Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been written on this topic, and the debates and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machines are located in the casino are still on-going – more than 60 years after slots were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the superior slots were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would see actual jackpot winners and be challenged to come into the casino … play. Our slant is that this is definitely no longer so.

Nearly all of the big name casinos nowadays are super-colossal complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines close-by any of the doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Notably however, 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 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!

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

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