Who needs Vegas when you got King Ranch?


The San Gabriel Valley certainly has its share of all things quirky.

And the King Ranch market in Monrovia off of Huntington Drive is no exception.

Every time I walk into that supermarket, I always notice their interesting take on the claw game.

When most people play this addicting game — usually found at Chuck E. Cheese’s or Shakey’s pizza — the most they can win is a purple stuffed hippopotamus.

And most of the time, it’s about 10 quarters later…

But not at King Ranch. The stakes are higher, sometimes $5, $10 and even $20 higher….Is that technically considered gambling?



  • Anonymous

    No, because it’s a game of “skill.”

  • Anonymous

    Have you seen the video where the little girl crawls into the machine…that is how adoption should be done.