Slot Machine Location

Books have been set forth on this topic, and the bickering and squabbling about where the "hot" video slots are placed in a casino are still taking place – over 60 years after one armed bandits were 1st placed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the most favorable slot games were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that casino fanatics passing by would see actual jackpot winners … be stirred to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our slant is that this is no longer true.

Many of the mega casinos presently are mammoth complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machines close-by any doors.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. However, we find that this also is not 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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