Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been set forth on this matter, and the bickering and squabbling about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in a casino are still taking place – sixty yrs after the slot machines were 1st placed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the better slot games were positioned just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that people walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be stimulated to come into the casino … play. Our point of view is that this is definitely no longer so.

Most of the big name casinos presently are monstrous complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots close to any entrances.

Another standard rule is that loose slots are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Nonetheless, 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 one armed bandits 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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