I tried to profit at an arcade

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Firstname Lastname
Firstname Lastname Mês atrás
What a dumb idea
weeb cat 7393
weeb cat 7393 3 dias atrás
Bit rude init
oona kling
oona kling 4 dias atrás
this made me audibly laugh
Kyle Abbott
Kyle Abbott 5 dias atrás
@Jacob .C I'm not gonna scroll to find my comment, but yeah probably
Jacob .C
Jacob .C 5 dias atrás
@Kyle Abbott Did you reply to the wrong person? Because I don't think this applies to me.
Kyle Abbott
Kyle Abbott 6 dias atrás
​@Jacob .C what's wrong with you? It doesn't mean anything, get a life
Human Human
Human Human Mês atrás
As a British person who's never been to America, I'm very grateful for you sharing your tactics on winning that one specific machine in Orlando Florida.
Jasmine R.
Jasmine R. 20 horas atrás
as an arab who would probably not be welcomed in the US, I second
Jasmine R.
Jasmine R. 20 horas atrás
this made me laugh so hard
Mario0335 21 dia atrás
Bo’le o’ wa’er
Cerealis_ 24 dias atrás
@Harry James what did he say??
Nicholas Crowe
Nicholas Crowe 24 dias atrás
@Nandos chicken wings spray can cheese was the shit when I was a kid
Alexis Madison
Alexis Madison 26 dias atrás
My local arcade used to have an electric chair (game?) that gave you tickets for as long as you could hold on while it shocked you. I used to spend all of my tokens there because it was a sure fire way to get tickets, but in retrospect it meant that I often spent my entire arcade experience getting moderately tortured just so I could win "prizes" I could get from a dollar store, all for the low price of like 50 bucks.
Alexis Madison
Alexis Madison Dia atrás
For anyone who is curious Google electric chair arcade game to see what it looked like. They're wooden old timey looking.
lilgaycowboy Dia atrás
Idk who made that arcade game and thought it was a good idea but they were wrong
poison 3 dias atrás
Are you living in black mirror!?!?! Omg
GoldStarLord 4 dias atrás
@Ashley Moore Masochist moment
Donovan Faust
Donovan Faust 15 dias atrás
Being in a loveless marriage must have been really difficult for you guys all these years, I'm glad you were finally able to earn you wife's love by winning a game that involves dropping balls into cups. Remember folks you're only worth the amount of love directly proportional to you're mastery of an inane skill.
silly Dia atrás
@Kdog#17 happy for you
Donovan Faust
Donovan Faust 14 dias atrás
@Kdog#17 that's cool, not sure what that has to do with anything but you will note I didn't specify gender or sexuality, so you better get to mastering a useless skill if you want love.
Adrian 14 dias atrás
@Kdog#17 it’s the same with men
Kdog#17 14 dias atrás
I’m gay
Like A Fox
Like A Fox Mês atrás
When I was a kid I won the jackpot on this one game at an arcade and I won like 5,000 tickets or something. I used them to buy this inflatable fighter jet that was like 2 feet long and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. When I got home, I went to inflate it using my dad's industrial air compressor but it was so powerful that the inflatable jet immediately just exploded.
Mary Lee the Fox 🦊
Mary Lee the Fox 🦊 2 horas atrás
If you had told at least 1 person they would've told you it was a bad idea and all of that could've been avoided 😂
bud389 Dia atrás
I'm crying laughing imagining some dumb 10 year old kid using his dads state-of-the-art industrial air compressor to inflate his cheap arcade prize pool toy, only for it to inflate so fast that it just explodes without the kid knowing how or why it happened, then his parents coming into the garage where he likely was inflating it only to find plastic confetti remains of his grand prize.
Mel H
Mel H 6 dias atrás
Went out in a blaze of glory
Sodapop Curtis
Sodapop Curtis 6 dias atrás
Ilena Love
Ilena Love 10 dias atrás
Oh noooooo
TerasHD Dia atrás
My in-laws got the exact same red hot dog toaster.. I always wondered where they got it from.. Now I know, they must've been arcade masters back in the day.
/encode Mês atrás
In today's episode: Drew narrowly avoids a gambling addiction
Triangular Sphere
Triangular Sphere 19 dias atrás
Did he though?
GOOPY Mês atrás
While wearing a whinny the Pooh shirt
Piqachu Mês atrás
Ted Busiek
Ted Busiek Mês atrás
Hopefully nobody tells him about casinos.
Frosty Teacup
Frosty Teacup Mês atrás
Bold of you to assume it was avoided
Sarah Armand
Sarah Armand Mês atrás
My husband took our 8 year old daughter to an arcade for the first time a week ago (she had just turned 6 when the pandemic began so we lost a lot of time taking her places in that time span.) Anyway, he called me from the arcade freaking out because she asked to play a claw machine, and she played 8 times in a row and won every single time. She does suck at literally every single other arcade game, but on claw machines, she is gold.
sunny 7 dias atrás
@Blood Bath and Beyond - Pop Goes Metal Covers okay..
Sarah Armand
Sarah Armand 12 dias atrás
@Giulio Ceresini I always assumed they were, but now I’m wondering if maybe I was just really awful at them and told myself they were rigged to soothe the pain of repeated defeat?
Giulio Ceresini
Giulio Ceresini 12 dias atrás
Wait, aren't claw machines rigged?
Sarah Armand
Sarah Armand 15 dias atrás
@Solalabell oh man, THAT is the perfect claw machine story!
