Slot Machine Location

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Volumes have been written on this matter, and the disquiet and arguments about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in the casino are still bubbling – more than 60 years after the slot machines were 1st installed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the better slot machines were located just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that persons walking by would see real jackpot winners and be intrigued enough to come into the casino … play. Our resolution is that this is no longer true.

Many of the large casinos these days are enormous complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any entrances.

An additional classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Nonetheless, 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 one armed bandits 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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