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Class action was filed this week against SEGA The key master arcade, alleging that the game was intentionally falsified against players.
suit, filed in California, said The key master was advertised as a pure skill game, but instead is designed to prevent even highly educated users from winning until they exceed a predetermined amount of losses.
By Inside, plaintiff Marcelo Muto is suing SEGA for $ 5 million. The game can be found in arcades across the United States, and players must press a button to move the key to certain keyholes, allowing players to win prizes such as headphones and other video games.
Muto claims Even if a player moves a key to a specific keyhole for a prize, the arcade game will cause the player to lose unless it is past a predetermined number of losses. Although there are videos on YouTube The tips for winning the game in the comments often repeat the Muton question.
The applicant ‘s lawyers claim that each machine is preset to lose 700 times before a win is allowed. They added that devices can be individually configured to set any number of losses before winning players.
Meanwhile The key master is no longer featured on SEGA’s website, the company has released a similar game called Award cabinet , which was also marketed as a “100% skill – based game”.
“Nowhere The key master Machine do Defendants tell consumers the truth: that machines are counterfeit so that players can only win prizes at certain times, ”the lawsuit said.
this is not for the first time, Sega is facing a lawsuit The key master, either. As per Tucson.com, in 2019, the vendor filed a million – dollar lawsuit for the same game in Arizona, after it was set up to allow a profit after only 2,000 attempts, making it more similar to a state – only opportunity. casinos.
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