Have you ever felt as if the claw machine was rigged because you kept losing? Well, you may just be right. A report by Slate Magazine suggests that the claw machine game isn’t a game of skill, but rather luck! The report says that claw machines are programmed the same way slot machines are, and that you can only win only ever now and then!
The report suggests that claw machines are programmed to grab a toy on every tenth try, no matter how skilled you may claim to be at grabbing plush toys. This has lead to a discussion as to whether or not your childhood menace the claw machines are actually gambling!