edge of the notch 161A1 is inclined on an inclined surface 161A2 that is inclined upward toward the front. Is formed. The fitting groove 161 </ b> B has a diameter that is slightly larger than the diameter of the engagement pin 114, and is open at the front end edge of the fixed plate 161.
The movable plate 162 includes a plate main body 162A provided on the fixed plate 161 so as to be vertically displaceable via two pins. The plate main body 162A is provided with an operation portion 162B that protrudes downward from the lower end of the fixed plate 161 when the plate main body 162A is urged downward by the urging means 163, and the fixed plate 161 is fitted to the plate main body 162A. A lock piece 162C is integrally formed at a position corresponding to the groove 161B. The locking piece 162C includes a groove 162C1 that protrudes forward from the plate main body 162A and has a downward opening on the lower surface of the protrusion, and an inclined surface 162C2 that is inclined upward as it continues forward from the groove 162C1.
The urging means 163 is constituted by a tension coil spring, the lower end is fixed to the fixed plate 161, and the upper end is fixed to the movable plate 162.
As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the reel unit B <b> 12 includes a reel box 171 and a plurality (three) of reels 172 arranged and accommodated in the reel box 171.
The reel box 171 is formed, for example, in a substantially rectangular parallelepiped box shape whose front surface is opened with a steel plate or the like, and the lower surface is fixed to the bottom plate 130 of the housing B11.
The reel 172 is disposed in the reel box 171 at a position facing the transparent window 153A of the front door 150, and is rotated by driving a motor (for example, a stepping motor) connected to each of the reels. A plurality of (for example, 21) symbols are arranged on the outer peripheral surface of the reel 172 at equal intervals. The symbols include a big bonus (BB) symbol, a regular bonus (RB) symbol, a small role symbol, a replay symbol, and the like, and the symbols are arranged in different arrangements for each reel 172. A backlight that illuminates the design of each reel 172 from the back (inside the reel) is attached to the inside of the reel 172. Thereby, the player can visually recognize the movement of the pattern of each reel 172 through the transparent window 153A of the display panel 153.
  As shown in FIG. 1, the effect unit B <b> 13 includes various lamps and speakers provided on the outer surface of the front door 150. Specifically, the front door 150 includes side lamps 154 provided on substantially both sides of the front door 150, a liquid crystal display unit 155 and a speaker 156 provided on the upper part, and an upper lamp 157 provided on the uppermost part. . The lamps 154 and 157, the liquid crystal display unit 155, and the speaker 156 are controlled by the effect control means B15 via a drive circuit (not shown), and output such as general winning notifications during the game, sound effects of machine operation, and effect surround sound. In addition to notifying players of the results of various internal winnings.
As shown in FIGS. 3 and 5, the game control means B <b> 14 is configured by a game control board 192 attached to the inner surface of the back plate 140 of the housing B <b> 11 via a board mounting frame 191.
The board mounting frame 191 is formed in a horizontally long rectangular frame shape from metal (such as a steel plate), and is fixed to the inner surface of the back plate 140 of the housing B11 with a set screw. In addition, a connecting band 122 </ b> A extending from the mesh body 122 is connected to the board mounting frame 191. Further, the board mounting frame 191 is conductively connected to the metal plate 116 of the side plate 110 by a conductive member having conductivity (not shown).
The game control board 192 has an input port and an output port, a medal sensor, a clock generation circuit, a start lever, first to third reel indexes, a stop button, first to third reel indicators, and a medal block solenoid. Peripheral devices (all not shown) such as a start lever LED and three BET display lamps are electrically connected. In the reel index, a reset pulse generated every rotation of the reel 172 is detected, the rotation angle from the predetermined reference value is counted as the rotation position of the reel 172, and the count value is given to the game control board 192. The game control board 192 determines a winning from a combination of rotational positions of the reels 172 (from a combination of patterns), and outputs various signals to the effect control means B15 according to the payout of medals and the game situation.
As shown in FIG. 3, the effect control means B15 is configured by an effect control board 202 attached to the inner surface of one side plate 110 of the housing B11 via a board attachment frame 201. Part of the board mounting frame 201 is in contact with the metal plate 117 of the side plate 110. That is, the board mounting frame 201 is electrically connected to the metal plate 117.
The effect control board 202 includes a CPU, an audio LSI, a data input circuit, a clock generation circuit, a control ROM, a RAM, an audio ROM, an amplifier circuit, and the like, and includes a liquid crystal display unit 155, an upper lamp 157, a side lamp 154, and a reel back. Control lights, speakers 156, and the like. That is, based on the signal from the game control board 192, the liquid crystal display unit 155, the upper lamp 157, the side lamp 154, the reel backlight, the speaker 156, and the like are controlled according to the game situation.
(Configuration of lower unit)
As shown in FIG. 1, FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, the lower unit B2 includes a casing B21, a game medium loading means B22, an operation means B23, a power supply unit B24, an external concentration terminal board B25, and a game medium collection. Dispensing means B26.
  The housing B21 includes a pair of side plates 210, a top plate 220 spanned between positions separated from the upper end edges of the pair of side plates 210, and a bottom plate 230 spanned between the lower ends of the pair of side plates 210. And a back plate 240 spanned between the rear ends of the pair of side plates 210 and a front door 250 spanned between the front ends of the pair of side plates 210, and is formed in a substantially trapezoidal box shape when viewed from the side. ing.
