Slot Machine positioning

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Volumes have been said on this item, and the contention and arguments about where the "hot" slots are positioned in the casino are still passionate – 60 years after slot machines were first placed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable slot machines were installed just inside the door of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would be able to see jackpot winners … be smitten to come inside … play. Our point of view is that this is definitely no longer so.

Just about all of the big name casinos nowadays are monstrous complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slots close to any doorways.

An additional classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized 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 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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