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Arcade Game scam testing
« on: January 21, 2018, 07:44:50 pm »
This was an interesting video that showed what we all know.  Ticket games are rigged.
https://geektyrant.com/news/this-is-proof-that-some-arcade-games-are-scams

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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 08:28:33 pm »
Meh. Crane games... programmable to be winnable every nth time...
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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 09:11:26 pm »
Dude, the owners manuals tell you how to set sensitivity. Hardly a secret.
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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 09:14:40 pm »
Try clicking on the link next time....   :lol

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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 10:18:03 pm »
Interesting. Wonder if this is true with the machines that you drop quarters (or tokens) into trying to knock a bunch over the ledge?

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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 10:28:23 pm »
If you can read this, it means Photobucket's money grab ruined my signature photos.

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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 10:30:40 pm »
Coin op machines are designed to do one thing, and one thing only... Separate a fool from his money.
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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 10:32:18 pm »
Yes.  Any game of chance in an arcade is rigged in some way. 

On a lot of coin pushers, that row of coins on the edge of the shelf is actually glued in and tilted slightly so that it is nearly impossible for coins to fall out. 

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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 10:35:43 pm »
Yes.  Any game of chance in an arcade is rigged in some way. 

On a lot of coin pushers, that row of coins on the edge of the shelf is actually glued in and tilted slightly so that it is nearly impossible for coins to fall out.

Not on all of em. But there are chutes hidden from the player... Not all of the coins dropped are paid back to the player. Quite a few actually fall into a coin bucket inside, which is what makes those machines profitable.
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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2018, 12:06:42 am »
Try clicking on the link next time....   :lol

5:31 motherscratcher... The same damn thing.
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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2018, 12:47:56 am »
Who here plays slots?  >:D
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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2018, 06:20:18 pm »
Interesting. Wonder if this is true with the machines that you drop quarters (or tokens) into trying to knock a bunch over the ledge?

The ones at carnivals are the worst (they usually pay out in cash).  If you look closely at the walls on the sides of the table the coins are on, you'll notice that they are open just enough for the bottom layer to fit through.  The physics of the game dictate that the more coins you have in front of the new coin being introduced, the more forward resistance there is, which causes the coins to be more likely to squeeze out the sides.  The con artists who run these games understand this perfectly, which is why they dump a fat pile of coins, usually with a $20 bill in the mix to entice, right at the front edge of the table.  This adds more weight to the front which causes even more coins to squeeze out the sides.   

The sad part is that there is nothing really hidden, except the visual of the coins falling off the side (but you can hear them).  Yet people just keep dumping their money in. :dunno

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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2018, 07:19:40 pm »
Love watching Mark Rober's YT channel.
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Re: Arcade Game scam testing
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 01:40:07 pm »
where do I report guile walking forward and flash kicking??

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