Angel Kato
Angel Kato 9 dias atrás
I used to work at a lesser known arcade, and there was a time when one of our sister locations went out of business and all their inventory went to us. So many plushies everywhere, the back areas were so full. So the technicians, in an effort to get rid of the inventory faster, made the claw machine games easy to win. One night, there were two vloggers that came in and played the claw games and left with two big garbage bags full of toys and freakin the fuck out. And I am so happy for them for that lucky stroke
bungles fan
bungles fan 5 dias atrás
How come I never luck out like that?
TheloSpike 27 dias atrás
imagining Drew in a bad fake moustache comically sneaking into the arcade to play the ball game and having a group of security guards carrying him out kicking and screaming
AntiVector 11 dias atrás
"Don't worry, I'm just three kids in a trenchcoat."
Guythatknowsitall88 24 dias atrás
Most modern arcades are just mini casinos targeted at children. Even those "skill" games like the claw are rigged by have the claw loosely grip while others blatantly give the illusion of skill required. The all have a garenteed payout ensuring the house always wins. I worked for company serviced and repaired those machines.
consent club
consent club 2 dias atrás
dont take your kids to arcades to "win"
Eliot Guerin
Eliot Guerin 16 dias atrás
Sad. I was a kid in the early 2000s, well after the golden age of arcades, but i still remember going to a local arcade and having a ball playing Super Monkey Ball, as well as 80s classics like Pac Man and Dig Dug. I wish Dave & Busters had more games like that.
Blood Bath and Beyond - Pop Goes Metal Covers
Even the payout itself doesn't need a house edge. If they are retail items that they got at wholesale, then the "value" of the prize isn't actually the equivalent cost of tickets. There's no way that place paid $75 for the prizes they sold to Dan, but he spent $72 in tickets to purchase them. At least a casino gives you cash. This place makes you buy items which they also sell for a profit using your "profits."
Kai Mês atrás
Imagine being the arcade worker and having to watch the road work guy come in for three days straight, go apeshit on one single machine, buy the most obscure prizes, and never return again
sarah baii
sarah baii Mês atrás
fractured. wolf
fractured. wolf Mês atrás
Even better is day 1 he comes with his wife and the next two days hes alone.
Marcos Mohamed
Marcos Mohamed Mês atrás
He probably thinks about it before he sleeps
Cherry Mês atrás
@sambi bambi twilight core
Bad@Deciding Mês atrás
By day 3 I would just have the ladder ready by the counter
Mia Druckrey
Mia Druckrey 21 dia atrás
Amanda is so funny. And it’s so nice of her to feature a new budding comedian like drew Gooden on her channel.
Giant Asparagus
Giant Asparagus Mês atrás
Once I went in with 5 dollars.. played enough to score a ruler as the prize.. used it to sweep out under the machines and collect lost tokens. Balled out that day lolll
Dustin Speicher
Dustin Speicher 21 dia atrás
Try taking $5 into a casino that has slot machines sometime & play a game that has like a 10 cent bet, you might be surprised what you're able to work your balence up too. Or if you're in a rush you could just do a dollar bet five time's, you never know but you could win something fairly big with a bet that size. Be careful though cause the first time I went to a casino without my parents I gave someone a ride there & they put $10 in a machine for me to play for the ride & on my third spin at 50 cents I hit for $511 & was instantly hooked, I managed to cash out that night all that money but returned the next night, & the one after that & the one after that & before I knew it I was doing the equivalent of what you were doing with that ruler by walking around & cashing out credits people leave on machines once they don't have enough to place the bet they were betting, so they just get up & leave. Like if they were betting a dollar & got down to 80 cents since they can't spin anymore they either don't realize or don't care, but then i swoop in & cash out which adds up after a while, then the plan is to then gamble after accumulating ten bucks or so, which if it doesn't work out then it's back to looking for credits! Haha, sometimes though that would work out & a couple time's I turned credits I found into hundreds of dollars. I'm sure you're wondering why I'm telling you this, & I wish i knew but all i can say is I meant to say the first sentence & kept going & now we are here. Tbanks for being a good sport though, if you're even still reading that is. Man, now I feel like hitting up the casino! Lol
Daisy C
Daisy C 2 dias atrás
I live in Orlando and just got back from this exact arcade and there was a giant crowd of people around the machine all using the technique from this video of mashing the button 4 times following a slight pause. It was beautiful to watch
Krystal Bel
Krystal Bel 23 dias atrás
I used to work at an arcade. One of our Big Bass wheel games was broken where it couldn't auto spin, it could only be spun manually like when you play the game so everyone there exploited the hell out of it. Just inch the wheel onto the 1000 ticket jackpot and with the auto roller broken it can't roll for you since inching doesn't count as a roll. 1000 tickets per dollar. Easy peasy. I don't think they ever fixed it. It's been years. Ah good times.
Kdog#17 14 dias atrás
I’m gay
Joel Haver
Joel Haver Mês atrás
I read the title as “I tried eliminating an elected official”, I was SO confused after 20 minutes
Sir Escanor The Lion's Sin Of Pride
Wait what?
Dimitrie Mirea
Dimitrie Mirea 18 dias atrás
"You read the title, you know what I'm gonna do"
W.A. Spectrum
W.A. Spectrum Mês atrás
Dude you’re everywhere 😂
Tina Fey
Tina Fey Mês atrás
SaySomethingHat 26 dias atrás
This channel has slowly become Drew attempting to systematically drive himself insane by trying experiements that nobody has asked him to do. And frankly, I'm loving every second of it.
