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(Time)   Chuck E. Cheese promotes gambling and actually encourages children to "gamble like they were adults"   (business.time.com) divider line 75
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2013-05-14 11:58:15 PM
I can quit Skee-Ball any time I want!
 
2013-05-14 11:59:32 PM
Where a kid can be a kiddevelop a lifelong addiction.
 
2013-05-15 12:30:49 AM

Apos: Where a kid can be a kiddevelop a lifelong addiction.


Sad, but I've seen it happen.
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2013-05-15 12:40:17 AM
Chuck E. Cheese promotes gambling fighting and actually encourages children to "gamble like they were fight along side the adults"
 
2013-05-15 12:57:27 AM
Well, it's better than gambling like they were children. They'd be playing roulette and Keno all day, and that's just silly.
 
2013-05-15 12:57:30 AM
In college I dated a girl who worked as a narc for the Virginia ABC. Her job was to enter establishments and attempt to purchase alcohol while underage. When she dressed the part, she could look 14-15 despite being 19.

Some guy at a Chuck E. Cheese sold her a beer while she was dressed up like that.

/CSB
 
2013-05-15 01:00:26 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Well, it's better than gambling like they were children. They'd be playing roulette and Keno all day, and that's just silly.


I'm pretty sure that roulette is better than slots!

If you're in a casino that serves drinks while you're playing, go with a friend, find a roulette table, and one of you play black and the other play red. You only pay when hit 0/00, and otherwise drink for free. Might be worth it if their drinks are good enough. You might not win anything, but you drink for cheap.
 
2013-05-15 01:05:02 AM

Sid_6.7: ecmoRandomNumbers: Well, it's better than gambling like they were children. They'd be playing roulette and Keno all day, and that's just silly.

I'm pretty sure that roulette is better than slots!

If you're in a casino that serves drinks while you're playing, go with a friend, find a roulette table, and one of you play black and the other play red. You only pay when hit 0/00, and otherwise drink for free. Might be worth it if their drinks are good enough. You might not win anything, but you drink for cheap.


I'm 7 hours from Vegas. At the Indian casinos, you have to go to a special alcoholics-only area called a bar, where there are no machines or tables, and you get to pay top-shelf prices for their fire-water. It's stupid.
 
2013-05-15 01:15:17 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Sid_6.7: ecmoRandomNumbers: Well, it's better than gambling like they were children. They'd be playing roulette and Keno all day, and that's just silly.

I'm pretty sure that roulette is better than slots!

If you're in a casino that serves drinks while you're playing, go with a friend, find a roulette table, and one of you play black and the other play red. You only pay when hit 0/00, and otherwise drink for free. Might be worth it if their drinks are good enough. You might not win anything, but you drink for cheap.

I'm 7 hours from Vegas. At the Indian casinos, you have to go to a special alcoholics-only area called a bar, where there are no machines or tables, and you get to pay top-shelf prices for their fire-water. It's stupid.


I'm about ten minutes from West Virginia, and perhaps twenty from the nearest casino there. They water the drinks down, but you don't actually need to be playing to steal them from the trays. The servers are well used to yelling at you that they're carrying drinks ordered by a table, so stop trying to Bogart them. I don't go often, because the place is way, way too crowded, on any day of the year and at any time night or day.
 
2013-05-15 01:30:12 AM
I thought Chuck E. Cheese was a place parents could go to get drunk and then shoot each other over arguments while their kids played in the ball cage.
 
2013-05-15 01:38:41 AM
Florida just passed a law banning gambling in places like Chuck Cheese.
 
2013-05-15 01:43:19 AM

Mentat: I can quit Skee-Ball any time I want!


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2013-05-15 01:44:54 AM

Sid_6.7: ecmoRandomNumbers: Well, it's better than gambling like they were children. They'd be playing roulette and Keno all day, and that's just silly.

I'm pretty sure that roulette is better than slots!

If you're in a casino that serves drinks while you're playing, go with a friend, find a roulette table, and one of you play black and the other play red. You only pay when hit 0/00, and otherwise drink for free. Might be worth it if their drinks are good enough. You might not win anything, but you drink for cheap.


A great plan if you like watery drinks.
 
2013-05-15 02:16:14 AM
And? There's nothing wrong with gambling, as long as it's done in moderation.
 
2013-05-15 03:24:51 AM

Apos: Where a kid can be a kiddevelop a lifelong addiction.


Gambling is only addictive because it's good for you.

All of life is a gamble and you're not allowed to cash out till you lose the pot. You should learn how to deal with it early and often or you're never going to be happy.
 
2013-05-15 05:41:52 AM
Well, they've got the despair-filled rooms down pat. Halfway there!
 
2013-05-15 05:47:46 AM
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"Skee-Ball's the easiest to cheat.  Yeah."
 