  The side plate 210 is formed in a trapezoidal plate shape using wood, for example, plywood or laminated material. The power supply unit B24 is mounted on the inner surface of the left side plate 210 toward the left side, and the engaging pins 214 are horizontally provided at the upper and lower positions of the inner front edge of the side plate 210 on the right side. An engagement guide piece 215 is provided therebetween. The engagement pins 214 and the engagement guide pieces 215 are provided on a metal plate 213 that is grounded by a ground wire (not shown) and attached to the side plate 210. Similar to the engagement guide piece 115, the engagement guide piece 215 has an L-shape having a fixed piece fixed to the inner surface of the side plate 210 and a receiving piece bent at a right angle and horizontally from the lower end of the fixed piece. Thus, the front end edge of the receiving piece is formed in a shape inclined downward.
  The top plate 220 is formed in a horizontally long rectangular plate shape using wood, for example, plywood or laminated material, and is fixed between upper portions of the pair of side plates 210 by a set screw. As shown in FIG. 7, a recess 221 is formed at the front end edge of the top plate 220 so as to be cut out in a concave shape toward the rear end edge. The recess 221 is formed as a medal slot when a medal is replenished from the upper part of the lower unit B2 to the game medium collecting / dispensing means B26 disposed in the lower unit B2.
  On the upper surface of the top plate 220, rail members 222 that guide the sliding leg members 132 of the upper unit B 1 to be slidable in the front-rear direction are fixed to both ends, and the upper unit is interposed between the rail members 222. When B1 is stored toward the rear end side, a stopper member 223 that contacts the upper unit B1 and restricts the backward movement of the upper unit B1 is fixed. The stopper member 223 includes a fixed piece 223A fixed to the upper surface of the top plate 220, and an upright piece 223B that is bent substantially upward at a right angle from the front end edge of the fixed piece 223A and contacts the lower end of the upper unit B1. . The fixing piece 223A is fixed to the top plate 220 by several set screws 224. Sealing screw screw holes 223B1 are formed on both sides of the standing piece 223B.
  On the lower surface of the top plate 220, the recess protection plate 225 and the connector mounting plate 226 are fixed by a set screw 224 to which the stopper member 223 is fixed. The recessed portion protection plate 225 has a fixed piece 225A fixed to the lower surface of the top plate 220, and an upright piece 225B that rises upward from the tip of the fixed piece 225A so that the upright piece 225B covers the inner end surface of the recessed portion 221. Is arranged. As shown in FIG. 8, the connector mounting plate 226 has a fixed piece 226A fixed to the lower surface of the top plate 220, and a hanging piece 226B hanging downward from the tip of the fixed piece 226A. Engagement holes 227 are formed on both ends of the hanging piece 226B, and a connector 228 is attached therebetween.
  The connector 228 is provided with a power connector terminal 228A, an effect unit connector terminal 228B, a main board connector terminal 228C, and the like, and these are covered with a connector cover 229 formed of a transparent synthetic resin or the like. Yes.
  The connector cover 229 includes a flat box-shaped cover main body 229A having an open rear surface, and a folded hook piece that is integrally provided on one end side of the opening of the cover main body 229A and is rotatably engaged with the engagement hole 227. 229B, and an engaging claw 229C that is integrally provided on the other end side of the opening of the cover main body 229A and is engaged with the engaging hole 227. The folding hook piece 229B is bent in a substantially U shape so as to be substantially parallel to the side wall of the cover body 229A from one end edge of the opening of the cover body 229A. The engaging claw 229C includes an arm portion 229C1 that extends from one end edge of the opening of the cover body 229A and can be elastically deformed, and a claw portion 229C2 that protrudes outward from the tip of the arm portion 229C1. The outer end surface of the claw portion 229C2 is formed as an inclined surface that is inclined outward as it goes from the distal end to the arm portion.
  The bottom plate 230 is formed in a horizontally long rectangular plate shape using wood, for example, plywood or laminated material, and is fixed between the lower portions of the pair of side plates 210 with a set screw.
  The back plate 240 is formed in a horizontally-long rectangular plate shape having a height corresponding to the height dimension of the side plate using wood, for example, plywood or laminated material.
One end of the front door 250 is attached to one side plate 210 so as to be openable and closable via a hinge mechanism 251 shown in FIG. 9, and a closing lock means 260 is provided on the other end. As shown in FIG. 1, a display panel 253 is attached to the outer surface of the front door, and a medal payout outlet 255 for paying out medals obtained at the time of winning and a medal tray unit 256 are disposed below the display panel 253. Each is provided. Further, on the inner surface (back surface) side of the front door 250, as shown in FIG. 10, a relay board 257 for arranging various buttons (start lever, stop button, etc.) of the operation means B23 in a lump is provided. .
In addition, since the obstruction | occlusion lock means 260 is the same structure as the obstruction | occlusion lock means 160 of the front door 150 of upper unit B1, description is abbreviate | omitted.
The game medium loading means B22 is constituted by a medal slot provided on the upper end surface of the front door 250.
The operation means B23 is composed of a plurality of buttons arranged at the upper position of the outer surface of the front door 250. That is, it includes a start lever 261 for starting a game by rotating a plurality of reels 172, three stop buttons 262 for instructing rotation stop of each reel 172, a bed switch, a settlement button, and the like.
The power supply unit B24 is for supplying power to the reel unit B12, the effect unit B13, the game control means B14, the effect control means B15, the game medium collection / payout means B26, and the like, and is provided on the (left) side plate 210 of the housing B21. It is fixed to the inner surface.
