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Professional Claw Machine Players Resell Their Prizes Online

Professional Claw Machine Players Resell Their Prizes Online

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Whether it’s the poor economy provoking childhood nostalgia, or people looking for simple gambling fun, claw machines are back in Korea, and they are everywhere.  Over the past two years, the number of claw machine arcades in the country jumped by 2,400 percent to an estimated 500 – and [...]

Economic Uncertainty Brings Back Popularity of Claw Machines

Economic Uncertainty Brings Back Popularity of Claw Machines

JEONJU, South Korea, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Claw machines are back, and arcades offering a dozen, or dozens, of the machines are found on almost every corner of busy neighborhoods in Korean cities.  Jeonju, a small city in North Jeolla Province with a little over 650,000 residents, is no exception.  Famous for its Hanok [...]