Vishakha Sharma
Vishakha Sharma Mês atrás
Drew can literally make anything interesting. I can't believe I just watched a man play one single boring arcade game 100s of time xD
Icy_Bird 🇺🇦
Icy_Bird 🇺🇦 Mês atrás
“I’m the worst at bowling” Me sweating thinking about the one time I through my ball and it jumped into the lane next to mine and got a gutter ball in their lane
The Dynast Queen
The Dynast Queen 4 dias atrás
On a class trip I felt bad as that only I needed the walls up to bowl but I redeemed myself by being ridiculously good at the buck hunting game in the arcade at the alley. I made a profit of $8 cause 2 boys bet that I couldn't clear 1 stage, I cleared the whole level including the night stage without the in-game infrared googles. Best day of my life.
Kuroka Steele
Kuroka Steele 22 dias atrás
Me, thinking about the time we had the guards up and I _still_ got a gutter ball. Like it swerved at just the right time to slip between the guard and pins.
Worst Username In the World
@Lyran Lover Drew
Lyran Lover
Lyran Lover 25 dias atrás
Icy_Bird 🇺🇦
Icy_Bird 🇺🇦 26 dias atrás
@Allura Jane true
Rebecca Seymour
Rebecca Seymour 13 dias atrás
About two weeks ago I went to an arcade for the first time in years as a slightly drunk continuation of birthday celebrations. They had a drop ball game and because of this video I absolutely killed it and took home a worm on a string and a boba tea soft toy.
Xathonn Mês atrás
I have to say, winning multiple jackpots doesn't hit as hard when the machine isn't spewing several yards of tickets that just pile up in front of the machine.
Danny Cisco
Danny Cisco Mês atrás
its cheaper to have virtual tickets installed than to employ ticket jockeys... but it's killing the vibe for sure...
Ian Ingold・15 years ago
@Not Ryan had a jackpot on a coin pusher go off, but didnt realize the jackpot at the time was only at 25 tickets. guy came over and just cut me off a chunk of tickets. bless you arcade handyman. wherever you are.
Coach Swag
Coach Swag Mês atrás
@Not Ryan facts, some college dude just comes over and eyeballs the amount lmao
Not Ryan
Not Ryan Mês atrás
Especially when the machine runs out and you call over an employee and they give you more than you actually won
aesthetic 6 dias atrás
This guy is like if Ben Wyatt from Parks and Rec was a real person.
BlueBoy 24 dias atrás
I love that there's no way to know what Drew's next video is going to be until he uploads it and its completely random. Drew Gooden supremacy.
StevenBridges 29 dias atrás
New life goal… to become the Arcade King! 😂
StevenBridges 16 horas atrás
@Lord_Nitrous Cheating ≠ playing a game well
consent club
consent club 2 dias atrás
Lord_Nitrous 22 dias atrás
Your entire channel seems to be dedicated to cheating at casino games I'm sure you could do it
InternetExplorer144p 24 dias atrás
The only thing I know I'm good at in arcades is air hockey
Anders Almquist
Anders Almquist 6 dias atrás
Drew looks like if he never made a vine about a road work sign he could have very easily ended up a serial killer
Deata Mês atrás
i have that same hotdog machine.. it caught fire when i tried making hotdogs with it, near burned my house down. So they were exremely hot dogs.
Ei, Ei kiitos
Ei, Ei kiitos 10 dias atrás
Äijä, katotko sä oikeesti Drew Goodenin videoita? Ei silleen että se olis outoo tai silleen mutta kiva nähä suosittuja suomalaisia kattomassa samoja videoita mitä itekkin katon :D
Levi Traeh
Levi Traeh 12 dias atrás
PannariKilppari 12 dias atrás
Ei "omg Deata" spämmiä vielä täällä kommenteissa. Yllättävää
HazewinDog 20 dias atrás
hope the dogs are doing better now
Joanna Mês atrás
This is exactly the type of thing everyone wished they could do but we don't so we watch Drew live our dreams instead
ZeketheZealot 8 horas atrás
I once played a Big Haul Truckers game where you just rolled a token down a moving rail. If it landed onto a truck you got a small prize, if you hit a flag on the back and it dumps the truck, you get tickets based on how many coins drop. Anyways I got my token stuck and jammed the flag, so the whole machine dumped it’s entire wad of tickets, over 1000. It was fuckin’ stellar.
Big Thumb
Big Thumb 3 dias atrás
"I mean, I would pretty much be actively crashing the blue Marvel mug market by increasing the supply so much."- Drew Gooden the Wise He has 3 million subs on BRvid, so...
nulls key
nulls key 2 dias atrás
well shit, thats a hell of a mystery no one thought was a mystery and didnt even really need solving but damn if it didnt just get solved so nice work
Geen Stagni
Geen Stagni Mês atrás
This is exactly the type of thing everyone wished they could do but we don't so we watch Drew live our dreams instead
Sam 22 dias atrás
Dreams...nightmares....the line is so thin
anapplepie Mês atrás
Do you mean Danny?
Rocky13Ray Mês atrás
Yes but we love drew more than most like ourselves so that ok
Sean Ferree
Sean Ferree Mês atrás
For real!
nekoschar Mês atrás
@cometyetagain u mean Kurtis Conner?
Talon 21 dia atrás
You make me laugh even when I feel like a black hole of shit. Your contribution to the world is priceless. Thank you.
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Ramona Billson
Ramona Billson 20 dias atrás
Me rn
Elle Ridge
Elle Ridge Dia atrás
The only time I've ever been to main event, I broke one of the machines, it kept perpetually counting tickets. And also one of the employees tried to argue with me about a prize that I chose, like not bcos it was hard for him to get it, he just had opinions about what I wanted to buy??? Like told me not to get crabby patty gummies bcos they were hard to chew.
