Slot Machine positioning

Books have been set forth on this issue, and the bickering and feuds about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in a casino are still happening – more than 60 yrs after slot machine games were first installed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the very best slots were positioned just inside the entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would see actual jackpot winners … be enticed to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our standpoint is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Many of the major casinos these days are colossal complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near any of the doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. 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 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!

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

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