The external concentrated terminal board B25 is fixed to the inner surface of the (right) side plate 210 of the housing B21.
The game medium collection / payout means B26 includes a medal hopper 271 provided in the lower unit and a surplus medal storage tank 272 that stores medals overflowing from the medal hopper. The medal hopper 271 has an existing structure, stores a predetermined amount of medals, and pays out the stored medals from the medal payout opening based on a command from the game control board 192.
(Configuration of separation / connection means)
As shown in FIG. 11, the separating and connecting means B3 includes a sliding leg member 132 provided on the bottom plate 130 of the upper unit B1, a rail member 222 provided on the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2, and an upper unit B1. A stopper mechanism B33 that prevents the upper unit B1 from moving forward in a state where the lower unit B2 is assembled at a fixed position, and a fastening means B34 that fastens the bottom plate 130 of the upper unit B1 and the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2. It is configured with.
  The right sliding leg member 132 is formed by bending a single steel plate. That is, the fixed piece 132A screwed and fixed to the inner surface of the side plate 110 of the upper unit B1 via the metal plate 116, and the horizontal bent piece bent at a substantially right angle from the lower end of the fixed piece 132A into the housing B11. 132B, a connecting piece 132C that is bent at a substantially right angle downward from the tip of the horizontal bent piece 132B and is integrally connected to the side surface of the bent piece 131B of the bottom plate 130 by welding or the like, and the connecting piece 132C Are bent into a shape having an L-shaped sliding portion 132D bent at the lower end of the plate. By providing the sliding leg member 132 in this way, the sliding leg member 132 is electrically connected to the metal plate 116 and the bottom plate 130, respectively. Here, as described above, the board mounting frame 191 is conductively connected to the metal plate 116. That is, by providing the sliding leg member 132 as described above, the board mounting frame 191 is electrically connected to the bottom plate 130.
  Although not shown here, the left sliding leg member 132 is formed in a symmetrical shape with the right sliding leg member 132, and the inner surface of the side plate 110 of the upper unit B1 in the fixed piece 132A. The metal plate 117 is screwed and fixed, and the connecting piece 132C is integrally connected to the side surface of the bent piece 131B of the bottom plate 130. By providing the sliding leg member 132 in this manner, the sliding leg member 132 is electrically connected to the metal plate 117 and the bottom plate 130, respectively. Here, as described above, the board mounting frame 201 is conductively connected to the metal plate 117. That is, by providing the sliding leg member 132 as described above, the board mounting frame 201 is electrically connected to the bottom plate 130.
  The rail member 222 is formed by bending a single plate material. That is, the guide portion 222A that is bent in a U-shaped cross section and guides the sliding portion 132D of the sliding leg member 132 so as to be movable in the front-rear direction of the housing B21, and the upper horizontal piece 2 of the guide portion 222A. A fixed piece 222B cut and raised upward from the location, and an extension portion 222C that is bent with a step slightly upward from the tip of the lower horizontal piece of the guide portion 222A and then extends horizontally into the housing B21. It is bent into a shape. The rail member 222 is fixed to the inner surface of the side plate 210 of the casing B21 by the fixing piece 222B and to the top plate 220 of the casing B21 by the extension piece 222C so that the vertical piece of the guide portion 222A contacts the metal plate 213. It is fixed. By providing the rail member 222 in this way, the rail member 222 and the metal plate 213 are conductively connected. Here, as described above, the metal plate 213 is grounded. That is, the rail member 222 is grounded by providing the rail member 222 as described above. In addition, the grounding member of this embodiment is comprised by the ground wire, the metal plate 213, and the rail member 222 which are not shown in figure.
  The stopper mechanism B33 includes a holding frame 311 fixed to the side plate 210 of the lower unit B2, a stopper piece 312 provided in the holding frame 311 so as to be vertically movable, and the stopper piece 312 always protrudes upward. And a biasing means 313 for biasing in the direction. The stopper piece 312 is provided such that the tip thereof can protrude and retract with respect to the opening 312A formed in the top plate 220 and the rail member 222 of the lower unit B2, and the operation portion 312B is provided at the lower end. The biasing means 313 is constituted by a tension spring. The upper end of the tension spring is locked to the upper portion of the holding frame 311, and the lower end is locked to the lower end of the stopper piece 312.
  The fastening means B34 is a connecting member inserted from the insertion hole provided in the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2 and the extension 222C of the rail member 222 through the insertion hole 321 provided in the bottom plate 130 of the upper unit B1. The connecting bolt 322 includes a nut member 323 as a female engaging portion that is screwed into the connecting bolt 322 from above the bottom plate 130 of the upper unit B1. The connecting bolt 322 and the nut member 323 are each made of a metal having conductivity. Here, the nut member 323 is provided so as to contact the bottom plate 130. Further, as described above, the bottom plate 130 is electrically connected to the substrate mounting frames 191 and 201 respectively. That is, the nut member 323 is electrically connected to the board mounting frames 191 and 201, respectively. In addition, the connection member of this embodiment is comprised by the said conduction member which is not shown in figure, the board | substrate mounting frames 191, 201, the metal plates 116 and 117, the sliding leg member 132, the bottom plate 130, and the nut member 323. As shown in FIG. 12, a female screw 324 as a separation preventing portion is formed on the extension portion 222C of the rail member 222. The connection bolt 322 is formed with a male thread 322A as a male engagement portion that engages with the nut member 323 and the female screw 324 at the upper portion of the substantially rod-shaped shaft portion 322C, and at the lower end portion of the shaft portion 322C. A knob 322B is provided.
