500 Peruvian slot machines down on their luck

Five-hundred illegal, but colorful, slot machines confiscated by police during several operations throughout Lima, Peru, meet their demise at the port of Callao on Dec. 16. The bottles of Indonesia feel their pain. Photo: ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images

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Five-hundred illegal, but colorful, slot machines confiscated by police during several operations throughout Lima, Peru, meet their demise at the port of Callao on Dec. 16.

The bottles of Indonesia feel their pain.

Photo: ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images

Five-hundred illegal, but colorful, slot machines confiscated by police during several operations throughout Lima, Peru, meet their demise at the port of Callao on Dec. 16.

The bottles of Indonesia feel their pain.

Photo: ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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