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It’s party time in La Vista, time for the annual La Vista Daze festival. Before the fun got under way, there was a little business to take care of Thursday.

The weekend of fun is filled with games and those games get a close look before you get to test your skill.

Aiden couldn't wait to play the games this year. His mom, Katie Miller, said his main goal is to win a prize.

She said, "There's a lot of little kids here who come here to play the games, to win prizes and, you know. They want to have a fair shot at it."

Organizers expect thousands of people to filter through between now and Sunday and the La Vista Police Department wants to be sure everything is legit so that means game inspections.

They checked all the games before the carnival opened to make sure that they were winnable.

Concession Manager Steve Pegg said he doesn't mind the inspections because he wants people to have a good time.

“They want to make sure that everybody can win the games, and all the games we have out here, most of them, are prize-every-time,” he said.

The prize-every-time games are the simpler ones like throwing the bean bags into the hole or taking ducks out of the pool. "You just pick up a duck and then you win a prize, Yay! Pegg said."

For the skill games like Ring-on-a-Bottle or the High Striker, Pegg had to prove their fairness by winning the games himself.

Katie Miller said it’s important that the games are winnable, especially for the kids. “At least when they try, they're trying their hardest. So why not make it fair for them," she said.

Police Sergeant Jeremy Kinsey said, "The main thing is that we want to make sure that the games are games of skill and not games of chance. The law requires us to just inspect the games and make sure the games are fair."

The rides are also subject to inspection. The state sent its own experts to check those out.

Click here to see what's in store this weekend and check the schedule of events.


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