Claw Machines In Arcades Are Rigged

Claw Machines In Arcades Are Rigged

It's not just your imagination—the claw machines in arcades are not on your side. Many of these claw games are actually rigged in order to be profitable, and do not give you a fair chance at winning a prize. The machines can also be programmed to make it seem as though the prize will make it to the shoot, only to drop it at the last second. The machines automatically calculate when to send full strength to the crane, and until then, it will remain limb in order to be profitable.


Key Facts In This Video

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    Claw machines in arcades actually are rigged. (0:00)

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    Claw machines randomize winning games within a range so players cannot predict when they'll win. (1:18)

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    In the 1950s, federal law in the US classified claw machines as gambling devices. (2:09)

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