Illegal gambling is a huge problem in China, which has caused thousands of gambling machines to be confiscated and destroyed. If you've ever had the urge to destroy an arcade cabinet — like after emptying a pocketful of quarters on Gauntlet — Xinhua has compiled a incredible gallery showing about 1,000 gambling machines being torched by police officers at Renjiagou village of Shunqing District, Nanchong City. Given, these aren't the same machines that fill our souls with retro gaming-nostalgia, but the resemblance is frightening nonetheless.
Chinese police officers kill 1,000 illegal arcade machines with fire
Chinese police officers kill 1,000 illegal arcade machines with fire/
Xinhua has captured amazing photos of Chinese police officers burning down about 1,000 illegal gambling machines.