Turns out a few boardwalk games are living up to the lore. They are not giving people passing by a fair chance to win.

As part of the Safe Summer Initiative, inspectors have conducted a statewide inspection and visited both the Atlantic City and Seaside Heights boardwalks. Their findings were that some games were in violation of some rules when it comes to players.

12 establishments between the two boardwalks were in violation of state consumer protection laws and regulations.

The Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, Paul R. Rodriguez said, "Our investigators comb the boardwalk to ensure a fair and safe experience for the thousands of individuals and families who flock to the Jersey Shore each summer. Through their efforts, we are making sure that the few stores and amusement game operators who aren't playing by the rules are held accountable so they don't spoil the fun for everyone."

A few examples of what these violations are crane machines that have heavy prizes in them or are packed so tight that they can’t even be picked up, and a boardwalk game where it was impossible to win the top prize in the number of allotted chances.

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