Slot Machine positioning

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Books have been stated on this matter, and the bickering and face-offs about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still taking place – more than 60 yrs after slot machine games were 1st placed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the better slot games were put just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that potential players going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be stimulated to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our sentiment is that this is definitely no longer true.

The great majority of the major casinos nowadays are magnificent complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly however, 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 the slots 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.

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