Galaxy 10 dias atrás
okay so i just have to share an experience of mine with the ball drop game. when i was in the mall once a few years ago, my dad finally let us play in an arcade while we were at the mall. the ball drop game was nearby the entrance, and it looked like fun; i wanted to try it at least once. but, there was already someone there so i had to wait my turn. the only issue was, it didn't seem like the person playing was gonna leave anytime soon. the person was a grandma, maybe in her 50s. she was a fucking GOD at the game and almost always got all the balls into the cup thingy. she even had this like laundry basket by her side just catching all the tickets that she got from the game and it was FILLED TO THE FUCKING BRIM. THE TICKETS WERE EVEN ORGANIZED SO IT WASN'T LIKE THE TICKETS WERE JUST PILING ONTO EACH OTHER, MAKING IT LOOK LIKE THERE WAS MORE THAN THERE REALLY WAS. NO, IT WAS FIXED AND FOLDED, ALL PRIM AND PROPER. SHE EVEN REACHED THE CAP OF THE MAXIMUM PAYOUT, SO WHILE SHE WAS EARNING MORE TICKETS, THE MACHINE WAS OWING HER MORE AND MORE. oh my fucking god. i will never forget her.
Earmuffs Incognito
Earmuffs Incognito 7 horas atrás
When I was younger my sister had a Homer Simpson themed hotdog cooker and bun warmer(?) set that she either got from her birthday or won from the Easter Show. It was red and the boiler part in the middle had clear plastic, and there was like 4 or 6 metal or plastic poles to skewer the buns. I think we used it exactly once but it was perfect. My point is, hotdog-specific appliances are a necessity for every family.
DerkDurski Mês atrás
My friends and I cheesed the "Deal or No Deal" machine at an arcade once. At the beginning of the game, the screen shows you the values of all the cases, and then plays a scrambling animation. Turns out this animation is actually how they mix up the cases (it's not just randomized with number generation afterwards for some reason), so we pulled out our phones and recorded the scramble in slow-motion. Then one person would play the game, stalling as long as they could, while the recorder would scrub through the video, following the biggest case. We could win the maximum amount of tickets every time with this method.
ArmadilloAl 22 dias atrás
It turns out that the speed at which those cases swap can be set by the operator as well....and it also turns out that I'm really good at following the cases. Back in 2010 or thereabouts, there was a DoND machine in the mall that printed out receipts with the number of tickets you won (though this machine called them points and not tickets). Since it wasn't physically printing the tickets, it wasn't limited by the physical number of tickets in the machine, so the cases actually went from 1 to 1,000,000 like on the real show. You could then collect these receipts and mail them in for actual prizes. There was a bunch of electronics and stuff, but the only one I remember for sure is that a $25 Visa gift card cost exactly 3,000,000 points. The game cost $1 per play, and I was good enough to win it 75% of the time. You do the math. By the time the game was changed to shuffle the cases at max speed (faster than I could track them), I had won a GPS system, a PSP, and at least $500 worth of gift cards. I've had similar results at various Dave and Buster's and places since then, but since they only have ticket prizes, it was usually just for fun and not actually profitable. That mall added a new arcade about two years ago, which had several of these machines. The ones upstairs were all at max speed so I never really played them, but there were two downstairs that were still beatable (but only on single play, oddly enough, not Double Deal). I took that for a couple packs of Pokemon cards, but the last time I was there a couple weeks ago, I discovered that one of those two machines was gone...and the second one was set to skip the shuffling entirely and go straight to "Pick A Case". It was the end of an era. RIP to my exploiting Deal or No Deal machines (2010-2022)
TJ Marx
TJ Marx 24 dias atrás
This is against the ToS for most arcades, doing so and getting caught will invalidate all of your tickets. Remember, arcade ticket machines are just gambling for kids. They're regulated by gaming laws (ie. gambling, same as casinos) and try to handicap the player. The point is for them to make a profit and if they cease to be profitable, they'll cease to exist.
Bitgedon 25 dias atrás
I always wanted to do this but I was never committed enough.
Combee Bowlin
Combee Bowlin 27 dias atrás
@SingerOfSongs SAME. I used to think about that at work every time I saw them scramble
olepigeon 29 dias atrás
5:36 - The machines are designed to dispense physical tickets, and counts them one at a time. The electronic versions are retrofitted onto the machine, but the ticket sensor will still count them one at a time. There are faster implementations, but that costs more money for a more expensive conversion kit (one for each arcade), and you need every penny you can get when you operate an arcade populated with drunk people. It's called Dave & Busted for a reason.
Mary Lee the Fox 🦊
Mary Lee the Fox 🦊 3 horas atrás
I won a giant stuffed giraffe from an arcade when I was 15, my mom and sister worked there so I had a lot of time to get all the tickets I needed.
Bez 3 dias atrás
I’m glad you did this before I did on the same game. I wouldn’t have even made a video about it. Just do it to see if I could with sunk cost fallacy following me all the way to bankruptcy. I’ll say it if no one else will. You’re a hero. Thank you for your service.
