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Arcade Game Gambling

Finally, a reason to get points
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Take your typical arcade game, and make it pay out money based on your points/wins. Instead of relying on randomness, it is based on skill.

For greater odds, fighter games would be ideal. No one really knows how much damage your computer opponent will do, adding the randomness back.

Aq_Bi, Feb 10 2005

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       Most people who are gambling at slot machines are just short of catatonic, moving as little as possible. To play, they would have to think, and move. People who like playing vids play them anyway, and they pay.
bungston, Feb 11 2005
  

       Bakeable. This would definitely work, especially in Vegas. [+]
jaksplat, Feb 12 2005
  

       If not preheated, at least kneaded and risen, in RPG games where gambling takes place for mundane stakes.
normzone, Feb 12 2005
  

       There are a few gambling slot machines that have small screens in them and skill games are played to increase your winnings, so kindda baked in a basic way.
etherman, Feb 12 2005
  

       Observed in a London pub, circa 1990. You could play Tetris "for fun" for 20p (about $0.35) or "for money" for 50p (about $0.85).
supercat, Feb 12 2005
  

       Skill (on part of gambler) games can't be used for gambling purposes in US.
thumbwax, Feb 12 2005
  

       I've always wanted Koins from Mortal Kombat, however never sussed exactaly what the hell they're for[+]
skinflaps, Feb 12 2005
  

       //No one really knows how much damage your computer opponent will do...// are you kidding? The people who would want this are the people who can kick enough ass to at least get their money back, so where's the incentive?   

       RE: Tetris for money--how much money is up for grabs, [supercat]?
yabba do yabba dabba, Feb 12 2005
  

       Difficulty can be increased depending on the wager. This would be for people wanting to play a game, with the possibility of winning money. Not the other way around.
Aq_Bi, Feb 12 2005
  
      
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