  Therefore, even when the male screw 322A of the connecting bolt 322 is detached from the nut member 323, the male screw 322A portion of the connecting bolt 322 is prevented from dropping further downward at the female screw 324 portion of the rail member 222. Yes. That is, the connecting bolt 322 is prevented from dropping.
[Configuration of game media lending device]
As shown in FIG. 1, the game medium lending device C is located in the right side of the game device B as viewed from the front, and is arranged in the structure A. When viewed from the side, it has a flat case body C1 that is substantially the same shape as the gaming device B and has a width of about a few dozen centimeters.
On the front surface of the case body C1, a card insertion slot C11, a bill insertion slot C12, and a medal payout opening C13 are provided in order from the top. A chute C14 is attached to the medal payout exit C13. The lower end of the chute C14 faces the medal tray 256 of the lower unit B2.
[Operation of the game system]
(Upper unit combination operation)
In order to couple the upper unit B1 to the lower unit B2, the upper unit B1 is placed on the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2. At this time, the upper unit B1 is aligned with the lower unit B2 so that the slide leg member 132 of the upper unit B1 fits into the rail member 222 of the lower unit B2, and the stopper piece 312 of the stopper mechanism B33 is attached. The upper end of the stopper piece 312 is positioned below the opening 312A by pulling downward against the biasing means (tensile spring) 313.
  In this state, when the upper unit B1 is pushed rearwardly of the lower unit B2, the front end side bent piece 131A of the bottom plate 130 of the upper unit B1 comes into contact with the stopper member 223 provided on the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2. Is done. Here, when the stopper piece 312 is raised by the urging force of the urging means (tensile spring) 313 of the stopper mechanism B33 and the upper end of the stopper piece 312 is projected upward from the opening 312A, the protruding portion of the stopper piece 312 becomes the upper unit. Since it is in contact with the front end of the sliding leg member 132 of B1, the upper unit B1 is prevented from being pulled forward.
Here, when the male screw 322A is screwed into the nut member 323 while lifting the connecting bolt 322 of the fastening means B34 upward, the bottom plate 130 of the upper unit B1 and the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2 are thereby connected. Since it is tightened, the upper unit B1 can be integrally coupled to the lower unit B2. In such a state, the connecting bolt 322 contacts the nut member 323 and the extension 222C of the rail member 222, respectively. That is, the connecting bolt 322 is conductively connected to the nut member 323 and the rail member 222, respectively. As described above, the nut member 323 is electrically connected to the board mounting frames 191 and 201, and the rail member 222 is grounded. That is, the board mounting frames 191 and 201 are grounded by screwing the male screw 322A of the connecting bolt 322 into the nut member 323 and integrally connecting the upper unit B1 to the lower unit B2. That is, the game control board 192 and the effect control board 202 respectively attached to the board mounting frames 191 and 201 are grounded.
Finally, the sealing screw is inserted from the sealing screw insertion hole 131A1 provided on both sides of the front end side bent piece 131A of the upper unit B1, and the screw screwing hole 223B1 provided in the stopper member 223 of the lower unit B2 is inserted. After screwing, sealing is performed. Thereby, the upper unit B1 and the lower unit B2 are regarded as one body.
(Upper unit separation operation)
In order to separate the upper unit B1 from the lower unit B2, the front doors 150 and 250 of the upper unit B1 and the lower unit B2 are opened, and the connecting bolts 322 of the fastening means B34 are loosened. That is, the connecting bolt 322 is loosened in a state where the nut member 323 located on the upper unit B1 side is held and restricted in rotation. Then, the connecting bolt 322 is detached from the nut member 323. In this state, the stopper piece 312 of the stopper mechanism B33 is pulled downward against the biasing means (tensile spring) 313, and the upper end of the stopper piece 312 is positioned below the opening 312A. Put the finger on the side handle 133 and pull the upper unit B1 forward.
  After the upper unit B1 is pulled out to the position where the side surface handle 111 of the upper unit B1 is exposed from the structure A, the upper unit B1 is moved further forward while holding the side surface handle 111 of the upper unit B1 with both hands. When pulled out, the upper unit B1 can be separated from the lower unit B2.
[Effect of the embodiment]
According to this embodiment, the following effects can be expected.
<Effects of separating and connecting the upper unit and lower unit>
(1) Since the upper unit B1 is separable and movable in the front-rear direction with respect to the lower unit B2, it is only necessary to replace only the upper unit B1 when changing the model of the gaming apparatus B. Therefore, the work efficiency at the time of replacement work can be improved. That is, the work time during the replacement work can be shortened and the replacement work can be simplified. As a result, the maintenance management cost of the gaming hall where the gaming apparatus B is installed can be reduced.
(2) The separation connecting means B3 moves the sliding leg member 132 provided on the bottom plate 130 of the upper unit B1 and the sliding leg member 132 provided on the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2 in the front-rear direction of the lower unit B2. Since the rail member 222 that can be guided is provided, when the upper unit B1 is pushed into the lower unit B2 to be connected, or when the upper unit B1 is pulled out from the lower unit B2 and separated, these operations are facilitated. And can be done safely.
