Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this issue, and the contention and face-offs about where the "hot" one armed bandits are placed in the casino are still rampant – over 60 years after slot machine games were first placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the best slot games were located just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that fun seekers going by would see actual jackpot winners and be influenced to come into the casino … play. Our attitude is that this is definitely no longer so.

The great majority of the large casinos nowadays are behemothic complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any entrances.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Notably 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 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 slots.

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