– A Wildwood arcade operator has agreed
to pay a $3,000 civil penalty and serve a
three-month probation after the state’s
Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission
(LGCCC) found that its crane machines could
be manipulated to reduce a customer’s
chance of winning a prize.
Enterprises, Inc., which does business as
Ed’s Funcade Arcade, violated LGCCC
regulations that prohibit licensees from engaging
in deceptive, misleading or fraudulent activity
in the operation of amusement games. The company
agreed to cease and desist from violating
the state’s Amusement Games Licensing
Law and related regulations, in addition to
the civil penalty and period of probation,
under terms of its consent order with the
visit to the Jersey Shore includes playing
in boardwalk arcades for many and LGCCC investigators
check to ensure amusement games give consumers
a fair chance at winning a prize,” said
David Szuchman, Consumer Affairs Director.
“The LGCCC will act, as it did in this
matter, when the rules and regulations that
ensure fairness are violated.”
Pohlman Enterprises commits further violations
during the probationary period, its license
to operate will be suspended, under terms
of the consent order.
LGCCC last summer conducted inspections of
boardwalk arcades as part of a coordinated
task force and this year again will conduct
unannounced arcade inspections.