(Thanks for the tip Imran!)
While our primary obsession here has to do with either coin-op video games or pinball, there was a time before the video age where you still could get coin-op fun out-of-home, it was just a little different. Often called “EM Games” (EM=Electromechanical), it was with these kinds of games that the arcade industry finds its roots. In fact Sega used to be a huge producer of EM games and they kept making quite a few even into the 70s before video games really started to take off.
Here is a photo slideshow on Yahoo!News that takes a look at some of the history of EM coin-op, going as far back as the 1800s. I actually find some charm in these kind of games as they still had to find a way to keep the player entertained enough to keep putting coins in and some of the ideas they came up with were pretty neat. Today redemption games serve as the alternative for EM although on occasion we do hear about someone making the effort to do an EM game without requiring it to vomit tickets all over the place.