For example, when connecting the upper unit B1 to the lower unit B2, the upper unit B1 is positioned with respect to the lower unit B2 so that the sliding leg member 132 of the upper unit B1 fits into the rail member 222 of the lower unit B2. After the alignment, the upper unit B1 can be assembled onto the lower unit B2 simply by pushing the upper unit B1 backward to the lower unit B2. Further, when the upper unit B1 is pushed to a fixed position, the upper unit B1 comes into contact with the stopper member 223 of the lower unit B2, and further pushing of the upper unit B1 is prevented, so that the upper unit B1 is moved to the lower unit B2. Can be positioned at a fixed position. Therefore, the connecting operation can be performed easily and safely. Moreover, since the upper unit B1 can be connected and separated by sliding the upper unit B1 with respect to the lower unit B2, the upper unit B1 and the lower unit B2 are accommodated in the frame space partitioned by the structure A. Even under circumstances, these operations can be performed easily and safely.
(3) The separating and connecting means B3 further includes a stopper mechanism B33 for preventing the upper unit B1 from moving forward and the bottom plate 130 of the upper unit B1 in a state where the upper unit B1 is assembled at a fixed position of the lower unit B2. And fastening means B34 for fastening the top unit 220 of the lower unit B2 to each other, so that the upper unit B1 is pushed into a fixed position by the stopper mechanism B33, and the forward escape is prevented. Therefore, after that, the fastening operation between the upper unit B1 and the lower unit B2 can be performed safely by the fastening means B34.
(4) The stopper mechanism B33 includes a holding frame 311 fixed to the side plate 210 of the lower unit B2, a stopper piece 312 provided in the holding frame 311 so as to be movable up and down, and the stopper piece 312 being always above And urging means 313 for urging in the direction of projecting to the right. The stopper piece 312 is provided such that the tip thereof can protrude and retract with respect to the opening 312A formed in the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2, and the operation unit 312B is provided at the lower end, so that the upper unit B1 is connected to the lower unit B2. The stopper piece 312 is pulled downward against the urging means 313 when assembled into the upper unit B1, and the upper unit B1 is assembled into the lower unit B2 with the upper end of the stopper piece 312 positioned below the opening 312A. When the stopper piece 312 is lifted by the urging force of the means 313 and the upper end of the stopper piece 312 is protruded upward from the opening 312A, the protruding portion of the stopper piece 312 comes into contact with the front end of the sliding leg member 132 of the upper unit B1. Thus, the upper unit B1 is automatically prevented from being pulled out forward.
(5) The casing B11 of the upper unit B1 is provided with connection members that are electrically connected to the game control board 192 and the effect control board 202, respectively. This connecting member includes a conductive member (not shown), board mounting frames 191, 201, metal plates 116, 117, sliding leg member 132, bottom plate 130, and nut member 323. The lower unit B2 is provided with a grounded grounding member. The ground member is composed of a rail member 222 and a metal plate 213. Then, the connecting bolt 322 is inserted through the insertion hole provided in the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2 and the extension 222C of the rail member 222, and the male screw 322A is screwed into the nut member 323. As a result, the upper unit B1 is coupled to the lower unit B2, and the connecting member and the ground member are electrically connected. That is, the upper unit B1 is coupled to the lower unit B2, and the control boards 192 and 202 that are electrically connected to the connection members are grounded. Thus, since the connecting bolt 322 has a function of connecting the upper unit B1 to the lower unit B2 and a function of electrically connecting the connecting member and the grounding member, the upper unit B1 is connected to the lower unit B2. The control boards 192 and 202 that are electrically connected to the connection member can be grounded simply by performing the above operation. Therefore, the grounding work of the control boards 192 and 202 provided in the upper unit B1 can be facilitated. Further, since the connecting bolt 322 has the above-described two functions, it is not necessary to separately provide members having these functions, and the configuration of the gaming apparatus B can be simplified. The grounding operation of the control boards 192 and 202 can be performed by a simple method in which the male screw 322A of the connecting bolt 322 is screwed into the nut member 323. Therefore, this grounding work can be made easier.
(6) Since the upper unit B1 is connected to the lower unit B2 and the control boards 192 and 202 are grounded using the connecting bolt 322 and the nut member 323 having the male screw 322A, which are generally used, The members can be easily obtained, and the cost of the gaming apparatus B can be reduced.
(7) Since the connecting bolt 322 includes the knob portion 322B, the connecting bolt 322 can be operated by pinching the knob portion 322B, and the grounding work of the control boards 192 and 202 can be facilitated.
(8) Since the internal thread 324 that engages with the male screw 322A of the connecting bolt 322 is formed on the extension 222C of the rail member 222, the connecting screw 322 can be connected even when the male screw 322A is detached from the nut member 323. The portion of the external thread 322A of the bolt 322 is prevented from dropping further downward at the portion of the internal thread 324 of the extension 222C. Therefore, there is no risk of losing the connecting bolt 322 during the replacement operation of the upper unit B1, and the grounding operation of the control boards 192 and 202 can be made easier.
(9) The rail member 222 is provided with a stopper member 223 that contacts the upper unit B1 when the upper unit B1 is retracted toward the rear end side and restricts the retreat of the upper unit B1. When the upper unit B1 is pressed and stored, the upper unit B1 comes into contact with the stopper member 223, so that the positioning when the upper unit B1 is pushed can be performed, so that the pushing operation of the upper unit B1 becomes easier.
