Slot machines become more sophisticated with a trend towards electronic games using microchip technology.
Coin operated games are no longer confined to just the amusements and penny arcades.
Marvels of modern technology.
All kinds of gaming machines are now available for use in hotels, pubs, and elsewhere.
Kieran Martin, Chairman of the Irish Amusement Trade Association, talks to RTÉ News about the clients for these machines - from amusement arcade owners to the licensed trade and private buyers.
With the microchip, there's no end to what they can do.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 April 1982.