Reply to post: Umm, moron alert?

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

Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse

Umm, moron alert?

Rigged is an emotive term, they're classed as a game of skill so the usual rules about percentage returns on gambling don't apply which means they can give you a prize every go or never or anywhere in between

They are configurable to 'win' a prize every so many goes with a variable 'fudge' factor which gives the owner a guaranteed return (An ex colleague owned an arcade in a holiday resort, the grab machines made the most money of any machine in the building apparently which is why there are arcades stuffed with the things)

But, the crucial bit, it still won't give you a win if you're a dullard who can't position the grab properly.

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