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849.15 Manufacture, sale, possession, etc., of coin-operated devices prohibited.—
So let's introduce some real law to this situation. All of these machines are illegal under Florida law. Some police and sheriff agencies enforce the law. The city of Miami just cracked down and removed thousands of these machines. Some police agencies are lazy, shiftless, in the pockets of the people running the games, too busy to care, etc. But the LAW cannot be more clear.
Then how are crane machines considered legal? Also, there is a newer version of these machines called 'Stackers' which offer the chance at redemption for prizes worth hundreds, even at times a thousand dollars; how are these machines considered legal?