In cartoons, you often see characters like Scrooge McDuck with a coin where they have drilled a hole in the middle and attached a string, enabling them to insert the coin multiple times and keep pulling it out from the machine repeatedly, tricking the machine into believing that many different coins have been inserted.
Is or was this actually ever possible? I was too honest and scared to ever try this as a kid, although I did think about it many times. If I had the resources, I would probably at least have tried it once, just to see if it would work.
Maybe they had predicted this and implemented some kind of scissors auto-cutting above the coin every time it registers a new coin? Or maybe the coin moves in such a way that any string would get stuck or not be able to pull it back up again?
If this was actually possible, did some people actually do it? I almost never got to play on the arcade games, because I had so little money, so it would've been a game changer (literally) to me. On the other hand, doing it on slot machines and other gambling devices seems very illegal, since you'd actually be robbing the one-armed bandits!