Slot Machine Location

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Volumes have been said on this item, and the bickering and discourse about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in a casino are still happening – more than 60 yrs after slots were 1st placed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the very best slot games were installed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would be able to see jackpot winners … be convinced to come inside … play. Our philosophy is that this is definitely no longer so.

Almost all of the big name casinos nowadays are gigantic complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slots near any of the doors.

Another traditional rule is that loose slots are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. However, we find that this also is not 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 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.

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