How Claw Machines Are Rigged


Danielle Andrew

Editorial Intern

clockAug 31 2015, 16:34 UTC
2110 How Claw Machines Are Rigged
Claw machine. Pavel L Photo and Video/Shutterstock.

It's official: Claw machines are rigged. But we all pretty much assumed that anyway, right? Like a lot of fairground and arcade games, the odds are ever in the house's favor. They're not games of skill, but simply pot luck.

But... that doesn't stop us from trying anyway.


Take a look at this video by VOX and YouTube user Matt3756 explaining how the claw machine makers rig the machines to make a solid profit off your frustration and stubbornness.

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