Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been said on this topic, and the bickering and discourse about where the "hot" slot games are located in the casino are still bubbling – sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the better slot machine games were placed just inside the main door of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be inspired to come inside … play. Our theory is that this is no longer true.

Practically all of the large casinos presently are immense complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any exits.

Another classic rule is that loose slots are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Importantly though, 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 slot games 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!

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

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