Professional amateur pinball association
Here in the massive year-old warehouse space, the best of the best pinball players go head to head to see who is the most talented, most determined, and in some ways, the luckiest pinball player in the world. Both pinball and PAPA have faced near extinction multiple times. Pinball itself was outlawed in New York and other parts of the county in the s. It stayed illegal in Seattle until recently, because everyone had forgotten the laws were still on the books. Many manufacturers quit producing machines. Ultimately only one company, Stern, was left producing new pinball machines.