Fish game arcades are popular in NC — but are they legal?

Fish game arcades are popular in NC — but are they legal?

North Carolina has banned video poker for 12 years, but now fish game tables are the new trend. According to arcade operators, they’re following state law because the money a person can win is based on skill not luck. Officials say otherwise.


  1. Sheldon Cooper on February 9, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    I’d like to know how these machines work and how to legally win more than you lose on those things long term.

  2. SHAIKH ABDUL BASIT on February 9, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    veery nice

  3. Redd Dizon on February 9, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    its not gambling. There’s actual skill involved in knowing which fishes to go after and which fish not to waste time on. You can control where you shoot the bullet.

  4. Deshawnique3 mann on February 9, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Where is this at

  5. John Vinson Go on February 9, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    As long as there’s no any monetized rewards involved. Some CHN operated Amusement Centres does otherwise. They are promoting monetized rewards in exchange of the number of tokens collected from the said machine. Thus, the machine is notoriously banned in all of China and other parts of the world.

    Heck a lot of Amusement Centres are focusing on Gambling Machines that spouts out tokens that can’t be exchange to any item or monetized value as these Gambling Machines are the best Money Grabbers when one visits an Amusement Center. These Amusement Centres can generate $40,000-50,000 per branch per month. If you have 100+ branches you can easily genetrate $4,000,000-5,000,000 per month with these machines.

  6. Nick Hall on February 9, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Leave people alone having fun

  7. GS Auto on February 9, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    There is a method to it. And also its time North Carolina admits its involvement in gambling.
    This is just bingo at a whole-nother level.
    Its funny how the NC ABC and ALE can regulate something that the FDA already has like alchohol when those stores dont sell tobacco. Its wrong and technically illegal by federal law.
    Its a state run maffia plain and simple and there is no need for the ABC or ALE since prohibition was repealed in the previous ceentury.
    Also the NC State lottery rakes in vast amo7nts of money that does not help with education which has dropped dramatically since it was established in 2005 or so, therefore not helping with NC state public schools which are of the bottom ten worst education systens in the country and 8 territories.
    The fire and police hold raffles, and lotto types events all the time which is highly illegal by US law title 18.
    You have more "chance" and the odds are on your side at these places better than bingo and especially better odds than the NC state lottery.
    It is not fair for some rich people and high level education directors and members of state legislature and state congress to profit off of gambling and then condemn the citizens like subjects to a monorchy and keep them from profiting the same way except there really does require some skill to play these game, not to mention the NC state lottery is illegal and illegally run.
    The wages for those behind the state lottery in NC have risen and risen and so too the educational monarchy that runs one of the poorest education sysytems in the nation.
    3 to a math book in highschool is a normal thing in the year 2019 in North Carolina!
    The true reason the heat is on this business like the officer in the news report is because of bigotry, racism, and the one the news is barred from broadcasting; financialism.
    Its actually illegal for that civil servant or any state or federal civil servant to broadcast views of discrimination.
    People get robbed anywhere. Should gas stations be illegal? Because they get robbed more than banks.
    The DA in Guilford County said it best when he said " i just dont see how it could be fair for a person who works 40 hours or more at minimum wage to walk in a place spend 14 dollars, and walk out with the money for all thier rent and bills after 30 minutes of playing".
    Lets read that again!!!
    And again!!!!
    And again!!!
    Thats straight bigotry right there.
    The haves clearly do not want you to work for a living within state and federal guidlines and be able to better yourself or save up or have anything better than what you have or be able to pay your bills with ease at all.
    He clearly believes in a caste system where blacks, minorities, and poor whites must stay and endure a life of poverty.
    He clearly spoke of the customers and not the owners because many owners are police, fire, ems, and property owners of shopping centers and restaraunt franchises who go to the same lodge as him.
    Wow, I know, I just said it and called him out as a sorry bag of old bigots and confederate aristocrats who side with the royal crown over the United States of America.
    He is a sorry excuse for an american as the civil servant above in the video.
    The reason you cant better yourself in North Carolina by using your own money to tour advantage is because people like that Guilford County DA and this officer have a system of checks and balances against the We People of The United States of America! They can gamble your fines and tax money (which they already do) for a new glassed in porch on one of their properties while you serve them and their spoiled children at McDonalds or make them expensive furniture for 25 cents more than minimum wage in High Point NC and breath raybestos all day in 150 degree heat in a factory for 16 hour shifts with one 25 minute break.
    Aristocrats at work always taking and never giving in North Carolina!!!
    They should just be honest and admit to being bitter angry hateful people and tell everybody they loathe the less fortunate because they feel they are superior.