I used to work at an arcade and I know from experience that every single arcade machine, even the ones based on "skill" like quickdrop, have settings for the owners to change to tilt the odds in their favor. It's all based on how scummy the owner is. I've been to a few arcades where doing the same strat that drew did just didn't work, because they lowered the time and it was actually impossible to win the jackpot. The one that Drew was playing seemed mostly skill-based, so the owner didn't change anything off default, which is good. Just remember that if you had any "near misses" when playing a skill-based arcade game, it's entirely likely that it wasn't your fault and it was literally impossible to win, even if you've gotten the jackpot before
gut wrenching deaths
That arcade worker must think Drew is the biggest incel on the planet coming in two days in the middle of the work day, absolutely killing it in a meaningless game, and then cashing out a hot dog toaster, man cave sign, and avengers mug.
I J 14 dias atrás
"hey isnt that that guy from vine...."
jdms65 Mês atrás
@noneyah I want this to be his reasoning so badly
noneyah Mês atrás
That's why he brought his wife the first time
Aimal Mês atrás
now when you say it like that-
Witchy Poo
Witchy Poo 13 horas atrás
I feel arcade toys that were an insane amount of tickets made way more sense in the 80s. For example, when my dad was a kid he’d spend his lunch money after school playing pac man at near by convenient store. If a kid happened to live close to an arcade this how they could spend their time if they had an allowance or something. They could then collect their tickets for awhile if they wanted something specific Now I’d imagine that most of that shit stays there until it starts to disintegrate
bunners Mês atrás
aww this gives me nostalgia. me and my current boyfriend went to an arcade one time and did nothing but use our tickets on an entire bag of bouncy balls, not quite a profit gain but in my heart it totally was
Ronathan 3 dias atrás
I absolutely kill it at pianokeys i get the highscore every time. I can fill the entire leaderboard. Its great Ill pick something good then give the rest of the tickets to whatever kid is behind me
Digital Unity
Digital Unity Dia atrás
Your mistake was expecting these machines not to be rigged EDIT: Dear God, he didn't use the hotdog toaster right. You have to open the buns, dude!!!
Julia Cora
Julia Cora Mês atrás
Imagine being the arcade worker and having to watch the road work guy come in for three days straight, go apeshit on one single machine, buy the most obscure prizes, and never return again
Anne-Sofie 27 dias atrás
@Glee Basically wait but that's actually wholesome
Glee Basically
Glee Basically 27 dias atrás
I work an arcade and we have crazy people come in all the time. Spend hrs playing games and winning thousands of tickets then tell us to give the tickets to kids that deserve them. 🥴
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Beep Bop 28 dias atrás
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Claudia Corbo
Claudia Corbo 4 dias atrás
never forget when i had my 18th birthday party in that exact orlando arcade. all i won was the news that my band teacher had been arrested, oh and a sick guzzler helmet
Aerial Adventures
Aerial Adventures 22 dias atrás
Loved the video! I'm actually banned at my local arcade for profiting off of Pop the Lock, a 100% skill game that's almost I possible to rig. I grew up on rhythm games so my hand-eye coordination is pretty good. I'd go in about once a week and spend 100 bucks on a game card. 5 to 6 hours later I'd walk out with a couple game consoles and a lot of Bluetooth speakers. It was a lot of fun while it lasted
Aerial Adventures
Aerial Adventures 3 dias atrás
@Jamie Benson unfortunately not, I don't live near many arcades and the others that I visited either didn't have pop the lock or quick drop, or was charging so much a game that it was statistically unlikely I'd profit. The whole experience was honestly incredible, at my peak I'd walk in when the arcade opened, purchase a $200 game card, and just start playing. The ticket output was 1050 per jackpot (1000 bonus plus 50 for finishing all 50 clicks) and I had about 300 attempts with a game card. I believe the most accurate I had gotten was around 90-95% to get the jackpot, so I'd have around 280,000 tickets at the end of the day. Prizes I'd always go for were game consoles, which were 55,000 for a switch, and 65,000 for a Xbox one or PS4. I made the mistake of going in too many times in a short period and had ended up getting several grand over the course of a couple weeks, they had found out about it and approached me when I went in the next day. Pretty much they claimed I was cheating and kicked me out, even though they literally watched me play right before talking to me haha. I look at it as an absolute win since I used the money to get a good car and go skydiving for the first time. I haven't stepped foot into the arcade for about a year and a half now, so I could maybe try again. Honestly though I'm better off quitting since there's no way in hell I'm ever going to be able to do that again (friend went in a couple months after I was banned and let me know they updated all the prices and lowered the ticket output).
Jamie Benson
Jamie Benson 4 dias atrás
@Aerial Adventures How wicked! Did you ever find another place to play to continue your winning streak legend?
Aerial Adventures
Aerial Adventures 5 dias atrás
@Jamie Benson they pulled the bs "private property" excuse, plus I was winning a decent amount and corporate probably got involved 😂
Jamie Benson
Jamie Benson 5 dias atrás
how are they allowed to just ban you if you didn't break the rules?
Aerial Adventures
Aerial Adventures 9 dias atrás
@MidiMaze178 oh shoot that's messed up, never seen that before
Mudit 3 dias atrás
This is the skill I always wanted to learn. The ability to master the ball dropping game - 4 at a time at that one machine in Orlando, Florida. Thank you for providing me with such inspiration, Drew.
Christianna Nemec
Christianna Nemec 4 dias atrás
I don't know how or why, but every time my sister goes to an arcade she wins at least one jackpot, oftentimes multiple jackpots, and then comes home with some snazy prizes. Every. Single. Time. Sometimes it luck-based games, sometimes it is skill-based, but she doesn't seem to have a strategy or use skill!!! Whatever arcade it is, she always comes back with a fancy prize, usually something with blinky lights. If I knew her secret I'd share with with you, Drew, but I suspect it has to do with knowledge beyond my comprehension.
