Slot Machine positioning

Books have been written on this matter, and the debates and disharmony about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still taking place – over sixty yrs after the slots were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the very best one armed bandits were positioned just inside the main entry of the casino; so that potential players passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be drawn to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our view is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Practically all of the big name casinos these days are super-colossal complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be galvanized 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 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 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 slot machines.

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