Slot Machine positioning

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Volumes have been written on this topic, and the conflict and ruckus about where the "hot" video slots are located in the casino are still passionate – over sixty yrs after slot machine games were 1st placed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the best slot games were placed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be baited to come into the casino and play. Our determination is that this is definitely no longer so.

Just about all of the large casinos presently are immense complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any of the doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Importantly though, we find that this also isn’t a universal rule any more.

What casinos found over the years is that people walking down the busy aisles were frequently on the way to somewhere else. If they played the slots at all, they would simply put in their loose change because they happened to be walking by. Win or lose, they would very often not stop to keep playing. And the very last thing a casino wants is for someone to win a jackpot by playing only a few coins and then not stay to put it all back in!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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