9 Casino Games Too Ridiculous To Believe

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Casinos are awesome, especially once you accept the fact that the house always wins. And if you're going to give away your money regardless, you might as well do it at one of these incredibly, wonderfully weird games.

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Hands up and gimme all your cash! A literal one-armed-bandit in Henry's Western Gift Shop in Reno, Nevada, 1955.

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Government-operated "Rocky" machines at the metropolitan government office building in Tokyo. Robot butler not included.

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Even with a blurry image, SPAM slot machines shine bright.

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Pimp your ride with a manga themed slot machine! Taken at the 2008 Tokyo Auto Salon. Somewhere, Xzibit is smiling.

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A presidential election slot machine at Comedy Central's Indecision 2008 Election Night. Everything's coming up Palin!

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An online slot machine, featuring mug shots from Japan's wanted list instead of bells and cherries.

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Rat Roulette aka Gerbil Roulette. Forget the physics of a bouncing ball; winners are decided here by the biology of rodents.

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May the luck be with you when playing these Star Wars machines in Las Vegas.

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Tic-tac-toe chicken. Yes, in this game you have to beat a real animal—Ginger the chicken—in tic-tac-toe to win $10,000. For real.

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Any other ridiculous games of chance we missed? Share them below!

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This was always my favorite crazy game to play. It is a mechanical horse racing game. The only ones I ever saw were at Bally's in Las Vegas and the Luxor, but the Luxor version was modified to be camels. Very fun games you could play all day for cheap and get free drinks.