Midway games are cash cow, but still popular

Posted Thursday, February 10, 2005 12:41 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Midway game operators want to drain your wallet, and the odds are stacked in their favor. Still, determined competitors do have a shot at winning. Winners at the Florida State Fair might win a 2-foot-tall SpongeBob SquarePants.

Read more from The St. Petersburg Times.

Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:29 PM
A 2 foot tall Spongebob SquarePants? Wow, those games really aren't fair. Even if you win, you lose!

On a related note, I thnk the word "plush" is vulgar. :)

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Friday, February 11, 2005 9:03 AM
My favorites are the games that make it easy for little kids to win something. Yes, I know that the prizes aren't worth as much as you pay to play, but it sure puts a smile on their face.
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Friday, February 11, 2005 12:40 PM
Aww man, I absolutely LOVE the bowling ball valley game. Once you zero in on the touch, you can get it just about every time. I usually just let me dogs tear up the prizes.
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Friday, February 11, 2005 3:43 PM
LOL.. I'd say maybe ebay would be a better outlet? ;)
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