Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been written on this matter, and the debates and feuds about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still passionate – more than sixty yrs after the slots were 1st placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable slots were positioned just inside the entrance of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see jackpot winners … be titillated to come into the casino and play. Our observation is that this is not so anymore.

Nearly all of the major casinos presently are enormous complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot games near any doors.

Another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly 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 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 slot games.

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