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Press Your Luck
Definition:

Three contestants answered questions to win spins on a board. Contestants used their spins to earn cash on a big square board. Contestants had to avoid the "Whammies" which would bankrupt them. There were a number of Whammie cartoons that would play whenever a Whammie came up on the board.

Premiere: September 19, 1983

Trivia:
  • Talk show host Jenny Jones was once a contestant.
  • Hosts:

    Peter Tomarken

    Announcers:

    Rod Roddy

    John Harlan

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    Press Your Luck Slot Machines

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