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Poetic justice: Mum funnels £100 into claw machine to win single Dumbo teddy for her kid

markr555

These claw machines aren't actually skill machines - they come under the 'Amusements with prizes' category, and are only required to 'pay out' a given percentage of prizes according to input. The other category - Skill with prizes covers things such as quiz machines, where getting the skill part right is guaranteed to result in the offered prize. Skill with prizes machines manage their payout percentages by reducing/ increasing the prizes offered according to previous win history.

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