Slot Machine Location

Books have been stated on this matter, and the contention and feuds about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in a casino are still ongoing – over sixty yrs after one armed bandits were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the superior one armed bandits were installed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that everyone going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be enticed to come inside and play. Our slant is that this is no longer true.

Practically all of the big name casinos these days are magnificent complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any of the doors.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly 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 the slot machines 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!

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

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