Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chuck E. Cheese Ratted Out

The nation's second most recognizable rodent* in hot water over alleged gambling devices.

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A San Diego mother is suing Chuck E. Cheese, the favorite pizza chain of kids across the nation, accusing the restaurant of illegal gambling.

Denise Keller, mother of two daughters, says Chuck E. Cheese has replaced its traditional games of skee-ball and whack-a-mole with machines that resemble slot machines, Capitol Weekly reported.

The lawsuit says that “many games found at Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants are illegal gambling devices that require little or no skill and are predominantly games of chance, much like a roulette wheel,” according to the paper.

Keller’s attorney, Eric Benink, said the games have flashing lights and bright colors just like slot machines.

"There was no fun involved in the game other than an opportunity to win a prize," he told Capitol Weekly. “It’s just pure random luck in terms of spinning out a result. That, we believe, is a slot machine, as California penal code spells out.”
Could give new meaning to "you pays your money, you takes your chances"?

*Mickey's the first, not Barry!

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  2. Come again any time. Stay for the pizza!


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