Slot Machine Location

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Volumes have been stated on this matter, and the conflict and squabbling about where the "hot" video slots are installed in a casino are still bubbling – over sixty yrs after one armed bandits were first placed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were installed just inside the main entry of the casino; so that folks going by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be tempted to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our perspective is that this is no longer the case.

Nearly all of the big name casinos these days are colossal complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slots in close proximity to any entrances or exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Notably though, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 slot machine games 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slots.

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