(10) The stopper member 223 includes a fixed piece 223A fixed to the upper surface of the lower unit B2, and an upright piece 223B that is bent upward from the front end edge of the fixed piece 223A and contacts the upper unit B1. The fixed piece 223A and the upright piece 223B are integrally formed. Therefore, the stopper member 223 can be easily manufactured by extrusion molding or press molding.
(11) Since the rail member 222 includes a guide portion 222A for guiding the sliding leg member 132 and a fixing piece 222B that is cut upward from the upper horizontal piece of the guide portion 222A, the rail member 222 is fixed to the guide portion 222A. By forming the piece 222B integrally, the rail member 222 can be easily manufactured by extrusion molding or press molding.
(12) The lower unit B <b> 2 includes a top plate 220 and a side plate 210 attached to the top plate 220 at a position away from the upper edge, and a fixing piece 222 </ b> B of the rail member 222 is fixed to the inner side of the upper end side of the side plate 210. Therefore, since a space is formed between the bottom plate 130 of the upper unit B1 and the ceiling plate 220 of the lower unit B2, the rail member 222 and the rail member are placed in this space. The sliding leg member 132 is positioned. Therefore, the upper unit B1 and the lower unit B2 can be arranged vertically without any gap, so that the appearance of the gaming apparatus is improved.
<Effect of upper unit>
(13) Since the metal front side handle 133 is integrally attached to the front end of the bottom plate 130 and the side plate 111 is provided on the side plate 110, the upper unit B1 is mounted on the upper unit B1. When connecting to the unit B2 or when separating the upper unit B1 from the lower unit B2, these handles 133 and 111 can be used to easily and safely work. For example, when the upper unit B1 is pulled forward from the lower unit B2, the upper unit B1 is first pulled forward using the front side handle 133, and is pulled out to a position where the side side handle 111 is exposed from the structure A. After that, since the upper unit B1 can be completely separated from the lower unit B2 using the side handle 111, that is, when the upper unit B1 is completely separated from the lower unit B2, the upper unit B1 is used using the side handle 111. Can be held from both sides, so that these operations can be performed easily and safely.
(14) The upper unit B1 includes a housing B11, and the housing B11 includes a wooden side plate 110, a top plate 120, a back plate 140, and a bottom plate 130 integrally formed from a steel plate. The rigidity of can be increased. Moreover, since the bottom plate 130 is formed of a steel plate, even if the relatively heavy reel unit B12 is attached to the bottom plate 130, the bottom plate 130 does not bend due to the weight of the reel unit B12. Therefore, also from this point, it is possible to easily pull out and push the upper unit B1 into the lower unit B2. Further, since the metal sliding leg member 132 is integrally coupled to both sides of the base member 131, the rigidity of the base member 131 can be increased by the sliding leg member 132. In addition, since the bent pieces 131A, 131B, and 131C are also formed on each side of the base member 131, higher rigidity can be secured by these synergistic effects. As a result, the reel box 171 fixed to the upper surface of the base member 131 can be stably supported.
(15) When the front door 150 is closed with the front door 150 applied with a force from below to the front door 150 of the upper unit B1, the closing lock unit 160 that can lock the front door 150 to the housing B11. Since the front door 150 can be reliably closed with respect to the housing B11, the load on the hinge mechanism 151 can be reduced.
Usually, since the weight of the front door and accessories attached to the hinge mechanism is applied to the hinge mechanism, there is a possibility that when the front door is opened, the front door falls below the normal height position and is opened. If the front door is closed in such a state, the engagement portion on the housing side and the front door side are shifted and cannot be closed accurately, and an unreasonable force is applied to the hinge mechanism to cause damage to the hinge mechanism. There is a fear. In the closing lock means 160 of the present embodiment, the front door 150 can be closed and locked to the housing B11 when the front door 150 is closed with a force applied from below to above. The front door 150 can be reliably closed with respect to B11, and the load on the hinge mechanism 151 can be reduced.
(16) The closing lock means 160 includes a fixed plate 161 provided on the other end side of the front door 150, a movable plate 162 disposed adjacent to the fixed plate 161 so as to be vertically displaceable, and the movable plate. Urging means 163 that constantly urges 162 downward, and the fixed plate 161 rides on the engagement guide piece 115 of the side plate 110 when the front door 150 is rotated in the closing direction. Since 161A is integrally formed, even when the front door 150 is closed from the state where the front door 150 is lowered from the normal height position, the riding piece 161A on the front door 150 side is engaged with the side plate 110. Since it rides on the joint guide piece 115 and the height position of the front door 150 is returned to the normal position, the front door 150 can be reliably closed.
In addition, a stepped notch 161A1 that rides on the engagement guide piece 115 is formed on the lower surface of the rider piece 161A, and the front end edge of the notch 161A1 is inclined upward and forward. Since it is formed on 161A2, the climbing piece 161A can be smoothly climbed onto the engagement guide piece 115 by the inclined surface 161A2.
(17) The movable plate 162 is provided with an operation portion 162B that protrudes downward from the lower end of the fixed plate 161 in a state where the plate main body 162A is urged downward by the urging means 163, and the fixed plate 161 A locking piece 162C is integrally formed at a position corresponding to the fitting groove 161B. The lock piece 162C protrudes forward from the plate body 162A, and has a groove 162C1 having an opening on the lower side of the protrusion, and an inclined surface 162C2 that is inclined upward as it goes forward from the groove 162C1. When the front door 150 is rotated in the closing direction, the inclined surface 162C2 of the lock piece 162C comes into contact with the engagement pin 114, and when it is further rotated in the closing direction, it is movable. Since the plate 162 is moved upward against the urging means 163, the groove 162C1 is opened and fitted into the engagement pin 114. Then, since the movable plate 162 is moved downward by the urging means 163, the groove 162C1 is closed. That is, since the engagement pin 114 is prevented from escaping from the groove 162C1, the opening of the front door 150 is restricted.
