Slot Machine positioning

Books have been written on this issue, and the disquiet and disharmony about where the "hot" slots are installed in the casino are still bubbling – 60 years after slot machine games were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the very best one armed bandits were installed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that individuals passing by would see jackpot winners and be intrigued enough to come inside and play. Our determination is that this is no longer true.

Nearly all of the large casinos these days are super-colossal complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots in close proximity to any doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. However, 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 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.

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