Slot Machine positioning

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Volumes have been stated on this item, and the disquiet and arguments about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still bubbling – over sixty years after the slot machines were 1st added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the very best one armed bandits were placed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be enthralled to come inside … play. Our conclusion is that this is definitely no longer true.

Most of the large casinos nowadays are grand complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machine games in close proximity to any doorways.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Nonetheless, 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!

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

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