After taking my daughter to the arcade today, and blowing through a few bucks myself trying to win an ipad, I decided to look up the manual for the arcade game I was playing -- Sega's "Keymaster" -- Link attached, long story short, it is in fact rigged.
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- Every video poker game and slot machine in Vegas is set up similarly. Counting cards is illegal - THAT is a skillful endeavor. Newer claw games have closure strength settings, which are bypassed to one full power play every ten games.
If people wish to have games which pay out expensive gifts such as an Ipad or video game system, this is the only way to achieve it. Nobody wants to risk that much money up front without returns.Jan 21, 2015
- Sega now has a 100% skill game version called the Prize Locker that I've seen at local Walmart stores. They offer it for operators who live in an area of the world where local or state regulations prohibit the operation of games like Key Master. They also offer a conversion kit for Key Master machines.
Maybe the popularity of this topic and the issues exposed brought this about.May 4, 2015
- is that only page to manual you got? doe it have one where it show pat out limts on all machines or how to boot it in like a weird mode with just handle and button?Aug 6, 2015
- I won $500 for $6..trying to win againSep 8, 2015
- These games are not rigged. It is true that in many states you can use games that have the ability to set the payout percentage like a slot machine. In many states the games must be skill only like in california or washington. But make no mistake about it. The people that operate these games need to make money off of them or way have them. So maybe the entertainment of trying to win a prize is worth the cost. Prizes are won. you just have to get lucky. I think its more fun to have these games than to not have them.
And for the record. Card counting is not illegal. A casino has the right to ask you to leave if they want to and the state law affords them that right. They can do that for any reason, including counting cards. But in some states like New Jersey the law does not allow them to ask you to leave because they don't like the way you gamble or for counting cards.Oct 30, 2015