Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been written on this item, and the contention and feuds about where the "hot" slot machines are positioned in the casino are still bubbling – more than 60 yrs after slot machines were first placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the better slot games were positioned just inside the entry of the casino; so that potential players walking by would see actual jackpot winners … be aroused to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our feeling is that this is definitely no longer true.

The majority of the large casinos these days are gigantic complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games in close proximity to any exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be motivated 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 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!

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

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