Lonely Sandwich
Lonely Sandwich Mês atrás
looks like Drew finally realised he can write off expenses on his taxes…
Brexit Britain
Brexit Britain Mês atrás
@Meg W Thank you for getting the reference lol
Meg W
Meg W Mês atrás
@Brexit Britain very Dennis Nedry of you
Jesus Saves!
Jesus Saves! Mês atrás
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An Emu
An Emu Mês atrás
@Brexit Britain dudes a bot, he gains traction from copy pasting comments to ‘seem like someone with a pulse’ to quote a wise man. Honestly it’s kind of annoying how many bots there are around, this one in particular has been around a while, I’ve actually seen the original comments he’s copy-pasted before.
Samuel Mês atrás
@xxbloxheadfan2001x large yikes
Vadim Kazak
Vadim Kazak 2 dias atrás
Man, Drew does the same financial math as the current administration!
Caitlin R
Caitlin R 7 dias atrás
The algorithm is so oddly specific that this game was already my favourite to play at the arcade here (in New Zealand..) and now I actually know how I’ve been absolutely decimating at it
Barkly523 21 dia atrás
I remember doing one of those spin wheels and I got the jackpot like.. twice. Ended up coming home with a stuffed bear that was about two times the size of child me. This was an outing between my dad and I while my mom was on vacation. Her one rule was no stuffed animals She wasn't too happy about that one
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NutElla 12 horas atrás
I went to the crustiest dustiest arcade in utah the other day and they had one of these. It didn't work but it's the thought that counts.
LittleMau 1
LittleMau 1 Mês atrás
I cannot imagine the employees reaction to seeing this grown man come to the arcade three days in a row, to play the same game, to buy the weirdest prizes. I hope Drew is a story spread amongst the employees for years to come
Lee Mês atrás
I’ve been the kid to watch a grown man playing a game in the middle of a school day. My mom felt bad about missing some middle award school thing so she took me to an arcade during school hours (I chose the arcade and I don’t really remember the day of the week) but like 30 minutes into the time we were there, a grown ass man comes in and asked me to play a game I was currently playing and I let him cause you know turns. I think it was a fish game I was really enjoying but I figured that after he played a few I could go back later so I went and just played other games. Wrong. He played the fish game the whole time. Even when my poor mom tried to ask to let me play it, he told her to leave him alone I could play other games. My mom almost lost it and tried to do something but I just told her it’s no big deal that we could probably play other games. My mom did tell an employee though, so I did get to play the fish game and having a grown ass juman kinda glaring at me a bit when we left.
jet 9 dias atrás
not gonna lie, this video taught me that Main Event is a chain business. i literally thought main event was so lame that someone in my town owned it
Joseph Skelly
Joseph Skelly 28 dias atrás
I work for a large arcade company in Orlando I service most of the arcades on I-drive. The reason it takes so long is that there has to be a distinct electric pulse for each ticket. The card reader detects each pulse. The games are not made for the card readers they are made for paper ticket dispensers. Also the maximum payout isn’t a deliberate thing it’s programmed by default into the inter card swiper. The people who set up the system were just to lazy to bother to change the limit.
Joseph Skelly
Joseph Skelly 28 dias atrás
Oh also the 2 companies I’ve worked for price their prizes at 1 penny per ticket so $1.00 = 100 tickets
Hal Schabert
Hal Schabert Mês atrás
I can’t believe you made arcade content. This feels like it was specifically for me from the universe. I love arcades. This is my niche. Thank you
Brian Rowe
Brian Rowe 9 horas atrás
Went to a Dave and busters on a half off Wednesday with my wife a couple years back. The ski ball machine malfunctioned and gave jackpots on every single play, it was insane. Spent so much money that day. My wife would guard the machine while I put more money on the card. Somehow a 6 year old girl slipped through and won a jackpot of course. She told her mom but she was ignoring her on her phone, fucking sucker! I have a card with over 100,000 tickets sitting in my junk drawer. Really do need to start spending those.
Angel Kato
Angel Kato 9 dias atrás
It really slapped me in the face when Drew intro'd he went to a Main Event, which I worked at for multiple years.
Lucas Kennington
Lucas Kennington 21 dia atrás
Alternate title: "guy discovers all the scummy things arcades do"
consent club
consent club 2 dias atrás
"guy discovers that arcades function like casinos"
parz1 Mês atrás
full honesty i thought he was gonna try to profit from the perspective of an arcade owner and i was just like, oh well that shouldn't be too hard
johdoe 13 minutos atrás
drew u have no idea how excited i got when i heard the Bubbliane music, i was vibing a lil too hard
Natalie Muñoz
Natalie Muñoz Mês atrás
Imagine the main event employees watching him come in three days in a row and standing at the same machine for hours
몽실라이더 Mês atrás
TheTyisAwesome Mês atrás
It's an arcade...? Wtf you supposed to do haha
the only caprisun
the only caprisun Mês atrás
i’m sure it’s nothing new. after all, this IS orlando…
Bug Mês atrás
i'm sure they have people who do that all the time tbh
nolanone 5 dias atrás
Ah, Drew's doing a version of Kurtis' speed run video. Both their frustration is so amusing lmao
ChlarkNadia Mês atrás
This is one of the funniest videos I've ever seen and also interesting in a Mythbusters sort of way. Great job!
Corgi6725 28 dias atrás
me, a floridian, raptly listening to drew teach me how to win at this one specific machine in orlando so that i can impress all of my adult friends when we decide to go there
Dustin Speicher
Dustin Speicher 21 dia atrás
But the animation that plays atop the game detailing how to play the game tells you how Drew played the game, so you could probably leave the notepad in the car.