<Effect of lower unit>
(18) In the lower unit B2, a concave portion 221 is formed at the front end edge of the wooden top plate 220, and a concave portion protection plate 225 is provided so as to cover the inner end surface of the concave portion 221. Even when the medal replenishment container hits the recess 221 when replenishing the medal from the top, the recess 221 can be prevented from being damaged.
(19) Since the recessed portion protection plate 225 is fixed to the lower unit B2 using a set screw 224 for fixing the stopper member 223 on the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2, the number of parts can be reduced. That is, the number of set screws 224 can be reduced, and as a result, the number of assembly work steps can be reduced.
Furthermore, since not only the stopper member 223 and the recessed portion protection plate 225 but also the connector mounting plate 226 for mounting the connector 228 is fixed using the set screw 224, the number of parts and the number of assembly steps can be further reduced. I can plan.
(20) The connector 228 is provided with a power connector terminal 228A, an effect unit connector terminal 228B, a main board connector terminal 228C, and the like, and these are provided by a connector cover 229 formed of a transparent synthetic resin or the like. Since it is covered, safety can be ensured even when the front door 250 is opened and maintenance inspection work is performed.
(21) The connector cover 229 is provided integrally with a flat box-like cover main body 229A having an open rear side and one end side of the opening of the cover main body 229A, and is rotatably engaged with the engagement hole 227. Since the folding hook piece 229B and the engaging claw 229C provided integrally with the other end side of the opening of the cover body 229A and locked to the engaging hole 227 are provided, the engaging claw 229C is engaged with the engaging hole 227. If the connector cover 229 is rotated with the folding hook piece 229B as a fulcrum after being removed from the connector 228, the connector 228 can be opened. Moreover, since the folding hook piece 229B is rotatably engaged with the engagement hole 227, there is no possibility that the connector cover 229 is detached and lost.
(22) The guide member 222A for guiding the upper unit B1 in a predetermined direction is formed by bending the rail member 222 that also functions as a grounding member. For this reason, since it is not necessary to make the grounding member and the guide part 222A separate, the number of parts can be reduced.
[Other Embodiments]
It should be noted that the present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiments, and modifications, improvements, and the like within the scope that can achieve the object of the present invention are included in the present invention.
For example, in the above-described embodiment, the game medium loading means B22, the operation means B23, the power supply unit B24, the external concentration terminal board B25, and the game medium collection / payout means B26 are incorporated in the casing B21 of the lower unit B2. It does not have to be. What is necessary is just to assemble it combining suitably according to the model etc. of a game device.
The separation connecting means B3 that allows the upper unit B1 and the lower unit B2 to be separated and movable in the front-rear direction is not limited to the configuration of the above embodiment, but may be other configurations. For example, a structure may be employed in which one rail is disposed on the top plate 220 of the lower unit B2 along the front-rear direction, and rollers or the like that sandwich the single rail from both sides are provided on the bottom plate 130 of the upper unit B1.
The stopper mechanism B33 may have another configuration or may not be provided specially. The fastening means B34 is also advantageous in that it is easy to operate if other structures, for example, a structure in which a bolt is inserted and screwed into the lower unit B2 from the upper unit B1 side to be fastened, are contrary to the above embodiment. There is.
Further, the rail member 222 is provided with the stopper member 223 that contacts the upper unit B1 when the upper unit B1 is housed toward the rear end side and restricts the backward movement of the upper unit B1. It does not necessarily need to be provided. For example, the height of the back plate 240 of the lower unit B2 may be increased, and the upper unit B1 may be brought into contact with the upper end portion of the back plate 240.
Even if the stopper member 223 is provided, the structure thereof is not limited to that of the above embodiment.
  The connecting bolt 322 is used as the connecting member. However, the present invention is not limited to this. For example, a vise formed of a conductive material is used to connect the lower unit B2 to the upper unit B1 and to electrically connect the connecting member and the grounding member. You may connect. If it does in this way, it will become unnecessary to provide nut member 323 as a connection member, and the number of parts of game device B can be reduced.
  The male screw 322A is adopted as the male engaging portion and the nut member 323 is adopted as the female engaging portion. However, the male engaging portion is not limited to this, and the female engaging portion is formed into a key shape. It is good also as a structure formed in the shape engaged. In this way, the engagement between the male engagement portion and the female engagement portion can be facilitated as compared with the configuration in which the male screw 322A is screwed into the nut member 323. Therefore, the grounding work of the control boards 192 and 202 can be made easier.
  The connecting bolt 322 is provided with the knob portion 322B. Instead of the knob portion 322B, a fitting portion capable of fitting a screwdriver or a hexagon wrench is provided on the end surface of the connecting bolt 322, and the connecting bolt 322 is used by using a screwdriver or a hexagon wrench. The nut member 323 may be screwed together. In this way, the grounding operation of the control boards 192 and 202 can be facilitated even in a configuration in which the connecting bolt 322 is disposed at a place where the connecting operation is difficult.
