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San Diego mom sues Chuck E. Cheese: Games are gambling

A San Diego mom is suing the children's restaurant, Chuck E. Cheese, claiming the games are illegal gambling machines.

May 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A San Diego mom is suing the popular children's restaurant, Chuck E. Cheese.

She claims the games are really illegal gambling machines. The games pay out tickets that can be redeemed for prizes. Denise Keller claims they are similar to slot machines.

Keller's suit calls on the chain to remove them and to reimburse customers who have used them. She has no complaint with things like skee-ball, which Keller says involves skill to win.

Chuck E. Cheese officials claim the suit has no merit, and they are asking that it be dismissed. A decision is expected in mid June.