Dustin Speicher
Dustin Speicher 21 dia atrás
This video reminded me of the time when I was 18 & my fairly new girlfriend who was 22 managed the client relations/party planning department of a family fun center type of establishment. Somehow she would always come into possession of the leftover play cards whenever a party was thrown there & the client's had purchased too many cards than they ended up using. Apparently she had been stacking up those cards for a couple year's even well before her & I even met & she had just under ten grand worth which she just handed me one day. I may have been technically an adult on paper, but I was freaking stoked! So I invited like 5 of my equally immature friends & we went to town one day so hard that we ended up causing a scene & were getting odd looks from the staff, but I wasn't bothered as I was in my zone playing a similar game to the one you were playing in this video. By the end I bought every big prize they had, some even duplicates. The most expensive of which was this dope ass RC car, & a tactical survival device thingy that had a small TV, radio, flashlight, alarm siren, & a walkie talky that in the event of an emergency you could just wind up tp create the energy to power it up. All in all though the prizes all together were probably worth about $1,000, but like I said it took almost ten time's that worth of play card's, so luckily I didn't have to spend a dime though. Unfortunately though my girl at the time regretted giving me those because it seems that I ended up embarrassing her acting like a literal child in a candy store in front of her coworkers, but I really don't know what she expected me to do, at least I was dressed nice & looked good, so my impression couldn't have been all that bad, besides I could tell that they were just a bunch of dudes who didn't like me before even meeting me because I was dating their hot coworker, but I digress. Her & I lasted 4 more years after the fact so she apparently got over it, but that was one awesome day. The dude grabbing my prizes for me had to grap a latter & keys he was unfamiliar with as well, & most of my prizes had like a couple centimeters of dust on them.
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Alex Alex
Alex Alex Mês atrás
i love how drews strayed from the format of "talk about bad content" and now he just fucks around
L J 16 dias atrás
L J 16 dias atrás
@Drew Gooden that’s good
Kaila Toro
Kaila Toro Mês atrás
And he also, finds out. Which is science.
Charlie Coke
Charlie Coke Mês atrás
@Drew Gooden Honestly, as someone who's cleared out a lot of their "Talk about bad content" subscriptions, this and the last video are what got me to stick around. This is super entertaining and I look forward to/fear whatever you do next!
your comrade
your comrade Mês atrás
@Alex Alex ikr just watching the same old videos in which a BRvidr or a tiktoker is called dumb is way less fun then his new creative videos.
SophomoreCritic (formerly okonh0wp)
wtf, you call yourself a bad bowler. You were knocking a lot of pins down. As a kid I would regularly get 40-70
Daniel James
Daniel James Mês atrás
drew i'm pretty sure you're supposed to open the hotdog buns before putting them in the toaster
Pixel Queer
Pixel Queer Dia atrás
The hot dog toaster is like 30$ bucks on amazon LMAO
The Offensive Senses
I work at an arcade, we have QuikDrop as well, and it's one of my favourites to hit jackpots on. Fun fact: the difficulty is adjustable, and ours is set slightly easier, so you have enough time to do 4 in every bucket, and only 2 in the last one (or 3 in the last 2). Our jackpot is typically set lower, though (starts at 200 after someone wins and increases with each play).
SulSulii Mês atrás
“I love you now” Never forget that this is Amanda’s world and we’re all just living in it
몽실라이더 Mês atrás
2022 Youtube comments . . .
Amanda's world sounds like a Disney show
jhon klan
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jaq Mês atrás
@spidey tysm!! x
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@jaq 5:33
Snozer69 21 dia atrás
Hey man, if it makes you feel any better, I once had a bowling ball go into the other lane. Thankfully no one else was using that lane and I was with the boys, but it was still hella embarrassing.
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Fran Fran
Fran Fran 23 dias atrás
I'm gonna be that person, but I just want it to be known somewhere that I tried signing up for Current last year when he had a similar promotion, and aside from the fact that I did not get $500 (and I don't care because I wasn't expecting to), I did not do anything with my Current card and I was immediately presented with an attempted fraud charge within the first week of my account existing. They tried to buy about $300 or so in children's playhouse stuff from a specific website??? I was alerted by the app and I just decided to close my account. There has to be a security hole somewhere, because I hadn't used my card or put my account information into anything else.
Emily An
Emily An Mês atrás
Love seeing the diversity in the vids recently, I think Drew could make anything entertaining honestly
Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford 2 dias atrás
Just got back from Orlando.. yeah they got rid of this machine. Thanks Drew.
Johnny 2 Cellos
Johnny 2 Cellos Mês atrás
If Drew never makes another video again, we know why 💰💰💰
JJGeneral1 Arcade
JJGeneral1 Arcade Mês atrás
As with all “big” BRvidrs… they like to try to infiltrate other BRvid “niches” that aren’t their own and squash any smaller channels who have been doing it for years. They do this to find something that “clicks” and gets views and then chase that clout for a while.
OldDollDrevis Mês atrás
@Unholy Ravioli i love this comment so much
Amir Mohammad
Amir Mohammad Mês atrás
@Don't Read Profile Photo ok don't worry 😉.
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arthur ganjei
arthur ganjei Mês atrás
I also play the cello 😎🥵
Kaiden farstad
Kaiden farstad 23 dias atrás
When it does the unawarded tickets things you can tell the staff and they will manually load the tickets to your card. It has personally happened to me, twice now.
