HOW times have changed. This photograph from 1989 was taken for an advertisement feature in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph for the amusement arcade on Railway Road in Blackburn.

Slot machines were clearly the big money-spinners and although Las Vegas it certainly wasn’t, the arcades were still extremely popular.

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Regulations surrounding gambling and a rising awareness of the dangers of addiction means that it’s unlikely you will ever see slot machine arcades ever being featured like this today.