Slot Machine Location

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Books have been written on this item, and the conflict and face-offs about where the "hot" slot machines are located in a casino are still there – sixty yrs after slot machine games were 1st installed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the better one armed bandits were located just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be influenced to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our feeling is that this is not so anymore.

The majority of the big name casinos presently are herculean complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any entrances or exits.

Yet another classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Nonetheless, 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 slot machine 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 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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