2013-05-15 05:51:36 AM
Yeah but you can cheat at skiball and not get the hammer.
 
2013-05-15 05:52:48 AM

Sid_6.7: In college I dated a girl who worked as a narc for the Virginia ABC. Her job was to enter establishments and attempt to purchase alcohol while underage. When she dressed the part, she could look 14-15 despite being 19.

Some guy at a Chuck E. Cheese sold her a beer while she was dressed up like that.

/CSB


A farking MAP???  I wanted a pic of a 10 year-old babe who looked 14!
 
2013-05-15 05:53:42 AM
Er, 19 year-old who looked 14.

Damn, that post was more depraved than I intended.
 
2013-05-15 05:59:33 AM
I haven't been in a chuck e.g.cheese since the eighties, so someone fill me in: is the so called gambling that are talking about related to skee-ball and other ticket-winning games? If so, maybe the "asinine"tag would have been a better choice.
 
2013-05-15 06:00:43 AM

Mellotiger: I haven't been in a chuck e.g.cheese since the eighties, so someone fill me in: is the so called gambling that are talking about related to skee-ball and other ticket-winning games? If so, maybe the "asinine"tag would have been a better choice.


farking auto-correct slipping that "g." in there...
 
2013-05-15 06:04:02 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Er, 19 year-old who looked 14.

Damn, that post was more depraved than I intended.


Heh. Despite your quick correction, I'm legally obligated to do this:

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2013-05-15 06:04:12 AM
Well this explains the loud as hell "Internet cafe" in my neighborhood. I knew something shady was going down, but I thought they were selling pot.
 
2013-05-15 06:05:02 AM

Apos: BarkingUnicorn: Er, 19 year-old who looked 14.

Damn, that post was more depraved than I intended.

Heh. Despite your quick correction, I'm legally obligated to do this:

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I'd have done the same to you.  :-)
 
2013-05-15 06:05:04 AM
Nonetheless, two of the largest such Internet cafes in the state agreed to pay fines of $750,000 total in July 2012.

Governments aka your basic group of useless seat-warmers really hates competition and just loves to exact revenge on those that break their precious rules,
 
2013-05-15 06:06:48 AM

Sid_6.7: In college I dated a girl who worked as a narc for the Virginia ABC. Her job was to enter establishments and attempt to purchase alcohol while underage. When she dressed the part, she could look 14-15 despite being 19.

Some guy at a Chuck E. Cheese sold her a beer while she was dressed up like that.

/CSB


Ive only dated 1 girl that looked young like that. I was 17 and looked about 24 she was like 18 and looked about 14.
 
2013-05-15 06:07:08 AM
Buying car insurance is a form of gambling too.
 
2013-05-15 06:09:33 AM
I learned about drugs, hookers and gambling at Chuck E Cheese....
 
2013-05-15 06:10:11 AM
If those count as gambling, so does bingo and carnival games.
 
2013-05-15 06:13:22 AM

Sid_6.7: Virginia ABC.


Holy balls I hate those bastards.
 
2013-05-15 06:13:29 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Er, 19 year-old who looked 14.

Damn, that post was more depraved than I intended.


Riiiiight.  Smooth recovery.  Either way, have a seat over there and grab a cookie.
 
2013-05-15 06:18:48 AM

jtown: BarkingUnicorn: Er, 19 year-old who looked 14.

Damn, that post was more depraved than I intended.

Riiiiight.  Smooth recovery.  Either way, have a seat over there and grab a cookie.


How old is the cookie?
 
2013-05-15 06:19:54 AM
C'mon, daddy needs a new mustache comb!
 
2013-05-15 06:29:18 AM
I've only taken my kids to Chuck E Cheese once (since I live in Europe and this was a holiday in the US). They had a fantastic time there but the behaviour of some of the adults was utterly depressing. At one stage a costumed mouse turned up and the kids were encouraged to follow the mouse, do a dance and then after that they chucked all these tickets in the air for the kids to collect.

Some fat ass woman was in there with the kids scooping up the majority of the tickets for her equally fat kid. She even growled at my kids for daring to come close to the enormous pile she had hoarded. It utterly disgusted me. I hope her kid enjoyed the plastic trinket her obnoxious mother secured for him - and the type 2 diabetes and heart conditions she also ensured he got.
 
2013-05-15 06:29:29 AM

JWideman: If those count as gambling, so does bingo and carnival games.


Bingo I'd say yes.

Depends on the carnival game.

Meanwhile, the government again fails to notice a real gateway game: Magic: the Gathering.
 
2013-05-15 06:31:02 AM
I should add that aside from that I really enjoyed the set up and the kids did too. Gambling yes but IMO no more so that half the crap aimed at kids these days from app store games through to collectable cards and figures.
 
