Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been said on this topic, and the controversy and discussion about where the "hot" one armed bandits are located in the casino are still passionate – more than sixty yrs after one armed bandits were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable one armed bandits were placed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that casino fanatics passing by would see jackpot winners and be drawn to come into the casino … play. Our slant is that this is no longer true.

Practically all of the mega casinos presently are humongous complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any doorways.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be encouraged 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slots.

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