  8. SHAIKH ABDUL BASIT on February 9, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    how much game plz pakistan amount tell me,

  9. Realgrower on February 9, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Tweaker hangouts

  10. Betty Boom BOOM on February 9, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    I have lost all my money on these games several times.. Had to sell my car…pawn my addicted to them bad.they have ruined my life.i have nothing.i can’t pay my rent.i contemplate SUICIDE every other day…i don’t know what to do my life is OVER

  11. Dontavious McNeill on February 9, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Y’all wack. This literally causes no fuss. Cornballs

  12. ten on February 9, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Long before these places came along businesses were being robbed. All towns and cities without jobs and opportunities are going to have a high crime rate. And today, businesses like these have been closed down. Literally today. How dare they say they’re trying to protect people, they don’t care about those people or any victims of robbery. Only reason why they bother these places is because they want money going into that stupid pointless legal thievery called NC Education Lottery. They need to stop infringing upon our rights to do what we want with our hard earned money. I’m sick of states in the U.S. telling people what to do with their lives and their bodies. 2019 and lawmakers are still trying to control people like we’re slaves of some master. Well, in my neck of the woods Eastern NC, you lawmakers managed to ruin our little freedom to enjoy ourselves the way we decide to which as is our human right. Whether those games are legal or illegal or whatever, we enjoy them and each other in these places. And don’t think that just because my money isn’t going into these fun money-giving games that it’s going into your shitty lottery

  13. Bobby Elliott on February 9, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    People: try to have fun minding their own business
    Police: :O

  14. Johan Macedo on February 9, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Motherfuckers banning people who win bc like its said skill game not luck they banned my bros for winning for about 6 months straight

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  16. basty Barr Barrios on February 9, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    What game is that

  17. Eric W on February 9, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Lol 9 times out of 10! Sure thing

  18. abrooker01 on February 9, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    My only thing is just like cash advance places they only put them in the hood so we people of color can be taken advantage of. You will never see these things in the white side of town. Makes you wonder…

  19. Mueed Bhatti on February 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Very nice

  20. Tiffany Scriven on February 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    I love to play the tables

  21. 506 Jewboy on February 9, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    5cent get off the table. Can’t make no money playing 5 cent.

  22. SeaDub II on February 9, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Man. Y’all leaves us alone. We ain’t out there hurting nobody. TF outta here.
    🐷 👮

  23. Cash on February 9, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    ocean king 3

  24. rockit730 on February 9, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    That cop was an idiot. "If it’s not legal, then it’s illegal". Really? Is that how that went? What a fucking moron.

  25. SeaDub II on February 9, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    They’s a fishing game here in Goldsboro they pays out some big money. I be in there stacking 2. 💵. THE owner is RGB. they pays out here in eastern NC

  26. Jdub jsjs on February 9, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    I wanna play this! Looks fun

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  28. Pur Nomo on February 9, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    When this table come in indonesia

  29. prolific grower on February 9, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Allegedly I know spots in LA. Real shady full of tweakers. Haha

  30. Abelard Munar on February 9, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Wow! we have those machines in Kids Arcades here in the Philippines

  31. Alan Lloyd on February 9, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    1:07 "Until the legislature says something is legal . . . its eeeelegal." That’s an interesting way of crafting laws in South Carolina. Wow — this was the guy they chose to do an on-camera interview? He has the title of Detective? Wow! If it’s eeelegal, why is there a need for investigation? Wouldn’t you just go and arrest the owners / managers of these establishments? This video is just so appallingly wrong on so many levels that descriptive words couldn’t do it justice. It needs to be watched to be believed.

  32. BRIGHT ST TV on February 9, 2020 at 1:34 pm


  33. Terran Wilder on February 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Yes they’re legal. Leave these folks alone damn!

  34. Dauntae Wilks on February 9, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Hell I have fun playing them also the money I win lol

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