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Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been set forth on this topic, and the debates and ruckus about where the "hot" slot machines are positioned in a casino are still happening – more than sixty yrs after the slots were first placed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the superior slot games were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that individuals going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be convinced to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our standpoint is that this is definitely no longer so.

The great majority of the large casinos today are magnificent complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot games near to any entrances.

An additional traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Notably 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 slot machine games.

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