Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the controversy and disagreement about where the "hot" video slots are placed in a casino are still there – 60 yrs after slot machine games were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the best slot games were placed just inside the main entry of the casino; so that individuals going by would be able to see jackpot winners … be stirred to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our finding is that this is not so anymore.

The great majority of the big name casinos these days are herculean complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machine games in close proximity to any doorways.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot machine games are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably 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 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 very 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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