Albany has amusement arcades. These are places where people play arcade games, comprising video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, merchandisers etc. Slot machines for gambling may also be present. These games are put in cabinets with a display panel. There is a charge for using the arcade or for individual games, for a certain amount of time. Such places are especially popular among children. These are meant for recreational use. Albany may have gaming arcades of various types. Merchandiser games now often have expensive prizes. Other kinds of games include video games, racing games, pinball machines and redemption games. Many of these places have vending machines for soft drinks and candy. In order to play the games, one usually needs to buy tokens or refillable cards.