Arrica 26 dias atrás
It's amazes me that even though this arcade is in Orlando Florida the local arcade here in Dunedin New Zealand has the exact same games. When he was showing the sort of tour of the games at the start he could have been in my local arcade. Do they just not make other games?
KK Marsh
KK Marsh 29 dias atrás
I love how this is something you could do with some math but Drew decided "Hmm... nah. Let me complicate this."
Ironchief_709 23 dias atrás
9:03 One time when I had one of those cards and I got like a thousand points and I was gonna get something and they told me those cards didn’t collect points and I was so pissed.
The Vagabond
The Vagabond Mês atrás
'You can't put a price on dopamine. So technically, you always profit.' - The gambler's coping mechanism.
phosphenevision Mês atrás
@Frivolithé if you can't make it at home, store bought is fine!
Frivolithé Mês atrás
@phosphenevision also, LDopa for people with Parkinson's
phosphenevision Mês atrás
You can definitely put a price on dopamine, ritalin is about $45
gagne Mês atrás
- The gamer's coping mechanism
Frivolithé Mês atrás
Found my gambling addict oc’s catchphrase 😎
Madman206 5 dias atrás
9:54 This is the funniest part in my opinion 🤣
Shayla Mês atrás
Drew: I know work has been crazy lately but I have something for you Drew 2 seconds later: that’s not for you
Drops Of Mars
Drops Of Mars 18 horas atrás
"Unawarded Tickets" made me violently angry
Nell Liu Nini
Nell Liu Nini Mês atrás
This video is pretty good! Love the creative idea
Maia Mês atrás
the fact that Drew and Amanda put their bowling names names as "Me" and "BimBim" (their cat) is hilarious to me
TheKitKatThe Mês atrás
attackofthepandas Mês atrás
Erica Smith
Erica Smith Mês atrás
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Evelyn Jenkins
Evelyn Jenkins Mês atrás
Kat Haigler
Kat Haigler 7 horas atrás
One time my dad spent 600$ trying to get a sparkly rubber ducky (:
Chad F. Kennedy
Chad F. Kennedy 20 dias atrás
20:38 "Remember, the value of a product is only what someone is willing to pay for it." The Subjective Theory of Value, in a nutshell.
grifN 15 dias atrás
I love watching drew gooden when I’m high cause i completely forget what happens in the video so I can watch it twice
Tyler Handel
Tyler Handel 12 dias atrás
you already know what is going to happen when the video is called "I TRIED to profit at an arcade", not "I profitted at an arcade"
Seeker227 Mês atrás
For anyone wondering about the slow ticket payout. A majority of modern arcade machines are still built with paper tickets in mind. The swipers we use are a modification, not the intention behind most machines. Due to this, the machine lets off 'pulses' to output the paper tickets. When we splice into that line with a swiper harness, we are limited by the game's pulses. As an example, look at the Ticket Time machine showed a few times. Those ticket rings use an RFID system to payout to the swiper. That game was made for swipers, so it can payout 25 tickets per pulse, rather than 1. Meaning it's payouts only take mere seconds, even for large payouts. Hopefully, over time, the arcade business will evolve to favor this faster payout system, rather than the archaic paper-based payouts. Source: I'm the guy who repairs those machines.
texas1nstruments Mês atrás
Hey Seeker, I work with a few card systems in the amusement industry. You can set the notch spacing setting to 10ms on most card systems. Benchmark struggles with anything lower than 100ms per ticket, but baytek, ice, and a few other manufacturers can get as low as 10ms per pulse or 100~ tickets per second. And if you're hybrid e+paper tickets, this won't break paper ticket payout. However from your post it sounds like you monitor tickets by splicing in the card system's notch input wire to the game's notch wire.
Seeker227 Mês atrás
@Ryan Stewart As stated, the game sends a pulse of voltage to a paper ticket mech. We remove that mech and splice the swiper harness into it to read those pulses. Yes, the game can operate without the swiper, but the swiper is what reads the pulses to give you tickets, and how you coin up the game, by splicing into the coin wires. Without it, you would ether need a coin and ticket mech, or to jump the coin wires together to coin it up. The swiper itself sends it's signal to an ELC (with Embed) to connect to the server. So yes, it is an entirely different machine, one that we modify with a swiper, by removing the coin and ticket mechs. Essentally, we just replace the ticket/coin mechs with a swiper. It's just a better subistute, but its still limited by the game itself. Idk how else I could explain this, however there are other techs in this comment thread who have verified what I have stated
Ryan Stewart
Ryan Stewart Mês atrás
Sounds like absolute bs to me how would there be such a modification that can save a variable to a virtual account but it can only increase that variable at a set rate? and a modification? my brother in Christ it's an entirely seperate machine, you can literally remove the card swiper and still program and use it
Seeker227 Mês atrás
@Toasty Toast Yup, but only one video on the subject lol. Don't want to do a lot of arcade videos and risk my job by saying something stupid
Toasty Toast
Toasty Toast Mês atrás
BRvid channel content checks out.
Zehava The Zamboni
Zehava The Zamboni Mês atrás
I once went to main event for a school trip and got so many tickets on my card that I actually put the machine I was playing out of order somehow. My friend who was with me because social anxiety just thought I was massively lucky when in reality I work at an arcade and know how to get the jackpot nearly every time
TYE Arcade
TYE Arcade Mês atrás
I Loved this video
87pathetic 13 horas atrás
drew you gotta memorize the order of scores on the big bass pro shop wheel to calculate your pulling pressure on the handle, noob.
Melonskie Mês atrás
I work at main event and once he said “Time Card” I knew the disappointment was coming
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