A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in Pachinko games. Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause these “photosensitive epileptic seizures” while watching Pachinko games.
These seizures may have a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion, or momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of consciousness or convulsions that can lead to injury from falling or striking nearby objects.
Immediately stop playing and consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
The risk of photosensitive epileptic seizures may be reduced by taking the following precautions:
- Play in a well-lit room
- Do not play if you’re drowsy or fatigued
If you or any of your relatives have a history of seizures or epilepsy, consult a doctor before playing Pachinko.