Slot Machine Location

Books have been written on this subject, and the bickering and feuds about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still rampant – more than 60 yrs after slots were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the superior slot games were put just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that fun seekers going by would see real jackpot winners … be inspired to come inside … play. Our theorem is that this is definitely no longer true.

Most of the large casinos today are huge complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any doorways.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Interestingly though, 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.

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