Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the contention and feuds about where the "hot" slot machines are positioned in the casino are still intense – over 60 years after one armed bandits were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The classic rule is that the superior slot games were placed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that persons passing by would be able to see jackpot winners … be drawn to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our stance is that this is no longer true.

Practically all of the major casinos presently are mammoth complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any exits.

Another standard rule is that loose slot games are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. However, 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 the 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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