A lot of my childhood was spent at arcades inside malls. In the Philippines (that’s where I grew up!) we have big malls which would usually have a big arcade. The arcades were a mix of ticket redemption games — I rocked the skeeballs, back in the day — and a mix of a lot of traditional games, like fighting games, etc.
In the USA, the arcade scene is on and off. Smaller arcade spots that didn’t depend on ticket redemption games are slowly phasing out. It’s hard to compete with the home consoles which are more popular with people today.