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Everyone’s a winner at crane game


People walking in a claw crane store in Taipei.-AFP

People walking in a claw crane store in Taipei.-AFP

Taipei: As Taiwan’s economy stagnates, claw crane arcades where customers lower a grabber to try to pick up a prize from a glass box are booming as affordable entertainment, while operators see them as a way to make a fast buck.

According to official figures, there is one claw crane outlet for every two convenience stores in Taiwan, with the number more than doubling last year to become the fourth largest tax income source in the entertainment industry.

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