Slot Machine Location

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Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the conflict and interchanges about where the "hot" video slots are placed in a casino are still bubbling – over 60 years after the slot machines were first placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the superior slot machines were put just inside the main door of the casino; so that everyone going by would see actual jackpot winners and be enticed to come into the casino and play. Our philosophy is that this is no longer true.

The majority of the mega casinos today are massive complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any doors.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Interestingly though, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 perspective about where to place the loose slots.

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