Trivia: Which popular game was banned in New York until 1976?
Correct Answer: Pinball
So why is this answer correct? : In the mid-20th century, New York City banned what may seem a harmless pastime: pinball. In the 1940s, the arcade game was considered the scourge of society, contributing to juvenile delinquency, crime, and a loss of morals. One key factor was the introduction of flippers to the pinball machine, which some argued made it a gambling device. Finally, in the 1970s, New York overturned the ban, deciding it was a game of skill rather than of luck.