  Although the internal thread 324 into which the screw 322A is screwed is formed in the extension portion 222C and the connection bolt 322 is prevented from dropping by the internal thread 324, the present invention is not limited thereto, and such an internal thread 324 is not provided. It is good also as a structure. In this way, it is not necessary to form the female screw 324 in the extension 222C, so that the step of forming the female screw 324 can be omitted.
  The guide member 222A is formed by bending the rail member 222 that also functions as a grounding member. The guide member 222A, the fixed piece 222B, and the extension portion 222C that constitute the rail member 222 are not limited to this, and are separately formed, for example. Also good. In this way, for example, even when the guide portion 222A is broken, only the guide portion 222A needs to be replaced. As in the present embodiment, the rail member 222 provided with the guide portion 222A, the fixing piece 222B, and the extension portion 222C is replaced. There is no need to replace it. Therefore, the replacement work when the guide portion 222A, the fixing piece 222B, and the extension portion 222C are damaged can be facilitated.
  A thread that is screwed into the female screw 324 may be provided on the shaft portion 322C of the connecting bolt 322. In this way, even when the male screw 322A of the connecting bolt 322 is screwed to the nut member 323, the thread ridge formed on the shaft portion 322C and the female screw 324 are screwed, and the connecting bolt 322 is connected to the rail member 222. It can be reliably contacted. Therefore, the grounding of the control boards 192 and 202 can be more reliably performed.
  A neck portion having conductivity and connected to the shaft portion 322C is provided around the joint portion between the shaft portion 322C and the knob portion 322B of the connecting bolt 322, and a conductive portion is provided at a position corresponding to the neck portion on the lower surface of the top plate 220. A conductive member connected to the metal plate 213 may be provided. In this way, when the male screw 322A of the connecting bolt 322 is screwed into the nut member 323, the neck portion and the conducting member come into contact with each other, so that the nut member 323 has the male screw 322A, the shaft portion 322C, the neck portion, and the conducting member. Thus, the metal plate 213 can be connected to the metal plate 213 reliably. Therefore, the grounding of the control boards 192 and 202 can be more reliably performed.
  Furthermore, the present invention can be applied not only to the game device constituting the “island” but also to only one game device.
  The present invention can be used not only for a so-called “pachislot” game machine, but also for a so-called “pachinko” pachinko game machine, slot machine, commercial video game machine, etc. be able to.
The perspective view which shows the game system of one Embodiment of this invention. The perspective view which shows the state which open | released the front door of the game device. The front view of the state which opened the front door of the game device. The perspective view which looked at the inside of the upper unit case of a gaming machine from the upper part. The perspective view which looked at the inside of the upper unit case of a gaming machine from the lower part. The figure which shows the obstruction | occlusion lock mechanism provided in the upper unit of a game device. The perspective view which looked at the lower unit of the gaming machine from above. The perspective view which shows the connector attached to the lower unit of a game device. The figure which shows the hinge mechanism attached to the lower unit of a game device. The perspective view which looked at the front door of the lower unit of a gaming machine from the back. The figure which shows the isolation | separation connection means of the upper unit and lower unit of a game device. The figure which shows the fastening means of the upper unit and lower unit of a game device.
Explanation of symbols
B ... Gaming device B1 ... Upper unit B11 ... Housing B12 ... Reel unit B13 ... Production unit B2 ... Lower unit 116 ... Metal plate that also functions as a connecting member 117 ... Metal plate that also functions as a connecting member 130 ... Also as a connecting member Functioning base plate 132 ... Sliding leg member 172 ... Reel 191 ... Reel 191 ... Substrate mounting frame 192 also functioning as a connecting member Game control board 201 ... Substrate mounting frame also functioning as a connecting member 202 ... Production control board 213 ... Metal plate that also functions as a ground member 222 ... Rail member that also functions as a ground member 222A ... Guide portion 322 ... Connection bolt as a connection member 322A ... Male screw as a male engagement portion 322B ... Knob portion 323 ... Connection As a female engagement part that also functions as a member Nut member 324 ... Female screw as separation prevention

Claims (6)

  1. A lower unit and an upper unit configured to be separable from the lower unit;
    The upper unit includes a housing, a reel unit having a plurality of reels disposed inside the housing, a rendering unit, a game control board for controlling the reel unit, and an rendering control board for controlling the rendering unit. With
    The housing includes a connection member electrically connected to each of the game control board and the effect control board,
    The lower unit includes a grounded ground member,
    A gaming apparatus comprising: a connecting member for connecting the upper unit to the lower unit and electrically connecting the connecting member and the grounding member.
  2. The gaming device according to claim 1,
    The connecting member is formed in a substantially rod shape and includes a male engagement portion that prevents movement in the vertical direction of the housing and in a direction substantially orthogonal to the vertical direction on at least one end side, A gaming apparatus comprising a female engaging portion with which the male engaging portion is engaged.
  3. In the gaming device according to claim 2,
    The gaming apparatus characterized in that the male engaging portion is a male screw and the female engaging portion is a female screw.
  4. In the gaming device according to claim 2 or claim 3,
    A gaming device, wherein a knob portion is provided on the other end side of the connecting member.
  5. In the gaming apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 4,
    The gaming apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the grounding member includes a separation preventing unit that prevents the coupling member from separating in a direction away from the upper unit.
  6. In the gaming apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 5,
    The lower unit includes a guide portion that guides the upper unit in a predetermined direction,
    The gaming apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the grounding member includes the guide portion.
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