Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been written on this subject, and the debates and discord about where the "hot" slots are installed in a casino are still rampant – over sixty years after one armed bandits were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the most favorable slot machines were positioned just inside the entrance of the casino; so that everyone passing by would see jackpot winners and be drawn to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our determination is that this is no longer the case.

The majority of the mega casinos today are herculean complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any doorways.

An additional classic 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 energized 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 slot 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!

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

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