2013-05-15 06:35:09 AM
"The law stipulates that for machines to be legal, they must be coin-operated (no dollar bills or swipe cards), they must involve some skill (not just be games of pure chance), and they cannot award cash or gift cards as prizes. The only prizes allowed are merchandise, and the maximum value of prizes is a mere 75¢."

That's ridiculously low even for Chinese toxic toys.

It's funny how the legal definition of "gambling" gets twisted to include things are not gambling under the simple "skill vs. chance" doctrine.  Billiards is mostly a game of skill with little chance involved, but betting on it is expressly defined as gambling in many States because fark you.
 
2013-05-15 06:38:04 AM

IlGreven: JWideman: If those count as gambling, so does bingo and carnival games.

Bingo I'd say yes.

Depends on the carnival game.


The only game with worse odds than a carnival game is Powerball.
 
2013-05-15 06:38:09 AM
This guy is right up there with the times.

Let's outlaw those pesky pinball machines, too, clearly they are gambling devices.

It's 1939 all over again!
 
2013-05-15 06:44:46 AM

LesserEvil: This guy is right up there with the times.

Let's outlaw those pesky pinball machines, too, clearly they are gambling devices.

It's 1939 all over again!


Well were they are talking about lowering the legal limit to .05 it sounds like prohibition is making a comeback.
 
2013-05-15 06:49:46 AM
My son and I started playing poker and blackjack for pieces of Good N Plenty candy while he was still in diapers.  His kindergarten teacher was delighted that he could add and subtract on his first day, until I explained how he learned.

Later, I taught him billiards and we made quite a team at pool halls and bars.  In his early teens, he occasionally took me for some serious money.  He always wanted to play for money, even if it was just a penny a rack.  That worried me a little.

Then he got a job and quit gambling because he can't stand to lose money for which he worked.  He won't even spend a buck on a lottery ticket now.
 
2013-05-15 06:50:24 AM
Encourage abortions....Save a child from life.
 
2013-05-15 06:54:41 AM
you could get around the 75 cent prize limit by doing what they do in asia with the pachinko parlours. the prizes are unique plastic junk and you exchange them for cash at a secret window down the street. of course its illegal but if enough palms get greased and organized crime gets involved it can happen.
 
2013-05-15 07:01:04 AM

Bucky Katt: Florida just passed a law banning gambling in places like Chuck Cheese.


You didn't RTFA, did you? That's what it's about, and people are pissed precisely because they're not going after Chuck E. Cheese and other big chains who are technically violating the law, and instead are just selectively targetting smaller operations... The law sounds utterly stupid to begin with, but if they're going to have it, it seems completely unfair to only go after people they don't like and let others slide...
 
2013-05-15 07:33:04 AM
Damn right you gamble when you go into a Chuck E Cheese's. You gamble your clean underwear when you eat their assblaster 'pizza'.

The last time I enjoyed that place, I was probably 9, and they had a kick-ass ball pit and a Dragon's Lair game. Now everything is those stupid ticket games (only 25,000 tickets for a stretchy sticky hand that you can just buy for 75 cents at a Dollar General) or old busted ass pacman machines. What happened to the cool machines like Altered Beast, Golden Ax, TMNT, and Ironman Offroad?
 
2013-05-15 07:35:17 AM
And drink and brawl like them as well. Family fun!
 
2013-05-15 07:39:37 AM

BarkingUnicorn: My son and I started playing poker and blackjack for pieces of Good N Plenty candy while he was still in diapers.  His kindergarten teacher was delighted that he could add and subtract on his first day, until I explained how he learned.

Later, I taught him billiards and we made quite a team at pool halls and bars.  In his early teens, he occasionally took me for some serious money.  He always wanted to play for money, even if it was just a penny a rack.  That worried me a little.

Then he got a job and quit gambling because he can't stand to lose money for which he worked.  He won't even spend a buck on a lottery ticket now.


Good job, dad!
 
2013-05-15 08:03:04 AM
So 5 year olds are taking out Home Equity Loans and buying muni's and ZeroStrips?  Sort of surprised by that.  I've always been a stick with what you know sort of investor, Gerber, Luv's that sort of thing

Don't cut on me.  I'm just not gonna read anything that at first blush sounds soulsucking
 
2013-05-15 08:05:37 AM

WordyGrrl: BarkingUnicorn: My son and I started playing poker and blackjack for pieces of Good N Plenty candy while he was still in diapers.  His kindergarten teacher was delighted that he could add and subtract on his first day, until I explained how he learned.

Later, I taught him billiards and we made quite a team at pool halls and bars.  In his early teens, he occasionally took me for some serious money.  He always wanted to play for money, even if it was just a penny a rack.  That worried me a little.

Then he got a job and quit gambling because he can't stand to lose money for which he worked.  He won't even spend a buck on a lottery ticket now.

Good job, dad!


I really don't know how to take your comment, dear.
 
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