Claw machines and life lessons.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by WetBandit, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    469
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2018
    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    Let the little crum crunchers cry. They'll get no remorse from the TDPRI community .
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
  2. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,507
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Location:
    central illinois
    People need to know where the good claw machines are and how to avoid a ripper claw, those with little grip tension.
     
  3. LetItGrowTone

    LetItGrowTone TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    75
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2019
    Location:
    U.S.
    If you take a very large view on what "the house" means,
    then you can think about what "the smartest people don't play" would look like in your life.
     
  4. jimd

    jimd Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,351
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    There used to be a great Mexican restaurant in these parts that had a claw machine with beanie baby type things in it. The great thing about this machine was: 1) it was never fully packed with toys, so the toys didn't get jammed up with each other, and 2) they wrapped cable ties around the end of the claws for better gripping. You could always walk away with a toy for a buck or two, I'm sure they still made a profit off of it. My wife always wanted to play it. She still likes playing those damn machines, but probably has never won anything in any other machine. I miss that place, not for the claw machine; they had killer mole.
     
    Paul in Colorado likes this.
  5. Zipslack

    Zipslack Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    317
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2011
    Location:
    Mississippi
    You guys should check out the videos on YouTube about how to "win" at these machines. Here's the trick - most of them are programmed to allow wins occasionally by "tightening" the claw's grabbing force. There's little to no skill involved...just a matter of when it's ready to pay out (much like casino slot machines). Unless there are toys near the exit chute that you can tip over using the side movement of the claw.
     
  6. Anacharsis

    Anacharsis Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    146
    Joined:
    May 12, 2019
    Location:
    United States
    If gambling and losing and being sad about it taught lessons about gambling, there would be no more gamblers. I don't think the claw machine teaches any lessons at all. I'd get rid of it.
     
  7. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    50,382
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
    Aww!! They missed the opportunity for the perfect game: Whack-a-Mole
     
    jimd and Nightclub Dwight like this.
  8. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    29
    Posts:
    1,044
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2016
    Location:
    SF Bay Area/California
    The worst one I’ve seen was at a random gas station in highway 5. It had bundles of rolled up dollar bills!

    It’s catered towards adults and teens as actual money is used as a prize.

    I found a picture online that looked like it albeit having dollar bills rolled, not $20/$100 bills as shown:

    6AF3F8B6-F585-4390-952D-DB28233FB8FF.jpeg
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.