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In Ocean City, ‘the claw’ and other arcade
games are facing new state regulations

Washington Post, by Annys Shin

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Posted By:Drive, 7/17/2014 8:04:47 AM

If ever there seemed a place immune to bureaucratic meddling, it would be inside “the claw,” a glass box piled high with plush “Despicable Me” dolls, waiting to be plucked by a claw crane. And yet, state lawmakers have managed to wriggle inside, not to play but to regulate. Yes, beachgoers, a staple of summer could be at risk — at least that’s what arcade owners are warning. For the first time, amusement-game operators are facing some of the same requirements as the state’s casinos, and they fear additional fees and paperwork will make it impossible to make a profit

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 7/17/2014 9:22:49 AM     (No. 9928499)

"make it impossible to make a profit"

How unpatriotic; they´re criticizing the highest function of government!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/17/2014 10:21:14 AM     (No. 9928599)

Keep voting Democrat, Maryland.
At your peril.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/17/2014 11:00:09 AM     (No. 9928660)

A note of caution: I tried opening the original article twice and each attempt resulted in total computer lock-up requiring re-boots.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/19/2014 9:36:54 AM     (No. 9931349)

I´m the last person who wants bigger government, but I know that there´s a ton of unreported income from arcade games. Taxes are not being paid. This is one reason why organized crime controls most of the arcade businesses.

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